Training Class Details
Class Title: Domestic Violence & Intimate Partner Abuse: Overview of Evidence-Based Treatments – 5 CE Credits
Class Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Class Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 0
Class Location: Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618
Class Trainers: John Hamel
Class Description:

Training Location:

Contra Costa County Social Services – Employment and Human Services Building

First Floor- Monterey Room



Parking is available on site. If parking lot is full, please park at JFK University next door.


 Training Summary:

This intermediate training seeks to provide child welfare professionals and others working with families affected by intimate partner violence (IPV) with an overview of current empirical research findings.  Trainees will be shown why traditional treatment models have at times limited our collective efforts to lower rates of IPV in our communities, and introduced to more effective, evidence-based theories and approaches with which to hold perpetrators accountable, keep victims and children safe, and stop the intergenerational cycle of violence.



Training Objectives

By the end of this training, participants should be able to:


  • Describe the latest social science research on intimate partner violence (IPV) characteristics, risk factor and consequences, and its implications for assessment and treatment.

  • Identify the essential features of the systems approach to intimate partner violence, and its advantages over traditional perpetrator/victim perspectives.

  • Utilize reliable, standardized instruments and a sound assessment protocol with which to design a treatment plan based on client needs.

  • Apply best-practice strategies in work with perpetrators and victims within modalities of individual, group, couples/family.



    Trainer Bio


      John Hamel, MSW, PhD 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 editor or co-editor of two books on family violence, and the author of Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, 2nd Edition:  Evidence-Based Approaches, (Springer, 2014)  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, provides professional trainings to various organizations, 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 (

    Training Schedule

     9:30 AM – 4:00 PM: 6.5 Hours

    Instructional time: 5 hours

     Non -instructional time: 30-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks




    You must work with (foster or probation) youth in Alameda, Solano, Contra Costa or Monterey County in order to attend training. Trainings are free for those eligible to attend.




    Course meets the qualifications for 15 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


     Seneca Family of Agencies is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.


    Seneca Family of Agencies maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 


    Provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, Provider #135057.  


    We will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if

    more than 15 minutes of each course content is missed. 




    *** Certificates will not be given on the day of the training. ***

    Completion Certificates can be obtained by emailing:




    All registered participants must cancel 48 hours in advance, if no longer able to attend. Cancellation can be done electronically through registration confirmation email or by calling.



    If you have any questions or would like to report a grievance, please contact:

    Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice

    6925 Chabot Road, Oakland, CA 94618