Distinguished clinician, author and addictions expert Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, will speak at the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association\u2019s 19th annual LGBTIQ conference Nov. 16 at Antioch University Los Angeles.\u00a0 Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) Oct. 14, 2014 \u2013 The Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California is presenting its 19th annual LGBTIQ conference Nov. 16 at Antioch University Los Angeles. The one-day conference will feature a host of noted clinicians in the LGBTIQ psychotherapy community, including Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, founding director of the Sexual Recovery Institute and senior vice president of clinical development for Promises Behavioral Health. Weiss will present the keynote speech, \u201cFrom \u2018Gay Marriage?\u2019 to \u2018Gay Marriage!\u2019\u201d as well as \u201cSex Addiction 101\u2013 Understanding the Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sex, Porn and \u2018Love\u2019 Addiction in the Digital Age.\u201d An international expert on sexual\u00a0 addiction, Weiss is noted for pioneering highly successful treatment centers for intimacy and sexual disorders at facilities such as The Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles, the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch in Nunnelly, Tennessee, and at Right Step in Dallas, Texas. \u201cWe\u2019re proud and honored to have our founding director and our clinicians be invited to speak at this important conference during this critical period of rapid, positive change in the gay community,\u201d said Sexual Recovery Institute Program Director Monica Blauner, LCSW, CSAT. The Sexual Recovery Institute has been serving members of the LGBTIQ community and their partners for nearly two decades. Presenters and workshops include: \tJoni Ogle, LCSW, CSAT, director of the young adult treatment program at Promises Treatment Centers, will present \u201cLove, Sex and Attachment Among the LGBT Young Adult Population.\u201d \tJoseph Verrone, LCSW, and Marty Simpson, LMFT, CSAT, of The Sexual Recovery Institute, will conduct a workshop titled \u201cSexual Addiction in Gay Men: Caught in the Cycle.\u201d \tLawrence Hedges, PhD, PsyD, ABPP, director of the Listening Perspectives Study Center in Orange, Calif., will present \u201cSexual Pleasure in Light of Intersubjectivity, Neuroscience, Infant Research, Relational Psychoanalysis and Recognition Theory.\u201d \tPrice Marshall, LMFT, and Christine Logan, LMFT, both psychotherapists in private practice, will co-present \u201cTransference\/Countertransference: The Dilemma of the Gay\/Lesbian Therapist to Self-Reveal to a Client Who Assumes They are Straight.\u201d \tMartin McCombs, PhD, a psychologist\/clinical sexologist in private practice will present \u201cBattered Libidos: Contemporary Sex Therapy Concepts, Interventions & Techniques for the Doubly-Oppressed in a Sex-Negative Culture\u201d and \u201cI Bury My Heart in the Wounding Decades: Is there a Gay Male HIV Survivors Syndrome?\u201d \tAdam Metcalf, LISW,\u00a0 lead behavioral health therapist at UNM Truman Health Services in Albuquerque, NM, will explore the topic \u201cSuicidal Ideation in LGBT Populations: Finding Hope.\u201d \tBill Ferguson, a professional family law mediator, will discuss \u201cThe Gay Divorce Mediation: What a Therapist Needs to Know to Help Their Clients Navigate This New Concept.\u201d \tYisraela Hayman, MA, LMFT, a certified sex therapist and life coach in private practice, will discuss \u201cLGBTQ Orthodox and Ex-Orthodox Jews \u2013 Oy vey \u2013 How Do I Work with This Population?\u201d \tAndrew Oldershaw, a member of\u00a0 the West Hollywood Human Services Commission and former co-chair of the city\u2019s lesbian and\u00a0 gay advisory board, will discuss \u201cGay Male #Selfie Phenomenon: Utilizing Clients\u2019 Social Media as Psychological Ingredients to Symptomology & Diagnostic Criteria.\u201d The conference is co-sponsored by Antioch University Los Angeles, the Sexual Recovery Institute, The Trevor Project, PFLAG and Promises Behavioral Health. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and parking. Attendees can earn up to 6 CE credits. For more information or to register, go to www.lagpa.com. About LAGPA The Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, Inc., was established in 1992 as an organization of mental health professionals interested in the psychological well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and\/or questioning individuals. It is an accredited provider of continuing education for psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and marriage and family therapists. About the Keynote 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. 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. 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. 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, Right Step, Journey Healing Centers, The Sundance Center, Lucida Treatment Center, Clarity Way, COPAC and The Recovery Place. 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 elementsbh4.wpengine.com.