The symposium offers a way to explore issues that increasingly affect those on the front lines of mental health so they can take this information and use it to help make a difference in their clients’ lives.
Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) July 05, 2016
Renowned intimacy and sexual addiction expert Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, will explore the effect of digital technology on sex, dating and relationships in the keynote address at a July 22 summer symposium on Disordered Attachment and Disordered Behavior at North Carolina’s Wake Forest University.
Aimed at those working in mental health-related fields, the symposium will examine how early attachment issues, psychological arrest, family stressors and trauma relate to adult behavioral disorders and addictions.
“The symposium offers a way to explore issues that increasingly affect those on the front lines of mental health so they can take this information and use it to help make a difference in their clients’ lives,” said Weiss, who serves as the senior vice president of clinical development for Elements Behavioral Health and has developed clinical programs to treat sex addiction and intimacy disorders at The Ranch(SM) treatment center in Tennessee and The Right Step® treatment center in Texas.
Weiss joins a panel of speakers that includes experts in eating disorders, substance use disorders and military trauma. In addition to his keynote address, Weiss will lead a session titled “Sex Addiction 101— Understanding Adult Addictive Sexual Disorders in the Digital Age,” a topic he explores in depth in his book Sex Addiction 101.
The program is jointly provided by Judy Scheel, PhD, LCSW, and Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a program of Wake Forest School of Medicine and part of the NC AHEC System.
In response to a recent decision by North Carolina legislators to block laws protecting the LGBTQ community, the symposium will donate 100% of its proceeds to EqualityNC.org, an organization dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer residents.
The symposium will be held at the university’s Benson Center from 8 am to 4:45 pm on Friday, July 22. For more information and to register, visit the Northwest Area Health Education Center website. To learn more about Weiss’ other speaking engagements, visit the Elements Behavioral Health events page.
About Robert Weiss
Robert Weiss is widely considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on the intersection of human sexuality and digital technology, along with the intimacy disorders that often underlie these problems. A media expert to CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Network, ESPN, The New York Times, USA Today, NBC News and the Today Show, among others, 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.
About Elements Behavioral Health
Elements Behavioral Health is a family of behavioral health programs located throughout the United States. The Elements Behavioral Health® family of programs offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders, and other mental health disorders. Through its programs, the company is committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family network. For more information, visit elementsbehavioralhealth.com.