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9/13/2019  |   9:00 AM - 12:15 PM   |  Ballroom A & B

Evidence-Based Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse

Evidence-Based Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse provides an overview on physical, emotional, and sexual abuse among dating, married and cohabitating partners. The strengths and limitations of current social policies and intervention models will be discussed, followed by an overview of the most recent, reliable social science research. Assessment and treatment considerations will be discussed within a systemic and gender-inclusive perspective, with an emphasis on both treatment effectiveness and victim safety.

John Hamel (Primary Presenter), John Hamel & Associates, johnmhamel@comcast.net;
John Hamel, Ph.D., LCSW, has a Masters in Social Welfare from U.C.L.A., and a Ph.D. from the University of Central Lancashire, U.K. He has worked with family violence perpetrators and victims since 1992, and is a court-approved provider of batterer intervention and parent programs in four San Francisco Bay Area counties. Mr. Hamel is the author of Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, 2nd Edition: Evidence-Based Approaches, (Springer, 2014); co-editor with Tonia Nicholls, PhD, of Family Interventions in Domestic Violence: A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment (Springer, 2007); and editor of Intimate Partner and Family Abuse: A Casebook of Gender Inclusive Therapy (Springer, 2008.) He also has had dozens of his research articles published in various peer-reviewed scholarly journals, and is Editor-in-Chief of Partner Abuse, a journal published quarterly by Springer Publishing. Mr. Hamel regularly speaks at conferences on domestic violence, has trained mental health professionals, victim advocates social service organizations, law enforcement, attorneys and family court mediators, and has provided case consultation and expert witness testimony. He is a founding member of the Association of Domestic Violence Intervention Programs (ADVIP), an organization of mental health professionals and researchers dedicated to evidence-based practice (www.domesticviolenceintervention.net).

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