International Addictions Expert Speaks on Sex and Intimacy in the Digital Age to Raise Funds for the Mazzoni Center

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On Sept. 11, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, renowned author, clinician and founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute, will present “Sex, Intimacy and Relationships in the Digital Age” to raise funds for the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) Aug. 27, 2014 – On Sept. 11, from 6-8 p.m., Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, internationally acclaimed author, psychotherapist and founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles, will present “Sex, Intimacy and Relationships in the Digital Age” at the Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia’s LGBT health care and wellness center. All funds generated by this event will be donated to the center.

The presentation will explore ways in which gay men can find meaningful connection in today’s world, where cut-throat behavior is rewarded and easy Internet hook-ups are a mouse-click away.

“The Internet has brought new complexity to an age-old problem,” Weiss says. “People have been trying to find love and meaningful connection and have been battling compulsive sexual behaviors since long before the Internet, but those issues have been compounded by 24-hour access to sexual material via computers, smartphones and other digital technologies. We’ll explore all of these developments.”

Weiss, author of Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships and Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men, speaks from a wealth of clinical experience treating addiction, compulsive sexual behaviors and relationship problems. In addition to founding the Sexual Recovery Institute, the nation’s premier outpatient sex addiction program for men, Weiss has developed dedicated treatment programs across the U.S. for sex and intimacy issues, including the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch, which offers gender-separate treatment programs for sex and intimacy disorders in Nunnelly, Tennessee, and the Substance Abuse and Intimacy Disorders Program at Right Step Dallas/Fort Worth for women with substance abuse and relationship problems.

For more information or to RSVP for the event, call (866) 825-1104 or email Jeanette Lisalda at The event is free and includes an appetizer buffet. To learn about other speaking engagements hosted by Elements Behavioral Health, visit the events page.

About the Speaker

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. An author and media expert to CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, ESPN, The New York Times, ESPN 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.

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 (855) 893-5987 or visit

About Elements Behavioral Health

Elements Behavioral Health is a family of behavioral health care programs that includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch, The Recovery Place, Lucida Treatment Center, Clarity Way, Journey Healing Centers, the Sundance Center, the Sexual Recovery Institute and Right Step. 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

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