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Understanding the Client Who ‘Lives Online’; Digital Technology & Sex

3 CE Hours

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Understanding the Client Who ‘Lives Online’

While much fear and hype has been created in the past decade by well-meaning clinicians and the media, the actual role and effect of digital media on family life has yet to be fully understood and researched. So, what can a useful, caring mom, teacher, counselor or therapist offer today to families struggling with issues such as digital boundaries, cyberbullying and tech stressors, as well as problems like online gaming, gambling and sexuality? This timely, engaging talk, gives attendees a chance to revisit, reshape and challenge their beliefs about how digital technology is affecting family life, relationships, school, therapy and the workplace. Blending current research with historical references, this talk provides clarity in an area where many can be under-informed or even downright confused.

Digital Technology and Sex

Modern technology continues its generational and cultural influence, as we are all drawn into increasingly sophisticated and immediately accessible online content and interconnectivity. While many aspects of this evolutionary process are both useful and even essential for successful business and social interaction, increasing numbers today’s clients are seeking help negotiating the digital world. More specifically, many younger clients are eager for our help with online dating and intimacy problems as well compulsive abuse of digitally delivered pornography, app based hookups and digital dating, problems that simply did not exist a decade ago or less. As a problem and addictive online sexual activity that is costing people their jobs, their marriages, their families and more while also contributing to drug and alcohol abuse and relapse.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
Learning Objectives

Understanding the Client Who ‘Lives Online”

  • Attendees will gain insight into 3 or more “cultures” living online
  • Attendees will learn 3 different arenas in which clients can become digitally-addicted
  • Attendees will gain 2 specific skills regarding “digital interventions” into problem behavior

Digital Technology and Sex

  • Attendees will learn the three major symptoms of an online behavioral addiction
  • Attendees will gain 2 specific skills regarding “digital interventions” into problem behavior
  • Attendees will learn how to differentiate healthy online sexual behaviors versus problematic online sexual behaviors

This program has been approved for 3 continuing education clock hours in diagnosis by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Addiction Counselors

This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.


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Full Details: Learner Notification

Social Workers, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 3 Clinical continuing education credits.
ASWB ACE credit is not available in NY and NJ.

CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Dr. Robert Weiss

Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity an online and a residential intimacy disorders program treating men with sex and porn addictions as well as men with co-occurring drug and sex problems. Dr. Weiss is an author, international educator and clinical expert in the treatment of adult intimacy disorders and related addictions. A clinical sexologist and licensed psychotherapist for over 25-years, he has created clinical multiple treatment programs for prominent mental health institutions both in the US and abroad. Dr. Weiss is an adjunct professor at UCLA and a consultant and educator to the US Military. He often serves as a subject matter expert for CNN, NPR, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Dr. Weiss is the author of 10 books, including Prodependence: The End of Codependency, Sex Addiction 101, and Out of the Doghouse. On social media, Dr. Rob’s Psychology Today blog, Love and Sex in the Digital Age, has over 18 million readers to date, while his podcast, Sex, Love, & Addiction has garnered nearly 750 thousand downloads to date.

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