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 \u2013 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 Promises Behavioral Health, will host \u201cCloser Together, Further Apart: What Every Therapist Needs to Learn About Digital Life and Social Media,\u201d a free webinar on therapysites.com. In this webinar, Weiss will explore the many ways that digital technology is changing society and how therapists can respond to the constantly shifting challenges confronting them. The webinar will cover: \tThe various cultures within the social media world \tBehavioral addictions (sex, gambling, gaming, spending) in relationship to the Internet \tWhich apps are most commonly used for sexual hook-ups, affairs and infidelity \tThe concept of "digital competency" \tThe ways in which digital and social media are affecting parenting and kids \tThe generation gap between older and younger users \u201cThis talk is designed to encourage those in the counseling professions to test their digital cultural awareness and explore the impact of all those phones, ipads and tablets,\u201d says Weiss. \u201cIn today\u2019s world, therapists have an ethical responsibility to fully understand the cultural experience and rules of the Internet and digital device apps.\u201d Author of a number of acclaimed books, including Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships, Weiss has more than three decades of experience treating addictive disorders. Click here to register for this free webinar. About the Speaker Robert 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. An author and 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 Sexual Recovery Institute The Sexual Recovery Institute is the nation\u2019s premier outpatient program for people 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. The Sexual Recovery Institute is a member of Promises Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch, The Recovery Place, Lucida Treatment Center, Clarity Way, COPAC, Journey Healing Centers, the Sundance Center 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. For more information about Promises Behavioral Health, visit https:\/\/www.promisesbehavioralhealth.com.