What is real intimacy? How do we define a close relationship? When working with couples what are we trying to help achieve? How do we distinguish between a truly close relationship and an illusion of connection or “fantasy bond?” This Webinar presents a model for an ideal relationship that combines emotional closeness and sexual intimacy, while each partner maintains a differentiated and individuated sense of self. Dr. Firestone will discuss characteristics of a relationship in which a fantasy bond has developed verses an ideal relationship. She will introduce Voice Therapy, an innovative, therapeutic approach, as a model for helping clients break fantasy bonds and enhance each partner’s sense of a differentiated “real self.” She will explore two dimensions of ideal relationships: the degree of emotional closeness and the degree of individuation between partners. She will present Separation Theory, a model that integrates psychodynamic, existential, and family systems frameworks to help couples understand the barriers to achieving and sustaining intimacy.

Learning Objectives:
1) Explore the unconscious factors involved in partner selection and describe the relationship between “falling in love” and couple burnout.
2) Assess the emotional health of partners and learn to identify the negative thoughts they have toward self, partner, and the relationship in order to provide targeted interventions.

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Firestone
Price: $15 
90 Minutes

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Optional 3 CE Credits sold separately More Info Here

****************************************************************************************************************************About Lisa Firestone
Dr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. 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 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).

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

Optional CEs (3) 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

**************************************************************************************************************************** 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

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