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Robert Weiss to Host Screening of Major Motion Picture "Men, Women & Children" On Sept. 22

Internationally Recognized Technology and Relationships Expert Robert Weiss to Host Screening of the Major Motion Picture "Men, Women & Children" On Sept. 22
following an advance screening of the Paramount Pictures film "Men, Women & Children," Robert Weiss will lead a discussion on the myriad challenges parents and teens face as they confront the rapidly shifting terrain of love and relationships in the digital age.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, an international authority on technology and relationships and senior vice president of clinical development for Elements Behavioral Health, will lead a discussion on parenting in the digital age following an advance screening of the film "Men, Women & Children," in select theaters October 1 from Paramount Pictures. The event will be held at the ArcLight Hollywood on September 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Jason Reitman and starring Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris and Adam Sandler, "MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN" follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose - some tragic, some hopeful - as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers. The film is based on the novel by Chad Kultgen with a screenplay by Jason Reitman & Erin Cressida Wilson. Produced by Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook.

The discussion will explore such topics as online dating and the teen hookup culture, generational differences in how teens and parents use technology, and the social pressure that today's technology places on teens and their families.

"The Internet and ancillary devices have fundamentally transformed how we relate to each other, creating a world of easy online communication and encounters, with no rules of engagement," says Weiss. As one of the nation's leading experts in the field, Weiss has helped individuals, couples and families manage the complexities of Internet dating, relationships and sexuality for more than three decades. "These are among the foremost issues of the day for parents and teens. I see these themes every day, and I have practical advice for navigating this constantly shifting terrain."

Complimentary copies of Weiss' book "Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships" will be available at the event.

About Robert Weiss
Robert Weiss is widely considered one of the nation's foremost experts on sex and technology addictions along with the intimacy disorders that often underlie these problems. A media expert to CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Network, ESPN, The New York Times, USA Today, NBC News and the Today Show, among others, Mr. Weiss also has provided clinical training and program development for the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. military, and behavioral treatment centers throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

About The Sexual Recovery Institute
The Sexual Recovery Institute is the nation's premier outpatient program for men and women struggling with relationship, love and sex addiction. Based in Los Angeles, California, the institute offers confidential, affordable and gender-specific programs that encourage healthy sexuality and intimacy, including two-week intensives and individual, group and couples treatment. For more information about The Sexual Recovery Institute, call (855) 893-5987 or visit

The Sexual Recovery Institute is a member of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch, Right Step, Journey Healing Centers, The Sundance Center, Lucida Treatment Center, Clarity Way, COPAC and The Recovery Place. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom, a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

SOURCE Robert Weiss

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