• Nicola Graham-Kevan, Ph.D.Research-based Interventions for Partner Violence Perpetrators.

The literature on violence tells us that for interventions to be effective they must address individual offence- related risk factors such as hostile attribution bias and poor emotional regulation. Therefore perpetrator treatment should be preceded by a thorough assessment of the risk and needs of the individual. The range of potential risks and needs to be assessed should be informed by both-the partner violence and the general aggression literature, as well as a functional assessment. Only then can the treatment be tailored to meet individual perpetrator needs. An award winning program from the UK developed for habitually violent men will be used to illustrate how these principals can be put into practice. A checklist for policy makers and clinicians is presented which will allow them to assess for themselves the evidence base for the interventions they utilize and hence invest their time and resources more strategically.

RUNNING TIME:  1 hour 11 minutes

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  • John Hamel, Ph.D., LCSWMoving Forward with Evidence-Based Practice.

Legislation has been proposed that would amend California PC 1203.097, the current statute that specifies how BIPs should be implemented and regulated, so that interventions are more empirically sound, based on the best research evidence. Some states, such as Colorado, have already established evidence-based guidelines for assessment and intervention, but most others have not, and the term “evidence-based-practice” has not always been clearly understood or defined.  The purpose of  the video is to shed light on these issues, so that stakeholders work together to make batterer intervention more accountable and effective.
In the video, John Hamel, Ph.D., LCSW, presents his 8-hour STC-approved training to an audience of certified batterer intervention providers in Oakland, California. The video is divided into 5 parts, and runs for a total of approximately 6 hours.

RUNNNING TIME:  1 hour 18 minutes

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  • Jack Mullinkosson, Ben Allen, Claire Cai, Meghan Wells, and Haley SaundersThe Skeletons in Abusers’ Closets

Most videos on how to facilitate a domestic violence perpetrator group are poorly made.  This short video has good production values, and features some of the key elements of a successful group experience, such as holding offenders accountable while showing them respect,  and the importance of participant support.


This video can be viewed on You Tube at:  Convicted Abusers Reflect on Their Violent Behavior – YouTube