Breaking Free: How To Identify and Change Your Addictive Family Patterns

Breaking Free: How To Identify and Change Your Addictive Family Patterns

by Barry K. Weinhold Ph.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505209273
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2014
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Barry K. Weinhold, Ph.D. has been a licensed psychologist since 1976 and a university professor for over 35 years. He was the founder of the Counseling and Human Services M. A. Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

He also founded the Kindness Campaign, a community based violence prevention program that was implemented in 13 U. S. cities. He also wrote a bullying prevention curriculum for schools called the Kind & Safe Schools Initiative. Parts of this initiative have been used in over 700 schools nationwide. He helped found a home visitation program called the First Visitor in the Colorado Springs area designed to prevent child abuse and neglect. In addition, he served as a consultant to the United Nations and helped found the Bratislava International Centre For Family Studies in Bratislava, Slovakia to be operated as a training center for family life educators.

Barry is the author or co-author of over fifty books in the areas of co-dependency, addictions, family therapy, developmental trauma, conflict resolution and male development. His book, Breaking Free of the Codependency Trap, is a classic in the addictions field. His textbook on Family Counseling won a national award. He has written articles on the causes of dysfunctional relationships, the causes of addictions, and childhood traumas, that cause upsets in adult relationships.

He is a trained mediator and an expert on Conflict Resolution. Currently he is the Co-Director of the Colorado Institute For Conflict Resolution and Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, CO where he lives with his wife, Janae. He has two grown children and two grown stepchildren and three grandchildren. He loves playing tennis, hiking and fly-fishing.

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