Renowned Sex Addiction Expert Speaks at LSU: Professional Workshop on Narcissism Addiction and Detachment

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On Oct. 28, 2011, Elements Behavioral Health will host a professional workshop that features leading sex addiction expert Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S.

Adults who struggle with personality disorders and addictions, whether to sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling or food, often have a history of childhood abuse or neglect.

Elements Behavioral Health invites clinicians and treatment professionals to a workshop titled “Narcissism Addiction and Detachment as Tools to Emotional Survival” on Oct. 28, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Lod Cook Alumni Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Professionals will join internationally known author, sex addiction specialist and educator Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, for lunch and training. The workshop will provide insight into the connection between childhood abuse and adult mental health disorders, and will explore the evolving relationship between addiction and mental health treatment.

“Adults who struggle with personality disorders and addictions, whether to sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling or food, often have a history of childhood abuse or neglect,” said Mr. Weiss. “These early traumatic experiences can lead to dissociation from healthy intimacy and acting out through compulsive or addictive behaviors. By treating the underlying emotional trauma as well as the addictive behaviors, patients can develop the tools they need for recovery in all areas.”

Robert Weiss is the founder of The Sexual Recovery Institute, the Director of Sexual Disorders Services for Elements Behavioral Health, and the creator of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch in Tennessee. A media expert to CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, ESPN, Dr. Drew and the Today Show, among others, Mr. Weiss also has provided clinical training and program development for the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. military and behavioral treatment centers throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Workshop attendees will earn four CEUs. To register for this professional workshop, visit the Elements Behavioral Health events page or call Sherry Young, PhD, at (310) 956-9326.

About The Sexual Recovery Institute

The Sexual Recovery Institute is the nation’s premier outpatient program for men and women struggling with relationship, love and sex addiction. Based in Los Angeles, California, the institute offers confidential, affordable and gender-specific programs that encourage healthy sexuality and intimacy, including two-week intensives and individual, group and couples treatment. For more information about The Sexual Recovery Institute, visit

The Sexual Recovery Institute is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that includes Promises Treatment Centers and The Ranch. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit

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