Daring to Love

by Tamsen Firestone
Robert Firestone, Ph.D.

When it comes to finding love, are you standing in your own way? Daring to Love will help you identify the internal barriers that cause you to sabotage your love life, open yourself up to vulnerability, and build the intimate, lasting relationship you truly desire.

After a breakup, most of us spend a lot of time thinking long and hard about what the other person did to cause it, rather than reflecting on ourselves. It seems self-evident that we want our romantic relationships to work, and that love and long-term commitment are our ultimate goals. But what if our desire for love is actually not as straightforward as our emotions make us believe? What if, instead of pursuing love, we are unconsciously pushing it away?

In Daring to Love, Tamsen and Robert W. Firestone offer techniques based in Robert Firestone’s groundbreaking voice therapy—the process of giving spoken word to unhealthy patterns—to help you understand how you are getting in your own way on the quest for true love. Love, the Firestones argue, makes us vulnerable and triggers old defenses we formed in childhood, causing us to sabotage our relationships in myriad subtle—and not-so-subtle—ways. Using the voice therapy strategies in this book, you will be able to identify your own defensive patterns and uncover the destructive messages your critical inner voice is telling you about yourself, your partners, and your relationships.

If you’re struggling to cultivate lasting relationships, this book can help you embark on your next romantic journey with more openness and self-knowledge.

2018, Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc

Paperback — 208 pages
ISBN: 1684030730

 

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Overcoming the Destructive Inner Voice

by Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D.,

Many people grapple with destructive thought processes or a “critical inner voice” that directs their behavior and, to varying degrees, limits their lives. Using deeply personal and very human stories based on his own clinical practice, noted psychologist Robert W. Firestone illustrates the struggles of his clients to give words to this “enemy within,” and in the process overcome its damaging influence. These revealing and captivating stories offer glimpses into the uniquely human relationship that develops in the therapeutic encounter and demonstrate the powerful impact that the experience has on both client and therapist.Dr. Firestone is the originator of a therapeutic method called “Voice Therapy,” by which clients learn to identify the language of the defense system and eventually separate their own point of view from its harmful effects. Each story provides an intimate look into one person’s life, illuminates aspects of his or her “dark side,” and highlights an important insight into the therapeutic process.This sensitively written book will evoke emotional responses in readers, and inspire them to take action to challenge the dictates of their own inner critic. Taken together, these stories underscore the distinctive merits and continuing relevance of the therapeutic process, especially in our distracted, technological world increasingly detached from feeling.

2016, Buffalo, NY: Prometheus

Paperback — 240 pages
ISBN: 1633882519

 

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The Enemy Within

by Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D.,

The Enemy Within: Separation Theory and Voice Therapy is a compendium of the life work of renowned theorist and clinical psychologist, Robert Firestone. The book brings to light his holistic approach to understanding human behavior, relationships, and crucial socio¬ political issues. Separation Theory is derived from Firestone’s primary focus in psychotherapy on helping individuals separate from critical thoughts and destructive emotional ties or fantasy bonds. Voice Therapy — a powerful technique that enables clients to challenge destructive thoughts – is illustrated with compelling case examples. In addition, The Enemy Within reveals the important impact of death awareness on life. A basic defense against death anxiety is a strong identification with the in-group and at the same time, a tendency to polarize people against others with different attitudes and beliefs. The author’s thesis is that this collective defense contributes to ethnic strife and the problems of racism, terrorism, and warfare. The book is a valuable and timely contribution to the literature in the mental health field and the other social sciences.

2017, Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc

Paperback — 432 pages
ISBN: 1934442577

 

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Creating Thriving Relationships with Dan Siegel

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In this Webinar:

This Webinar will feature a lively discussion between friends and colleagues Drs. Dan Siegel and Lisa Firestone on the essential elements to create thriving relationships. Siegel and Firestone will draw on the latest wisdom from the fields of neuroscience and attachment, as well as their own combined six decades of working with couples to offer insight into the power of love and connection. In addition, they will offer mindful strategies for creating more closeness, presence and joy in romantic relationships.

 

 

There are NO CEs available for this Webinar.

 

Learn about the eCourse “Love and Connection” with Drs. Lisa Firestone and Dan Siegel.

Understanding and Overcoming Adverse Childhood Events

Recent research has changed our understanding of how our early childhood experiences affect us throughout our lives. This Webinar will illuminate the dramatic impact of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) as well as life-changing ways a person can heal and overcome their effects.

 

  • What are ACEs?
  • What impact do ACEs have on our lives?
  • How can Positive Childhood Events (PCEs) counter the impact of ACEs?
  • What therapy methodologies have proven effective in treating ACEs?
  • How can people enhance emotional regulation, heal from, and overcome ACEs?

 

$15.00Add to cart

 

In this 90-minute Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will explain the role of ACEs in shaping a person’s life. She will define what ACEs are and explore recent eye-opening findings on their short and long-term effects on people’s mental and physical health.

Participants in the Webinar will learn interventions both in childhood and adulthood that can be extremely beneficial to those affected by ACEs. Dr. Firestone will illuminate the value of creating a coherent narrative to help people make sense of their experience and resolve early trauma. In addition, she will explore the role of Positive Childhood Events (PCEs) in buffering the impact of ACEs.

Dr. Firestone will further introduce Trauma-informed Therapy as a powerful method for healing from ACEs and will outline the steps of Voice Therapy as a cognitive/ behavioral/ affective approach to understanding and challenging painful attitudes people have internalized that relate to their trauma.

Finally, she will share tools people can use to enhance their emotional regulation and help them with anxiety that can arise when addressing early trauma. All of these tools can help people make sense of the impact of their childhood, so they can live more freely in their present lives.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Adverse Childhood Events
  2. Describe interventions that can help people overcome Adverse Childhood Events
  3. Discuss a cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for challenging painful attitudes related to trauma
  4. Describe tools  to enhance emotional regulation

 

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
90 Minutes
Price: $15 (CE’s not included)

 

$15.00Add to cart

 

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 $10. 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 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.

Voice Therapy: Helping Clients Overcome their Inner Critic

An Online Workshop introducing an innovative therapeutic approach to overcoming the inner critic that sabotages a person’s life.

  • An introduction to Voice Therapy, a five-step technique that can help clients challenge and overcome the “critical inner voice” that holds them back in life
  • Insight into the developmental factors that lead a person to develop this destructive inner enemy
  • Techniques to help clients identify destructive thoughts or voices that cause suffering and self-limiting behavior
  • Strategies to help clients connect with their real self, wants, needs, and goals and identify achievable steps for positive and meaningful change in their lives
  • Tools to help clients understand and tolerate the anxiety that comes with changing core defenses and harmful beliefs about themselves

 

We often use the expression, “listen to your inner voice” as a positive affirmation. However, every person is divided when it comes to how they see themselves. While one side can be life-affirming and supportive when it comes to their true wants, desires and goals, the other side is critical, coaxing, and self-destructive.

Psychologist and author Dr. Robert Firestone  refers to this internal enemy as an “anti-self. The “critical inner voice” is the language of the anti-self.  This “voice” can sabotage, diminish, or undermine people in their pursuit of what matters to them. Therefore, learning to deal effectively with their inner critic is central to all areas of life: personal development, healthy relationships, self-esteem, and career success.

This CE Webinar with Dr. Lisa Firestone will provide participants with an overview of Voice Therapy and how they can incorporate it into their practice. Dr. Firestone will explain Separation Theory, a theoretical approach that helps clients understand the developmental roots of their inner critic.

In addition to gaining insight into where their inner critic comes from, participants will discover ways to help their clients identify destructive thoughts or “voices” that cause debilitating feelings of guilt and shame and interfere with all areas of life. They will learn how Voice Therapy techniques can be used to challenge and overcome these destructive inner thoughts and to more effectively cope with anxiety, depression, personal relationships, career, and personal aspirations.

Finally, Dr. Firestone will introduce new strategies to help clients reassess their goals, understand and tolerate the anxiety of challenging a negative, core identity, and embrace achievable steps for positive and meaningful change in their lives.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients.
  2. Identify and help clients address core beliefs that limit behavior change.
  3. Describe strategies to help clients tolerate anxiety associated in breaking destructive patterns.

 

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
Two-Part Webinar (90 Minutes Each, 3 Hours Total)

$49.00Add to cart

Optional 3 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 (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


 

 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 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.

Overcoming Relationship Anxiety

An insightful and compassionate approach to understanding and coping with the anxiety that can be triggered by our close relationships

 

  • Understand how relationships can trigger feelings of anxiety: insecurity, fear, rejection,  abandonment, or of being overwhelmed diminished consumed
  • Explore the root causes of relationship anxiety
  • Explain the concept of attachment theory and how it affects anxiety about relationships
  • Understand how our “critical inner voice” perpetuates anxiety and insecurity
  • Discuss valuable tools to help people cope with anxiety in their relationships

While the idea of falling in love can sound blissful, relationships almost always challenge us in ways we don’t expect. Anxiety can arise at various points in a relationship from the moment we first start dating to when we decide to make a symbolic commitment, like moving in together or getting married. In large part, this anxiety has to do with our past. Circumstances and dynamics in our closest relationships often trigger old feelings such as insecurity, fear, rejection, or abandonment, or in contrast fears of being overwhelmed depended on  of or diminished. They challenge long-held, negative ideas we have about ourselves and threaten defenses that made us feel safe early in our lives but actually hurt or limit our current relationships.

In this Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will shed light on why we experience relationship anxiety. Where do our fears come from? She will introduce the concept of attachment theory and explain how our early attachment patterns can shape our feelings and actions in our adult relationships. She will further explain the influence of the “critical inner voice,” a negative thought process we internalize based on hurtful attitudes and experiences. This critical inner voice goes on to perpetuate our anxiety by filling our heads with critical, shaming thoughts about ourselves and our partner or potential partners.

Dr. Firestone will introduce methods that can help individuals overcome their relationship anxiety by making connections to their past, creating a coherent narrative, and identifying and challenging this destructive inner voice. She will explain how practicing mindfulness and self-compassion are valuable tools to help people cope with the anxiety that comes with change. The Webinar will reveal how, when armed with these introspective tools, individuals can create more secure attachments and enjoy closer, more fulfilling, and more loving relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify clients’ negative thought patterns/ attitudes that influence relationship anxiety
  2. Discuss a cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for challenging critical inner voices
  3. Describe strategies to help clients tolerate anxiety associated in making changes
  4. Help clients identify their early attachment style.
  5. Recognize how early adaptation patterns shape a client’s attachment style and adult relationships.

 

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

Price: $15 (CE’s not included)

90 Minutes

 

$15.00Add to cart

 

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 $10. 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 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.

A Way Out of Loneliness: How to Feel Less Isolated and Alone

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
90 Minutes
Free

 

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  • 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

 

While loneliness can make us feel outcast or disconnected from others, we are certainly not alone in what we’re going through. Last year, a national survey of more than 20,000 Americans showed that most U.S. adults are considered lonely. 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 isolated. In this 90-minute Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will examine the true roots of loneliness. She will explore how a person’s defenses and their critical inner voice perpetuate feelings of alienation. Why do people turn against themselves? How can they overcome the self-critical thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors that perpetuate the cycle of solitude?

Participants will learn valuable tools to identify and overcome core defenses that contribute to loneliness 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. Dr. Firestone will teach techniques to overcome the “critical inner voice” that convinces people they are different in some basic 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:

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

 

1.5 CE Credits sold separately More Info Here

 


 

Ordering Information:

 

Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed information on how to log on to the Webinar. You can watch the Webinar live or as a video recording, which will be emailed to you after the live Webinar’s taken place.

Optional live or home study CEs (1.5) may be purchased separately through R. Cassidy Seminars for $10. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resources after the Webinar’s taken place. 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 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.

11 Ways to Ease Your Anxious Mind

It’s time to stop letting anxiety rule you. In this program, Elisha Goldstein invites you to experience 11 essential remedies to break out of negative, anxiety-inducing modes of thinking. Come uncover the freedom and inner peace that you deserve as you learn

  • The importance of slowing down and relaxing your body
  • How to respond to your inner critic
  • Ways to channel your anxious energy toward skillful behaviors
  • How to cultivate a state of mind that releases the anxious mind
  • and more…

 

Presenter: Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Price: $15

60 Minutes

 

$15.00Add 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.

There are no CE Credits available for this Webinar.

 


 

 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.

Overcoming Depression: Two-Part Online Workshop

This Webinar will introduce:

  • A cognitive/ affective/ behavioral approach to conquering the critical inner voice that drives depression
  • Assessment instruments, homework exercises, and other tools that can help people separate from negative thoughts
  • Specific actions and exercises people can engage in to reduce symptoms of depression
  • Tools to enhance mindfulness, self-compassion, and a positive sense of self

Depression the most common mental health disorder in the United States, affecting nearly one in 10 adults. According to the World Health Organization, by the year 2020, depression will be the second most common health problem in the world. With depression on the rise, it is perhaps more important than ever to seek treatment methods to help individuals battling depression.

Effective therapies to treat depression involve dealing with distorted cognitions and beliefs as well as the feelings behind those thoughts. In this Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will introduce an empowering approach to treating depression, while highlighting specific actions individuals can take that have been shown to reduce symptoms of depression. She will discuss a method in which therapists can help clients identify a destructive line of thinking known as the “critical inner voice” that can perpetuate a cycle of depression.

When someone is in a depressed state, the hopelessness they feel seems to cloud the lens through which they see themselves and the world around them. They may get lost in painful patterns of rumination that make it especially difficult to take actions that may help reduce depressive symptoms. By understanding the source of the thoughts and taking their own side, people can begin to challenge the roots of depression.

Dr. Firestone will explain a cognitive/affective/behavioral modality for bringing “critical inner voices” to the surface. Her presentation will draw on concepts from cognitive therapy and Emotion-focused Therapy as well as Voice Therapy, which integrates these concepts. She will introduce assessment instruments, homework exercises, and other tools that can help clients separate from negative thoughts and take actions to go against them. In addition, she will discuss how reducing rumination, while enhancing mindfulness and self-compassion can help fight depression. Participants will learn how to effectively challenge critical inner voices, develop more self-compassion, and strengthen their positive sense of self.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply techniques to identify and challenge destructive thinking in clients
  2. Describe strategies to help clients tolerate anxiety associated in breaking destructive patterns
  3. Distinguish between self-compassion and self-esteem
  4. Discuss a cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for challenging the Critical Inner Voices in depression
  5. Identify clients’ negative thought patterns/ attitudes that influence depression

 

Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
Two 90-Minute Sessions

$49.00Add to cart

Optional 3 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 (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $20. 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 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), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy(APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

 


 

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.