Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 - Promises Behavioral Health invites clinicians and treatment professionals to a workshop titled \u201cNarcissism Addiction and Detachment as Tools to Emotional Survival\u201d on Oct. 28, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Lod Cook Alumni Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Professionals will join internationally known author, sex addiction specialist and educator Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, for lunch and training. The workshop will provide insight into the connection between childhood abuse and adult mental health disorders, and will explore the evolving relationship between addiction and mental health treatment. \u201cAdults who struggle with personality disorders and addictions, whether to sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling or food, often have a history of childhood abuse or neglect,\u201d said Mr. Weiss. \u201cThese early traumatic experiences can lead to dissociation from healthy intimacy and acting out through compulsive or addictive behaviors. By treating the underlying emotional trauma as well as the addictive behaviors, patients can develop the tools they need for recovery in all areas.\u201d Robert Weiss is the founder of The Sexual Recovery Institute, the Director of Sexual Disorders Services for Promises Behavioral Health, and the creator of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch in Tennessee. A media expert to CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, ESPN, Dr. Drew 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. Workshop attendees will earn four CEUs. To register for this professional workshop, visit the Promises Behavioral Health events page or call Sherry Young, PhD, at (310) 956-9326.