Georgi DiStefano, LCSW
L. Georgi DiStefano is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in the management of substance abuse programs and employee assistance programs, as well as a popular speaker on workplace conflict resolution. She is the former Executive/Clinical Director of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services for the San Diego State University Research Foundation, managing a budget of $3.7 million with over 3,000 active clients. In the past, she has managed the Employee Assistance Program for Kaiser Permanente hospital system in San Diego, CA and was the coordinator of the Critical Incident Team and worked with the Threat Management Committee.
For over a decade she has provided monthly management seminars for organizations such as Viejas Enterprises and Cymer Inc. Her corporate clients have also included:
- US Dept Of Energy
- Progressive Insurance
- San Diego State University
- Sea World
- City of Temecula
- Salk Institute
- County of San Diego
- Integrated Insights/HHRC
She continues to conduct employee seminars and management training in a variety of wellness and teambuilding topics. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers San Diego chapter.
She was the Executive Director of the Counseling and Recovery Institute in San Diego, CA. Ms. DiStefano is the lead author of the book: Paradigm Developmental Model of Treatment Book: A Clinical Guide For Counselors working With Substance Abusers and The Chemically Dependent and has spoken internationally on this new model she created. She provides management consultation and executive coaching, in addition to seminars on managing high conflict people in the workplace, healthcare, substance abuse programs and other settings.
Ms. DiStefano is co-author with Bill Eddy of It's All Your Fault at Work: Managing Narcissists and Other High-Conflict People. She is also the author of Paradigm Change: The Collective Wisdom of Recovery.