On May 4, renowned author, addictions expert and founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, will deliver a major keynote speech on the intersection of technology and addiction to over 500 at the 50th anniversary conference of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) in Indian Wells, Calif. Indian Wells, CA (PRWEB) April 8, 2014 \u2013 On May 4, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, author, clinician, founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute, and Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for Promises Behavioral Health, will explore technology\u2019s effect on sex, dating, relationships and addiction as a featured keynote speaker at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist\u2019s conference in Indian Wells, Calif. This year\u2019s conference, which celebrates CAMFT\u2019s 50th anniversary, will be held from May 1 to 4 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Mr. Weiss\u2019 two-hour multimedia presentation, titled \u201cCloser Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Digital Technology on Sex, Dating and Relationships,\u201d begins at 10:15 a.m. and will provide a fascinating look at the ways digital technology affects clinical practice and has changed the way people communicate, relate, work, parent and mate. \u201cWhile we cannot imagine life without the Internet, the benefits and costs of digital technology to relationships and mental health is an area that deserves our attention,\u201d said Mr. Weiss. \u201cLearning about how technological advances affect individuals, families and communities, in both positive and negative ways, as well as how emerging technologies are improving addiction treatment outcomes, will help clinicians more effectively address the modern-day challenges facing their patients.\u201d The presentation draws from the cutting-edge research showcased in Mr. Weiss\u2019 book \u201cCloser Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships,\u201d co-authored with Jennifer Schneider, MD, which explores the cultural shifts brought about by digital technology and how these new connections are changing us as individuals and as a society. To register for the conference, visit the CAMFT website. To learn more about Mr. Weiss\u2019 other speaking engagements, visit the Promises Behavioral Health events page or contact Jeanette Lisalda at (866) 825-1104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. About Robert Weiss Mr. Weiss is widely considered one of the nation\u2019s foremost experts on sex and technology addictions along with the intimacy disorders that often underlie these problems. A media expert to CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, the Oprah Winfrey Network, ESPN, the New York Times, USA Today, NBC News 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. Mr. Weiss has developed the first dedicated treatment centers for women\u2019s intimacy and sexual disorders in the U.S. as well as the highly successful SAID program for men at Promises Malibu, the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch and The Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles. About Promises Treatment Centers Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu, CA, West Los Angeles, CA, and Austin, Texas, are among the nation\u2019s premier addiction treatment centers. Led by some of the country\u2019s 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 (866) 285-9441 or visit www.promises.com. About The Ranch Since 1999, The Ranch has provided comprehensive therapeutic programs that treat the underlying causes of eating disorders, addictions and other self-defeating behaviors.\u00a0The Ranch offers innovative therapies to address the multidimensional aspects of the whole person while teaching personal accountability in a safe, nurturing, real-life environment.\u00a0Located 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 (855) 893-5987 or visit www.recoveryranch.com. About The Sexual Recovery Institute The Sexual Recovery Institute is the nation\u2019s 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 (855) 893-5987 or visit www.sexualrecovery.com. Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch and The Sexual Recovery Institute are part of Promises Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes The Recovery Place, Lucida Treatment Center, Journey Healing Centers, Clarity Way 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 patient but for the entire family system. 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