About the Conference Presenters

Screen Shot 2017-03-11 at 12.00.40 PMJeff Pincus, LCSW

Jeff is Core Faculty of the PACT Institute, where he trains clinicians in a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, developed by Stan Tatkin.  He and his PACT co-trainer and wife, Rachel Cahn, are also the creators of Dharma Of Love, helping couples grow beyond the foundation of safety and security into greater compassion and wisdom in daily life by utilizing  committed relationship as a means to develop spiritually.
Jeff has worked in the mental health field for more than 25 years. In private practice in Boulder, he works exclusively with couples and provides intensives for couples coming from around the country. He is a much sought after couple therapist, trainer and clinical consultant. 
Over the last twenty five years, Jeff has led workshops, councils and ongoing groups for men exploring the mature masculine.
After completing his MSW at University of Denver, he worked in inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency programs, and community mental health centers in the Aspen area. Jeff was instrumental in bringing mindfulness, attachment theory, and neuroscience into the treatment models. He co-founded a non-profit organization supporting incarcerated youth through innovative programming including mindfulness meditation, drumming, elemental ritual, and storytelling.
Jeff has been an adjunct faculty member at Naropa University, Colorado Mountain College, a teaching assistant for the Hakomi Institute, and a guest lecturer at Colorado State University. He has also been a workshop leader at the popular Wake Up Festival put on by SoundsTrue.

Janelle Bio PicJanelle Althen, LCSW

Janelle has been working with attachment and relationship issues in families and couples for over 20 years and has been both developing and studying the application of neuroscience and attachment theory to couple and family work for the last 15 years, primarily in the areas of couples work and work with complex trauma. She has developed and taught numerous trainings in this area for mental health clinicians, graduate students, and parents over the last ten years. Janelle has also taught both couple therapy and child and adolescent trauma at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work and as faculty at Denver Family Institute.

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Jim Thomas, LMFT

Jim Thomas is an international trainer renowned for his engaging presentation style, breadth of experience, and his vulnerable manner of leading workshops.  A passionate proponent of attachment theory and humanistic approaches to therapy, Jim trains therapists in Emotionally Focused Therapy here in Denver and around the globe.  He is also Director, Colorado Center for E.F.T., and Director Emeritus, Denver Family Institute.  

“Jim is one of our leading edge thinkers in the therapy field.  I would go out of my way to hear what he is saying about marriage and family therapy lately,” Bill Doherty, Ph.D., author, researcher, clinician and community organizer.