John Hamel, Director
Domestic Violence Trainings

John Hamel, LCSW, has a Masters in Social Welfare from U.C.L.A., has worked with family violence perpetrators and victims since 1992, and is a court-approved provider of batterer intervention and parent programs in five Greater San Francisco Bay Area counties.

He is the author of Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, 2nd Edition: Evidence-Based Approaches, (Springer, 20145); 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.) Mr. Hamel 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. He regularly speaks at conferences on domestic violence, and has provided training to mental health professionals, victim advocates social service organizations, law enforcement, attorneys and family court mediators.

In addition, Mr. Hamel provides case consultation and expert witness testimony, and is co-author of the chapter on intimate partner violence included in the APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology (American Psychological Association, 2014).