Lack of differentiation can destructively impact every area of people’s lives, from their romantic relationships to their career, from their personal goals to their parenting style. In this four-week eCourse, Dr. Lisa Firestone. co-author of The Self Under Siege, will introduce an innovative approach to differentiating from negative familial and societal influences that prevent people from living a fulfilling life of personal meaning.
- In order for someone to be fully differentiated and true to themselves they must:
- Separate from the critical inner voices incorporated early in life
- Break self-soothing habit patterns adapted to help cope with emotional pain in their early environment
- Differentiate from destructive traits of their early caretakers
- Develop their own value system and live by it
Drawing on findings from research in attachment and interpersonal neurobiology, and emotionally focused psychotherapy, Dr. Firestone will describe how early life experiences impact each person’s development. She will engage participants in learning how to help themselves or their clients differentiate from these internalized, negative influences. This transformative process will help people to uncover their real identity and lead the life they truly desire.
Week 1: An Introduction to Differentiation
Week 2: Separation Theory: The Roots of Personal Identity
Week 3: 4 Steps for Achieving Differentiation
Week 4: Creating a Unique and Meaningful Life
All course materials will be made available online for individuals to tune in at their own pace, including:
- Weekly in-depth multimedia presentations
- Videos from expert psychologists
- Self-reflective journal exercises and quizzes
- Enlightening reading assignments
- Interactive forums
- Live Q & A session
Abour Dr. Lisa Firestone
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)
Do I have to attend the eCourse at certain times? Are the presentations live?
This is an archived eCourse, so all of the lessons and materials are available for you to view (or review) at your convenience. You can log on anytime you choose and watch the presentations at the times that are the best for you. The only live elements of the live course were the Q & A Sessions, which have been recorded and are available for you to watch on the eCourse website.
Is there an interactive element to the course? Can you interact with classmates and the teacher?
Students can interact with one another in the discussion forums. Each week, the instructor posts questions to spark discussions and students are encouraged to post their own questions, as well. There is more interaction during the live eCourse, but you are welcome to use the discussion forums for an archived course, as well.
Are Continuing Education credits (CEs) offered for this course?
Yes! 8 CE credits are available for this course. CE credits can be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars for an additional $15. Click here to purchase your CEs and take a post test.
I am having trouble accessing my course. What should I do?
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