This month, internationally renowned addictions expert, author and presenter Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, speaks about the intersection of digital technology and addiction at two prominent conferences in the UK and Singapore.
Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 6, 2013 – This month, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute and Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health, will speak at two professional conferences on addictive disorders in the UK and Singapore.
Mr. Weiss will lead two workshops on sex addiction at the 10th European Symposium on Addictive Disorders at Guoman Tower in London. On May 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., he will host an opening plenary session about the impact of Internet and technology on intimacy and relationships titled, “Untangling the Web.”
“There is a new generation of people struggling with sex, relationship and porn addictions,” said Mr. Weiss. “Treating these disorders requires an understanding of the ways problem abuse of online pornography, “friend finder” apps, chat rooms and other Internet-based technologies are impacting the personal, social and professional lives of those who become addicted.”
From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mr. Weiss will discuss sexual addiction in gay men in a workshop titled, “Cruise Control.” Attendees will learn to distinguish sexual compulsion from non-addictive sexual behavior among gay men and to help clients work toward healthy expression.
Organized by the Addiction Recovery Foundation and co-sponsored by Elements Behavioral Health, the UKESAD symposium is Europe’s largest conference on addiction treatment. There will be 40 presentations hosted by 60 distinguished speakers from around the world, and about 500 attendees with whom clinicians can network and exchange perspectives. Attendees may earn up to 27 CEUs.
Later this month, on May 22, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Mr. Weiss will deliver the keynote address at the 2nd Asia Pacific Behavioural and Addiction Medicine Conference in Singapore. Titled, “Closer Together/Further Apart: The Effect of Internet and Social Media Technology on Intimate Relationships and Modern Love,” the presentation will explore the ways in which online behavior has changed the definitions of intimacy and infidelity. From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mr. Weiss will provide attendees with a comprehensive Introduction to Sexual Addiction Assessment and Treatment. To register for this event, visit the conference website.
About Rob 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.
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