Lisa Firestone - 1440 Multiversity

Take your WHY to the next level at The WHY Program at 1440, Aug 23–25.


Lisa Firestone, PhD

Clinical psychologist, relationship guide, suicide and violence expert

A clinical psychologist, Dr. Lisa Firestone is a national and international voice on the topics of couple relations, parenting, suicide, and violence. She maintains a private practice in Santa Barbara, California and is a sought-after consultant on the management of high-risk clients. In her intensive voice therapy training seminars, Dr. Firestone teaches clients and practitioners how to reveal unexplored parts of their personality by putting words to subconscious, destructive thoughts.

In collaboration with Dr. Robert Firestone, Dr. Firestone’s studies have resulted in the publication of several psychological assessments including Firestone Assessment of Self-Destructive Thoughts (FAST) and the Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts (FAVT). The director of research and education at The Glendon Association and senior editor for the mental health website, Dr. Firestone is an accomplished lecturer, representing The Glendon Association at national and international conferences.

Dr. Firestone has authored and coauthored several books including Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships, Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice, Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion and, most recently, The Self Under Siege. She is also a popular blogger on Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, writing on topics such as love, interpersonal relationships, the inner critic, and parenting in the age of technology.

Previous Programs

Breaking Patterns to Achieve Better Relationships

May 11 - 13, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Interpersonal relationships are the ultimate source of happiness and of challenges. What are the factors that determine whether partners will end up experiencing love and fulfillment in their relationships? This workshop helps you answer that question by providing a theoretical model that integrates attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and separation theory. In this eye-opening weekend, psychology...

Making Sense of Your Life

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Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

We all carry around deep wounds, behaviors, and beliefs about ourselves and others that come from our earliest attachments. The research shows: when we fail to make sense of our past, we find ourselves reliving and recreating it, essentially re-experiencing old hurts over and over again. In this cathartic and illuminating workshop—which draws upon the...