Barry K. & Janae B. Weinhold
The 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. They also have a third website, www.weinholds.org, where they share information for the general public, particularly the readers of their many books.
The Weinholds have been married for 35 years, and are parents of four children between them, and grandparents of three.
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 a model containing three components. The first is their meta-theory Developmental Systems Theory, the second is their clinical modality Heart Field Therapy, and the outcome from the practice application of these two components, LOVEvolution. Their developmental paradigm permeates their thinking, counseling & coaching and the more than 75 books they’ve written, together or separately, including Developmental Trauma: The Game Changer in the Mental Health Profession and LOVEvolution: A Heart-Centered Approach for Healing Developmental Trauma.
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 was the Counseling Center Director and professor at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. In 1971, he began teaching at Colorado at Colorado Springs where he founded the Counseling and Human Services Program. 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 also co-directs the Colorado Institute For Conflict Resolution & Creative Leadership (CICRCL), which he and Janae co-founded in 1986. Barry has been a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado since 1976 and has a small private practice specializing in working with men. He also serves as a Core Faculty member at the Intercultural Open University Foundation, an internationally accredited doctoral program, where he advises doctoral students.
Barry is the author or co-author of over 66 books and he has made over 100 presentations at professional conferences. His latest book is The Wise Elder, and the co-authored, Betrayal and the Path of the Heart. All of his books are available from Amazon in e-book and print formats. The Male Mother book is the first in a four-book Real Men Series. The other books in the Series are the Servant Leader, The Wise Elder and The Open-Hearted Lover. 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, codependency, counterdependency, and his Twisted Beliefs Series, a four book series about how people form their values and beliefs and what causes them to become twisted.
At CPDC, Barry serves as the Continuing Education Director and co-leads the Trauma-Informed Care Practitioner Training.
Barry also served as a consultant to the United Nation’s 1994 International Year of the Family. Operating out of the UN Centre in Vienna, Austria, he helped to found the Bratislava International Family Training Centre, in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1992-93.
He also founded the highly successful Kindness Campaign, a community-based violence prevention program that started in Colorado Springs and was implemented in 12 other US cities. The Kindness Campaign proved to be a very effective way of changing community perceptions about violence from negative to positive. The Kind and Safe Schools Initiative (KASSI), a school-based peer violence prevention program grew out of the Kindness Campaign. Research on this program showed that it is a highly effective way to change the school climate from negative to positive and significantly reduce peer violence in schools. 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. It had served thousands of new parents with a home-visitor who provided supportive services.
Barry has been meditating daily since 1978 and he also practices daily yoga and exercises. He is also a fly fisherman. He also enjoys hiking in the mountains, eating good food and listening to good music.
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 Ukrainian psychotherapists through partnerships with organizations in Kiev, Ukraine.
Janae provides professional supervision and consultation to mental health practitioners, and co-leads CPDC’s Trauma-Informed Care Certificate Trainings. She also presents at conferences on various topics related to developmental trauma. The theoretical and practical model that she and Barry created identifies the Disorganized Attachment Style and its associated developmental shock, trauma and stress as a major cause of intractable relational conflicts, delayed development, and human suffering.
Janae has authored or co-authored ten print books, twelve e-books, 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, volunteering at 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.