Relapse Prevention
with John Leadem, LCSW & Shawn Leadem, LCSW

About

John Leadem, LCSW, CMAT, CSAT-S

John LeademJohn 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.

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 44 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 An Ounce of Prevention: A Course in Relapse Prevention (Leadem & Leadem, LCCS, 2012).

Together with his son, Shawn Leadm, they have co-authored and brought their unique treatment model of relapse prevention to residential treatment centers across the united states, they have trained therapists at numerous national and international conferences, and most recently have trained many EAP programs associated with many State Unions.

John has recently celebrated his 45th year in recovery and believes that “service to others is the cornerstone of spiritual maturity.”

Shawn Leadem, LCSW, CMAT, CSAT

Shawn LeademShawn M. Leadem is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey and Virginia with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Radford University. Through his specialized training by Dr. Patrick Carnes, Shawn has received his certification as a Sexual Addiction Therapist and as a Multiple Addictions Therapist by the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals. His career has provided him with the opportunity to provide clinical care in a variety of mental health settings ranging from intensive outpatient programs for the treatment of addictive disorders to hospital-based psychiatric services.

Together with his father, John Leadem, they have co-authored and brought their unique treatment model of relapse prevention to residential treatment centers across the united states, they have trained therapists at numerous national and international conferences, and most recently have trained many EAP programs associated with many State Unions.

Shawn’s lifelong exposure to the recovery culture and his personal recovery experience has left him with a deep personal empathy for the social and emotional suffering endured by others and a strong faith in a person’s ability to change.

Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 2 Jun 2016
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Jun 2016
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