Developing Secure Attachment: Making Sense of Your Past to Empower Your Future

  • January 17, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


  • This is the standard rate for non- SB CAMFT members and guests.
  • This special discounted rate is a SB CAMFT member benefit available to current members of the Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter.

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SBCAMFT & Antioch University Proudly Present:

Developing Secure Attachment: Making Sense of Your Past to Empower Your Future presented by Dr. Lisa Firestone

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association and Senior Editor for the mental health website She is the author of several books including Conquer Your Critical Inner VoiceCreating a Life of Meaning and Compassion and, most recently, The Self under Siege. Dr. Firestone has been involved in clinical trainings and applied research in the areas of suicide and violence. She is a national and international presenter on the topics of suicide and violence as well as couple relationships and parenting.

This presentation will introduce tools for you to dig deep and resolve old traumas, big and small, so that they no longer haunt you and provide strategies to apply these tools with your clients. This workshop will draw upon the latest attachment research and outline the process of writing a coherent narrative. Research in neurobiology shows that when a person writes a coherent narrative they actually rewire their brain to feel more secure within themselves and their relationships. In addition, creating a coherent narrative contributes to developing earned secure attachment.

Presentation learning objectives:
1. Explain how child attachment patterns continue to affect people throughout their lives.
2. Describe, using cutting edge neurobiological research, how clients can rewire their brains to feel more secure.
3. Discuss how a patient through process of psychotherapy, can develop an earned secure attachment in adulthood.
4. Access step by step guidelines for how to help clients develop a coherent narrative for their life.

Dr. Lisa Firestone

Dr. Firestone is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Barbara and a consultant on the management of high risk clients, she also blogs on Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. Visit the websites and to learn more about her work.

Please Note:

  • Attendees will earn 1.5 CEUs 
  • Attendees must register in advance in order to attend
  • Your registration includes a delicious lunch buffet. Please contact the Events Director if you have special dietary needs at 
  • You are welcome to park in the University Club parking lot in unreserved spaces
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