Robert Weiss

326 – What Therapists Need to Know about the Digital World

Closer Together, Farther Apart
ROBERT WEISS

In the 1960s, we experienced the Generation Gap. Today a Technology Gap exists between tech-novice therapists and their app- and device-savvy clients. This workshop will bring you up to speed on what you need to know about the myriad ways in which social and virtual media are changing the ways younger clients think, behave, and relate to others. Learn about:

  • Sexuality and the web: an overview of the world of dating sites, hook-up sites, cybersex, and cyber porn
  • Cyberbullying: a comprehensive survey of how the Internet can be used to humiliate and intimidate
  • How to differentiate social media outlets: understanding their distinctive cultures and users
  • How to distinguish normal from pathological immersion in the world of the web

Note: This workshop fulfills many state-board requirements for training in cultural competency.

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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527 – Sex, Tech, and Addiction

How the Digital World is Affecting Human Intimacy, Relationships, and Sexuality
ROBERT WEISS

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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