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Make Sense of Your Past to Empower Your Future



In this Webinar: 

Sparked by Bowlby’s original insights, attachment research has revolutionized our understanding of human development, the internal world, and the consequences of development gone awry. No other empirically-based theory tells us more about how we become who we are – and how to change who we have become.

We all carry around deep wounds, behaviors, and beliefs about ourselves and others from our earliest attachments, which unconsciously direct our lives. 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. Attachment research demonstrates that making sense of the past is the best predictor of our ability to shape our future.

This Webinar will introduce the tools for you to dig deep and resolve old traumas, big and small, so that they no longer haunt you. For mental health professionals, it will provide strategies to apply these tools with your clients. This workshop will draw upon the latest attachment research and outline the process of writing a coherent narrative. 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. In addition, creating a coherent narrative contributes to developing earned secure attachment.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain 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 how a patient, through the process of psychotherapy, can develop an earned secure attachment in adulthood.
  4. Access step by step guidelines for how to help clients develop a coherent narrative for their life.

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

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Continuing Education Information

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

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 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.

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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Helen Jones

Hi there. I live in South Africa and often buy webinars from the States. However our time zones are completely different so I won’t be able to watch at the time it is presented. Is it possible to buy the webinar and watch it at a time which would suit me better?

Thank you so much


Hello Helen. Anyone who purchases the Webinar is sent a recording of the live presentation within 24 hours after the Webinar takes place.

Liz Mawyer

Is it possible to purchase the video for this webinar later? I do not currently have the ability to purchase but will later this week. Thank you in advance.


Yes, you can purchased the archived Webinar after the event has taken place.

jerry glawe

very interesting me age 81 concern about sanilyninnlast years life is full concern about sanity in last years married that is in goood in am getting older 81r and slower than wife 78 a chalange my wfe left on small wedding cermeny 7 days at 3 day i was ready to fly to californiaa to b with her i was very lonely she flew home the thought of ever being alone scary


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