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Understanding and Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences

In this Webinar: 

Recent research has changed our understanding of how our early childhood experiences affect us throughout our lives. This Webinar will illuminate the dramatic impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as well as life-changing ways a person can heal and overcome their effects.

This Webinar with Dr. Lisa Firestone will address:

  • What are ACEs?
  • What impact do ACEs have on our lives?
  • How can Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) counter the impact of ACEs?
  • What therapy methodologies have proven effective in treating ACEs?
  • How can people enhance emotional regulation, heal from, and overcome ACEs?

In this 90-minute Webinar, Dr. Lisa Firestone will explain the role of ACEs in shaping a person’s life. She will define what ACEs are and explore recent eye-opening findings on their short and long-term effects on people’s mental and physical health.

Participants in the Webinar will learn interventions both in childhood and adulthood that can be extremely beneficial to those affected by ACEs. Dr. Firestone will illuminate the value of creating a coherent narrative to help people make sense of their experience and resolve early trauma. In addition, she will explore the role of Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) in buffering the impact of ACEs.

Dr. Firestone will further introduce Trauma-informed Therapy as a powerful method for healing from ACEs and will outline the steps of Voice Therapy as a cognitive/ behavioral/ affective approach to understanding and challenging painful attitudes people have internalized that relate to their trauma.

Finally, she will share tools people can use to enhance their emotional regulation and help them with anxiety that can arise when addressing early trauma. All of these tools can help people make sense of the impact of their childhood, so they can live more freely in their present lives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Adverse Childhood Experiences
  2. Describe interventions that can help people overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences
  3. Discuss a cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for challenging painful attitudes related to trauma
  4. Describe tools  to enhance emotional regulation

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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 (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $10. A link to purchase CE credits will be included in the email containing all your Webinar resourcesMore Info Here

Continuing Education Information

Optional CEs (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for $10. 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 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.

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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