What Professionals and Families Are Saying About The Family Recovery Institute

“Dr. P is changing the way we think about and approach families: His is a voice we all can and need to hear.”
Dr. Claudia Black, PhD - Author, It Will Never Happen to Me and its sequel Changing Course
“Dr. P’s work is original and heartfelt. He delivered our family workshops at Bayside Marin for more than two years. Family members, staff and our clients themselves raved about his work. I was proud to know our client families were in his hands. Much of his model remains in use at our center today.”
Joe Tinervin – Executive Director, Bayside Marin and Azure Acres
“Kenneth Perlmutter is one of the most insightful and skilled family therapists that I have ever worked with. He masterfully weaves his knowledge of addiction, mental health and family systems. Families and clinicians are in good hands working with Dr. Perlmutter.”
Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse – Thought Leader, Founder Onsite Workshops. Author, Co-Dependent No More and many others
“Kenneth gets it! The Family Relationships Intensive combines education about addictive disease and mental illness with experiential and group therapy in order to bring family members into acceptance and contact. This makes possible working toward what really matters: restoring meaning through repaired connections and the taking of individual responsibility for self and family recovery.”
Kevin T. McCauley, MD - Co-Founder, The Institute for Addiction Study
“I co-led a family educational and intensive workshop with Dr. Perlmutter. His style fosters compassion and acceptance. His expertise opens doors to deeper understanding. Kenneth understands the system concepts and helps everyone to articulate their needs and experience. Our families so sorely need this type of in-depth and comprehensive approach.”
Kristina Wandzilak, Interventionist – Co-Author, The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter’s Worst Nightmare
“I understand more about the commonalities of families struggling with a family member in addiction, and I see more clearly how we all fit into the equation. I see the path for my own recovery and the importance of putting the focus on connection with my sister versus monitoring her. Definitely recommend this program for all family members.”
A Sister, February 2015
“This is an excellent program for families who have a loved one in treatment. This experience showed me how to be in connection with my daughter and my family and the kinds of tools I need to stay connected. It felt great to finally get all my difficult feelings out in a safe environment.”
A Dad, February 2015
“Kenneth’s teaching regarding the ‘wounded family’ truly was one of the best tools for our growth and spiritual healing I’ve ever experienced. The workshop was delivered perfectly with some fun and a sense of humor. I highly recommend this workshop to ALL families, even if you don’t have an addict! The entire group bonded beautifully and I feel we made many friends and have a new support system. Thank you!”
A Mom, April 2014
“I found this conference to be an incredible blessing for our family to heal. I had no idea that I needed healing in addition to my daughter.”
A Mom, 2013
“The experience was positive and invaluable. I have improved coping tools [and] a new family paradigm. I now understand what loving boundaries really means.”
A Dad, December 2015