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How to Help Clients Make Friends

  • 09 Sep 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Participants will receive 1 CE credit.
  • This webinar is discounted for DCPA students. Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Registrants will receive 1 continuing education credit.
  • Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.

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Event Description: 

Loneliness has been increasing for decades, and gen Z is the loneliest generation than any before. It's
also a powerful predictor of depression, anxiety, and even post traumatic stress disorder. Clients need
connection to functional optimally, and in this lecture, I'll help therapists learn new tools for helping
clients make friends.

Learning Objectives:


1. Describe how loneliness is not just as a feeling, but is a trigger for a larger world view that hinders connection

2. Discuss how cynicism about making friends is a self-fulfilling prophecy and how to help clients overcome it

3. Identify and Cultivate evidence-based tools to help clients make friends

Presenter Biography:

An enlightening psychologist and national speaker, Dr. Marisa G Franco is known for digesting and communicating science in ways that resonate deeply enough with people to change their lives. She works as a professor at The University of Maryland and her forthcoming book Platonic: How The Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends as an Adult debuts with Penguin Random House in September 2022. She writes about friendship for Psychology Today and has been a featured connection expert for major publications like The New York TimesThe Telegraph, and ViceShe speaks on belonging at corporations, government agencies, non-profits, and universities across the country, including Harper Collins Publishers, Cisco, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and The Department of State. You can follow her on Instagram (@DrMarisaGFranco) or sign up for her free quiz( to assess your friendship strengths.

Disclaimer: District of Colombia Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. DCPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

*DCPA Refund Policy:   Refund requests more than one week prior to the webinar should be sent to  If the request comes within one week of the webinar, only credit will be offered.

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