CPDC’s Co-Directors

 Barry K. & Janae B. Weinhold

J & B PPeak2 croppedThe Weinholds are educators, authors, and clinicians with over 30 years of collaboration in researching, identifying and healing developmental trauma. Much of their wisdom comes from healing developmental trauma in their own relationship “laboratory.”  They co-direct the CPDC and, since 1986, the Colorado Institute for Conflict Resolution & Creative Leadership.

As part of their self-development quest and their desire to understand evolution at all levels, they have traveled extensively, and lived abroad twice. They studied and researched developmental trauma from an integrative perspective.  From this multidisciplinary approach, they created their meta-theory Developmental Systems Theory and their clinical modality Developmental Process Work. Their developmental paradigm  permeates their thinking, counseling & coaching and the more than 50 books they’ve written, including their newest Developmental Trauma: The Game Changer in the Mental Health Profession.

The Weinholds have been married for 32 years and are devoted partners, parents of four children between them, and grandparents of three.

Barry’s Biographical Information

Barry K. Weinhold received his Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology (an A.P.A. Approved Program) in 1968 from the University of Minnesota. He taught at Ohio University and the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay before founding the Counseling and Human Services Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. After teaching for over 30 years at UCCS, he  retired as Professor Emeritus in 2001.  He currently serves as CPDC’s Continuing Education Director, and continues to co-direct the Colorado Institute For Conflict Resolution & Creative Leadership he and Janae co-founded in 1986. Barry also serves as a staff psychologist and a mediator. He has been a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado since 1976 and has a small private practice specializing in working with men.

Barry is the author or co-author of over 53 books and he has made over 100 presentations at professional conferences. His latest books are The Male Mother: The Missing Skill Set For Fathers, and Breaking Free: How to Identify and Change Your Addictive Family Patterns. Both books are available from Amazon in e-book and print formats. The Male Mother book is the first in a Real Men Series of four books. This series offers support to men wishing to develop the often-ignored feminine side of their personality. His previous books are about developmental trauma, conflict resolution, family counseling, co-dependency, counter-dependency, and Twisted Beliefs, a four-ebook series about how people form their values and beliefs and what causes them to become twisted.

At CPDC, Barry serves as the NBCC Continuing Education Director and co-leads Certificate Trainings for professionals. They include the Trauma-Informed Care Series, and the Male Mother Training Certificate Program for counselors who want to organize support groups for fathers.

Barry also served as a consultant to the United Nation’s 1994 International Year of the Family. Operating out of the U N Centre in Vienna, Austria, he helped to found the Bratislava International Family Training Centre, in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1992. He also founded the highly successful Kindness Campaign, a community-based violence prevention program that started in Colorado Springs and has been implemented in 12 other U. S. cities.  The Kind and Safe Schools Initiative (KASSI), a school-based peer violence prevention program grew out of the Kindness Campaign. Parts of  KASSI have been implemented in over 700 schools in the U. S. and Canada. Barry also helped found the First Visitor Program, a child abuse and neglect prevention program operating in the Pikes Peak region.

Barry has been meditating daily since 1978 and he also practices yoga. He is an avid tennis player and a fly fisherman. He also enjoys hiking in the mountains and eating good food.

Janae Weinhold’s Biographical Information 

Janae Weinhold has her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the Union Institute, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice, and a clinical specialist in attachment and developmental trauma. For fourteen years, she also served as Adjunct Faculty in the Counseling and Human Services Program at CU-Colorado Springs where she taught advanced clinical courses in Developmental Process Work. She served for six months as the Mental Health Coordinator for the Child Care Response Project in Colorado Springs and has been providing mental health training for early childhood and childcare professionals since 1997.  Since 1994 she has been conducting ongoing training in practical psychology, and providing social and psychological consultation services for ROZRADA, a sister NGO located in Kiev, Ukraine.

Janae co-directs CPDC and the Colorado Institute for Conflict Resolution & Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, CO. At CPDC she provides professional supervision and consultation to mental health practitioners, leads seminars in Healing Developmental Trauma and co-leads CPDC’s Trauma-Informed Care Certificate Trainings, and the Developmental Process Work Certificate Training. She also presents at conferences on Developmental Trauma: The Game Changer in the  Mental Health Profession. The clinical and theoretical model that she and Barry created identifies the Disorganized Attachment Style and its associated developmental shock, trauma and stress as a major cause of mental and physical illness, relationship conflicts and human suffering.

Janae has authored or co-authored six print books, ten ebooks, and numerous professional journal articles in developmental psychology, counseling and conflict resolution, and has presented on these topics at many national and international conferences. In 1992 and 1993, Janae spent a year on assignment as a Family Life Consultant with the United Nations Centre in Vienna, Austria during the International Year of the Family. Here she co-authored papers on family life education, served as a delegate to numerous UN conferences and meetings and served as UN liaison representative with the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family in the Slovak Republic.

Janae’s passion for developmental psychology and children’s mental health issues is fueled by her love and concern for the future of her three grandchildren and the challenging social conditions that they and other youth face in their young lives. She is also a swimmer and loves roaming the mountains of Colorado and the Southwest.





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