Jan. 23 – A Way Out of Loneliness

In this Webinar:

  • Learn about the psychological roots of loneliness
  • Overcome the critical inner voice that perpetuates feelings of isolation
  • Challenge the psychological defenses that limit one’s ability to make connections

In the past 40 years, the percentage of U.S. adults who say they’re lonely has doubled from 20 to 40 percent. Recent research has found that loneliness and social isolation are a greater threat to public health in the United States than obesity. Ironically, the rise of social media has been linked with increased feelings of social isolation among young people. In an age with more access to communication than ever, what is making us feel so isolated? 

Studies have shown that lonely people have more fear of negative evaluation and often engage in overly cautious social behaviors that perpetuate their social isolation. On a deep level, most people struggle with a fundamental feeling that they’re an outsider, and this often leads them down a path in which they feel more alone. My father, psychologist and author Robert Firestone further describes how “the isolation and comfort of contemporary society carry with it the risk of reinforcing psychological defenses that contribute to an inward, self-protective, and somewhat emotionally deadened way of being and living.” In this 90-minute Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will explore how a person’s defenses and their critical inner voice perpetuate their feelings of alienation. She will examine the true roots of loneliness. Why do people turn against themselves? How can they overcome the self-critical thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors that perpetuate the cycle of solitude? 

In her Webinar, Dr. Firestone will explain how individuals build certain psychological defenses to adapt to their early environment that can hurt or limit them in their current lives, leading to feelings of alienation, isolation and depression.  Participants will learn valuable tools to identify and overcome their defenses and will be introduced to therapy techniques that will help them to shatter the negative filter through which they see themselves and the world around them. Individuals and therapists will be shown tools to overcome the “critical inner voice” that convinces people they are different in some negative sense. By emphasizing self-compassion and a common humanity, people can start to challenge core beliefs about themselves. They can break out of shells they never knew they’d built to live freer, more fulfilling lives and build more satisfying and meaningful connections.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients
  • Discuss a cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for challenging the Critical Inner Voices in loneliness and depression
  • Identify clients’ negative thought patterns/ attitudes that influence loneliness and depression
  • Distinguish between self-compassion and self-esteem

 

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

Price: $15 (CE’s not included)

Date/Time: Jan. 23, 2017 – 11am to 12:30pm Pacific Time

 

 

 

 

 

1.5 Live CE ($10) or 2 Home Study CE’s ($15)  Optional and sold separately. Link to buy CE’s will be provided by email after the live Webinar’s taken place. 2 home study CE’s are available with supplementary reading.

 


Ordering Information:

 

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed instructions to log on to the Webinar. If you’re not able to attend the live presentation, all registrants will be e-mailed a full video recording to watch at their convenience after the Webinar’s taken place.

Optional CEs may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here

 


 About Lisa Firestone

 

Dr. Lisa Firestone Phd, Lisa Firestone, Psychalive, The Glendon AssociationDr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association and a Senior Editor at PsychAlive. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of The Self Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation (Routledge, 2013), Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003).

 

 


Continuing Education Information:

 

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 live or 2 homestudy continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Note: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

March 13 and 20: Helping Clients Develop Secure Attachment

A Two-Part Online Workshop

90 minutes each, Three hours total

3 CE’s Available and Sold Separately

 

This Webinar will introduce:

  • Research on how childhood attachment patterns affect clients and their relationships
  • A framework for therapists to use to facilitate clients resolving childhood  trauma
  • A process therapist can use to help clients develop earned secure attachment
  • Cutting-edge neurobiological research findings that therapists can use to help clients rewire the brain
  • Step-by-step guidelines for how to write a coherent narrative

Every person carries around deep wounds, behaviors, and beliefs about themselves and others from their earliest attachments that unconsciously direct their lives. Early relationships help shape a person’s adult romantic relationships, how they will parent, and how they’re likely to do in psychotherapy. Attachment research shows that when people fail to make sense of their past, they find themselves reliving and recreating it, essentially re-experiencing old hurts over and over again. This research also demonstrates that making sense of the past is the best predictor of one’s ability to shape their future and that securely attached therapists have the best patient outcomes.

In this illuminating, two-part Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will integrate the latest attachment theory and neurobiological research to help clinicians understand attachment and how it impacts psychotherapy. In two 90-minute sessions (three hours total), this online workshop will focus on how to help patients create coherent narratives, so that they can move from less secure forms of attachment to earned secure attachment and have a deeper sense of inner security. Research in neurobiology shows that when a person writes a coherent narrative, they actually rewire their brain to feel more secure within themselves and their relationships. 

Attachment is one of the most researched theories of psychology. Many psychotherapy outcome research studies are using change in attachment status to earned secure attachment as a measure of successful psychotherapy. The Webinar will provide tools to help clients integrate their emotions, heal insecure attachment, and flourish in all their relationships. It will guide therapists in helping clients resolve old traumas, big and small, so that they no longer intrude on the present. Through guided writing exercises and experiential activities, individuals can get to know themselves better and gain valuable insight.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how child attachment patterns continue to affect people throughout their lives. 
  2. Describe, using cutting edge neurobiological research, how clients can rewire their brains to feel more secure. 
  3. Discuss a framework for helping clients resolve childhood traumas. 
  4. Discuss how a patient, through the process of psychotherapy, can develop an earned secure attachment in adulthood.
  5. Access step by step guidelines for how to help clients develop a coherent narrative for their life.

 

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

Price: $15 (CE’s not included)

Two 90-Minute Sessions – March 13th 11am-12:30pm Pacific Time and March 20th 11am – 12:30pm Pacific Time

 

 

 

 

3 Live or Homestudy CE Credits ($15) – Optional and sold separately. Link to buy CE’s will be provided by email after the live Webinar’s taken place. 2 home study CE’s are available with supplementary reading.
More Info Here

 


 

Ordering Information:

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed instructions to log on to the Webinar. If you’re not able to attend the live presentation, all registrants will be e-mailed a full video recording to watch at their convenience after the Webinar’s taken place.

Optional CEs (3 live or home study) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $15. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here


 

About Lisa Firestone

Dr. Lisa Firestone Phd, Lisa Firestone, Psychalive, The Glendon AssociationDr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association and a Senior Editor at PsychAlive. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of The Self Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation (Routledge, 2013), Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003).


 

Continuing Education Information:

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 live or 2 homestudy continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Note: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

Feb. 15 – How Emotions Guide Your Life: A FREE Webinar with Dr. Lisa Firestone

“We need to live in mindful harmony with our feelings, not attempt to control them.”
– Les Greenberg

Emotions guide our thoughts and our actions in countless ways of which we are often unaware. Which emotions we experience, how we experience them, and how we relate to them has a significant impact on how we live our lives and relate to others. Understanding our emotions is, therefore, one of the most valuable personal endeavors a person can pursue.

In this free one-hour Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will explore the role of emotions in shaping our lives. She will draw on research by Dr. Les Greenberg, the primary originator of Emotion-Focused Therapy, with whom she recently created the online course “The Power of Emotion.” Her Webinar will help illuminate:

  • The difference between adaptive and maladaptive emotions
  • Where maladaptive emotion comes from
  • What is a primary emotion verses a secondary emotion
  • How experiences from the past shape our emotions and reactions and impact our current lives

Understanding our emotions, where they come from and how they impact us, allows us to have more power in all aspects of our lives.

 

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

FREE WEBINAR

Feb. 15, 2017 11am-12pm Pacific Time

 

 

 

 


 

About Lisa Firestone

Dr. Lisa Firestone Phd, Lisa Firestone, Psychalive, The Glendon AssociationDr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association and a Senior Editor at PsychAlive. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of The Self Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation (Routledge, 2013), Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003).

Is Suicide Contagious? A Webinar with Dr. Madelyn Gould

Suicide is a rising public health concern. In this informative Webinar with Dr. Madelyn Gould, an authority on suicide clusters and contagion, you will learn what factors are contributing to the spread of suicide. What role do the media and programs such as 13 Reasons Why play in this alarming rise and what can we do to contain it?

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the empirical evidence for suicide contagion
  • Recognize the impact of the media on suicide
  • Apply strategies to contain suicide contagion

 

Presenter: Madelyn Gould, Ph.D., M.P.H.

90 Minutes

Price: $15 (CE’s not included)

$15.00 Add to cart

Optional 1.5 CE Credits sold separately More Info Here

 

 


Ordering Information:

 

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $15. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here

 


 About Madelyn Gould

 

Dr. Gould is a Professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a Research Scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her longstanding research interests include the epidemiology of youth suicide as well as the evaluation of youth suicide prevention interventions.

Dr. Gould has received numerous federally funded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIMH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for studies examining risk factors for teenage suicide, various aspects of cluster suicides, the impact of the media on suicide, the effect of a peer’s suicide on fellow students and suicide postvention programs in schools. She has participated in a number of national government commissions, including the President’s Commission on Mental Health, the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Task Force on Youth Suicide . She is recipient of the Shneidman Award for Research from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) , the New York State Office of Mental Health Research Award and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Research Award.

 

 


Continuing Education Information: 

 

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 live or homestudy continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Note: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

 


 

Watch Madelyn Gould on Suicide and the Media:

 

Effectively Saving Lives: A FREE Webinar with the Director of the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK), with its network of more than 160 crisis centers across the country and its volume of more than a million calls per year, is successfully saving lives. How does it work? The Lifeline’s director, Dr. John Draper, challenges traditional ideas about what the “best care” is for people at risk of suicide. He champions a transformative approach: “The best way to keep individuals safe is to empower them to want to keep themselves safe.” In this compelling talk, Dr. Draper will discuss how we can amplify and magnetize hope and empower people to prevent suicides among their families and friends, in their schools, work, and communities.

Dr. John Draper is an expert in crisis center practices, with over 25 years of experience in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Since 2004, he has served as the director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK) funded by SAMHSA. Dr. Draper is also the Executive VP of National Networks at the Mental Health Association of New York City, and administers other national crisis support networks, including the SAMHSA-funded Disaster Distress Helpline, technical and backup support for the VA’s Veterans Crisis Line, and the NFL Life Line

Presenter: John Draper, Ph.D.

Watch Now

 


 About John Draper

Dr. John Draper is an expert in crisis center practices, with over 25 years of experience in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Since 2004, he has served as the director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK) funded by SAMHSA. Dr. Draper is also the Executive VP of National Networks at the Mental Health Association of New York City, and administers other national crisis support networks, including the SAMHSA-funded Disaster Distress Helpline, technical and backup support for the VA’s Veterans Crisis Line, and the NFL Life Line.


 

Watch John Draper discuss Person-Centered Care in Suicide Prevention:

Changing Sense of Identity

Our perception of who we are starts to form very early in our lives. This sense of self is shaped not only from the positive ways we’re seen and treated but from the negative attitudes we’re exposed to in our environment through parental, familial, and societal influences. As adults, in order to challenge any distorted self-perceptions and make real changes, we have to recognize the negative overlays that have hurt our self-esteem. We can then take steps to see ourselves with more self-compassion and become the people we truly seek to be.

In this Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will discuss the formation of identity and the ways we can reshape it. Our identity is neither fixed nor one dimensional. In order to discover who we really are, we have to let go of the “shoulds” and “roles” laid out for us by our history. We must also take steps to free ourselves from the self-critical thoughts and self-limiting psychological defenses that have bent us out of shape.

In her presentation, Dr. Firestone will introduce the concept of differentiation, a step-by-step approach to revealing one’s true self. She will explain the role of the “critical inner voice” in holding us back and discuss how practicing self-compassion can change the way we see ourselves, making real change possible. She will explore Daniel Siegel’s concept of “selfing,” as a means to “surf the waves” of self and discover who we are.

As Walt Whitman once wrote, “I contain multitudes.” This is true of each one of us. By looking into all the things that shape our sense of identity – both good and bad, painful and joyful – we can make more conscious, adult choices about how we see ourselves and who we want to be.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the nature of identity as dynamically constructed as opposed to fixed
  2. Describe forces operating within the self, family and society that limit, or seriously damage, peoples own ability to find personal meaning in life.
  3. List the steps of voice therapy.
  4. Explain the four steps in differentiation of self.
  5. Identify the three key components of self-compassion
  6. Distinguish between self-esteem and self-compassion

 

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

Price: $15 (CE’s not included)

90 Minutes

$15.00 Add to cart

2 Home Study CE’s ($15)  Optional and sold separately. More Info Here

 


Ordering Information:

 

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (2) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $15. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here

 

 


 About Lisa Firestone

 

Dr. Lisa Firestone Phd, Lisa Firestone, Psychalive, The Glendon AssociationDr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association and a Senior Editor at PsychAlive. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of The Self Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation (Routledge, 2013), Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003).

 

 


Continuing Education Information:

 

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 live or 2 homestudy continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Note: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

Creating a Path from “I Hate My Life” to Resilience and Self-Realization

We all experience moments of utter despair in which we think “I hate my life.” Whatever we feel is going wrong, be it our job, our relationships, or our social, economic, or even political circumstances, there are ways to cope with hard times and truly feel better. This Webinar with Dr. Lisa Firestone will discuss psychological tools and scientifically backed concepts that can change the very way we see ourselves and our circumstances.

 

Her 90-minute presentation will include the following:

  • An introduction to the concept of the “anti-self,” an inner enemy we all possess that generates much of our negative and self-destructive thinking. She will talk about steps and therapeutic methods to conquer this inner critic.
  • An overview of scientifically proven methods of building resilience to help people cope with stress and deal with life’s challenges.
  • A discussion of how making sense of one’s story and learning the steps of differentiation can help people separate from their past and feel stronger in the present, creating the life they truly want.
  • An introduction to a toolkit of coping strategies that can help individuals whenever they feel overwhelmed. In addition to specific exercises, this section will feature information on how self-compassion and mindfulness practices can assist people in feeling calm, centered, and capable when facing hardships or making changes.
  • A list of essential suicide prevention resources for those experiencing a crisis. No matter what our circumstances, we can all learn methods to help us emerge from the darkest moments in our lives. This Webinar will help individuals and mental health professionals understand these methods and put them into effect.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe three components of psychological resilience
  2. Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients
  3. Identify the three key components of self-compassion
  4. List the steps of voice therapy
  5. Explain the four steps in differentiation of self

 

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

90 Minutes

Price: $15 (CE’s not included)

$15.00 Add to cart

Optional 2 CE Credits sold separately More Info Here

 

 


Ordering Information:

 

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (2) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $15. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here

 

 


 About Lisa Firestone

 

Dr. Lisa Firestone Phd, Lisa Firestone, Psychalive, The Glendon AssociationDr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association and a Senior Editor at PsychAlive. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of The Self Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation (Routledge, 2013), Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003).

 

 


Continuing Education Information:

 

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 live or 2 homestudy continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Note: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

The Loss of Pleasure: Attachment Relationship and Loss: A Conversation with Carol Gilligan

We avoid the very thing we want – love – for fear of again experiencing a loss that once felt irreparable. Rather than accepting the loss of relationship as inescapable, a healthier response is to feel the sadness and protest the loss. Otherwise, this leads us to the loss of pleasure, which is the marker of an initiation that is felt in the body and experienced as sadness and fear. You can hear this loss in the shift from a relational voice to the patriarchal voices of selfless femininity and detached masculinity. Dr. Carol Gilligan’s theory suggests that listening and providing resonance for the pre-patriarchal human voice is key to psychological and political health – a requisite for love and for relationship. In this Webinar, she explores in what ways psychoanalysis, both theoretically and clinically, can provide resonance for healthy personal and political resistance.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize Dr. Carol Gilligan’s research on development with girls and women and studies with young boys and their fathers
  2. Apply Bowlby’s three stages of loss response: protest, despair and detachment
  3. Compare the differences between functional anger “the anger of hope” and dysfunctional anger “the anger of despair”
  4. Describe how femininity becomes associated with pseudo-relationships (and the silencing of self) and masculinity with pseudo-independence (and the shielding of relationality)

 

Presenter: Carol Gilligan, Ph.D. interviewed by Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

Price: $15 (CE’s not included)

Optional 2 Home Study CE Credits sold separately More Info Here

 

$15.00 Add to cart

 


Ordering Information:

 

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (2) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $15. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here

 

 


 About Carol Gilligan


Carol Gilligan is best known as the author of In a Different Voice, described by Harvard University Press as “the little book that started a revolution.”  Her pioneering work on women’s psychology and girls’ development led her to be named by Time magazine in 1996 as one of the 25 most significant Americans. Her books include: The Birth of Pleasure: A New Map of Love, The Deepening Darkness: Patriarchy, Resistance, and Democracy’s Future (with David Richards), and most recently, Joining the Resistance. A member of the Harvard faculty for over 30 years, Gilligan held the university’s first chair in gender studies; she is currently University Professor of Applied Psychology and the Humanities at New York University.

 


Continuing Education Information:

 

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1 live or 2 homestudy continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Note: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

Real Love and How to Manifest It: A Conversation with Sharon Salzberg

Fundamentally, there is only one kind of love– real love – trying to come more fully alive in us despite our limiting assumptions, the distortions of our culture, our sense of unworthiness, and the habits of fear, self-condemnation and isolation we tend to acquire just by living a life. Real love can manifest towards ourselves, towards another, towards all beings, and towards life itself. This Webinar with  Sharon Salzberg, a central figure in the field of meditation, world-renowned teacher, and NY Times bestselling author, will illustrate how this is possible.

In her one-hour conversation with Glendon’s Dr. Lisa Firestone, Ms. Salzberg will explain how real love begins with ourselves. She will define love as a verb that involves the actions of paying attention and connecting to others. She will discuss skillful means for making these connections, which involves being curious and mindful, rather than fearful and fixed in our perspective. She will address the inherent challenges that come with real love and explain how the practice of mindfulness and forgiveness can provide a path through the conflicts and challenges that arise. Finally, she will introduce ways to be more compassionate and to extend lovingkindness to others, even those with whom we don’t always agree.

 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe  “real love” and how clients can manifest toward themselves and toward others
  2. Practice the techniques of mindfulness and forgiveness with clients as a path through conflict
  3. Identify ways to teach clients about compassion and lovingkindness

 

Presenter: Sharon Salzberg

Price: $10 (This Webinar is not available for CE’s)

 

$10.00 Add to cart

 


Ordering Information:

 

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar.
 

Note: This is NOT a CE Webinar


 About Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her forthcoming release by Flatiron Books, Real Love. Renowned for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour. For more information, visit www.SharonSalzberg.com.

 

 

A Short Course in Mindful Living With Elisha Goldstein

For more than 30 years mindfulness has been growing in our culture and is now integrating deeply into medicine, psychotherapy, education and business. However, while typical programs have shown great outcomes in stress reduction, well-being and even neuroplastic change, most research also shows the practices that have created this change, tend to fall away after the classes end.

There are two fundamentals of mind that don’t often get taught in current mindfulness courses, but can help deepen experiential integration of mindfulness and compassion practices, leading to more enduring outcomes. In this presentation, Dr. Elisha Goldstein, will share some of the latest science and methods that can help to prime the mind for mindfulness and compassion training, learning how to deeply relax the nervous systems on demand and create more alertness and stability. He will introduce what he calls the “x factor” in supporting someone to truly integrate mindfulness into their lives and also present a model that can further our individual work, the patients we work with, our culture and the world.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the essential skills to create the optimal conditions for a receptive mind.
  2. Demonstrate how to tune your nervous system and balance being deeply relaxed yet awake and clear.
  3. Apply key exercises for creating a sense of stability of focus while remaining relaxed and at ease.
  4. Utilize a proven practice to integrate the heart and mind, expanding into self-compassion, the cornerstone to building a sense of courage, resilience and emotional well-being.

 

Presenter: Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Price: $15 (CE’s not included)

Optional 1.5 Home Study CE Credits sold separately More Info Here

 

$15.00 Add to cart

 


Ordering Information:

 

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $10. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources. More Info Here

 


 About Elisha Goldstein

 

Dr. Goldstein is the co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles and has published extensively and is author of numerous articles, chapters, and blogs. These include Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, the bestselling book The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life, Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and MBSR Everyday: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

He has also created several mindfulness-based programs including the Mindfulness at Work program for eMindful.com recognized by the National Business Group on Health for its success in stress management, Basics in Mindfulness Meditation: A 28 Day Program and co-developed CALM – Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness with his wife Stefanie Goldstein, PhD.

Dr. Goldstein’s unique ability to make complex concepts simple has led him to be invited to speak nationally and internationally with mental health professionals, educators, business leaders and lay audiences.

 

 


Continuing Education Information:

 

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

Social Workers

Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Note: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.