527 – Sex, Tech, and Addiction

Weiss, Robert 2016
How the Digital World is Affecting Human Intimacy, Relationships, and Sexuality

When we talked about addictions in the past, we usually meant being hooked on substances, such as alcohol or drugs. Today, however, the instant access, affordability, and anonymity of the Internet has created an escalation of related relationship and sexual behavior problems ranging from teens viewing porn to sexting, hookup apps, and porn addiction. This workshop will provide a framework to help therapists understand how to assess for and examine nonoffending online sexual behavior problems. You’ll learn how to:

  • Assess for the impact of intimacy disorders and sexual addiction on clients’ behavior and intimate relationships
  • Understand how spouses and
    partners can be affected by online compulsions and addictions
  • Plan a treatment strategy for
    managing nonoffending, compulsive behavioral disorders
  • Find client and clinician resources for treating online addictions

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, is senior vice president of clinical development for Elements Behavioral Health. Speaker, clinician, and author of seven books on human intimacy and sexuality, he currently blogs for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and PsychCentral.com.

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