Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S, Founding Director of The Sexual Recovery Institute, Los Angeles, and Director of The Center for Sexual Recovery at The Ranch, is a leading expert in the field of sexual disorders and addiction. Weiss has also developed sexual disorders programming at Promises Treatment Centers, and will develop future programs for Promises Behavioral Health. Because of Weiss’ long-time expertise in the field, he has provided insight to numerous media outlets regarding recent sex scandals involving both former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Reuters: Weiss talked to Reuters about why some powerful men act out sexually: “If their narcissism or egotism isn’t matched by a healthy dose of humility of what it means to be human…and they run on their intellect and don’t attend to their emotions on any level…then they are bound for trouble,” Weiss said. Read the article here: Sex, Lies and the Reckless Choices of the Powerful ABC News Los Angeles: Weiss is quoted at length in an ABC News article regarding Strauss-Kahn scandal: “Intellect and emotions run on different tracks,” Weiss said, explaining that for some people, sex is like a high, and like drug addicts, sex addicts are oblivious to the consequences of their behavior. He added, “As long as a person thinks they can get away with it, they’ll keep doing it and they won’t seek help.” Read the article here: Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Ladies’ Man or Sexual Predator? CNBC: Weiss discussed the Strauss-Kahn affair with CNBC, saying: “This latest scandal again raises questions about why some men in powerful positions often live out a double life one public and one private that involves impulsive and compulsive sexual behavior.” Read the full article here: Why Do Leaders Get Caught Up in Sex Scandals? Yahoo! News (AFP): Weiss was quoted in an AFP article regarding powerful men and sexual addiction: “Sex disorders expert Robert Weiss, meanwhile, said men at the pinnacle of power are particularly prone to behave in this way, and even wrote a book that dealt with the syndrome: ‘Why Men in Power Act Out.’” Philly.com: Weiss discussed sex scandals in an article on Philly.com: “These are people who, always having lacked control, search for what they can’t ever have: controllable intimacy. It has to be intense; a spouse can never do it…Abandonment and alcoholism in the family, and he develops a skill set whereby he can get intimacy by entertaining and getting close to people.” Read the full article here: Driving the Recent Sex Scandals is More Than Just a Superinflated Ego Additional Articles or News Outlets Quoting Robert Weiss on Sex Addiction and Powerful Men: AlterNet.org: Power, Entitlement Fuel Sexual Misdeeds: Experts Asia One News (Singapore): Power, Entitlement Fuel Sexual Misdeeds: Experts SydneyMorningHereald.com (Australia): How Power Corrupts Male Sexuality TheAge.com (Australia): How Power Corrupts Male Sexuality TheStar.com (Canada): Strauss-Kahn’s behaviour reveals narcissism run amok
NBC Los Angeles Nonstop News LA: After a registered sex offender from Torrance, California told police he was unsure if he could resist molesting children in the future, NBC’s Colleen Williams talked to Weiss about whether sex addicts can be rehabilitated. Watch the video here: Can Sexual Predators Resist the Urge to Strike?
Articles written by Robert Weiss:
PsychCentral.com: –Is Claiming You’re a Sex Addict Just an Excuse for Bad Behavior? –Sex Addiction, Schwarzenegger and Strauss-Kahn: Understanding Men in Power Who Sexually Act Out –Hypersexuality and The DSM-V RecoveryToday.net Sexual Addiction – Reformatted for the Digital Age (mentions Tiger Woods infidelity scandal) The Sexual Recovery Institute: Sex Addiction, Schwarzenegger and Strauss-Kahn: Understanding Why Men in Power Act Out RobertWeissMSW.com: Sex Addiction, Schwarzenegger and Strauss-Kahn: Understanding Men in Power Who Sexually Act Out