Lisa Firestone, PhD, received her PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1991. Since 1987, she has been involved in clinical training and applied research in suicide and violence. In collaboration with Dr. Robert Firestone, her studies resulted in the development of the Firestone Assessment of Self-Destructive Thoughts (FAST), the FASI, and Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts (FAVT), and the FAVT- A (for adolescents).
She has been a practicing clinical psychologist in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles for the last 20 years and works as the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. Dr. Firestone has published numerous peer reviewed articles, and is the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (2002), and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (2003).
Dr. Firestone is a much requested presenter at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone is the Senior Editor for the psychological website for the public psychalive.org and she is a regular blogger on Psychology Today and for the Huffington Post.