Leading Sex Addiction Expert Hosts Professional Workshop on the Assessment and Treatment of Hypersexual Disorders in the Digital Age

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On April 27, 2012, renowned sex addiction expert and founder of The Sexual Recovery Institute, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, will host a professional workshop about assessing and treating hypersexual disorders at Peachwood’s in Santa Cruz.

Sex addiction has existed for decades, but the easy accessibility of social networks, adultery websites, virtual chats, smartphone sex apps and other online media have presented new challenges for those with compulsive and addictive sexual disorders.

On April 27, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., internationally known author, addiction specialist and founder of The Sexual Recovery Institute, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, will speak to treatment professionals about assessing and treating sex addiction in the age of smartphones and social media.

Titled “Understanding the Assessment and Treatment of Hypersexual Disorders/Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age,” the presentation will:

  • Provide insight into the relationship between early attachment trauma(s) and problems with adult intimacy and sexuality
  • Review 10 key symptoms of sexual addiction/hypersexual disorders
  • Discuss the current DSM designation for adult patterns of problem sexual behavior
  • Examine the influence of Internet-based technologies on the problem of sexual addiction
  • Explore the effect of sexual betrayal on intimate relationships and marriage
  • Offer clear direction for guiding clients toward healing and sexual sobriety
  • Provide four key 12-Step referral resources for clients and their partners

Attendees will join Mr. Weiss for lunch at Peachwood’s at the Inn at Pasatiempo in Santa Cruz, where they will spend the day learning about sex addiction and the full range of treatment options.

“Sex addiction has existed for decades, but the easy accessibility of social networks, adultery websites, virtual chats, smartphone sex apps and other online media have presented new challenges for those with compulsive and addictive sexual disorders,” said Mr. Weiss. “Getting educated about hypersexual disorders/sexual addiction and treatment will help clinicians be more effective in their practices and can be the first step toward healing for those struggling with these disorders.”

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.

To register for this professional workshop, visit the website of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Santa Cruz Chapter.

The Sexual Recovery Institute will also be hosting a dinner with Robert Weiss at Peachwood’s in association with this training event. The dinner will be on April 26, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at no cost to attendees. To meet Mr. Weiss and join other professionals for this dinner, RSVP to Sarah Chapin by April 24 at schapin(at)thesri(dot)com or (323) 395-9778.

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, call (866) 819-7849 or visit http://www.sexualrecovery.com.

About The Ranch

The Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch is one of the nation’s leading residential sex and love addiction treatment programs. Located on a secluded 2,000-acre horse ranch outside Nashville, Tennessee, the Center provides state-of-the-art, highly structured and individualized treatment for men and women in a gender-separate environment. To learn more about The Ranch, call (866) 381-8447 or visit http://www.recoveryranch.com.

The Sexual Recovery Institute and The Ranch are part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that includes Promises Treatment Centers 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.

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