is a clinical psychologist, Director of Research and Education at the Glendon Association, and the Senior Editor of Psychalive.org. Dr. Firestone is the co-author of The Self Under Siege, Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships, and Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice.
What prevents most people from being able to sustain romantic, meaningful relationships that satisfy their needs and desires? What determines whether partners will end up experiencing fulfillment in their relationship or suffering pain and distress? This workshop helps answer these questions by providing participants with a theoretical model integrating psychodynamic, existential, and family systems frameworks in a manner that can increase our understanding of and ability to develop and maintain intimacy in relationships.