Leading Intimacy and Addiction Expert Robert Weiss to Speak on Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age

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On June 19, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, a noted clinician and founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute(SM), will present “Assessing and Treating Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age” at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Civic Center.

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Without question, today’s high-speed Internet and social media apps are fueling (in some) out-of-control sexual behavior and impacting relationships in profound ways not even envisioned just a few years ago.

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, internationally renowned psychotherapist, author and clinical educator, will present “Assessing and Treating Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age” at the Holiday Inn San Francisco Civic Center, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event includes three CE credits. Weiss, founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute(SM) in Los Angeles, is senior vice president of clinical development for Elements Behavioral Health.

Weiss, author of Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age; Cruise Control: Understanding Sexual Addiction in Gay Men; and Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships, will provide an in-depth look at diagnostic issues and treatment challenges presented by clients with intimacy disorders and sex and pornography addictions.

The goal of this event is to encourage clinical insight, empathy and direction toward helping clients work through complex issues surrounding emotional health, sex and intimacy. “This is a fascinating, challenging time to be a therapist,” says Weiss. “Digital technology is shifting the ground beneath our feet as we try to keep up with rapid changes in the way that individuals are using and abusing it for connection. Without question, today’s high-speed Internet and social media apps are fueling (in some) out-of-control sexual behavior and impacting relationships in profound ways not even envisioned just a few years ago.”

The presentation will provide clinical background as well as cognitive behavioral tools and best practices for treating hypersexual behavior. It will also include an overview of the diagnosis of sexual addiction, common behaviors and problems encountered by sex addicts, and myths about sex addiction. Gender differences will be discussed along with the influence of Internet-based porn and online sexual access on sexual addicts.

Rounding out the presentation, Weiss, who has more than three decades of experience treating sexual addiction, will cover the most effective models for sex addiction treatment and provide useful resources for client education and referral.

This is critical information for therapists, he says. “We’re seeing increasing numbers of people struggling with sexual addictions, especially Internet-related behaviors – compulsive porn use, cybersex, nonstop sexting and the like. As therapists, we need to be prepared.”

The cost is $30 and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, visit the Elements Behavioral Health events page.

About Robert Weiss

Robert Weiss is widely considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on sex and technology addictions 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 The Sexual Recovery Institute(SM)

Since 1995, the Sexual Recovery Institute has been one of the nation’s premier outpatient programs 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, call (855) 893-5987 or visit http://www.sexualrecovery.com.

The Sexual Recovery Institute is a member of Elements Behavioral Health, an owner of a series 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.

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