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The Key to Better Parenting


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Attachment research has shown that there is one thing each of us can do to become a better parent, and that is to look deeper into ourselves. Every parent can benefit their children by learning and practicing self-understanding. In order to do this, parents must be willing to make sense of their own history. This Webinar with Dr. Lisa Firestone teaches professionals a method of encouraging parents to focus on their own developmental experiences to better understand their specific struggles in relation to their children. How do current stressful situations with their children trigger emotions from their past? How can they break harmful patterns and become better parents to their children? Dr. Firestone will illustrate an approach to parenting that professionals can use to help their clients understand their own emotions and sensitively handle the emotions of their children throughout various developmental stages.

This Webinar will provide information about the intergenerational transmission of attachment, attunement, emotional regulation, emotional hunger versus love, and rupture and repair. In addition, it will inform therapists on how they can help parents to minimize the formation of a destructive thought process and negative self-concept in their children, referred to as the “critical inner voice.” Dr. Firestone will draw on 30 years of research as well as her own clinical experience working with parents and children to explain a compassionate approach to parenting, introducing important steps all parents can take to better understand themselves and their children.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain to parents the value of understanding their own emotions for raising emotionally healthy children.
2. Describe to parents an approach to evaluating stressful situations with their children from the framework of their developmental history.
3. Describe the intergenerational transmission of attachment styles.

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
Price: $15 (CE’s not included)
Optional 2 Home Study CE’s sold separately More Info Here
90 Minutes


 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.


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.


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