Elements Behavioral Health Promotes Robert Weiss to Senior Vice President of Clinical Development

Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013

This month, clinician, author and international speaker on addictive disorders, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, is being promoted from Director of Intimacy and Sexual Disorders Services to Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for the Elements Behavioral Health system.

Since partnering with Elements Behavioral Health in 2010, Mr. Weiss has developed a number of cutting-edge, highly successful intimacy and sexual disorders programs including The Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch in Tennessee, which houses gender-separate programs for men and women struggling with sex, relationship and intimacy disorders, and the Stimulant and Sexual Disorders Program at Promises Malibu, a specialized program for men who consistently fuse stimulant and party drug abuse with relapse-related sexual behavior patterns.

In his new role, Mr. Weiss will continue developing innovative sex, intimacy and attachment disorders programming while working to enhance existing clinical programs to ensure that each one meets Elements Behavioral Healths high standards of clinical excellence. On an ongoing basis, Mr. Weiss will evaluate, support and oversee the therapeutic efficacy and progressive growth of the Elements Behavioral Health family of clinical programs. He will work to elevate treatment outcomes companywide, ensuring that the multiple behavioral, addiction and mental health concerns that clients present with are matched with the expertise required for long-term healing.

Our partnership with Rob has allowed us to provide specialized, highly effective treatment for a wide range of addictive behaviors, said David Sack, MD, the CEO of Elements Behavioral Health. Our clients and their loved ones will be well-served with Rob overseeing clinical development for all of our programs. He is a true visionary in the field and shares our values of clinical excellence, innovation, respect and exceptional service.

I truly thought that having the words corporate and health care in the same sentence was an oxymoron until I joined Elements, said Mr. Weiss. I was wrong and am learning that we can evolve truly effective, useful and sound clinical work within a larger framework. And for me personally, it doesnt get better than having Dr. Sack, who is an addiction psychiatrist, as a role model and leader, not to mention the quality treatment teams he has helped to develop. Dr. Sack and the Elements team understand and support my goal of offering cutting-edge, evidenced-based, meaningful treatment to those who entrust their lives and healing to us.

This has already been a busy and productive year for Mr. Weiss. In addition to his new role at Elements, Mr. Weiss completed Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men, a complete revision of his first book, which addresses the challenges of gay male sex addicts in relationship to social media, smartphone apps, meth addiction and gay marriage, none of which were on the radar when the book first came out in 2005. Now, Cruise Control has become a definitive resource for any gay man, spouse or clinician wishing to better understand how the problem of sex addiction is reflected specifically among gay men and how to approach treatment with this population.

This summer, Mr. Weiss next book, Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Sex, Intimacy and Relationships, will be released. It is a non-judgmental, humanistic view of how peoples lives have been affected by the tech-connect boom of the past two decades. The book has a generational focus, looking at the relationship and cultural differences between those who grew up with a computer in their hands and digital non-natives. The book also provides an in-depth look at the ways in which digital technology is affecting sex, dating, relationships and intimacy in 2013, compared to the pre-digital media age of just 25 years ago.

About Robert Weiss

Mr. Weiss is the founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles, Calif. He is widely considered one of the nations foremost experts on sex and technology addictions along with the intimacy disorders that often underlie these problems. A media expert to CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, ESPN, The New York Times, ESPN 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 Ranch

Since 1997, The Ranch has provided comprehensive therapeutic programs that treat the underlying causes of eating disorders, addictions and other self-defeating behaviors. The Ranch offers innovative therapies to address the multidimensional aspects of the whole person while teaching personal accountability in a safe, nurturing, real-life environment. Located on a working horse ranch in the beautiful rolling hills of Nunnelly, Tennessee, The Ranch offers programs with a variable length of stay, which allows each client to anchor new recovery behaviors needed for lasting change. For more information about The Ranch, call (866) 381-8447 or visit http://www.recoveryranch.com.

About Promises Treatment Centers

Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and West Los Angeles are the premier addiction treatment centers in southern California. Led by some of the countrys leading addiction specialists, Promises has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, call (877) 351-7506 or visit http://www.promises.com.

About The Sexual Recovery Institute

The Sexual Recovery Institute is the nations 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 (866) 819-7849 or visit http://www.sexualrecovery.com.

The Ranch, Promises Treatment Centers and The Sexual Recovery Institute are part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes The Recovery Place, Spirit Lodge and Right Step. 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 client but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit http://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.







More Sunroom Customers Over Past Six Months Choose To Match Roofing of Home, Says President of Venetian Builders, Inc., Citing Better Economy, Low Interest Rates


MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) February 22, 2013

More people who expand their homes with aluminum sunroom additions have been choosing to match roof materials to those on the original home, said Christopher Noe, president of Venetian Builders, Inc., Miami, commenting on a trend hes seen develop over the past six months.

Sunrooms can stand safely and weather tight with just their insulated roofing panels, Noe said. Many homeowners go that route simply because its the most affordable way to get all-season square footage. But increasingly, especially over the past half-year, buyers of sunroom installations are asking us to match the roofing on their home.

The advantage of matched roofing is purely aesthetic, Noe said.

Go to a gallery of quality sunrooms and youll see that if a roofline is continued over the sunroom, matching roof materials makes the end result appear as one unit, not an addition, Noe said. If the roofline is separate, matching the clay tiles or other roofing materials still makes the sunroom look like it belongs.

What Noe expects to see is a decision by more patio room customers, not just sunroom buyers, to match roofing materials.

The buyer of, say, a Miramar patio enclosure typically has a lower budget than the buyer of a Boca Raton sunroom, Noe said. But with the advances in insulated all-weather patio enclosures, homeowners are discovering that adding enclosed patio room living space is affordable, and they have money left in their budget for roof matching.

Citing reports from census.gov, Noe notes that Americans moved more in 2012 than in 2011, but still at historically low rates. The longer stays are combining with improving real estate markets to increase equity.

To get the space they need, homeowners are adding on, Noe said. Its cheaper than buying a bigger house and paying closing costs and moving charges.

The time from permitting to occupancy on an aluminum-frame addition is shorter than for traditional construction methods, Noe said, adding convenience.

Low interest rates make additions more affordable, he said. Bankrate.com recently reported the average rate for a home-equity line of credit was 5.03 percent.

Go to an online loan payment calculator such as ihsloans.com and youll see that a $ 25,000 loan would cost just over $ 265 a month with a 10-year payoff, Noe said. Thats doable for many homeowners who have been in their homes a while and built up equity.

Venetian Builders installs sunrooms, patio enclosures and strong but elegant screen pool enclosures in West Palm Beach, Weston, Wellington, Davie, Miramar, Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Miami, Homestead and all communities nearby. Venetian Builders estimates are free, detailed and written.

For more information, call Venetian Builders, Inc., 866-596-2427.







Engel & V?lkers Announces the Addition of Lisa Mackey as Senior Vice President, Market Development, Eastern Region


New York, New York (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

Today, Anthony Hitt, COO of Engel & V?lkers U.S., announced that Lisa Mackey, formerly Senior Vice President of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, has joined the firm as Senior Vice President Market Development, Eastern Region, as the global luxury real estate brand launches its initiative to establish its distinct, premium service offerings in additional U.S. markets.

Lisa is a talented executive and an effective leader who has demonstrated her abilities in managing and consulting brokerages toward greater success, said Hitt. Her knowledge of the industry and passion to bringing a higher standard of quality in real estate makes her the ideal ambassador of the Engel & V?lkers brand. We are proud to have her on our team.

While with Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate, Mackey lead East Coast market development, increasing sales volume and broadening the brands reach through her successful recruitment efforts.

During her time at Prudential, she conducted comprehensive analysis of performance across all operations and reengineered areas of improvement. Her decisions increased profitability and service quality throughout the Prudential brokerage network.

In her new role with Engel & V?lkers, she will be among a team dedicated to the growth of the Engel & V?lkers brand throughout the U.S. She will assist in identifying qualified markets, select potential partnerships and manage brokerage services to support the brands success.

I have been in the licensing segment for more than 30 years, and nothing has impressed and inspired me more than Engel & V?lkers commitment to excellence, said Mackey. The brand offering is truly unique, from its white-glove service standards, collaborative agent branding, and true global network which operates on an efficient technology platform. Engel & V?lkers clearly raises the bar compared to anything I have experienced in this industry and I look forward to being part of this effort.

About Engel & V?lkers

From its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services, Engel & V?lkers has become one of the worlds leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property and yachts. Engel & V?lkers opened its first brokerage in the U.S. in 2006 extending its global network of 3,800 real estate advisors in 482 residential brokerages and 39 commercial offices spanning 36 countries offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & V?lkers supports its agents with an array of high quality business services; marketing programs and tools; cutting edge mobile, social and web technologies; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals and data. Engel & V?lkers is an active supporter of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. For more information about Engel & V?lkers, please visit us at http://www.evusa.com, http://www.facebook.com/EngelVoelkersUSA and follow us at http://www.twitter.com/EV_USA







Former Credit Union Executive Joins MoneyDesktop as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Public Relations


Provo, UT (PRWEB) December 06, 2012

MoneyDesktop, a provider of an online banking-based personal financial management (PFM) solution to banks and credit unions, has announced the hiring of former Mountain America Federal Credit Union (MACU) executive Bret Skousen as vice president of strategic partnerships and public relations.

In his role at MoneyDesktop, Skousen manages existing partner interaction as well as creates new partner relationships. The company currently supports more than 25 partnerships with online banking and core platform providers. Skousen also leads public relations outreach for the company. Before joining MoneyDesktop, Skousen served as senior vice president of sales, r&d and corporate real estate for MACU, where he was instrumental in implementing new product development processes and highly profitable products such as My Style Checking as well as re-launching the credit unions MACU.com website. While with MACU, Skousen helped the credit union achieve industry member engagement scores in the 90th percentile.

MoneyDesktops announcement of Skousens hiring is the latest example of the companys continued efforts to add experienced financial industry talent to its management team. The addition also highlights MoneyDesktops recent growth, as the company has nearly doubled its work force since May 2012.

Our rapid company growth makes it essential for us to continually add experienced financial industry talent to our team, Ryan Caldwell, CEO and founder of MoneyDesktop said. Brets leadership experience and perspective as a former credit union executive is a great asset to MoneyDesktop as we strive to provide the best possible user experience for both the financial institutions we serve, as well as for their users.

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MoneyDesktop (MD) is redefining the way millions of people interact with their finances by developing software technologies that drive the financial engagement between account holders and financial institutions. Through its award-winning PFM, MD is the leading provider of online and mobile money management solutions and has become the fastest-growing provider of its kind. By integrating directly into online banking, core, and payment platforms, MD positions banks, credit unions and payment providers as financial hubs and offers tools that dramatically impact loan volume, user acquisition and wallet-share. MD currently partners with more than 360 financial institutions and 25 Online Banking/Core/Payment Network providers.







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