Chronic Hope: Parenting the Addicted Child

Advanced Recovery Systems invites you to our Continuing Education Event!

Presenter: Kevin Petersen MA, LMFT 


  • Petersen Family Counseling 

  • .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. Kevin earned his LMFT in March of 2017.

Presenter Topic: Chronic Hope: Parenting the Addicted Child

Topic DescriptionEvery household has secrets, but some secrets can't be ignored. In today's ever-changing world filled with substances at every corner, it's no surprise to learn that more people across the nation wrestle with addiction. But what if that person wrestling with addiction is your own kid? Whether you know your kid is addicted or have thought its a possibility, you know the tools and knowledge to help your kid move away from addiction. Kevin Petersen, LMFT has been in all the roles: caretaker of an addict, an addict himself and 28 years sober - and now, a licensed family therapist who specializes in addiction therapy. Having been through all the scenarios, Kevin takes a pointed, direct approach on how to manage addiction - starting with the parents. In this eye-opening account, explore how setting boundaries, maintaining accountability and providing full transparency are three key ways to turning chronic hope into a reality


  • Create a plan for families dealing with addiction

  • Help therapists understand the competency 

  • Explain continuum of crisis and addiction 

Credit Hours: 2


10:00AM - 10:15AM Check-in & Introductions

10:15AM - 12:15PM Speaker Presentation

12:15PM - 1:00PM Lunch, Q & A, Certifications of Completion

Continuing Education credit hours will be awarded as accredited by NBCC. Attendees will need to contact their governing body in order to have credits applied. The exception would be nurses that would go through CE Brokers. Priority seating is reserved for individuals receiving Continuing Education Credit.

For questions please email Event Manager/ACEP Administrator, Ashley Ulbrich at [email protected]


Location: 1155 Louisiana Avenue Suite 210 Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone Number: 407-401-9321 ext: 4066

Advanced Recovery Systems has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 6874). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Advanced Recovery Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


February 21


10:00 am - 01:00 pm

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Advanced Recovery Systems Continuing Education Events

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Advanced Recovery Systems Continuing Education

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