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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

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).

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Can Love be Learned?

love be learned

Anyone who has indulged in romantic comedies like When Harry Met Sally, As Good as it Gets, Moonstruck or pretty much anything starring Sandra Bullock knows the theme of opposites attracting and enemies becoming lovers. This theme has been around ...

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The Anti-Self Vs. The True Self


For a long time we’ve speculated the falling economy could mean a rise in the suicide rate, and now, new research has given us some indication. In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a release stating the overall ...

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Eight Ways to Actively Fight Depression

Enjoying the sun

When you’re depressed, it often feels like nothing in the world can make you feel better. Depression is a devious disorder, because the symptoms it creates can discourage you from completing the very actions or seeking the help that would ...

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CE Webinar – Understanding and Assessing Violence


Presenter: Dr. Lisa Firestone 1.5 CE Credits – $25 120 Minutes The prodigious rates of violence in our country establish a need for an understanding and accurate assessment of violence risk. This Webinar will address these concerns by providing participants ...

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CE Webinar – Overcoming the Fear of Intimacy

fear of intimacy

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Firestone 1.5 CE Credits – $25 120 Minutes What prevents most people from being able to sustain romantic, meaningful relationships that satisfy their needs and desires? Why do people often feel compelled to punish those closest to ...

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