Sex and Tech Addiction Expert Robert Weiss Speaks at 8th International Trauma and Addiction Symposium in Scottsdale

On Valentine’s Day, renowned author, speaker and founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, will speak at the 8th Annual Symposium of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) Feb. 5, 2013 – On February 14, 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 at the 8th Annual Symposium of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). From 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Mr. Weiss will discuss sex addiction in gay men. As the author of Cruise Control: Understanding Sexual Addiction in Gay Men and Untangling the Web: Sex and Fantasy Addictions in the Digital Age and a clinician who has specialized in working with sexually addicted clients and their spouses for over 22 years, Mr. Weiss has designed this training to provide empathic insight and practical approaches to those providing clinical care to gay and bisexual men. Later that day, he will lead a Technology and Sexual Addiction training session from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Symposium attendees can also learn strategies for treating clients with co-occurring stimulant abuse and sexual disorders from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in a session led by David Sack, MD, the CEO of Promises Behavioral Health and Promises Treatment Centers. Last month, Promises opened a specialized treatment program for men, the Stimulant and Sexual Disorders Program at Promises Malibu, which is designed and directed by Mr. Weiss and Dr. Sack to address these issues. On Friday, February 15, Mr. Weiss will host a “Lunch and Learn,” which is sponsored by the Sexual Recovery Institute and The Ranch. Boxed lunches are available for pre-order. This year, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, IITAP is offering special programming for the significant others of symposium attendees, including a reception on the Hotel Valley Ho rooftop which as a 360-degree view of the Valley of the Sun. The rooftop reception, which will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on February 14, is co-hosted by Promises Behavioral Health. To attend the symposium, complete the registration form on IITAP’s website. To learn more about Mr. Weiss’ other speaking engagements, visit the Promises Behavioral Health events website or contact Jeanette Lisalda at (866) 825-1104 or [email protected].

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 Promises 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 Promises Behavioral Health, visit

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