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Sex addiction expert to host Atlanta workshop

December 7, 2011
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On Dec. 9 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, 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.

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