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Recorded on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 

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Reference List: Weiss-05-26-21
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Forty years after its arrival in the addiction world, why has codependency never become a formalized, criteria-based diagnosis in the DSM or ICD? When is it time to consider newer, more attachment-based models? This talk pushes aside the 40-year-old as-yet-unproven concepts defining codependency to consider newer, more strengths-based care.


Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW, is the Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity Treatment Programs.  Seeking Integrity offers both in-person and online help for men and their loved ones to heal intimacy disorders, sexual addiction, and concurring drug use disorders. Weiss developed and oversees Seeking Integrity’s current residential treatment programming. In the recent past, he created close to a half-dozen addiction treatment programs in the United States and abroad, including ones at The Life Healing Center, The Ranch, and Promises Malibu.  He is author of 10 books on sexuality, technology, and human intimacy, including Sex Addiction 101, Out of the Doghouse, and Prodependence: The End of Codependency. Weiss has spoken at nearly 300 conferences around the globe, from Asia to Europe and all over the U.S. His podcast, Sex, Love, & Addiction has over 550,000 downloads.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe five distinctions between codependence and newer attachment-based models to support families of those suffering from a substance use disorder.
  • Participants will be able to verbalize three insights into providing effective, attachment/strengths-based models toward improved assessment and treatment planning for the families and loved ones of those suffering from a substance use disorder.
  • Participants will be able to identify four key historical events that led to the birth of the codependency movement in the 1980s - 1990s.
Content Level

Beginner and Intermediate.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

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Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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