Curriculum Vitae

JOHN HAMEL, Ph.D., LCSW

John Hamel & Associates, San Francisco & Greater Bay Area
Curriculum Vitae (Updated June, 2023)
1368 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 212, San Rafael, CA  94901
Telephone:  (415) 516-8086
E-mail:  johnmhamel@comcast.net  *  Website:  www.JohnHamel.net

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).  Gender and domestic violence:  Contemporary legal practice and intervention reforms.  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.), Gender and domestic violence:  Contemporary legal practice and intervention reforms. 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.), Gender and domestic violence:  Contemporary legal practice and intervention reforms. 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.), Gender and domestic violence:  Contemporary legal practice and intervention reforms. New York:  Oxford University Press.

Hamel, J., & Russell, B. (2022).  Introduction:  The problem with the gender paradigm.  In:  J. Hamel & B. Russell (Eds.), Gender and domestic violence:  Contemporary legal practice and intervention reforms. 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., Ferreira, 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
(Contact John Hamel for full list, including cases previous to 2018)

June, 2023 – August, 2023

State of Utah v. Gordon.  My report for counsel, Joshua Baron, on behalf of the defendant helped the latter gain an acquittal on charges of aggravated assault against his female partner.

June, 2023 – August, 2023

California v. Ramos.  The defendant, a woman who was charged with the killing of a store clerk in 1993, disclosed a history of domestic violence against her, and I found her to have been intimidated by her partner prior to and during the events for which she was charged.  

January, 2023 – August, 2023

California v. Glover.  The defendant, a battered woman, represented by San Mateo County, California attorney Paul DeMeeser, was arrested on a charge of murder, following a dispute with her boyfriend during which she stabbed him.  I provided expert witness services to her attorney, Contra Costa County public defender Cecilia Fierro.

November, 2021 – August, 2023

State of Alaska v. Jones.  Fairbanks, Alaska attorney William Satterberg enlisted my consultation services in his defense of a Alaskan native accused of killing his mother’s boyfriend, which helped arrive at a reduced sentence. 

December, 2022 – June, 2023

F. Davis.  This was a child dependency case in which I testified on behalf of the father and his San Francisco attorney, Mariko Nakanishi. His parental rights were restored after I presented evidence that he had completed the court-mandated counseling a ordered.

October, 2020-May, 2023

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. 

January, 2023 – February, 2023

People v. Calamba.  Contra Costa County, California criminal attorney Daniel Horowitz hired me to review files related to the defendant, who was accused of multiple murders, including that of his girlfriend.

January, 2023 – February, 2023

A. Hankins.  San Francisco Bay Area attorney Janet Hoffman consulted with me on a case involving an abused woman who was facing multiple criminal charges.

October, 2022 – May, 2023

Lin v. Lin.  In this disputed child custody case, brought to me by San Francisco Bay Area family law attorney Eileen Avila, I provided expert witness consultation services on behalf of a father who faced unfounded and exaggerated charges of domestic abuse.  His custody rights were restored.

October, 2022 – February, 2023

J. George.  I helped the father in this San Francisco, CA, child dependency case maintain custody of his children after successfully refuting unsubstantiated charges of domestic abuse.  The attorney was Andrea Goodman.

February, 2023

Console v. Console.  A satisfactory resolution was arrived after an abused mother filed for a restraining order in a case litigated by the Rojas family law firm in Sacramento, CA.

November, 2022 – January, 2023

State of California v. Rincon-Cubina

At the request of San Jose, California attorney Daniel Martin, I wrote a report documenting a history of domestic violence victimization in the client’s relationship and the mitigating factors in this criminal case.

July, 2022 – January, 2023

Lynn v. Lynn.  Provided expert witness consultation on behalf of a father who had been accused of domestic violence, and helped him challenge an order of protection.  The attorney was Douglas Robin of Menlo Park, CA.

September, 2022 – December, 2022

Waziri v. Farouqi.  At the request of California family law attorney Michelle Jacobson-Kwok, I provided consultation for the mother in a case involving competing accusations of domestic violence.

September – November, 2022

State of Washington v. Rivera.  Working with attorney Bruce Finlay, I helped in getting multiple felony charges dropped against a battered woman unjustly arrested for domestic violence.

September – November, 2022

Hermann v. Hermann.  The father, my client, settled in a child custody case involving in which he accused the mother of spousal and child abuse.  The attorney was Michael Moreno, with offices in San Jose, CA

June – September, 2022

Gutierrez v. Gutierrez.  I provided expert consultation, and wrote a report, at the request of family law attorney Heather Ramirez, who represented a father accused of domestic violence.  The matter was settled by the parties prior to the scheduled trial.

April – September, 2022.

Nordeen v. Nordeen.  A family law firm in Ogden, UT, representing a father in a child custody matter, asked that I conduct a domestic violence evaluation, and write report, regarding the validity of abuse charges brought against the mother. 

January – September, 2022

People v. Lewis.  Las Vegas, NV criminal defense attorney Nick Scotti asked that I interview a woman who was involved, along with her boyfriend, in a shooting spree resulting in the death of several individuals. As outlined in my report, I determined that this defendant had been severely abused by her boyfriend and that she had been under extreme duress prior to, and during, the events in question.

February, 2022 – September, 2022

McCarney v. McCarney.  I provided expert witness testimony on behalf of a father facing false child sexual abuse and domestic violence charges, through his family law attorney with offices in Maui, Hawaii.  The father was subsequently awarded full custody.

August – September, 2022

Al-Omari v. Shen.  I provided expert court testimony on behalf of San Bernardino attorney Todd Turoci in a civil case. The represented client was an abused woman whose partner took advantage of her vulnerable state and refused to surrender property (a home) rightly belonging to her.  The client won her case.

July, 2022

Johnson v. Sellers.  An abused mother, represented by Washington, DC attorney Virginia King, arrived at a satisfactory custody settlement after I provided expert witness consultation in this family law case.

November, 2021 – July, 2022

People v. Ernest Richardson.  My consultation services to Denver, Colorado defense attorney Robert Moore helped to eventuate a dismissal of a domestic violence prosecution against his client, who agreed to complete an anger management course.

March – April, 2022

Johnson v. Lacy.  In this disputed child custody case, I helped New Mexico family law attorney Timothy Aldrich and his client delineate to the court a pattern of coercive control by the father against the mother.

April – May, 2022

People v. Moore.  Peter Chambers, a Marin County, California defense attorney, requested my assistance in a domestic violence case involving multiple restraining order violations by his client, an adult male.

October, 2021 – May, 2022

People v. Guillen.  My report on behalf of Bakersfield, California attorney William Slocumb helped him arrive at a reduced sentence for his client, a battered woman accused of spousal homicide.

August, 2021 – April, 2022

Michael Fadeeff.  This was a civil case involving who was facing loss of his real estate license in California following allegations of domestic violence.  My expert consultation and case report helped his Manhattan Beach, CA, attorney, Mary Work, secure a satisfactory settlement without having to go through an administrative trial.

March - April, 2022

People v. Ashby.  Marin County, California Public Defender Tamara York enlisted my help in her defense of the defendant, who was charged with domestic violence and several restraining order violations.  My testimony led to a lessening of the sentence imposed upon him.

March, 2022

Rosenberg v. Rosenberg.  I was hired by the Rubenstein family law firm in            San Francisco, CA, to read various documents in a disputed custody case involving allegation of domestic violence by the mother against the father. 

January – February, 2022

Ferreira v. Ferreira.  At the request of Hawaii family law attorney Andrea Blackstone, I provided consultation services and testified in court on behalf of her client, a mother who had experienced domestic violence at the hands of her ex-husband.  The mother was subsequently granted physical custody,

January – March, 2022

Haji v. Banerjee.  I was able to assist the father in this disputed child custody case to arrive at an equitable settlement, with a report showing how accusations of domestic violence were unfounded.  The client’s attorney was Gabrielle Thorpe, in Berkeley, CA.

December, 2021

People v. Fergoso.  A battered woman accused of domestic violence was referred to me by San Rafael, California defense attorney Morgan Daly.  My report helped get charges dismissed against this client.

September-October, 2021

Kahter v. Abbas.  I provide expert witness testimony at the request of San Jose CA family law attorneys Steve Dineen and Faune Hazad.  My report and testimony on behalf of their client, a father involved in a disputed child custody case, helped him avoid the imposition of a lengthy and unnecessary restraining order.

December, 2020 – December, 2021

Circe v. Kendrick.  My report helped to settle a civil case involving a battered woman, represented by San Francisco attorney Stephen Ruben. 

August – September, 2021

Marriage of Helm.  Provided information and consultation to California attorney Stephen Hamilton regarding litigation in family court case involving possible domestic violence against his client, the mother.  The matter was settled out of court prior to a hearing.

September, 2021

State of California v. Darby.  Yolo County attorney Jonathan Opet hired me in a case involving a battered woman charged with violating the terms of her parole. My report helped in establishing a diminished capacity defense which led to charges being dismissed.

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 sought to avoid 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 Chaves 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, on behalf of a man facing deportation.  I concluded that the proceedings against him were based on 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’s 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 his client, the father.

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.

NOTE:  Contact Dr. Hamel for list expert witness work prior to 2018.

SEMINARS AND TRAININGS

NOTE:  List of trainings prior to 2006 available upon request.

June 7, 2023 “Evidence-Based Relationship Aggression Treatment and the Alternative Behavior Choices Program, Part Two.  3 hours.  On the Teams platform.

May 19, 2023 “Evidence-Based Relationship Aggression Treatment and the Alternative Behavior Choices Program, Part One.  3 hours.  On the Teams platform.

May 12, 2023 “Research-Informed Domestic Violence Defense:  An Overview.”  New York State Public Defenders.  2 hours.  On Zoom

March 24/31, 2023 “Evidence-based treatment of Intimate Partner Violence.” 4 hours.  Ngwaagan Gamig Recovery Center, Inc.  On Zoom.

Jan. 27, 2023 “Latest trends in best practices for BIPs.”  California Association of Batterer Intervention Programs.  1.5 hours.  On Zoom.

Oct. 12, 2022 “Safety and justice:  A call for reform in domestic violence arrest, prosecution and treatment.”  6 hours.  Conducted on the Zoom platform.

Spt. 16, 2022.  “Domestic violence and child custody.” 30 minutes.  Men & Families Conference, Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel, Toronto, Canada.

Aug. 23-Spt. 22.  “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 40 Hours. Conducted on the Zoom platform.

July 9, 2022   “High conflict family violence parent groups:  Research and practice.” 4 hours.  San Benito County, CA. 

July 7, 2022   “Evidence-based treatment of intimate partner abuse.” 4 hours.  Palo Alto University, CA.

February, 2022   “Batterer Intervention Core Basic Training.” 40 Hours, John Hamel & Associates, San Rafael, CA

Dec. 6-8, 2021  “Evidenced-based treatment of intimate partner abuse.”  12 hours.  Presented online for Wynona’s House, Newark, NJ.

Oct. 21, 2021   “Domestic violence:  Through the lens of those who abuse.”  1 hour.  Presented online for Laurel House and Bryn Mawr College.

July 7, 2021   “The gender paradigm in family court.”  90 minutes.  Zoom presentation for International Council for Shared Parenting, University of British Columbia.

June 29, 2021   “Elimination of bias:  The gender paradigm in family court.”  1 hour Zoom presentation

May 21, 2021  “Domestic violence worldwide.”  2 hour interview/presentation on Zoom the Finding Humanity Organization.

April 9, 2021  “Evidence based treatment of intimate partner violence.”  4 hour presentation on Zoom for Fresno State University, California.

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.