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Lisa Firestone, PhD Clinical psychologist, relationship guide, suicide and violence expert

A clinical psychologist, Dr. Lisa Firestone is a national and international voice on the topics of couple relations, parenting, suicide, and violence. She maintains a private practice in Santa Barbara, California and is a sought-after consultant on the management of high-risk clients. In her intensive voice therapy training seminars, Dr. Firestone teaches clients and practitioners how to reveal unexplored parts of their personality by putting words to subconscious, destructive thoughts.

In collaboration with Dr. Robert Firestone, Dr. Firestone's studies have resulted in the publication of several psychological assessments including Firestone Assessment of Self-Destructive Thoughts (FAST) and the Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts (FAVT). The director of research and education at The Glendon Association and senior editor for the mental health website, Dr. Firestone is an accomplished lecturer, representing The Glendon Association at national and international conferences.

Dr. Firestone has authored and coauthored several books including Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships, Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice, Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion and, most recently, The Self Under Siege. She is also a popular blogger on Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, writing on topics such as love, interpersonal relationships, the inner critic, and parenting in the age of technology.

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Upcoming Program

Personal Growth
Breaking Patterns for Better Relationships
January 10 - 12, 2020
Interpersonal relationships are the ultimate source of happiness or misery. What are the factors that determine whether partners will end up experiencing love and fulfillment in their relationships or suffering pain and distress? This workshop helps you answer that question by providing a theoretical model that integrates attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and separation theory. Mental health experts Lisa Firestone and Joyce Catlett offer you a road map for developing and maintaining intimacy, by unveiling historical patterns of attachment and providing you with the therapeutic techniques to overcome them.

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