Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is Senior Vice President of Clinical Development with Elements Behavioral Health. He has developed clinical programs for Right Step near Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, The Ranch outside Nashville, Tennessee, Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu, and The Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles. He is the author of Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men and Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction, and co-author with Dr. Jennifer Schneider of both Untangling the Web: Sex, Porn, and Fantasy Obsession in the Internet Age and Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships. He is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, PsychCentral.com, Counselor Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He has served as a media specialist for CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Today Show, among many others. For more information, you can visit his website, www.robertweissmsw.com.
Online interconnectivity provides endless opportunities that support our human needs for community, social interaction, and intimate relationships. Unfortunately, for some this increasingly unfettered access to possible sexual and romantic encounters sometimes results in an escalating, obsessive quest resulting in dire consequences. Psychotherapist Robert Weiss, who studies the juxtaposition of human sexuality, intimacy, and technology, looks to examine the ways in which technology impacts intimate relationships, for better and for worse in “Sex and Love in the Digital Age.”