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Digital World … Meet Clinical Culture: Our Ethical Need for Clinical Fluency in the Digital World

  • Saturday, February 18, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Betty Ford Center 10700 Santa Monica Blvd., #310 Los Angeles, CA 90025 (at the corner of Overland Ave.)


  • Free for members
  • Non-member (No CEUs - WORKSHOP ONLY)

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Los Angeles District Meeting

Presenter: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S

Description: Today’s clients are increasingly seeking help for problems related to life online. Parenting concerns, adult obsessions to gambling, porn and spending, cyber-cheating, cyber-bullying and simple tech-overwhelm all figure into this matrix. This thought-provoking, playful, yet highly structured multimedia presentation is geared toward the clinician who feels the need to know more about online life, yet feels overwhelmed by the process. This talk will help frame current, digitally driven, tech-related cultural issues, related to what shows up most frequently in the therapy space. The focus is both educational and inspirational, as attendees can both note needed areas professional self-growth, while reflecting on potential countertransference concerns. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. List and define the 3 A’s of digital media, the drivers of our fascination and involvement with digital technology
  2. Compile a concrete list of today’s dominant social media outlets, along with their specific cultures and uses.
  3. Rate their Digital Awareness skillset – outlining specific areas of needed professional growth.

About the Presenter:

Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is Sr. VP of National Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health, creating and overseeing addiction and mental health treatment programs for more than a dozen high-end treatment facilities. An internationally acknowledged clinician and author of self help literature for over 25 years, Rob is a subject expert on the intersection of human intimacy and digital technology and is the author of several highly regarded books on sex, intimacy and addiction in the digital age. Mr Weiss’s books, talks and event information can be found at www.robertweissmsw.com

Workshop Logistics: Meeting time is 10-12:30 PM with the first 15 minutes reserved for signing in and networking. The presentation starts at 10:15 AM following announcements. 2.0 CEUs will be offered for LCSWs - members earn credit at no cost. Credit for non-members is $20 per meeting.

Parking: Ample street parking available on side streets, without restriction, one block south of Santa Monica Blvd. Garage in building available.

District Coordinator: Monica Blauner| monica@monicablauner.com

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