Harriet Rossetto is a rebel spirit. A self-professed misfit, Harriet answered a fierce calling: helping broken souls and changing a broken system. Harriet’s belief that addiction is a malady of the soul that requires spiritual healing inspired her to create the Beit T’Shuvah community that, for 30 years, has supported the process of recovery. Since founding Beit T’Shuvah, which now boasts over 150 residents and 115 staff members, Harriet has become a model of authentic living, a heroic activist, an insightful friend, and a relationship “guru.” She mentors countless social workers and therapists across the nation, and, in 2015, was selected by the White House’s Office of National Drug Policy as one of seven honored “Advocates for Action,” for her groundbreaking innovation and influence. Not only is Harriet dedicated to her work as Beit T’Shuvah’s Clinical Director, she is a teacher, a counselor, and an advocate for the soul. Her book, Sacred Housekeeping: A Spiritual Memoir, which recounts her incredible personal and professional story, is part of the Beit T’Shuvah core curriculum.
Jonathan Diamond, Ph.D.
Jonathan Diamond, founder and clinical director of the Hilltown Youth Performing Arts Programs, is a consultant, writer and practicing psychotherapist in Northampton and Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts specializing in trauma, addictions and the clinical needs of adolescents.
Author of the critically acclaimed Narrative Means to Sober Ends: Treating Addiction and Its Aftermath (Guilford Press, 2000) and Fatherless Sons: Healing The Legacy Of Loss (John Wiley & Sons, August 2006), Diamond taught at Smith College School For Social Work and is a frequent guest lecturer at other universities. A popular speaker and trainer, Dr. Diamond has presented workshops on these and related topics through out the United States and Canada.