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., where he is currently a Research Fellow. He has interviewed and provided individual, couples and group counseling to hundreds of 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. Dr. 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 is Editor-in-Chief of Partner Abuse, a journal published quarterly by Springer Publishing, and has had dozens of his research articles published in various peer-reviewed scholarly journals, including: Aggression and Violent Behavior, Family Violence and Sexual Abuse Bulletin, International Journal of Men’s Health, Journal of Aggression, Conflict, & Peace Research, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Journal of Child Custody, Journal of Criminological Research Policy, and Practice, Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, Journal of Family Violence, Partner Abuse, Research in Social Work Practice, and Violence and Victims. Mr. Hamel regularly speaks at conferences on domestic violence, has provided education and clinical training on best practices to 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).