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Elements Behavioral Health Welcomes Fall with a Series of Professional Workshops on Porn, Relationship and Sexual Addiction

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 across the country.

Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) Oct. 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 nationwide about the diagnosis and treatment of relationship, pornography and sexual addiction.

On Friday, October 5, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mr. Weiss will be joined by other noted experts Greg Skipper, MD, the Director of Professional Health Services at Promises, and Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, a consultant for the dual diagnosis eating disorder program at The Ranch, for a daylong symposium at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Titled “Exploring Process Addictions: Sex, Food and the Addicted Brain,” this essential training will combine practical insight with useful therapeutic tools and other resources to guide clinicians in identifying and treating process addictions. The cost to attend this event is $95 and attendees can earn up to five CEUs.

On Friday, October 19, Mr. Weiss will be a keynote speaker at the 39th Annual Conference on Addiction Studies, hosted by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals Houston Chapter. Located at the Westin Houston Memorial City Hotel, Mr. Weiss’ presentation will address the treatment of sex and pornography addictions in the new media frontier.

At the end of the month, on Saturday, October 27, Mr. Weiss travels to the Spiritual Life Center in Sacramento, California, to deliver a keynote workshop at the Healing Sex and Love Addiction 5th Annual Conference. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., clinicians, students, couples, people in recovery and the general public will learn what to expect in the first two years of recovery from sex addiction.

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.

“Sex, relationship and pornography addictions have existed for decades, but the easy accessibility of social networks, adultery websites, virtual chats, smartphone sex apps and other online media have presented new challenges for those with addictive sexual disorders,” said Mr. Weiss. “Getting educated about these disorders and their treatment will help clinicians be more effective in their practices and can be an important step toward healing for individuals and their loved ones.”

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 www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.

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