MARY KENNEDY, LCSW, Director of The Addictions Institute San Francisco, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, consultant, connector and organizational leader in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery and trauma. With over 25 years’ experience, she is currently in private practice in San Francisco.
Mary deeply believes in the capacity of people and systems of all ages to heal through recovery. As a Senior Advisor with Phoenix House’s Center on Addiction and the Family, she co-facilitated the Bridges Leadership Institute for child welfare and addiction treatment leaders across New York City. Mary served on the Board of Directors of Women’s Recovery Association and on the Advisory Board of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Program. She was Clinical Director at The Children’s Place Program, the oldest program in the United States for children from addicted families. Mary has lectured on children and addiction at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, San Francisco State University and John F. Kennedy University. She has trained extensively with the New York Psychodrama Training Institute at Caron Center. Mary holds a Master of Social Work from Adelphi University in New York.
KRISTIN DEMPSEY, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Kristin has over 25 years’ experience working with families, children, adolescents, and adults seeking addiction recovery and/or exploring the impact of their use. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and she uses additional evidence-based practices to treat addiction, including dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Kristin has offices in San Francisco and Burlingame, and she also provides teletherapy.
JUDITH RUBIN, LCSW, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and has over 30 years’ experience as a clinician, educator and consultant. She is currently in private practice in San Francisco. Judith has worked with veterans coping with addiction and PTSD at the San Francisco Veteran’s Administration and with pregnant and parenting women and with children as Clinical Director of the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic’s Moving Addicted Mothers (MAMA) Project. She has been Adjunct Faculty at The Wright Institute in Berkeley and San Francisco State University’s School of Social Work, where she taught courses in addiction treatment and counseling. Judith’s publications include book chapters on codependency and women coping with compulsive sexuality.