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Fri, Jul 14



Infidelity in the Digital Age: A Treatment Model for the Challenges Facing Couples in the 21st Century

3 APA & AASECT CE Credits Available Presenter: Dr. Peter Kanaris

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Infidelity in the Digital Age: A Treatment Model for the Challenges Facing Couples in the 21st Century
Infidelity in the Digital Age: A Treatment Model for the Challenges Facing Couples in the 21st Century

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2023, 8:40 AM – 12:00 PM PDT


About the event

Infidelity in the Digital Age: A Treatment Model for the Challenges Facing Couples in the 21st Century


Infidelity in relationships has long been a common reason that people seek psychological treatment both as individuals and couples. The damage done by the breach of trust is often traumatic. Older treatment models have correctly explored and addressed individual issues and relational dysfunctions. Contributing factors can include out of control sexual behaviors, erotic conflicts, sexual desire discrepancies, old attachment issues and past traumas.   The rise of the digital age, however has transformed the challenge of dealing with infidelity or cyberinfidelity. Affairs now are commonly initiated, and or maintained by use of the Internet and digital communication. Treatment models that only focus on individual issues or relational dysfunctions are inadequate to fully address the current causes of infidelity.   Dr. Peter Kanaris has developed the Collaborative Model for the Treatment of Infidelity. The model directly addresses the issues and challenges to maintaining a healthy and successful relationship in the 21st century. Dealing with the threats that digital technologies pose to our relationships, restoring trust, recovering from betrayal and collaborating in the creation a stronger relationship are all earmarks of this therapeutic approach. This seminar will use case examples and ample opportunity to dive into the model for in depth learning. 

About Dr. Kanaris:

Dr. Kanaris is a renowned award-winning psychologist, relationship therapist, and sex therapist located in New York. He holds a doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology and is certified as a Diplomate of Sex Therapy by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the New York State Psychological Association. He has been honored with the Psychologist of the Year Award by the Suffolk County Psychological Association. He has been featured on many live interviews and call-in television telecasts, radio programs, newspaper and magazine columns, internet, and educational video series on various topics related to psychology, sexuality, and mental health. He was voted Best Sex Therapist on Long Island for 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2018, 2019 and 2020, 2021, and 2022 by the readers of The Long Island Press. He is also the owner of Kanaris Psychological Services, P.C., where he directs the Sexual Diagnostic Program. In his career he has worked with people throughout the developmental spectrum from childhood to older adults. Dr. Kanaris is passionate about helping individuals and couples overcome their challenges and achieve their goals in their personal and intimate lives. He has advanced training in cognitive, solution focused, strategic, systemic, and narrative approaches in psychotherapy. 

 Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

1. List ways to overcome and minimize the pernicious effects of digital technologies on relationships.

2. Apply a model for the rebuilding of trust post Infidelity.

3. Describe the basic principles and methods of The Collaborative Model for the treatment of Infidelity in the Digital Age


Fye, M. A., & Mims, G. A. (2019). Preventing infidelity: A theory of protective factors. The Family Journal, 27(1), 22-30.   

Hertlein. K. M., & Piercy. F. P. (2006). Internet infidelity: A critical review of the literature. The Family Journal. 14(4), 366-371.   

Jain, G., & Sen, S. (2018). Adultery in the age of technology: Complexities and methodological challenges in studying internet infidelity. In Internet infidelity (pp. 31-43). Springer, Singapore.   

Martins, A., Pereira, M., Andrade, R., Dattilio, F. M., Narciso, I., & Canavarro, M. C. (2016). Infidelity in dating relationships: Gender-specific correlates of face-to-face and online extradyadic involvement. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(1), 193-205.

CE Credits:

This event qualifies for 3 APA and AASECT CE credits

The Olsen Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Olsen Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Olsen Institute is approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) to sponsor continuing education events. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of our programs do not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact


  • Clinician w/ NO CE credits

    +$1.13 service fee
  • Clinician w/ APA CE credits

    +$2.25 service fee
  • Clinician w/ AASECT CE credits

    +$3.00 service fee
  • Clinician w/ APA & AASECT CEs

    +$3.38 service fee



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