Curriculum Vitae

JOHN HAMEL, Ph.D., LCSW

John Hamel & Associates, San Francisco & Greater Bay Area
Curriculum Vitae (Updated September, 2021)
Mailing Address:  Lincoln Avenue, Suite 100, San Rafael, CA  94901
Telephone:  (415) 472-3275  
E-mail:  johnmhamel@comcast.net  *  Website:  www.JohnHamel.net

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Publications:                            Begins on page 3

Expert Witness Services   Begins on page 7

Trainings and Seminars     Begins on page 16

EDUCATION

2017                Ph.D., University of Central Lancashire Psychology Department, U.K.
1988                MSW, University of California at Los Angeles
1986                BA, Psychology, University of California at Lost Angeles, Magna cum Laude

LICENSURE

1990                Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS 15194), State of California

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • National Organization of Forensic Social Work
  • International Society for Research on Aggression
  • Consulting Editor, Aggressive Behavior, a peer-reviewed journal published by Wiley Publishing.
  • Founding member, Domestic Violence Research Group – www.domesticviolenceresearch.org
  • Founding member, Association of Domestic Violence Intervention Programs – www.domesticviolenceintervention.net

EMPLOYMENT

2009-present
Editor-in-Chief, Partner Abuse, a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Springer Publishing.

2014-present
Founder and Executive Director of the Association of Domestic Violence Intervention Programs, a non-profit international organization of domestic violence treatment providers and domestic violence researchers,

1991-present
John Hamel & Associates, Greater Bay Area, California
Position:  Director
Responsibilities:  Supervise and conduct domestic violence, anger management and parenting groups, including the Alternative Behavior Choices batterer intervention program; Provide anger management/family violence assessments on behalf of professionals and judges in the Family Court system; Provide consultation to mental health professionals, attorneys and others on subject of family violence; Present seminars on subject of family violence; Provide expert court testimony on domestic violence, battered person syndrome, trauma and PTSD in criminal, family court and tort cases.

1990 – 1991
Youth Homes, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA
Position: Clinical Supervisor
Responsibilities:  Train and supervise clinical staff; Provide brief therapy to delinquent adolescents, including substance abuse

1990
Project HEAVY West, Los Angeles, CA
Position: Case Manager/Psychotherapist
Responsibilities:  Provide short and long-term individuals therapy, family therapy and referral services for delinquent adolescents and their families; Lead weekly adolescent groups and parent education programs; Work with parents, teachers and law enforcement to reduce school truancy and gang and criminal activity in the Venice-West Los Angeles area

1988-1990
California West Counseling Center, Los Angeles, CA
Position: Psychotherapist Intern
Responsibilities: Provide individual, group and family therapy in a private practice setting, with a focus on men, children, adolescents and substance abusers

1988
Charter Hospital, Long Beach, CA
Position:  Clinical Social Worker
Responsibilities:  Lead daily play and verbal psychotherapy groups on children’s unit; Interview parents for psychosocial assessment; Lead parent education and multi-family groups; Participate in weekly treatment planning and case conferences

1987 – 1988
El Nido, West Los Angeles, CA
Position:  Second Year Social Worker Graduate Intern
Responsibilities:  Provide individuals, couples and family therapy to an ethnically-diverse population of children, adolescents and parents; Interface with schools, hospitals, County Probation and Children’s Protective Services departments and other agencies

1986-1987
Veteran’s Administration Hospital, West Los Angeles, CA
Position:  First Year Social Worker Graduate Intern
Responsibilities:  Interview psychiatric patients for psychosocial assessment; Provide psychotherapy to chronic mentally ill patients; Co-lead therapy groups on Gerontology Unit; Participate in treatment planning and new patient screenings; Coordinate and lead family meetings and case conferences

PUBLICATIONS

 Books

Hamel, J., & Russell, B. (2022 publication).  Intimate partner violence: Beyond the gender paradigm in legal practice and intervention policy.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Hamel, J. (2014).  Gender-inclusive treatment of intimate partner abuse, 2nd Edition:  Evidence-based approaches.  New York:  Springer.

Hamel, J. (2008).  Intimate partner and family abuse:  A casebook of gender inclusive therapy.  New York:  Springer.

Hamel, J., & Nicholls, T. (2007).  Family interventions in domestic violence:  A Handbook of gender-inclusive theory and treatment. New York:  Springer

Hamel, J. (2005).  Gender-inclusive treatment of intimate partner abuse:  A comprehensive approach.  New York:  Springer.

Book Chapters

Hamel, J., & Baker, K. (2022).  Custody and intervention recommendations in family law cases: A gender-inclusive framework.  In:  J. Hamel & B. Russell (Eds.), Intimate partner violence:  Beyond the gender paradigm in legal practice and intervention policy. New York:  Oxford University Press.

Hamel, J., Dutton, D., & Lysova, A. (2022).  Intimate partner homicide and the battered person syndrome.  In:  J. Hamel & B. Russell (Eds.), Intimate partner violence:  Beyond the gender paradigm in legal practice and intervention policy.   New York:  Oxford University Press.

Hamel, J., & Ennis, D. (2022).  Holding perpetrators accountable:   Evidence-based interview procedures and risk assessment instruments.  In:  J. Hamel & B. Russell (Eds.), Intimate partner violence:  Beyond the gender paradigm in legal practice and intervention policy. New York:  Oxford University Press.

Hamel, J., & Russell, B. (2022).  Introduction:  The problem with the gender paradigm.  In:  J. Hamel & B. Russell (Eds.), Intimate partner violence:  Beyond the gender paradigm in legal practice and intervention policy. New York:  Oxford University Press.

Hamel, J. (2020).  Explaining symmetry across sex in intimate partner violence:  Evolution, gender roles, and the will to harm.  Partner Abuse, 11 (3), 228-267.

Hamel, J. (2020).  Beyond gender:  Finding common ground in evidence-based batterer intervention.  In B. Russell (Ed.), Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBT+ Community:  Understanding power dynamics (pp. 195-226).  New York:  Springer.

Hamel, J. (2019.) The evolution of evidence-based treatment for domestic violence perpetrators.  In E. A. Bates & J. C. Taylor (Eds.), Intimate Partner Violence: New Perspectives in Research and Practice (pp. 89-106). Routledge.

Hamel, J. & Sonkin, D. (2018).  Domestically violent offenders:  Treatment approaches.  In: Morgan (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of criminal psychology. Thousand Oak, CA: Sage.

Hamel, J. (2017).  Understanding and intervening with partner abuse.  In:  J.L. Ireland, C.A. Ireland, N. Gredecki & M. Fisher (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Forensic Psychology in Secure Settings (pp. 362-373).  Routledge, Abingdon: Oxon.

Hamel, J. (2014).  Clinical application:  Intimate partner violence perpetrators.  In: L.R. Grossman & S. Walfish (Eds.), Translating psychological research into practice (pp. 540-544). New York: Springer. 

Hamel, J., & Russell, B. (2013).  The Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project:  Implications for law enforcement responses to domestic violence.  In:  B. Russell (Ed.), Perceptions of Female Offenders: How Stereotypes and Social Norms Affect Criminal Justice Responses (pp. 151-180).  New York: Springer.

Nicholls, T. L., & Hamel, J. (2013). Intimate partner violence.  In P. Zapf & B. Cutler (Eds.), American Psychological Association Handbook of Forensic Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hamel, J. (2008). Beyond ideology:  Alternative therapies for domestic violence.  In:  J. Hamel (Ed), Intimate partner and family abuse:  A casebook of gender inclusive therapy (pp. 3-26). New York:  Springer. 

Hamel, J. (2007).  Domestic violence:  A gender inclusive conception.  In:  J. Hamel & T. Nicholls, Family Interventions in Domestic violence:  A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment (pp. 3-26).  New York:  Springer.

Hamel, J. (2007).  Gender inclusive family interventions in domestic violence:  An overview.  In:  J. Hamel & T. Nicholls (Eds), Family Interventions in Domestic violence:  A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment (pp. 247-274).  New York:  Springer.

Hamel, J. (2007).  Male victims of domestic violence and reasons why they stay with their abuser.  In:  N. Jackson (Ed.), Domestic Violence Encyclopedia (pp. 457-459).  New York: Routledge.

 Journal Articles

Hamel, J., Buttell, F., Rerreira, R., & Roy, V. (2021).  IPV Perpetrator groups:  Client engagement, and the role of facilitators.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Hamel, J. (2020).  Explaining symmetry across sex in intimate partner violence:  Evolution, gender roles, and the will to harm.  Partner Abuse, 11 (3).

Cannon, C., Corvo, K., Buttell, F., & Hamel, J, (in preparation).  Barriers to advancing the evidence-based practice of psychology, social work, and other mental health disciplines in domestic violence perpetrator treatment:  Ideology, public funding, or both?

Hamel, J. , Cannon, C., Buttell, F., & Ferreira, R. (2021).  A survey of intimate partner violence perpetrator treatment programs:  Are we ready for evidence-based practice?  Partner Abuse, 12 (1).

Charlot, N., Gay, B., Baker, E., Hamel, J., Fisher, J., Klein, L.B., Richmond, C., Miyamoto, S….& Risser, H. (2020).  Let’s talk about the science of victim’s services:  Talking points for advocates. Research to Policy Collaboration.  Retrieved from: https://www.research2policy.org/voca-talking-points.

Hamel, J. (2020).  Perpetrator or victim? A review of the complexities of domestic violence cases. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 12 (2), 55-62.

Cannon, C., Hamel, J., Buttell, F., & Ferreira, R. (2020, June).   The pursuit of evidence-based practice in batterer intervention:  The role of professional licensure and theoretical orientation. Evidence-Based Social Work. 

Hamel, J. (2019, October). Intimate partner violence:  Gender issues and the adjudication of homicide and other cases.  Criminological Research Policy and Practice

Sonkin, D., Hamel, J., Ferreira, R., Buttell, F., & Frietas, M. (2019). The relationship between attachment anxiety, attachment avoidance and psychological violence in a sample of male and female court-mandated batterers.  Violence and Victims, 34 (6), 910-929.

Hamel, J. (2016).  In the best interests of children:  What family law attorneys should know about domestic violence.  Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 28, 201-228.

Babcock, J. et al. (2016), Domestic violence perpetrator programs:  A proposal for evidence-based standards in the United States.  Partner Abuse, 7 (4), 1-107.

Cannon, C., Hamel, J., Buttell, F. P., & Ferreira, R. J. (2016). A survey of domestic violence perpetrator programs in the U.S. and Canada: Findings and implications for policy intervention. Partner Abuse, 7 (3), 226-276.

Elmquist, J., Clevenger-Wolford, C., Zapor, H., Febres, J., Shorey, R.C., Hamel, J., & Stuart, G.L. (In Press). A gender comparison of motivations for physical dating violence among college students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31, 186-203.

Hamel, J., Ferreira, R., & Buttell, F. (2015, March).  Gender and batterer intervention: Implications of a program evaluation for policy and treatment.  Research in Social Work Practice.

 Hamel, J., Jones, D., Dutton, D., & Graham-Kevan, N. (2015).  The CAT: A gender-inclusive measure of abusive and controlling tactics.  Violence and Victims, 30 (4), 547-580.

Sielski, C.,  Begun, A., & Hamel, J. (2015).  Expanding knowledge concerning the Safe at Home Instrument for assessing readiness-to-change among perpetrators of intimate partner violence.  Partner Abuse, 6 (3). 255-272.

Hamel, J. (2014, May/June).  Batterer intervention:  Creating evidence-based programs.  The Therapist

Elmquist, J., Hamel, J., Shorey, R.C., Labrecque, L., Ninnemann, A., & Stuart, G.L. (2014).  Motivations for intimate partner violence in men and women arrested for domestic violence and court referred to batterer intervention programs Partner Abuse, 5 (4).

Hamel, J. (2013, November).  Are mental health issues the main cause of domestic violence?:  Yes.  CQ Researcher, 23 (41), 997.  Thousand Oaks:  Sage.

Esquivel-Santovena, E., Lambert, T., & Hamel, J. (2013). Partner abuse worldwide.  Partner Abuse, 4(1), 6-75.

Hamel, J. (2012).  “But she’s violent, too!”:  Holding domestic violence offenders accountable within a systemic approach to batterer intervention.  Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 4 (3), 124-135.

Hamel, J. (2011).  In dubious battle:  The politics of mandatory arrest and dominant aggressor laws.  Partner Abuse, 2 (2), 224-245.

Hamel, J. (2010).  Do we want to be politically correct, or do we want to reduce partner abuse in our communities?  Partner Abuse, 1 (1), 82-91.

Hamel, J. (2010).  The treatment of partner violence:  Towards evidence-based practice.  The Forensic Therapist, 9 (1), 9-14.

Dutton, D., Hamel, J. & Aaronson, J. (2010).  The gender paradigm in family court processes: Re-balancing the scales of justice from biased social science. Journal of Child Custody, 7 (1)

Hamel, J. (2009).  Gender Inclusive Systemic Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse (GIST).  Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 1 (3), 71-76.

Hamel, J. (2009).  Toward a Gender-Inclusive Conception of Intimate Partner Violence Research and Theory:  Part II – New Directions.  International Journal of Men’s Health, 8 (1), 41-59.

Hamel, J., Desmarais, S.L., Nicholls, T.L., Malley-Morrison, K., & Aaronson, J. (2009, July). Domestic violence and child custody:  Are family court professionals’ decisions based on erroneous beliefs?  Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 1(2), 37-52.

Dutton, D., Corvo, K., & Hamel, J. (2009).  The gender paradigm in domestic violence research and practice, part II:  The information website of the American Bar Association.  Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14, 30-38.

Muller, R., Nicholls, T., Desmarais, S., & Hamel, J. (2009). Do judicial responses to restraining order requests discriminate against male victims?  Journal of Family Violence, 24, 625-637.

Hamel, J. (2007). Toward a gender-inclusive conception of intimate partner violence research and theory: Part I – Traditional perspectives.  International Journal of Men’s Health, 6 (1), 36-53.

Hamel, J., Desmarais, S. L., & Nicholls, T. L. (2007). Perceptions of motives in intimate partner violence: Expressive versus coercive violence. Violence and Victims, 22 (5), 563-576.

Hamel, J. (2005).  Fixing only part of the problem:  Public policy and batterer intervention.  Family Violence and Sexual Assault Bulletin, 21 (2/3), 18-27.

EXPERT WITNESS AND CONSULTATION

August, 2021

Donetti v. Richardson.  I testified in a family law case on behalf of a man who was facing a three year domestic violence restraining order for making unwanted contact with his long-time romantic partner.  His attorney was Jonathan Pickett of San Rafael, California.  The client was issued a DVRO, but limited to one year.

July – August, 2021

Fox v Principe.  Consulted with Phoenix, Arizona attorney Korey Brahme in a family law case.  The father fought a domestic violence restraining order.

July – August, 2021

People v. Anderson.  I worked with San Rafael, California defense attorney Peter Chambers on this case involving a male defendant accused of domestic violence by an unreliable witness.  My testimony in court helped in an acquittal on all charges. 

June, 2021

Marriage of Cbaves v. McCauley.   Consulted on a divorce case with Walnut Creek, California attorney Greg Abel, whose client had difficulties providing the Court with documents due to being a victim of domestic violence. My report explained how trauma  might explain these difficulties.

March, 2020 – May, 2021

Sabaratam v. Easy Riders.  Matson Kelley, a Hawaii attorney, requested that I provide expert consultation regarding a civic case in which domestic violence contributed to negligent conduct.

October, 2020-May, 2021

Malcomson v. Malcomson.  I was hired as a consultant on this family law case by San Francisco attorney Steve Ruben in his efforts to rebut accusations of domestic violence against his client, the father, and increase custodial visitations with his child.  The parties arrived at a compromise agreement prior to trial.

March – April, 2021

Lozano v Baylor University.  I consulted with Texas attorney Lisa Brown who represented the university in a lawsuit alleging it failed to prevent domestic violence assaults by one of the football players.

January, 2021

State of Texas v. Cantu.  The defense team for a man who sought a new trial for a man previously convicted of a double homicide hired me as a consultant for their case.  They wanted my opinion as to the credibility of the man’s girlfriend, whose testimony helped in his conviction.  I concluded that she was more likely than not a victim of domestic violence and had reason to be afraid of him, her explanation for why she did not call police until he had been apprehended.

November, 2020-January, 2021

Li v. Lau.  I testified in Santa Clara County on behalf of attorney Michael Moreno and his client, a man who challenged his wife’s attempts to have a permanent restraining order issued that would prevent him from contacting her or their child.  The order was subsequently limited to a period of 2 years for contacts with the wife, and completely lifted with respect to contact with his child.

September-December, 2020

Stewart v. Stewart.  San Francisco, California attorney sought my services for a client who objected to a restraining order following accusations of domestic violence against him by his wife.  I was accepted as an expert witness, and my report on behalf of the client helped persuade Child and Family Services to drop their investigation.

November-December, 2020

I provided court testimony in a Contra Costa County, California child dependency case involving a mother with a history of substance abuse and PTSD, on behalf of attorney Richard Paris.

November, 2020

Sutton v. Sutton.  In this Sonoma County, California disputed child custody case, I provided expert consultation to attorney Julie Levy, who represented a mother who had alleged to have been a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband.

October, 2020

Kocharyan v. Johnston.  In this Los Angeles, California disputed child custody case involving allegation of domestic violence by the mother, I provided the complainant and her attorney expert consultation on the merits of her case.

October, 2020

Adkins v. Adkins.  Based on my review of the case documents, I provided the mother in this El Dorado County, California disputed child custody case my informed opinion on to best advance her interests, including claims of alleged domestic abuse on the part of the father.

September, 2020

O’Keefe v. O’Keefe.  Consulted with Foster City, California family law attorney Amy Laughlin regarding a client who was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order against the father in their disputed child custody case.

August – September, 2020

Sati v. Sati.  The father in this disputed child custody case was able to successfully prevent the temporary restraining order against him from being extended, after introducing my report in court.  The attorney was Julian Hubbard, Esq., whose offices are located in San Mateo County, California.

August – September, 2020

I wrote a report for New York City attorney Nora Christiani, of Bronx Defenders.  I concluded that deportation proceedings against him were due to false allegations of domestic violence.

July-August, 2020

People v. Rodriguez.  On behalf of Santa Barbara County, California Public Defender Marianne Zawadski, I provided consultation for a defendant who was arrested for domestic violence and sought a grant of Mental Health Diversion pursuant to Penal Code Section 1001.36, based on her mental health history.

June – July, 2020

A father represented by San Francisco attorney Steve Ruben hired me to conduct a domestic violence assessment on his behalf, to help him regain custody time with his son. 

December, 2019 – July, 2020

Sukkary v. Sukkary.  I testified in court in Sacramento on behalf of a man, represented by attorney Stephanie Finelli, whose ex-partner sought to secure a lifetime domestic violence restraining order against him.  The court rejected her request.

February – May, 2020

Jacobi v. Munger.  Chicago attorney Steve Swanson asked that I conduct a domestic violence assessment for a civil case involving a client who alleged to have been physically abused by a man with whom she was involved romantically.

January – April, 2020

People v. O’Connor.  I conducted a domestic violence assessment at the request of Erin Ryan, Marin County, California public defender, on a woman charged with domestic violence.  I recommended a course of treatment that addressed the client’s needs, including alcohol abuse.

March, 2020

Sabaratam v. Easy Riders.  I consulted with Maui, Hawaii attorney on a civil case involving a client who was injured due to the negligence of someone with a history of domestic violence.  

January, 2020

At the behest of Marin County, California public defender Erin Ryan, I assisted in the defense of a woman who falsely accused her husband of domestic violence, and after recanting her initial statements was advised to get legal representation  My findings indicated that the woman recantation was believable and that the charges were made out of anger and the effects of cancer-treatment drugs.

December, 2019

I provided consultation services to Kelly Reiter, an attorney in San Rafael, California, on a CPS case in which the parents were in danger of permanently losing custody of their children due to ongoing family violence and abuse.  A treatment plan was agreed upon, allowing the parents to resume visitations.

November – December, 2019

I conducted a family violence assessment at the request of James Williams, an attorney in Contra Costa County, California, who represented the stepfather.  The stepfather had come to the attention of a child welfare attorney following the filing of a DVRO against him by the mother.  My report helped the couple remain together while providing for the child’s safety.

November – December, 2019

Perreault v. Perreault.  San Ramon, California family law attorney Jim Williams asked me to conduct an assessment on behalf of his client, stepfather to a woman involved in a child custody dispute, whose physical violence against her came to the attention of the child’s attorney.  Based on interviews with both parties, I recommended a safety plan and counseling that would allow a resumption of visitations.  

October, 2019

Moller v. Rowedder.  In this disputed child custody case, I provided San Francisco, California family law attorney Mark Murray consultation and assistance in challenging the charges of domestic violence alleged against the client.

September – October, 2019

State v. Stacy Jackson.  Provided consultation to the Dekalb County, Georgia district attorney’s office on a case involving a female defendant charged with spousal homicide, and provided a report in which I concluded that there was little support for a battered women’s defense.

February, 2019 – December, 2019

People v. Cox.  Santa Barbara, California defense attorney Erica Sutherland hired me as consultant and expert witness on a case involving a battered woman who, under duress, participated in a series of robberies with her boyfriend. My report helped the client arrive at a plea deal and a significantly reduced sentence.

August, 2019

People v. De Castro. Los Angeles, California attorney Sara L. Caplan engaged my consultation services on behalf of her client, a woman charged with felony assaults upon her husband as well as several other individuals.

July, 2019

People v. Gonzales.  Testified on behalf of a woman in Marin County, California, who was facing a six-month jail sentence for failing to complete a court-mandated domestic violence perpetrator program, due to circumstances beyond her control. The jail sentence was dropped. The defense attorney was San Rafael, California criminal defense attorney Jonathan Pickett.

June, 2019

People v. Foster.  Jonathan Pickett, sought my expertise on behalf of a client charged with a domestic violence assault.

June, 2019

People v. Mazurkewicz.  The client was arrested on a domestic violence charge in West Hollywood, CA, and I consulted with his attorney, Sara Caplan. The client was able to secure a satisfactory plea bargain, on reduced charges.

April – May, 2019

Marriage of Garcia.  I consulted with Marcus Morales, an attorney in Santa Barbara, CA, who represented a woman involved in a disputed child custody case, in which there were accusations of domestic violence.

March, 2019

Ramos v. Harris & Sutphen.  Consulted with Attorney Landon Little on a tort case in Nevada County, CA, involving a child custody dispute.

February – March, 2019

State v. McCalop.  DeKalb County, GA.  The prosecutor’s office hired me to provide expert court testimony in this murder case.  Attorneys for the defendant, a woman, hired an expert who argued that she suffered from battered person syndrome, and I assisted the prosecution in showing why such a defense was irrelevant in this case.  The defendant was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

February, 2019

People v. Vieira.  I consulted with Santa Cruz attorney T.J. Brewer on behalf of a woman arrested and charge with domestic violence on her elderly husband.  In my report, I concluded that the defendant’s behavior did not warrant a criminal conviction, but should have been handled as deferred prosecution.

December, 2018 – January, 2019

Couvillion v. Gates.  Briefly consulted with Louisiana attorney Gene Ledet on a civil case involving a client who claimed malpractice on a doctor who she believed failed to properly treat a domestic violence abuser.

October – December, 2018

People v. Mustafa.  Provided expert consultation to Hayward, CA attorney Guy Louie, defense attorney for a man who was charged with a domestic violence offense. 

September, 2018

Sharp v. Sharp.  Contra Costa County, CA.  Provided consultation for the mother in a family law case involving allegations of domestic violence perpetrated by the father.  The parties settled in mediation.

August – September, 2018

Mortensen v. Lichtenwalter.  At the request of attorney Rome Rivera, I reviewed a report from another expert witness hired by opposing counsel in this disputed child custody case.  I concluded that this report was deeply flawed, based on long-outdated research.

January – October, 2018

People v. Courtney. Sonoma County, CA.   I worked with defense attorney Andy Martinez on a case involving a woman who was charged with a DUI, claimed to be under emotional duress by the passenger, who had a record of physical and emotional abuse against her.  Following my court testimony, the defendant’s abuse experience was determined to have been a mitigating factor, and she was given a minimum sentence.

December, 2017 – August, 2018

People V. Rothschild. Provided expert witness consultation to attorney Stephen Gallenson in Sonoma County, California, in behalf the defendant.  The defendant faced murder charges after having killed his wife in a domestic dispute. The client had previously suffered emotional and physical abuse.  The jury agreed that this abuse pattern was relevant, and rendered a verdict of voluntary manslaughter.

May – June, 2018

Cash v. City of Riverside

Testified at a hearing on behalf of a police officer who pled guilty of a domestic violence charge and was consequently fired from his department.  There was strong evidence that his intimate partner was in fact the dominant aggressor in the relationship.

January – March, 2018

Rogers v. Lee.  A civil tort case involving emotional distress and PTSD.  I worked with Sonoma County Ronald Turan for the plaintiff.  A settlement was arrived at by the parties prior to trial.

February – March, 2018

Brown v. Braun. A disputed child custody case. I provided expert witness consultation on behalf of the father, whose parental visits had been curtailed after he’d been accused of domestic violence.  Following my report, the restraining order was dropped and father was given joint custody.

August, 2017

State of Georgia v. Rickman. Provided expert witness consultation to Sharla Jackson of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, in the case of.  The defendant was charged with the murder of her boyfriend, and found guilty in a jury trial. 

July-Spt., 2013

Conducted in-depth interview with a man sent to prison on a spousal murder conviction, on behalf of Santa Rosa, California attorney Jonathan Berger, who sought to appeal that conviction.

April, 2013

Provided expert witness services to attorney Chuck Bourdon on a case involving a man charged with domestic violence.  The case was settled out of court.

July, 2012

Larribas v. Larribas. Provided expert witness services to Modesto, California attorney Peter Rodriguez on civil case in which the plaintiff alleged being a victim of domestic violence.  The case was settled prior to trial.

2010 – 2011

Jon Buckheit v. Town of Atherton.  Provided expert witness services for attorney Jerry Fong of the firm Carey & Carey, in the civic case of.  The plaintiff claimed that he had been wrongfully arrested and charged for a domestic violence crime, of which a jury later found him not guilty.

June, 2009      

People V Richard McCain. Consulted with San Francisco public defender Megan Burns on a case involving an incident of domestic violence between same-sex partners.

June, 2008 – February, 2009

People v Indelicato.  Consulted with Marin County attorney, Lawrence Lichter in a case involving a adult male charged with spousal abuse.  The case was dismissed.

September, 2008

People V. McWilliams. Provided consultation to Napa County, California deputy district attorney Catherine Borsetto in the case of, involving an adult female who shot her male boyfriend with a hand gun.  I was asked to review the case and comment on the defense claims of battered woman’s syndrome. The defendant accepted a plea deal and went to prison.

May, 2007 – June, 2008

Consulted with Contra Costa County, California attorney Mary Carey, and provided court testimony in juvenile court, on a case involving one of my clients, a man who is facing criminal charges of child physical abuse. 

May, 2007 – June 2007

Consulted with Los Altos, California, attorney Phillip Hammer.  His client, an adult male, objected to the 3-year KLETS restraining order that his ex-wife wished to put in place against him.  I was scheduled to be deposed by the plaintiff’s attorney and to subsequently appear in court on behalf of the defendant, but the parties reached a mutual agreement.  

March, 2007 – May, 2007

Consulted with Lily Torres, Alameda County, California Public Defender, on a criminal domestic violence case. Gave expert court testimony in Alameda County Superior Court May 31, 2007. 

November, 2006 – January 2007

Consulted with Marin County, California attorney Curtis Andrews on a criminal case involving an adult male charged with domestic violence.  The defendant claimed self-defense.  Charges against the defendant were dropped. 

October, 2006

Consulted with Marin County attorney, California Mary Stearns on a criminal domestic violence case, in which her client, an adult male, was charged with one felony count of threats, one misdemeanor count of battery, and one misdemeanor restraining order violation.  The client accepted a plea deal.  

October, 2006

Provided expert witness services to Santa Clara County, California attorney Jack Ueberrhein on a case in which the defendant, an adult male, was charged with domestic violence.  Charges against the defendant were dropped. 

May, 2006

Provided expert witness consultation to two Marin County, California attorneys, Douglas Horngrad and Gary Kauffman, on a domestic violence criminal case.  They were representing a man whose wife accused him of assaulting her, and the man claimed that he was merely defending himself against her ongoing physical and verbal abuse.  The case was settled in a plea agreement, and I never had a chance to testify. 

November 4, 2005

Testified in a Contra Costa County, California disputed child custody case, in the courtroom of Hon. Judith Craddick, on November 4, 2005.  I was subpoenaed by Deborah Joe Sandler, the counsel for the mother, on a case involving allegations of domestic violence against the father, whom I had assessed about a year prior to that date. 

October, 2005

Appeared in court at the request of Marin County, California, Child Protective Services, after I had notified them as well as the police about a client who told me in group that he had attempted to harm his ex (by planning on setting her house on fire).  This was a Tarisoff case, and in my testimony at the hearing I presented my reasons for notifying the authorities, and my opinion about the client’s level of dangerousness.  The CPS worker on the case was Kim Grace.

May, 2005

Testified in court in Contra Costa County, California on a disputed child custody matter, in the courtroom of Hon. James Libby.  Attorney Daniel Harkins subpoenaed me to appear on the stand  on behalf of his client, the mother, who objected to the recommendations I had made for her ex with respect to court-ordered counseling.

SEMINARS AND TRAININGS

Feb. – March, 2021     “Effective supervision of AB109 clients involving domestic violence.”  Los Angeles County Probation.  Ten 8-hour presentations on Zoom.

Jan.  – Feb. 2021         “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 40 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

December 6, 2020       “What family law professionals should know about domestic violence.”  40 minutes.  International Council on Shared Parenting.  Zoom seminar

October 26, 2020        “Intimate partner abuse and gender.”  1 hour.  Zoom webinar panel presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo conference, Committee on Women’s Rights and Family Violence Caucus Collaborative Session.

August 29, 2020   “Group engagement:  Results from an exploratory study.”  45 minutes.  ADVIP 3rd International Conference, August 29, 2020.  Zoom Webinar, California.

August 29, 2020   “2019 BIP survey:  ADVIP and evidence-based practice.” 45 minutes.  ADVIP 3rd International Conference, August 29, 2020 Zoom Webinar, California.

August 14, 2020  “High conflict family violence parent group curriculum.”  6 hours.  Zoom webinar for Mariposa Heritage House, California.

June 9, 2020  “Intimate partner aggression:  From high-conflict to battering.  1.5 Hours.  EAPA, San Francisco, CA.

June 2, 2020   “Domestic violence and intimate partner abuse:  Overview of evidence-based treatments.”  5 Hours.  Seneca Center, Oakland, CA

Jan. 12-26, 2020  “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 40 Hours, John Hamel
& Associates, San Rafael, CA

Jan. 6-7, 2010    Evidence-based treatment of intimate partner abuse for family court professionals.  12-hour certification course, Sacramento, CA

Oct. 4, 2019   “Batterer intervention programs.”  45 minutes.  “Joining Branches, Saving Lives” conference, Alameda County Domestic Violence Council, San Leandro Public Library, CA.

Septermber 13, 2019   “Moving forward with evidence-based IPV intervention”  6 hours.  Utah State University Domestic Violence Solutions Conference keynote and breakout sessions.  Utah Valley Convention Center, Logan, UT.

September 7, 2019  “Domestic violence perpetrator treatment:  Views from researchers and providers.”  1.5 hours, IVAT Conference, San Diego, CA.

September 5, 2019   “Evidence-based practice batterer intervention.”  3 hours, IVAT Conference, San Diego, CA.

June 16 2019   “Alternative Behavior Choices”: An evidence-based program for batterer intervention.  7 hours.  Sparks, NV.

Feb. 12-26, 2019 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 40 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Dec, 2018-Jan, 2018 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 40 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

October 19-20, 2018 “Evidence-based treatment of intimate partner abuse.” Sacrament County. 16 hours. Family court mediators and evaluators in training.

April 18, 2018 “What family law attorneys should know about domestic violence.” 1 hour. Contra Costa County Bar Association, Martinez, CA

April 13, 2018 “Moving forward with evidence-based practice.” 1 hour. Family Conflict conference, Frankfurt, Germany.

March 9, 2018 “Moving forward with evidence-based practice.” 8 hours. Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland, CA.

December 8, 2017 “Moving forward with evidence-based practice.” 8 hours. GEO Re-entry services, Napa, CA

December 1, 2017 “Moving forward with evidence-based practice.” 8 hours. Siskiyou County Probation, Redding, CA

July 18, 2017 “Finding common group in batterer intervention.” 1 hour. San Francisco Adult Probation, San Francisco, CA

June 8, 2017 “Domestic violence characteristics, causes and consequences: Implications for prevention and treatment. 2 hours. AFSPC Prevention Summit, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO

June 7, 2017 “Finding common ground across batterer intervention models.” 1.5 hours. Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance, Boise, ID.

June 6, 2017 “A survey of domestic violence perpetrator programs in the U.S. and Canada: Findings and implications for policy and intervention.” 1.75 hours. Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance, Boise, ID.

June 6, 2017 “Domestic violence perpetrator programs: A proposal for evidence-based standards in the United States.” 1.5 hours. Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance, Boise, ID.

May 19, 2017 “Finding common ground among batterer intervention programs.” 3 hours. John Hamel & Associates, Walnut Creek, CA.

Nov. 5, 2016 “Results a National Survey on BIPs,” 3 hours, John Hamel & Associates, Walnut Creek, CA

Sept. 21, 2016 “The Clinician’s Guide to Balanced and Comprehensive Domestic Violence Treatment,” 6 Hours, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL

June 10, 2016 ADVIP Conference Panel: “Research on domestic violence perpetrator programs worldwide. ” 2 Hours, Sheraton Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
ADVIP Conference Panel: “Proposed standards for perpetrator programs in the United States,” 2 Hours, Sheraton Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

March 5, 2016 “The Clinician’s Guide to Balanced and Comprehensive Domestic Violence Treatment,” 6 Hours, Sheraton County Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

March 4, 2016 “The Clinician’s Guide to Balanced and Comprehensive Domestic Violence Treatment,” 6 Hours, Best Western, Bethlehem, PA

March 3, 2016 “The Clinician’s Guide to Balanced and Comprehensive Domestic Violence Treatment,” 6 Hours, Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill, PA

February 20, 2016 “The Clinician’s Guide to Balanced and Comprehensive Domestic Violence Treatment,” 6 Hours, Holiday Inn – Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

February 19, 2016 “The Clinician’s Guide to Balanced and Comprehensive Domestic Violence Treatment,” 6 Hours, Frederick, MD

February 18, 2016 “The Clinician’s Guide to Balanced and Comprehensive Domestic Violence Treatment,” 6 Hours, Sheraton Reston, Reston, VA

Nov. – Dec. 2015 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 Hours, San Quentin, CA

Aug. 26, 2015 “Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programs: Recommendations for Evidence-Based National Standards. 45 minutes. IVAT Conference, San Diego, CA.

Aug. 24, 2015 “Survey of IPV Perpetrator Programs Worldwide. 45 minutes. IVAT Conference, San Diego, CA.

Aug. 23, 2015 “Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence.” 1.5 Hours. IVAT Conference, San Diego, CA.

July-Aug., 2015 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 40 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

March, 2015 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Dec., 2014 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Nov. 4, 2014 “John Hamel & Associates Perpetrator Program.” 1 Hour, San Francisco Adult Probation, San Francisco, CA

Nov. 4, 2014 “Partner abuse research and interventions: The use and misuse of data.” 1 hour, California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

June 1, 2014 “Evidence-based assessment and treatment in batterer intervention.” 8 hours. John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

May 18, 2014 “Implications of the Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project for Batterer Intervention Programs.” 8 hours. John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Nov. 15, 2013 “Who’s the Dominant Aggressor?: A Training for Criminal Defense Attorneys.” 2 Hours. John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Nov., 2013 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Spt. 25-28, 2013 Poster Presentation: “Police Training to Identify the Primary Aggressor: Where the Badge Meets Bias.” Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. Ottawa, Canada..

Spt. 8, 2013 “Defining battering: Implications of recent research for domestic violence policy.” 2 hours. 18th International Conference & Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma. Town and Country Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA.

Sept. 8, 2013 Poster Presentation: “Evidence-based practice for domestic violence: Politics and practicalities”. 18th International Conference & Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma. Town and Country Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA.

June 11, 2013 Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project.” 2 hours. Marin Health & Wellness Center, San Rafael, CA.

April 16, 2013 “Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project.” 90 minutes. National Organization of Forensic Social Workers Conference, Seattle, WA

April 11, 2013 “Partner Abuse in Disputed Child Custody Cases. 1 hour. A presentation to San Francisco Family Court Services mediators.

Feb. 11, 2013 “Teen Dating Violence.” 3 hours. Presented to girls in 9th through 12th grade at Mercy High School, Burlingame, CA

Jan. – Feb., 2013 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 40 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Nov. 28, 2012 “Gender Inclusive Systemic Therapy.” Presented to M.F.T. graduate students at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA 2 Hours

Spt. 21, 2012 “The Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project.” 3 hours. First Steps to Safety Conference, Medford, Oregon.

Spt. 7, 14-16, 2012 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 40 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

July 9-10, 2012 “Identifying the Dominant Aggressor,” + “The Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project.” International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH. 2 hours, 45 minutes.

Feb. 18, 24-26, 2012 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 40 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Sept. 11, 2011 “Dominant Aggressor Laws: A Critique” + “But She’s Violent, Too!,” Poster presentations, 16th International Conference on Violence, Trauma and Abuse, San Diego, CA

Spt. 12-13 “The Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project” (2 hours) + “Batterer Intervention” (2 hours), presented at 16th International Conference on Violence, Trauma and Abuse, San Diego, CA

June 2, 2011 “Domestic Violence in Child Custody Cases: Report on the Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project.” 2 hours. American Family and Conciliation Courts 2011 National Conference, Hilton Hotel, Orlando, FL

March 16, 2011 “Defining the Role of Family Therapy in Domestic Violence Cases.” 1 hour, Sonoma County Bar Association, Mental Health Liaison Committee of the Family Law Section, Santa Rosa, CA

March 11, 2011 “Batterer Intervention Advanced Training.” 8 hours. Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center, Sheridan, WY.

Feb. 25 – 28, 2011 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 40 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Oct. – Nov., 2010 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Oct. 19, 2010 “Domestic violence intervention: An overview.” Presented on behalf of the Marin County, California Bar Association, San Rafael, CA 1 Hour.

Spt. 14, 2010 “Child Abuse Family Violence Parent Groups.” Presented at the 2010 IVAT Conference, San Diego, CA. 30 minutes.

Spt. 12, 2010 “Domestic Violence Policy & Intervention: Beyond the Gender Paradigm. Presented at the 2010 IVAT Conference, San Diego, CA. Poster.

Aug. – Spt., 2010 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

April 13, 2010 “An Overview of Partner Abuse: Research and Intervention. 1 hour, Sharper Future Clinic, San Francisco, CA

March, 2010 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

March, 2010 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 Hours, San Quentin, CA

March 13, 2010 “Gender Inclusive Systemic Interventions in Domestic Violence.” 2 hours. East Bay Chapter, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Orinda, CA

January 8, 2010 “Batterer Intervention Assessment Protocol.” 2 Hours. FAVTEA, Berkeley, CA

September 23, 2009 “Batterer Intervention: The Latest Research.” 2.5 Hours. Presented at 2009 Idaho Judicial Conference, Twin Falls, ID.

July 24 – 31 2009 “Batterer Intervention Core Training.” 16 hours.

July 7, 2009 “The Effects of Domestic Violence”. 4 hours. Presented at California Board of Parole Hearings, Sacramento, CA.

June 27, 2009 “High Conflict Family Violence Parent Groups.” Presented at From Ideology to Inclusion 2009 Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

June 11, 2009 “High Conflict Family Violence Parent Groups” + “Engaging Men in Family Violence Treatment.” 4.75 hours. Safe Start Initiative Conference, San Diego, California.

June 10, 2009 “Domestic Violence Research,” + “Gender Inclusive Assessment and Treatment.” 6 hours. Idaho Domestic Violence Council “Two Days in June” Conference, Boise, ID.

April 16, 2009 “Overcoming the Gender Paradigm in Domestic Violence Research, Intervention and Policy.” San Francisco Bay Area Probation Department Roundtable.

April 4, 2009 “Advanced Batterer Intervention Facilitator Training.” 8 hours. Simply Your Best Agency, Capitola, CA.

Feb. – March, 2019 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Jan. 27, 2009 “Domestic Violence: Summary of the Research.” 2 hours. Davis Street, San Leandro, CA.

Nov. 6, 2008 “Gender Inclusive Systemic Treatment of Domestic Violence.” One day presentation to Iowa batterer intervention providers, sponsored by Bridges Education Program, Waterloo, IA.

Spt. 15-16, 2008 “Domestic Violence and Child Custody” + “Controlling and Abusive Tactics Questionnaire: A Field Study,” 45 minute presentation and poster presented at the 13th International Conference on Violence, Trauma and Abuse, San Diego, CA

July 28-29, 2008 “Domestic Violence and Child Custody” + “Controlling and Abusive Tactics Questionnaire: A Field Study,” International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH. 40 minutes.

June 17, 2008 “Domestic Violence: A Review of the Literature for Family Court Professionals.” Training for Marin County, California family law and criminal law attorneys, and for Marin County Family Court Services mediators. 1 hour, Marin County Civic Center.

May – June, 2008 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 hours. John Hamel & Associates, Walnut Creek, CA

May 19-20, 2008 “Domestic Violence Research, Assessment and Treatment with Victims and Perpetrators.” 16 hours. Merced County Human Services, Merced, CA.

April 4, 2008 “Advanced Batterer Intervention Facilitator Training.” 7 hours. Walnut Creek, CA.

March 28, 2008 “Gender Inclusive Systemic Treatment of Domestic Violence.” 7 hours. Sierra Vista Counseling, Modesto, CA.

March 14, 2008 “High Conflict Family Violence Parent Group Facilitator Training.” 7 hours. Santa Ana, CA

Feb. 16, 2008 “Gender Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse.” 1.5 hours. Presented at From Ideology to Inclusion 2008 Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Jan. – Feb., 2008 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 hours. John Hamel & Associates, Walnut Creek, CA

Dec. 17, 2007 “Cross Cultural Issues in Domestic Violence,” + “Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence.” 8 hours. SBAC, Sacramento, CA.

Nov. 30, 2008 “High Conflict Family Violence Parent Group Facilitator Training.” 7 hours. San Rafael, CA

Oct. 16, 2007 “Domestic Violence and Child Custody: Are Family Court Professionals’ Decisions Based on Erroneous Beliefs?” One hour. Training for Marin County, California family law attorneys.

Sept. 28, 2007 “Gender-Inclusive Systemic Treatment of Domestic Violence: Focus on Substance Abuse.” Three hours. Presented at one-day conference hosted by Ventura County Behavioral Health, at Mariott Residence Inn, Oxnard, CA.

Sept. 19, 2007 “Gender-Inclusive Systemic Treatment of Domestic Violence. Forty-five minutes. Presented at 12th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA.

Sept. 17, 2007 “Perceptions of Motives in IPV: Expressive Versus Coercive Violence.” Forty-five minutes. Presented at 12th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA.

July 9, 2007 “The GIST of it: Gender Inclusive Systemic Treatment of Domestic violence.” Thirty minutes. Presented at International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

July 9, 2007 “Perceptions of Motives in IPV: Expressive Versus Coercive Violence.” Thirty minutes. Presented at International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Apr. 13, 2007 “Gender Inclusive Systemic Treatment of Domestic Violence.” One hour. Training for Marin County Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Corte Madera, CA.

March 22, 2007 “Women and Intimate Partner Violence: Assessment and Treatment.” Three hours. Presented at Raising the Bar V: Violent Behavior in women: Myth or Reality, a one-day conference hosted by U.C.S.D. Center for Criminality& Addiction Research, at San Diego Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA.

Feb. 2, 2007 Co-chair, Domestic Violence: A Call for Reform, a one-day conference held at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento, CA.

Feb. 2, 2007 “Domestic Violence: A Call for Reform.” Three and one-half hours. Presented at Domestic Violence: A Call for Reform, a one-day conference sponsored by Family Violence Treatment and Education Association, held at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento, CA.

Jan. 10, 2007 “Male Victims of Domestic Violence.” Ninety minutes. Training for staff of W.E.A.V.E., a domestic violence shelter in Sacramento, CA.

Dec. 20, 2006 “Domestic Violence and Child Custody.” Ninety Minutes. Training for batterer intervention providers and members of FAVTEA, Berkeley, CA.

Nov. 11, 2006 “Family Violence: Beyond the Myths.” Two hours. Training for family law attorneys, mediators, evaluators and therapists at Best Western Inn, Corte Madera, CA.

Nov. 11, 2006 “Family Violence: Beyond the Myths.” Two hours. Training for family law attorneys, mediators, evaluators and therapists at Waterfront Plaza Hotel, Oakland, CA.

Nov. 3, 2006 “Domestic Violence: A Gender Inclusive Conception.” Five hours. Training for batterer intervention providers at Pyramid Alternatives, San Bruno, CA.

Oct. 9, 2006 “Domestic Violence: A Gender Inclusive Conception.” Seven hours. Training for batterer intervention providers at SBAC, Sacramento, CA.

Sept. 29, 2006 “Partner Violence Typologies. Ninety minutes. Training for batterer intervention providers and members of FAVTEA, Berkeley, CA.

Sept. 19, 2006 “Family Approaches in Domestic Violence Intervention.” Forty-five minutes. Presented at 11th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA.

Sept. 17, 2006 “Helping Abused Men: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach.” Ninety minutes. Co-presented with Philip Cook and Carol Ensign, LCSW at 11th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA.

Aug. 25, 2006 “Domestic Violence: A Gender-Inclusive Conception.” Three hours. Training for court-approved facilitators of anger management parent programs. San Rafael, CA.

June 22, 2006 “DV Update.” Ninety minutes. Training in domestic violence for attorneys in Marin County, California Public Defender’s Office and members of Alternative Defense, Inc.

May 8, 2006 “Domestic Violence Today.” One hour. Domestic violence training of mental health professionals and other staff at Kaiser Permenente, Department of Psychiatry, Santa Rosa, CA

March 1, 2006 “Domestic Violence: A Gender Inclusive Conception.” Two hours. Training for batterer intervention providers at Family Service Agency of Sonoma, Santa Rosa, CA.

Feb. 10, 2006 “Domestic Violence: A Gender-Inclusive Conception.” Four hours. Presented at Association of Family and Conciliation Courts California Chapter Conference, Omni Hotel, Los Angeles, CA.

Oct. 28, 2005 “Beyond Patriarchy: New Approaches to Domestic Violence Treatment.” Seven hours. Co-presented with Laura Petracek, PhD, to mental health professionals at Embassy Suites Hotel, San Rafael, CA.

Oct. 21, 2005 “Beyond Patriarchy: New Approaches to Domestic Violence Treatment.” Seven hours. Co-presented with Laura Petracek, PhD, to mental health professionals at Embassy Suites Hotel, Walnut Creek, CA.

Oct. 14, 2005 “Beyond Patriarchy: New Approaches to Domestic Violence Treatment.” Seven hours. Co-presented with Laura Petracek, PhD, to mental health professionals at Best Western Expo Inn, Sacramento, CA.

Oct. 7, 2005 “Beyond Patriarchy: New Approaches to Domestic Violence Treatment.” Seven hours. Co-presented with Laura Petracek, PhD, to mental health professionals at Waterford Plaza Hotel, Oakland, CA.

Sept. 18, 2005 “High Conflict to Battering.” Four hours. Presented at the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute 10th International Conference on Family Violence, San Diego, CA.

July 18, 2005 “Beyond Patriarchy: New Approaches to Domestic Violence Treatment.” Seven hours. Co-presented with Laura Petracek, PhD, to mental health professionals at Hilton Hotel, San Jose, CA.

Apr. 29, 2005 “The Gender Inclusive Paradigm.” Seventy-five minutes. Presented at Beyond Patriarchy: New Approaches to Domestic Violence Treatment, a one day-conference hosted by Family Violence Treatment & Education Association, at Cartwright Hotel, San Francisco, CA.

Sept. 20, 2004 “Fixing Only Half the Problem: Public Policy and Batterer Intervention.” Thirty minutes. Presented at the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute 9th International Conference on Family Violence, San Diego, CA.

April 3, 2004 “Assessment and Treatment in Domestic Violence.” Two Hours. Presented to staff at Contra Costa County Family Court Services, Martinez, CA.

Feb.-March, 2004 “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 32 Hours Thirty-two hours. Conducted core basic training required of California batterer intervention providers per PC 1203.098.

Feb. 27, 2004 “High Conflict to Battering.” Seven hours. Presented to mental health professionals at Best Western Expo Inn, Sacramento, CA

Feb. 6, 2004 “High Conflict to Battering.” Seven hours. Presented to mental health professionals at Hilton Hotel, San Jose, CA.

Jan. 30, 2004 “High Conflict to Battering.” Seven hours. Presented to mental health professionals at Waterfront Plaza Hotel, Oakland, CA.

Dec. 12, 2003 “Partner Abuse Seminar: Characteristics, Etiology, Assessment and Treatment.” Seven hours. Presented to mental health professionals at Holiday Inn Hotel, Concord, CA.

Oct. 28, 2003 “Domestic Violence Today.” Ninety-minutes. Presented at Family Strengths Training Institute, sponsored by California Department of Social Services, at Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA.

Oct. 10, 2003 “Partner Abuse Seminar: Characteristics, Etiology, Assessment and Treatment.” Seven hours. Presented to mental health professionals at Best Western Inn, Corte Madera, CA.

Sept. 1, 2003 “DV Victimization.” One hour. Conducted training in domestic violence to staff of A Safe Place, a battered women’s shelter, Oakland, CA.

July 9, 2003 “Domestic Violence Update.” Three hours. Co-conducted with Michael Carolla, MFT and Carroll Adams, MFT, a domestic violence training for family court mediators and other staff at Contra Costa County Family Court Services, Martinez, CA.

Apr. 25, 2003 “Domestic Violence Today: Truth, Myth, and all the Shades of Gray.” Two and a half hours. Presented at Assessment & Treatment of Domestic Violence: New Paradigms for the 21st Century, a two-day conference hosted by Family Violence Treatment & Education Association, at Airport Holiday Inn, Oakland, CA.

June 14, 2002 “Characteristics and Etiology of Partner Violence, and Implications for Non-Sexist Approaches to Treatment.” Two hours. Training conducted with Darlene Pratt, MFT for East Bay California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Oakland, CA.

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY

June 26-28, 2009
Co-chair of three-day domestic violence conference on research, policy and intervention, “From Ideology to Inclusion, 2009,” in Los Angeles, CA.

Feb. 15-16, 2008
Co-chair of two-day domestic violence conference on policy and intervention, “From Ideology to Inclusion 2008,” in Sacramento, CA.

Aug. 8, 2006
Presented testimony to California State Senate Judiciary Committee on domestic violence victims’ bill

April 25, 2006
Presented testimony to California State Assembly Judiciary Committee on domestic violence victims’ bill

2001- present
Member, Alameda County, California, Family Violence Council

2004 – 2006
Member, Marin County, California, Domestic Violence Council

1993 – 2005
Member, Contra Costa County, California Advisory Council against Domestic Violence