Educating professionals about the assessment and treatment of sex and pornography addictions will help local clinicians be more effective in their professional practices.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 07, 2011
On December 9, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute and Director of Sex and Intimacy Disorders Services at The Ranch Treatment Center in Tennessee, will speak about the influence of online media on sex and pornography addictions.
Titled “Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sex and Pornography Addictions in the New Media Frontier,” the presentation will explore the effects of online media on the problems of sex and pornography addiction and offer strategies for putting an end to destructive behaviors. Clinicians and other interested parties are invited to Maggiano’s Little Italy Perimeter Center in Atlanta to learn about sex and pornography addictions and the full range of treatment options.
During the presentation, Mr. Weiss will:
- Educate attendees about the characteristic symptoms of sex addiction and the process of sexual recovery
- Explore the causes of sexually addictive behavior
- Discuss the effects of online media on the problems of sex and porn addiction
- Offer strategies for healing relationships and offering support to a betrayed spouse
- Provide helpful resources for additional learning
“Sex and pornography addictions have been complicated by the easy accessibility of adultery websites, virtual chats, smartphone sex apps and other online media,” said Mr. Weiss. “Educating professionals about the assessment and treatment of sex and pornography addictions will help local clinicians be more effective in their professional practices.”
Robert Weiss LCSW is one of the nation’s foremost experts on intimacy, addiction and sexual disorders. 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.
Registration for the Dec. 9 presentation costs $70 for members of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and $85 for non-members. Lunch is included, and attendees may earn six CEUs. To attend 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 http://www.sexualrecovery.com or call (866) 341-9754.
The Sexual Recovery Institute is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch and The Recovery Place. 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 http://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.