Resources for Dealing with
High Conflict People

L. Georgi DiStefano, LCSW

Areas of Expertise: Workplace, EAP, Substance Abuse


L. Georgi DiStefano, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience as a therapist, employee assistance professional, director of mental health and substance abuse programs, and a popular speaker on workplace conflict resolution.

She is the retired Executive/Clinical Director of the San Diego State University, Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services, Driving Under the Influence Program, where she managed over 3,000 weekly 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. She has provided trainings for clients including Sea World, City of Temecula, Salk Institute, County of San Diego, and Integrated Insights/HHRC, Breg Incorporated, DK Engineering, Oppenheimer and SDG&E among others.

Ms. DiStefano has authored several articles, has conducted research at San Diego State University, and 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. She is also the author of the book Paradigm Developmental Model of Treatment: Group Topics. She continues to speak internationally on this treatment model. 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. She recently received the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) San Diego Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2014 she was inducted into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction.

Ms. DiStefano also co-authored the book “It’s All Your Fault At Work: Managing Narcissists and other High Conflict People” with Bill Eddy.

“You may not be able to change a high conflict personality, but by using Bill Eddy and Georgi DiStefano’s techniques, you’ll be able to keep the focus on solutions rather than arguments.”

- Ken Blanchard, co-author of One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level

“Bill Eddy and Georgi DiStefano offer an impressive practical tool for all those caught in the dysfunctions of our modern workplace. Recommended to all global executives dealing with conflict and change!”

- Giuseppe Carella, Managing Director, Thunderbird School of Global Management


Speaking Fee: $3,500, plus travel.

Contact us at (619) 221-9108 or to schedule a seminar with this speaker.

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