Upcoming Webinar

Jan. 12 – Understanding Dismissive-Avoidant Attachment 

In this Webinar: 

Individuals that have Dismissive-Avoidant attachment have learned to keep their own needs below their level of awareness and to take care of themselves. In relationships, they maintain emotional distance and tend to experience their partners bids for connection as needy and childish. They feel like they are self-sufficient and don’t understand why their partner “needs” them.

This webinar will help people understand:

  • What is Dismissive-Avoidant Attachment?
  • How does this attachment pattern develop?
  • What impact does this attachment pattern have on relationships (i.e. who you choose and how you behave)?
  • Techniques to break free from negative cycles, develop more inner security, and achieve closer, more fulfilling relationships
  • Tools to enhance tolerance for emotional closeness

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the common characteristics of a Dismissive-Avoidant attachment pattern
  2. Demonstrate how an Avoidant attachment pattern in childhood affects people throughout their lives and can lead to Dismissive-Avoidant patterns in adulthood
  3. Discuss how a patient with Dismissive-Avoidant attachment can develop an earned secure attachment in adulthood
  4. Describe how to help a person with Dismissive-Avoidant attachment create a coherent narrative to form more inner security

Sign Up

Ordering Information

Once you sign up, you will be e-mailed instructions on how to join the webinar. You can watch the webinar live or as a recording after the live session has taken place.

Optional CEs (1) 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 after the presentation’s taken place. More Info Here

Continuing Education Information

CE’s Pending

Optional CEs (1) 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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