Core Batterer Intervention Training


For Anyone Interested in Domestic Violence Intervention
Meets Requirements of PC 1203.098 for 40-Hour Facilitator Core Basic Training
Also Meets 16 Hour Annual Training Requirements for BIPs
Presented by John Hamel, Ph.D., LCSW


  • Group Content Areas (8 required hours)
  • Substance Abuse and DV (4 required hours)
  • Multicultural/Cross-Cultural/Multiethnic Diversity & DV (8 required hours)
  • Basic DV Knowledge Focusing on Victim Safety and the Role of DV Shelters in a Community-Coordinated Response (8 required hours
  • Domestic Violence and the Law/Ethics/Probation Dpt. Requirements (4 required hours)
  • Intake and assessment  (4 required hours)
  • Group facilitation (4 required hours)

Total hours provided in this training:  40

1 day (10 hours) $195.00  *  1 day (8 hours) $160.00  * Half-Day (4 hours) $85.00
4 days (40 hours): $795.00 ($695.00 per person with 4+)
Trainings include Power Point/video presentations, group discussions and
500-page resource manual with the most up-to-date research.
Sessions Conducted on the Zoom Platform:  $650 ($500 with 4+)
In-person trainings can be arranged
For More Information or to Register, Call:  (415) 472-3275

John Hamel

John Hamel, Ph.D., LCSW, provides individual expert consultation to mental health professionals, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim advocates and others on a variety of issues and topics related to family violence.

His consultation services and court testimony draw upon a broad knowledge of domestic violence research, including numerous original studies in the areas of treatment effectiveness and law enforcement responses, as well as twenty years of experience working with perpetrators and victims of family violence.

Since 2001, Mr. Hamel has consulted with defense attorneys and prosecutors throughout Northern California, and has provided expert witness testimony in both the criminal court and the family court. He has been retained in a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases, involving male and female perpetrators and victims as well as defendants in same-sex relationships


I am a criminal defense attorney in San Rafael, California, and have been working with John Hamel for many years in my domestic violence cases.

I have benefited from his trainings, have consulted with him regarding various cases, and regularly refer clients to his court-approved domestic violence perpetrator groups because his compassionate, evidence-based treatment approach is superior to the confrontational style used in other programs."

Gary Kauffman, Esq. 
San Rafael, CA