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Overcoming the Fear of Intimacy

 

 

In this Webinar: 

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 them? What qualities should a person look for when selecting a partner? What are the factors that determine whether partners will end up experiencing love and fulfillment in their relationship or suffering pain and distress? This workshop with Dr. Lisa Firestone helps answer these questions by providing participants with a theoretical model that integrates psychodynamic, existential and family systems frameworks in a manner that can increase clinicians’ understanding of and ability to assist individuals in developing and maintaining intimacy in their relationships. Interventions are introduced that can lead to enhanced communications, more personal relating and a heightened sense of individuality in each partner.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply techniques from Voice Therapy to help challenge clients’ negative thoughts toward themselves and their partners.
  2. Explain how early childhood traumas limit an individual’s ability to maintain intimacy.
  3. Describe how the Fantasy Bond can interfere with couple relationships.
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Ordering Information

Once payment is received, you will be emailed a full video recording of this webinar along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. You can earn your CEs by watching the webinar and completing an accompanying reading assignment. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here


Continuing Education Information

Optional CEs (3) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. You can earn your CEs by watching the webinar and completing an accompanying reading assignment. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resourcesMore Info Here

About the Presenter

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). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

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4 Comments

Jane Alicia Cooney

This looks very interesting and relevant to my life. My partner has this condition, accompanied by anxiety and bouts of depression. He understands that he has an ongoing problem with intimacy, but up until now it has been easier for him not to address it. However, he would now like to address it…would it be better for him to see a counsellor. I am not sure if a webinar will be enough to help him through this. What do you recommend?

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