Robert Weiss (therapist)
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|Alma mater||Fieldston School,
Emerson College (Boston),
University of California, Los Angeles
|Awards||The SASH Patrick Carnes Award (2008),
the LAGPA Community Service Award (2005)
|Institutions||The Sexual Recovery Institute,
|Doctoral advisor||Patrick Carnes|
Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S is a digital-age intimacy and relationships expert specializing in infidelity and addictions -- most notably sex, porn, and love addiction. An internationally acknowledged clinician, he frequently serves as a subject expert on human sexuality for multiple media outlets including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, NBC, The Oprah Winfrey Network, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR, among others. He is the author of several highly regarded books, including: Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating; Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction; Sex Addiction 101: The Workbook; and Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men. He is the co-author, with Dr. Jennifer Schneider, of Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships and Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age. He is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, PsychCentral.com, and The Huffington Post, among others. A skilled clinical educator, he routinely provides training to therapists, the US military, hospitals, and psychiatric centers in the US and abroad. Over the years, he has created and overseen more than a dozen high-end addiction and mental health treatment facilities. Currently, he is CEO of Seeking Integrity, LLC, being developed as an online and real-world resource for recovery from infidelity and sexual addiction.
Studies and qualifications
A UCLA clinical social work graduate, Weiss did his post-graduate training in Sexual Addiction and Sexual Offender treatment under the direction of Dr. Patrick Carnes. Weiss is a former board member of The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity and has presented for the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI), The American Association of Sex Educators and Therapists, CAMFT, The National Association of Social Work, The NIH (National Institutes of Health) and The US Military among many, many others. He provides clinical training and program development for numerous multi-addiction treatment centers, including Promises Treatment Centers, Malibu Vista, The Ranch, Right Step, The Recovery Place, Lucida, Journey Healing Centers, and the Sexual Recovery Institute. He has also provided clinical multi-addiction training and behavioral health program development for the US military and numerous other treatment centers throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
In the media
|Robert Weiss & David Ley. Is sex addiction a myth? // KPCC (April 25, 2012, 9:29 am) retrieved 11.01.2013|
Weiss is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows and news shows. Some of his more notable appearances include Larry King Live, To Catch a Predator, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, The Glenn Beck Show, and CNN’s Headline News. He has served as a behind-the-scenes media expert for CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Times of London, and the Today Show, among many others. He has also been featured as an expert in numerous print articles appearing both nationally and internationally in places such as Health.com, the Los Angeles Times, TIME, NY Daily News, Red Eye, Behavioral Health Central, and more. In a field with very few recognized experts, Weiss is an acknowledged industry leader, not only for his own practice, but for his efforts in educating other clinicians about the assessment and treatment of persons with addictive and offending sexual disorders.
- 2001, Cybersex Exposed: Simple Fantasy or Obsession? (with Jennifer Schneider)
- 2006, Untangling the Web: Sex, Porn, and Fantasy Obsession in the Internet Age (with Jennifer Schneider)
- 2013, Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men
- 2014, Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships (with Jennifer Schneider)
- 2015, Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age (with Jennifer Schneider)
- 2015, Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction
- 2016, Sex Addiction 101, the Workbook: 24 Proven Exercises to Guide Sex Addiction Recovery
- 2017, Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating