About Couples in Recovery and the Leadems

by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
July 23, 2012

Elaine Leadem, MSW, CSAT

Elaine Leadem, MSW,CSATElaine Leadem is the co-founder of Leadem Counseling & Consulting Services, P.C. (LCCS). She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Elaine holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University. Her specialized training by Patrick Carnes, PhD has rewarded her with dual national certifications for Sex and Multiple Addiction Therapist by the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals.  

Elaine’s tenure in the addiction treatment field has spanned the past 23 years in a cross section of modalities ranging from residential co-addiction treatment to intensive psycho-dramatic therapy for recovering couples.  In addition to coordinating the provision of clinical services in an expanding private practice, she has co-authored three books including One in the Spirit: Meditation course for recovering couples, that is designed to support addicts and their families in their journey of recovery. She is a seasoned retreat master whose commitment to shared healing has helped recovering couples to thrive in their new romance.

In addition to her duties as Clinical Director at LCCS, Elaine is actively engaged in the efforts of LCCS to bring continuing education to other professionals through the development of professional treatment guides and courses, such as Raising the Bottoms: A guide to training professional interventionists, (Leadem & Leadem, LCCS, 2012), and presentations at national professional conferences.  She has been co-presenter at conferences sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals and this fall will present at the national conference sponsored by the Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs.

Elaine’s personal life journey was threatened by addictions at an impressionable age, yet she has learned to use that experience, supported by extensive professional training, to provide a beacon for people whose life’s challenges seem insurmountable.  She has recently celebrated her 30th year in recovery and believes that “true sobriety will escape both the seasoned and the newcomer if 12 Step Work is ignored.”

John Leadem, MSW, MS, CSAT

John Leadem, MSW, MS, CSATJohn V. Leadem, is the co-founder of Leadem Counseling & Consulting Services, P.C. (LCCS). John is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Administration from the University of Scranton.  His specialized training by Patrick Carnes, PhD has rewarded him with dual national certifications for Sex and Multiple Addiction Therapist by the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals. 

John’s professional service to recovering addicts and their families has involved in the development and operation of numerous addiction treatment facilities whose therapeutic adherence to 12 Step philosophies, coupled with state-of-the-art medical care, set them well above their competition.  His talents for clinical program design, development, and implementation have been solicited by private and public organizations seeking to develop leading edge programs for the treatment of substance and process addictions.

John’s professional service to addicted individuals and their families has included the development and direction of addiction treatment services in a full array of modalities from half-way houses to large residential treatment facilities over the past 38 years.  In addition to his duties as staff therapist and the President of LCCS, John is actively engaged in the efforts of LCCS to bring continuing education to other professionals through the development of professional treatment guides and courses, such as A Shared Program of Recovery: A therapist guide to treating couples recovering from addiction (Leadem & Leadem, LCCS, 2012), and presentations at national professional conferences. 

He has presented workshops at New Jersey Alcoholism Counselors Association Annual Convention and the National Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors Association Annual Convention, and has been co-presenter at conferences sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals. This fall, he will present at the national conference sponsored by the Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs.

John has recently celebrated his 40th year in recovery and believes that “service to others is the cornerstone of spiritual maturity.”

 

 

 

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Elaine Leadem, MSW, LCSW & John Leadem, MSW, LCSW are authors of many books, including One in Spirit & An Ounce of Prevention.
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