The Psychological Effects of Emotional Hunger

Join Lisa Firestone for a CE Webinar.


Multiversity Workshop: Making Sense of Your Life

Attend a weekend workshop Jan. 25-27.


Response to Mass Violence

What can you do in the wake of a tragedy like the Westlake shooting?


Healing from Trauma

Join Dr. Lisa Firestone for a CE Webinar on Trauma.


September is Suicide Awareness Month

Glendon is offering free and CE Webinars and participating in local events to support suicide prevention. 


New Book: Daring to Love

Author Tamsen Firestone’s new book talks about how people get in their own way when it comes to love and relationships.


Webinars for Mental Health Awareness Month

This May, we’re offering a free Webinar on relationships and a CE Webinar on the neuroscience and psychology for personal transformation.


Our Spring Newsletter

Read the latest news from Glendon.


New eCourse with Dr. Les Greenberg

“The Power of Emotion” – a new online course.


New Chapter by Dr. Lisa Firestone

Earlier this year, Dr. Maurizio Pompili of Sapienza University of Rome invited Dr. Lisa Firestone to contribute a chapter to his edited volume, Phenomenology of Suicide: Unlocking the Suicidal Mind. (Springer, 2018).  In her submitted chapter, “Dissociation and the Therapeutic Alliance,” Dr. Firestone begins by emphasizing that “in psychotherapy, a patient’s ability to dissociate can seriously interfere with the formation and maintenance of a therapeutic alliance, making successful treatment outcomes more difficult to achieve.” She also stresses the fact that with patients who “display dissociative tendencies, it is especially important that the therapist make the creation and maintenance of the relationship with their patient their highest priority.”  

Dr. Firestone also provides recommendations for specific treatments shown by research to be effective in maintaining a therapeutic alliance with such patients. These include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP), the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program (ASSIP).  In summarizing the dimensions that characterize all of the above treatments, she cites Jobes’ and Ballard’s (2010) statement that “…a proper clinical engagement (in which a suicidal patient is effectively understood and appreciated) has the power to forge an extraordinary therapeutic bond that may prove to be lifesaving— a potentially important and memorable connection for both members of the clinical dyad” (p. 60).   


Order or receive a review copy of the book here