• Strengths Planning for Building Recovery Capital

    For decades, addiction professionals have been providing screening and assessment instruments that evaluate problem severity, complexity, and chronicity, but offer little data on the internal and external resources individuals and families can mobilize in resolving such problems (White & Cloud, 2008).


  • Social Determinants of Health and Behavioral Health Challenges

    The behavioral health field is engaged in a movement to expand the conventional medical treatment model of care that emphasizes diagnosis and subsequent treatment to the more comprehensive and inclusive model of population health. Improving “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddard, 2003) is the critical focus of the population health model.


Kenneth  Perlmutter

Kenneth Perlmutter, PhD, licensed family systems psychologist, brings twenty-six years of experience working with complex psychological and behavioral health disorders. In 2008 he founded The Family Recovery Institute to train clinicians to take their work to the highest levels of efficacy, skills, and results. He guides family programming and offers family workshops and team building events to an ever-expanding network of treatment centers and behavioral health clinics. He was recently named credential chair and board member of the International Association of Family Addiction Professionals. As clinical director for the Mind Therapy Clinic in Corte Madera and San Francisco he leads a multidisciplinary team treating individuals and families at PHP, IOP, and outpatient levels of care. Dr. Perlmutter has served on the graduate faculty for San Francisco State University’s Counseling Department and is associate professor of chemical dependency studies at Cal State East Bay.

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