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Working with Addicted Families

  • Strength in Motion 5277 Manhattan Circle, Suite 250 Boulder CO, 80303 (map)
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This workshop will help you triage a family that is in crisis due to addiction and codependency. We will review what addiction is and how to address it from the addict's perspective and what codependency is and how to address it from the family's perspective. We will identify the family's dysfunction as well as the addict's and address how everyone can recover. Therapists will learn how to work with the addict and the family by using accountability, transparency, and consistency.

Kevin Petersen, MA, LMFT was born and raised in Palo Alto, CA. Kevin graduated from Palo Alto High School and enrolled at The University of Southern California in 1982. After living in the south of Spain and working on a farm as a tractor driver in 1983, he came back to USC and graduated in 1994 with a degree in Social Sciences and moved to Denver, CO in 1995. Kevin had a successful career in sales and marketing and then in 2008 he enrolled in the Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy program at Regis University and was part of the first class that graduated from that program in 2011. He then spent three and a half years working at Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network as an in-home therapist, case manager, crisis evaluator and outpatient therapist for Child and Family Services, he also worked part-time for The Bridge House, ADMHN’s Acute Treatment Unit, as a Mental Health Technician and Counselor. Kevin opened his private practice, Petersen Family Counseling, in 2014 and specializes in working with families and individuals struggling with addictions, codependency, and parenting. 

Limited Financial Assistance Available:

Tickets are $15. We want to make this an event that is accessible to all people no matter your social economic situation.  Because of this, we are offering some financial assistance to those that are in need.  We believe this is an important topic and want to make sure that all people are able to engage in this conversation with us.  Please send us a message at describing your need and your current situation that might make it difficult to afford this event.

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This event is Co-hosted by Strength in Motion:

Strength in Motion was established in 2014 to support clients in living towards their greatest potential. It began as a solo private practice at the base of the Flatirons with the intention to incorporate movement and psychotherapy given the significant connection and healing potential between the two. It quickly became clear that we could make a greater impact on our community and serve more people by including more holistic practitioners who could work collaboratively to address the whole person in each client that we see.