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


$49.00Add to cart




3 Homestudy CE Credits ($15) – Optional and sold separately.
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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.


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.

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