John Hamel, LCSW , has been a court-certified Batterer Intervention Provider since 1992. His clinical services include family violence assessments and treatment programmes for abusive men, women, and families. Mr. Hamel has provided consultation and training to mental health professionals, batterer intervention providers, victim advocates, attorneys and law enforcement, and has served as an expert court witness in criminal and family law courts. His articles on partner violence have appeared in the Family Violence & Sexual Assault Bulletin and the International Journal of Men's Health. Mr. Hamel is also the author of three Springer books on intimate partner abuse and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Partner Abuse.