- Consultant and Interventionist
Kathy Leigh Willis, M.S.,
BRI II, CADC II, NCAC II has been working in
addiction treatment, family counseling, employee
assistance and education for over 26 years.
She is a former Executive President of the California
Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
(CAADAC), was inducted by this body into their
"counselor hall of fame," served on
the Executive Board of the National Association
(NAADAC) and served as the National Chair of
the "Women and Addiction" committee.
Ms. Willis has been an educator of addiction
counselors in many schools including the University
of California at Davis in the Addiction Studies
Program. She holds a master's in psychology,
is a trained interventionist utilizing the Transitional
Intervention method which she designed with
her partner, Bill Moore. She has designed, trained
and run treatment programs for 27 years. She
was an educator for 12 years at the University
of Nevada's Summer School for Employee Assistance
Professionals. She taught on topics such as
Addiction Assessment, Professional Ethics &
Co-Dependency. She received training on "Critical
Incident Debriefing" at this same summer
Ms. Willis has created a form of counseling
called "Transitional Counseling and Intervention."
She is a Board Registered Interventionist and
has created a new style of intervention referred
to as "Transitional Assessment" which
she has taught at the University level and at
a National Conference. Ms. Willis owns a transitional
home for women in Santa Rosa, CA called Galiana.
She works on Post Traumatic issues with the
women in the house and in the community.
Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics
This workshop is for employee assistance professionals,
therapists, and counselors. It will explore the ethical
issues and differentiation between professional, personal
and business ethics, also exploring vicarious liaiability.
Post Traumatic Issues for Women in early recovery
This workshop looks at issues particular to this group
of women who are often dealing with sexual abuse, incest,
violence and battery as well as remaining abstinent.
Family Systemic Intervention
This workshop will address working with family systems,
the family roles in addiction, survival roles, individualizing
recovery and working within a whole.
is a list of organizations with whom Kathy Willis has
interviewed, consulted or trained:
PALM - Problems of Addiction with Labor
EAPA - Both in California and at National
Conference on History and process of Interventon. California
for Professional Ethics
University of Nevada summer school for
Employee Assistance attended by EAP's around the country.