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Why Am I Still Single? Learn the Barriers That Ward Off Love



In this Webinar: 

Being single can be circumstantial. A lot of people don’t want a relationship or just haven’t found the right person yet. However, there are also many men and women who want to find someone and who are looking for answers to the puzzling question “Why am I still single?” In this Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will introduce some unconventional answers that lie within.

For many people, it is easier to blame external forces for their dating woes. However, the only person someone can change is themselves. This 90-minute presentation will reveal how the walls people put up and common excuses they make keep them from getting into healthy and fulfilling relationships.  It will highlight what Dr. Firestone has found to be the most significant, internal reasons people have trouble finding love. These include defenses, unhealthy attractions, fears of intimacy, pickiness, low self-esteem, fear of competition, isolation, routine and rule-making.

Many people harbor psychological defenses that they believe will protect them but that actually ward off love. Dr. Firestone will introduce ways that people can differentiate from these defenses by recognizing and challenging the traits that prevent them from forming close relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize defenses that get in the way of achieving and maintaining intimacy
  2. Explain a theoretical approach for breaking defenses
  3. Describe methods for breaking down barriers that limit interpersonal relationships
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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 HereOrdering Information

Continuing Education Information

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

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. 3

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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 3 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.

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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If I understand correctly the board of psychology accepts this webinar toward 9 hours of in person class even if it’s not live in real time? please clarify. Also is there a test afterwards we must pass? best, Ben gellman phd


You can earn 3 hours of non-live CEU credits if you watch the Webinar, read a supplementary article and pass the post-test.


I do not wish to have someone to makeout with or to have “bed time” i want to have someone to talk heart to heart someone to see a movie with or have a lunch with is that not right?????;””””'(


i need to marriage but economy and character disorder not allowed what do you advice

Latasha Hall

I’ve been been single for a long timr, should I give up on love or not.

Murphy Lee hills

I need a relationship with love and care for who I am. I have been single for a long time, I need a lover who is real and ready for relationship. This is the question. How can I get one?


Im still single at age of 29.. ive been hurting over and over again. And my boyfriend always left me and they find other girl.i fell sad and frustrated..

Ken wikiams

Im happier being single. I dont want the responsibilities of a relationship and or marriage. Its not for everyone.


Thanks forvthis important article.
I want to say I am 33 years old sand still single.
Is it a problem ?
Actually I have a disease m. S. Which keeps me far of marriage.
Thank you


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