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Understanding Fearful-Avoidant Attachment 

In this Webinar: 

A person with a fearful-avoidant attachment often lives in an ambivalent state of being afraid of being both too close to or too distant from significant others. They have not developed an organized strategy for getting their needs met by others, because their early caretakers were disorienting and alarming. They alternate between moving toward their partner and needing emotional distance. They tend to be mixed up or unpredictable in their patterns.

As adults, these individuals tend to find themselves in rocky or dramatic relationships with many highs and lows and  fears of both being abandoned and being intimate. 

This webinar will help people understand:

  • What is Fearful-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 calm down in times of stress

Learning Objectives:

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

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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) 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) 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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