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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.


Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist and the director of research and education at the Glendon Association. Since 1987, Dr. Firestone has been involved in clinical training and applied research in the areas of suicide and violence. In collaboration with Dr. Robert Firestone, her studies resulted in the development of the Firestone Assessment of Self-Destructive Thoughts"! (FAST), Firestone Assessment of Suicidal Intent"! (FASI) and Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts"! (FAVT) and the FAVT-A (for adolescents).

Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. She is the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships, as well as Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy. She is also the Senior Editor for the psychological website for the public www.psychalive.org and a regular blogger on Psychology Today and the Huffington post.