Sex and Tech Addiction Expert Robert Weiss Speaks at BFI Summit for Clinical Excellence Conference in Chicago

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On March 14, renowned author, speaker and founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, will speak at the Ben Franklin Institute’s Summit for Clinical Excellence Conference.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) Feb. 27, 2013 – On March 14, some of the nation’s leading educators and clinicians will converge in Chicago to provide professional training to assist therapists and counselors in their practices. 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 be one of the speakers at the Ben Franklin Institute’s Summit for Clinical Excellence Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “East Meets West in Psychotherapy: Freud, Jung and Buddha.”

On Thursday, March 14, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Mr. Weiss will deliver a keynote speech titled, “The Id, the Ego and the EX: Understanding Sex Addiction, Infidelity and Process Addictions.” He will explore some of the challenges clinicians face in the age of smartphones and social media, including identifying the symptoms of sex addiction and helping clients achieve sexual sobriety and relationship healing.

Later that day, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Mr. Weiss will lead a workshop titled, “Sex, Tech and Addiction: Understanding the Assessment and Diagnosis of Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age.” Attendees will learn about new and emerging technologies and the way they influence their clients’ mental and behavioral health.

The BFI Summit, which is co-hosted by Promises and The Ranch, will be held at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. To register, visit the BFI Summit website. To learn more about Mr. Weiss’ other speaking engagements, visit the Elements Behavioral Health events website or contact Jeanette Lisalda at (866) 825-1104 or

About Robert Weiss

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

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 a drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, call (877) 351-7506 or visit

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

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 client but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit

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