Internationally Renowned Technology and Addiction Expert to Host Webinar for Therapists on Digital Life and Social Media

On Oct. 8, internationally renowned technology and addiction expert Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, will conduct a free webinar on therapysites.com on the rapid integration of digital technology into everyday life and how therapists can respond to the constantly shifting challenges confronting them.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) Sept. 30, 2014 – On Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to noon PDT, Robert Weiss, founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute and senior vice president of clinical development for Elements Behavioral Health, will host “Closer Together, Further Apart: What Every Therapist Needs to Learn About Digital Life and Social Media,” a free webinar on therapysites.com. Continue reading

The New Masters of Sex

In the September issue of Women’s Health, Rob is featured as the “sex addiction expert” in the article “The New Masters of Sex.”  In the piece, Rob is credited as the first to implement gender-separate treatment for sex addiction and among the first to write about and treat cybersex addiction.  Rob explains, “tech now drives addiction for men and a growing number of women – when pleasure is more accessible, affordable, and anonymous, more people struggle with addiction.” Read more in the images below:  Continue reading

The Shower Girlfriend: What’s With this Weird Trend?

An article on SheKnows.com Rob discusses the new trend of imaginary DIY partners and people creating their own fantasy relationships. Rob explains that it is not uncommon for people to imagine and create their perfect mate, however there are many people who attempt to fill an emotional void and some who DIY their partner may be avoiding real intimacy. Rob notes, “real intimacy with real people requires a level of vulnerability that can feel intolerable to some people, especially those damaged by early-life trauma.” Read more on SheKnows.com.

Why There Will Never Be a Female Viagra

On The Daily Beast, Rob explains why Viagra for women will never work.  Rob, says, “drug companies are wasting millions of dollars in research on ‘female Viagra.’ They need to realize that female and male arousal are completely different – and a Viagra-like pill isn’t what women need.”  Read the entire article on thedailybeast.com.

Seek Therapy for Sex and Internet Porn Addiction

In “Seek Therapy for Sex and Internet Porn Addiction” in the Health & Wellness and Addictions section on ExpertBeacon.com Rob discusses what to consider when seeking therapy for Internet porn addiction. Rob explains that for some viewers porn, “escalates from pleasurable distraction to behavioral compulsion, leading to depression, isolation, loneliness, shame, and wide variety of negative life consequences.” He then offers advice for getting help for porn addiction, including what questions to ask yourself and what not to do. Read the full article at ExpertBeacon.com.