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Robert W. Firestone, PhD, psychologist and author, has been affiliated with the Glendon Association as its consulting theorist since its inception. His innovative ideas related to psychotherapy, couple and family relationships, suicide, parenting, and existential issues have been the inspiration and cornerstone of Glendon's research and publications.
From 1957 to 1979, Dr. Firestone was engaged in the private practice of psychotherapy as a clinical psychologist working with a wide range of patients, amplifying his original ideas on schizophrenia and applying these concepts to a comprehensive theory of neurosis.
Dr. Firestone's major works, including The Fantasy Bond , Voice Therapy , Combating Destructive Thought Processes ,Compassionate Child Rearing and many other books, articles, and video presentations, outline a fully realized and comprehensive theory on neurosis and human development. His studies on negative thought processes and their associated effects have led to the development of Voice Therapy , an advanced therapeutic methodology to uncover and contend with aspects of self-destructive and self-limiting behaviors.
Firestone has applied his concepts in different areas, from empirical research to developing the Firestone Assessment of Self-destructive Thoughts (FAST), a scale that assesses suicide potential. This led to the publication of Suicide and the Inner Voice: Risk Assessment, Treatment and Case Management . He also co-authored Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), Beyond Death Anxiety: Achieving Life-Affirming Death Awareness (Springer Publishing, 2009), The Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships (Karnac Books, 2009), and his latest work, The Self Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation (Routledge, 2012), with Joyce Catlett, MA.