Ester R.A. Leutenberg and Dr. John J. Liptak
To be able to reach personal and professional goals, self-esteem is critical. For teens, healthy self-esteem is even more critical, emotionally and physically. Self-esteem dictates how teens treat and feel about themselves and others, assert themselves, view and act in the world, and take care of their basic needs. Self-esteem is so important that research suggests that low self-esteem impacts many mental and physical health issues.
The Teen Self-Esteem Workbook can help teens engage in self-reflection, examine their thoughts and feelings that either enhance or detract from healthy self-esteem, and learn practical tools and techniques for building feelings of self-esteem and self-worth. The workbook includes facilitator reproducible self-esteem worksheets, self-assessments, exercises, and educational handouts.
Each chapter includes a self-esteem scale and self-esteem worksheets.
The sections in this book include:
Teen Self-Esteem includes a bonus section of enrichment activities.
The Teen Self-Esteem Workbook can be used independently or as part of an integrated curriculum. Use self-esteem worksheets, assessments, and journaling exercises with individuals or a group. The following tools are in each section:
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Teen Self-Esteem Card Deck. The open-ended questions will break the ice and stimulate conversation. Use them alone or in conjunction with the corresponding page in the book.
From whom do you need approval to feel good about yourself? Tell about it and why.
Without naming anyone, describe a relationship you are in or a relationship with a person in your life, that is unhealthy. Describe what makes it unhealthy.
After you graduate and lose touch with friends, for what do you want to be remembered? What are you doing to be remembered in this way?