Lisa Firestone was born in 1957 and received her degree in clinical psychology in 1991 from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has spent decades teaching and researching the potential of violence and suicide. She works in private practice in California, and is the Director of Research and Education at the Glendon Association where she focuses on parenting, couples therapy, and violence and suicide prevention. She also teaches Voice Therapy with her colleague Joyce Catlett, lectures for people of the public and professionals, and is the author of several books.
Firestone has spent the past twenty years working with people as a therapist to help them gain empowerment over their lives. She strives to provide a therapeutic relationship that encourages trust, acceptance, and growth. Firestone believes this is the foundation for self-motivation and self-actualization. Firestone works with her clients to help them become fully aware of who they are and what their values, dreams, and passions mean to them. With this knowledge, she is able to provide clients with a window into themselves that enables them to recognize their own obstacles and develop the tools to overcome them. She addresses maladaptive behaviors and collaborates with her clients to understand how those patterns have affected their lives.
Contribution to Psychology
Firestone collaborated with her father, Robert W. Firestone, to create two measurements for assessing the potential for suicide and violence, known respectively as the Firestone Assessment of Self-destructive Thoughts (FAST) and the Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts, (FAVT). Firestone lectures regularly and speaks at several national conferences, including the International Association of Forensic Psychology, the Department of Defense, the APA and the International Association of Suicide Prevention, among others. She has been published in many journals, magazines, and newspapers and has made radio and television appearances. Firestone is an accomplished author and has written many books relating to psychological defenses. Her most recent works include Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice, Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships, and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy.
Dr. Firestone Featured on GoodTherapy.org
In May, 2011 Lisa Firestone presented Challenging Your Critical Inner Voice: An Introduction to Voice Therapy, a GoodTherapy.org Web Conference available to clinicians for CE Credits.