Elements Behavioral Health Hosts a Series of Professional Workshops on Serial Infidelity, Sex, Relationship and Porn Addictions

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This month, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, hosts a series of professional workshops about the diagnosis and treatment of sexual addiction/compulsivity in various locations worldwide.

Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) Nov. 1, 2012 – This month, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute and Director of Intimacy and Sexual Disorders Services at both The Ranch in Tennessee and Promises Treatment Centers in California, will speak in various locations worldwide about the diagnosis and treatment of serial infidelity, relationship, pornography and sexual addiction.

Mr. Weiss begins the month in Amsterdam, training for SolutionS treatment centres in the Netherlands, followed by three unique trainings in London, UK. On Nov. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mr. Weiss will speak on “Understanding the Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Addiction in Gay Men” at the Charity Centre Directory of Social Change. As author of Cruise Control: Understanding Sexual Addiction in Gay Men and having specialized in working with many differing sexually addicted populations and their spouses for over 22 years, Mr. Weiss has specifically designed this training to provide empathic insight and practical approaches to those providing clinical care to gay and bisexual men. The cost to attend this workshop is £20 ($32 U.S.) and each guest will receive three CPDs and a free signed copy of Cruise Control.

On Friday, Nov. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mr. Weiss will lead an “Advanced Training in Sexual Addiction: Treatment and Practice” at the Charity Centre Directory of Social Change. This unique educational opportunity is designed to expand the knowledge, expertise and professional peer network of U.K., Asian and European clinicians with prior experience in the treatment of sexual addiction. The cost to attend is £40 ($65 U.S.), which includes lunch and six CPDs.

On Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mr. Weiss will spend the day training clinicians unfamiliar with addictive sexual disorders. “The Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age” at the Hilton Kensington in Hilltop Park will provide a thorough introductory training into the etiology of sexual addiction, assessment and treatment tools for sex addicts, spouses and couples, along with the role technology plays in the escalation of sexual addiction. The cost to attend is £60 ($97 U.S.) — £40 ($77 U.S.) for UKESAD members – which includes lunch, seven CPDs and a book from Mr. Weiss’ collection.

Returning to the U.S., on Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mr. Weiss is the featured keynote speaker on “Understanding the Assessment and Diagnosis of Sexual Addiction” at National University in Costa Mesa, Calif. Organized by the Orange County California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), this presentation will provide insight into the Hypersexuality/Sexual Addiction diagnosis, a review of common addictive sexual acting out behaviors and consequences, and a discussion of the influence of Internet-based sex and porn on sexual addiction.

Mr. Weiss will end the month in St. Louis, Mo. On Nov. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Marriott Hotel, Mr. Weiss will be joined by multiple addictions expert Stefani Carnes, PhD, CSAT-S, for a daylong workshop that outlines the causes, symptoms and treatment of sexual addiction as well as recovery strategies for spouses and family members. The cost to attend is $75 and guests may earn six CEUs.

To attend any of these events or to learn more about Mr. Weiss’ other speaking engagements, visit the Elements Behavioral Health events page or contact Jeanette Lisalda at (866) 825-1104 or jlisalda@theelements.com.

Mr. 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 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 Ranch

Since 1997, The Ranch has provided comprehensive therapeutic programs that treat the underlying causes of eating disorders, addictions and other self-defeating behaviors. The Ranch offers innovative therapies to address the multidimensional aspects of the whole person while teaching personal accountability in a safe, nurturing, real-life environment. Located on a working horse ranch in the beautiful rolling hills of Nunnelly, Tennessee, The Ranch offers programs with a variable length of stay, which allows each client to anchor new recovery behaviors needed for lasting change. For more information about The Ranch, call (866) 381-8447 or visit www.recoveryranch.com.

About Promises Treatment Centers

Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and West Los Angeles are the premier addiction treatment centers in southern California. Led by some of the country’s leading addiction specialists, Promises has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been the drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, call (877) 351-7506 or visit www.promises.com.

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 (866) 819-7849 or visit www.sexualrecovery.com.

The Ranch, Promises Treatment Centers and The Sexual Recovery Institute are part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes The Recovery Place, Spirit Lodge 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 elementsbh4.wpengine.com.

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