Codependency Turns 40! Should We Celebrate, Adapt or Simply Reconsider?
Recorded On: June 11, 2021
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About Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
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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The past 35+ years have brought endless new, useful, even cutting-edge treatments to the addiction space with experiences like: motivational interviewing, Smart Recovery, EMDR, trauma work, somatic work and more. All of these allow us to evolve increasingly better treatment outcomes. But when it comes to the treatment of an addict’s spouses and beloved family members, we have seen little new thought (or change) since the introduction of the codependency model over 35 years ago. Prodependence, moves beyond the trauma-based theories of codependency and co-addiction, allowing us to view this population with fresh eyes and fresh ideas. Prodependence is invitational, loving and personally affirming to those who are intimately involved with addicts. Prodependence, a fully new way of viewing loved ones of addicts neither assumes nor assigns any pathology (or labels) to those who love addicts in the best way they can. This model turns codependency on its head, and by doing so brings a more compassionate, client-centered way of treating with wounded spouses and families.
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- Introduce a new model of treatment (educate participants) for partners of addicts.
- Attendees will be able to compare and contrast codependency and prodependency to understand the differences between the models.
- Clinicians will be introduced to an attachment focused model for the treatment of loved ones of addicts and chronically mentally ill.
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