Brief Biography

Robert Weiss Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S

Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is a digital-age intimacy and relationships expert specializing in infidelity and addictions – most notably sex, porn, and love addiction. An internationally acknowledged clinician, he frequently serves as a subject expert on human sexuality for multiple media outlets including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, The Oprah Winfrey Network, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR, among others.

Mr. Weiss is the author of several highly regarded books, including “Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating,” “Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction,” “Sex Addiction 101: The Workbook,” and “Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men.” He also blogs regularly for Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and Psych Central.

A skilled clinical educator, Mr. Weiss routinely provides training to therapists, the US military, hospitals, and psychiatric centers in the US and abroad. Over the years, he has created and overseen more than a dozen high-end addiction and mental health treatment facilities. Currently, he is CEO of Seeking Integrity, LLC, being developed as an online resource for recovery from infidelity and sexual addiction. For more information or to reach Mr. Weiss, please visit his website, robertweissmsw.com, or follow him on Twitter, @RobWeissMSW.

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Curriculum Vitae

Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S

Seeking Integrity LLC
Chief Executive Officer
1112 Montana Avenue, Suite 879
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Email: rob@robertweissmsw.com
Web: RobertWeissMSW.com
Phone: 310.210.7556

 

CEO: SEEKING INTEGRITY, LLC
Santa Monica, CA: Dec 2017 to the present

  • Create, develop, and maintain SexandRelationshipHealing.com
  • Expanding the continuum of care – online and real world – for people seeking to heal problems with sexual intimacy and relationship betrayal.
  • Create and implement branded treatment programs at existing IOP and residential sex addiction treatment facilities.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT: ELEMENTS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Los Angeles and Malibu, CA, Dallas, TX, and Nashville, TN: 2010 to Nov 2017

  • Program development for multi-track treatment programs in sexual addiction, drug/alcohol abuse, intimacy disorders, and spousal treatment
  • Oversee multidisciplinary treatment teams and provide program development for both inpatient/residential and outpatient substance abuse, trauma, and intimacy and sexual disorders programs
  • Provide staff and peer professional education and clinical consultation within Elements Behavioral Health facilities and other major treatment centers throughout the US and abroad
  • Manage and oversee senior management priorities
  • Provide overall clinical and marketing direction for multiple programs
  • Provide local, regional, and national community outreach
  • Provide professional resource and referral development

FOUNDING DIRECTOR: THE SEXUAL RECOVERY INSTITUTE
Los Angeles, CA: 1995 to 2015

The Sexual Recovery Institute was an outpatient sexual addiction, love addiction, and nonviolent sexual offender treatment program providing assessment and treatment services to both men and women. SRI was one of only a few such outpatient treatment centers in the United States. SRI offered two-week intensive outpatient treatment programs for sex addiction, love addiction, and nonviolent sexual offending, as well as standard outpatient treatment (individual and group therapy) for the same issues.

CONSULTANT
Expert Witness: Ongoing Sexual Addiction and Sexual Offender Cases
2003 to the Present

  • Provide expert analysis and testimony in sexual addiction and sexual offending cases
  • Provide detailed “fitness for duty” evaluations (MDs, attorneys, therapists, clergy, etc.)
  • Provide psycho-sexual evaluations for courts and related settings

Director of Program Development: Life Healing Center of Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM: October 2007 to Jan 2009

  • Developed Sexual Disorders, Addiction, and Trauma Treatment programs for inpatient programming, both male and female

Program Development Consultant, Sexual Offender Treatment Services: City of Hanford, Department of Mental Health
Hanford, CA: 2005-2006

  • Developed and supervised maintenance of outpatient sexual offender treatment program, both male and female

EDUCATION

UCLA: Los Angeles, CA
Master of Social Welfare (MSW), Practice Focus: Mental Health, 1992

Emerson College: Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science (BS), Marketing and Business Communication, 1982

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California (LCSW), LCS#: 17610, July 1995, Current
  • Certified Sexual Addiction Specialist – Supervisor (CSAT-S), September 1999, Current
  • Certified Daring Way Practitioner (CDWP) – Brené Brown’s Daring Way Curriculum, November 2013, Current

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • AAMFT: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • AGPA: American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • ATSA: Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
  • CSCSW: California Society for Clinical Social Work
  • IITAP: The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
  • NASW: National Association of Social Workers
  • SASH: Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, board member (1997-2003)

– Past Editorial Board Member, Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity

PUBLICATIONS (PARTIAL LISTING)

Books

Edited Book Chapters

  • Weiss, R. (2011). How does sex addiction and infidelity affect gay couples? (for partners in same-sex relationships). In S. Carnes (Ed.), Mending a shattered heart: A guide for partners of sex addicts. Carefree, AZ: Gentle Path Press.
  • Weiss, R. (2009). Understanding sexual offending. In A. Neustein (Ed.), Tempest in the temple: Jewish communities and child sex scandals. Waltham, MA: Brandeis.
  • Weiss, R. (2004). Understanding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of sexual addiction. In R. Coombs (Ed.), Handbook of addictive disorders: A practical guide to diagnosis and treatment. New York, NY: Wiley.
  • Weiss, R. (2002). Treatment concerns for gay male sex addicts. In P. Carnes & K. Adams (Eds.), Clinical management of sex addiction. New York, NY: Brunner-Routledge.

Regular Blogs

OVERVIEW OF SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND TRAININGS (PARTIAL)

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Therapists (Ongoing)
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association (2012)
  • Asia Pacific Behavioural and Addiction Medicine Conference: Singapore (2013)
  • Ben Franklin Institute Summits for Clinical Excellence (2008 to the Present)
  • The Betty Ford Institute (2007)
  • California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2005, 2007, 2014)
  • California Society for Clinical Social Work (1999, 2012)
  • The Cleveland Clinic (2011)
  • Finding Freedom Conference (2016, 2017)
  • Hazelden Institute for Addictive Disorders (2004)
  • Houston Family Council on Addictive Disorders (2010)
  • IITAP Symposium (2008 to the Present)
  • Illinois HIV/AIDS State Conference (2005, 2008)
  • Life Healing Center: Santa Fe, NM (2006)
  • The Meadows: Wickenburg, AZ (1999)
  • The National Institutes of Health (2005)
  • The National Association of Social Workers
  • NEFESH Conference – Orthodox Jewish Mental Health Workers (2013)
  • Pepperdine University (2010)
  • Sierra Tucson: Tucson, AZ (2006)
  • Singapore University (2010, 2013)
  • Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (Ongoing)
  • UCLA: Department of Psychiatry (2009)
  • USC + UCLA: Departments of Social Welfare (2005, 2006)
  • UKESAD (UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders): London (2013)
  • US Army Family Advocacy and Chaplaincy Group: San Antonio, TX (2008)
  • US Journal Trainings (2006 to the Present)
  • US Marines, Family Advocacy and Chaplaincy Group: Okinawa, Japan (2007)
  • US Marines, Family Advocacy and Chaplaincy Group: Frankfurt, Germany (2005)
  • Vanderbilt University
  • West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders

SUBJECT EXPERT: BROADCAST MEDIA (PARTIAL)

  • Anderson Cooper 360, CNN
  • BBC 4
  • CNN World News
  • The Discovery Channel
  • ESPN
  • Fox News
  • Larry King Live, CNN
  • The Oprah Winfrey Network
  • The Today Show, NBC
  • World News Tonight, ABC
  • Multiple documentaries, regional news shows, radio

SUBJECT EXPERT PRINT AND ONLINE (PARTIAL)

  • AP and Reuters Newswire Services
  • The Atlantic (feature)
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Counselor Magazine
  • Elle
  • Esquire Magazine
  • The Fix
  • Frontiers (feature)
  • GQ (feature)
  • Huffington Post
  • Irish Examiner
  • LA Times
  • LA Weekly
  • Marie Claire Australia
  • Marie Claire South Africa
  • Men’s Health UK
  • Men’s Journal
  • Newsweek
  • NY Times
  • NY Daily News
  • Paradigm
  • Psych Central
  • Psychology Today
  • Times of London (feature)
  • Vogue
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Web MD