Why Should You Attend the 2020 SASH Annual Conference?

Going Virtual in 2020

All times are Central Time.

Friday, October 16th, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: AASECT Breakout
CyberInfidelity: A Treatment Model for the Great Challenge to Contemporary Relationships
Access, affordability, anonymity and portability have made the Internet a primary portal to infidelities and out of control sexual behaviors. The developments of the smart phone and social media have significantly exacerbated this problem. This workshop will present an innovative and effective model of treatment to address this issue that is becoming a much more common challenge to relationships. A clinical case presentation will be utilized to illustrate this treatment approach.

Participants will be able to describe and apply principles, concepts and methods of a conjoint model for the treatment of cyber infidelity.
Learning Objective #1: Participants will be able to describe the pernicious influence that technology has on relationships.
Learning Objective #2: Participants will be able to describe the difference between traditional affairs and cyber affairs.
Learning Objective #3: Participants will learn the basic principles of a treatment model for cyber infidelity.
Available CE Credits: 1.5
Peter Kanaris, Psychologist
Dr. Peter Kanaris holds a doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University. He is a N.Y.S. licensed psychologist and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists certifies him as a Diplomate of Sex Therapy. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the New York State Psychological Association. He is a graduate Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute in NYC where he served as a senior clinician, training supervisor and faculty member

Dr. Kanaris has served as the Public Education Campaign Coordinator for the American Psychological Association in New York State. He has been the featured guest on many live interviews and call-in television programs where he has discussed a variety of topics on relationships and sexuality. He has appeared on radio programs from San Francisco to New York and has given numerous Internet , newspaper and magazine interviews discussing topics in sexuality and mental health.

As Clinical Director of Hewlett Consultation Center from 1981 through 1999, Dr. Kanaris’ responsibilities included psychotherapy, sex and marital counseling, and coordination of clinical services, professional training and public education. Since 2000, Dr. Kanaris has directed the Sexual Diagnostic Program at his office in Smithtown, New York.