Thursday, April 27th
2:00 PM EST – 4:00 PM EST
Going through a painful breakup is a common yet heart-wrenching experience that often brings people to treatment. The end of some romantic relationships can be so difficult that clients become hyper-focused on their ex as if they were an addictive stimulus. For example, clients struggling through love-addicted breakups often report obsessively thinking about their ex, craving contact with them, feeling emotionally labile and distressed, and acting in harmful compulsive, and impulsive ways. These symptoms can be clinically impairing and negatively affect their quality of life.
When working with clients who can’t seem to get over their ex, conceptualizing and treating
their symptoms through an addictive framework can be incredibly helpful.
This webinar, Dr. Cortney Warren will discuss romantic love and breakups as an addictive process and how it’s affecting our clients over all well being.
- Discuss the key characteristics of addictive behavior and how it relates to love addiction.
- Identify and understand the primary symptoms of a love-addicted breakup and the harmful beliefs that can keep people stuck on their ex.
- Use various cognitive behavioral strategies and tools to effectively assess and treat individuals struggling to get over a breakup.
Course materials will be posted soon.
Dr. Cortney S. Warren, Ph. D, ABPP
Dr. Cortney S. Warren is a board-certified clinical psychologist and former tenured associate professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She earned her bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in 2000 and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Texas University in 2006 after completing her clinical internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Warren is an expert on addictions, self-deception, eating pathology, and the practice of psychotherapy from a cross-cultural perspective. With almost 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 7 book chapters, two books, and 75 professional presentations, Dr. Warren’s work appears in some of the field & top journals. She has won some of the most prestigious awards in her field. In addition to publishing in scientific, peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Warren is passionate about bringing theoretically grounded, empirically supported psychological research to the general public. Consequently, Dr. Warren works as a research consultant, keynote speaker, and writes a blog for Psychology Today. In her TEDx talk Honest Liars, and the associated book, Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception, Dr. Warren describes her view that self-deception is our biggest obstacle to life fulfillment. In 2023, she published a self-help book on love addiction and breakups called Letting Go of Your Ex. TEDx Talk: Honest Liars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpEeSa6zBTE&t=2s