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Assessing and Treating Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age

Presented by: Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, Author and expert on the relationship between digital technology and human sexuality.

This presentation offers an in depth overview of the diagnostic and treatment related questions and concerns presenting in clients who act out early trauma, attachment disorders and social deficits by compulsively abusing the healthy pursuit and experience of human sexuality.
The focus of the presentation is to encourage clinical insight, empathy and direction toward helping clients with intimacy, sexual sex and/or pornography addictions while also offering an effective clinical stance and the cognitive behavioral tools required to provide useful treatment and therapy for this population. The presentation will offer an overview of the diagnosis of sexual addiction (interpersonal, porn and Internet related), common behaviors and problems encountered by sex addicts along with direction toward eliminating problem sexual behavior. Inaccurate myths about this behavioral concern will be addressed, along with questions regarding addictive vs. healthy sexuality as well as differential diagnosis. Gender differences will be discussed along with the influence of Internet based porn and online sexual access on sexual addicts. The status of Hypersexual Disorder as a DSM 5 diagnosis will be provided. Participants will be offered the most commonly utilized models for sex addiction treatment along with useful resources for client education and referral. Attendees will gain direction for further clinical education. Time will be set aside for discussion, questions and answers.

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Date:  Friday, June 19th 2015
Time:  10:00am – 2:30pm
Location:  Holiday Inn San Francisco Civic Center
50 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
(Parking in the hotel will be validated)

Cost: $30

10:00am – 10:30am     Registration
10:30am – 10:45am     Intro
10:45am – 12:15pm     Presentation
12:15pm – 12:45pm     Lunch provided
12:45pm – 2:15pm       Presentation
2:15pm – 2:30pm         Q & A

You may register online by clicking “Register” above or call 866-825-1104.

*CE’s Offered: ( 3 )

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1)  Identify 3 behavioral manifestations presented by men and women with repetitive patterns of problematic, compulsive, sexual acting out.
2)  List 3 common misconceptions regarding the diagnosis of sexual addiction (hypersexual disorders) in adults.
3)  Discuss basic referral resources and information including: Self-help groups, review of the 12 step and other client support groups as well as online resources, articles and books for further clinical education.

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Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S is Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health. He has developed clinical programs for The Ranch in Nashville, Tennessee, Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu, The Right Step in Dallas, COPAC in Mississippi and is founder of The Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles. A licensed UCLA MSW graduate and personal trainee of Dr. Patrick Carnes, he is author of Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men, Sex Addiction 101, lead author with Dr. Jennifer Schneider of the 2014 release, Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships and the 2015 book release, Always Turned On: Understanding Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age, along with numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters. An author and subject expert on the relationship between digital technology and human relationships/sexuality, Mr. Weiss has served as a media specialist for CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Today Show, among many others. He has also provided clinical multi-addiction training and behavioral health program development for the US military and treatment centers throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.


Elements Behavioral Health is an NBCC approved Continuing Education provider (ACEP #6580) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Elements is also a provider for NAADAC (NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program No. 624); and NASW; this program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers, (Provider No. 886487573) for ( 3 ) Social Work continuing education contact hours. Elements Behavioral Health is approved by the APA (American Psychological Association) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elements Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for ( 3 ) continuing education credits. Participants should check with their respective State Boards to confirm acceptance of these credits.

Refunds are provided when canceling 7 days before the event. No refunds available if canceling within 7 days of event.

ADA accommodations: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office at least 7 days in advance of the event so that we can ensure accommodations are made.

There is no commercial support for this program not are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.