San Diego Domestic Violence Counselor Training

Dr. Julie Hayden, Psy.D. (Psy #24184)

Southern California Seminary
Continuing Education Units BBS PCE# 3687

Dates Coming Soon!

Advanced 16-hour Re-Certification Training 

Each year DVRP treatment providers must demonstrate completion of 16 hours of advanced training related to working with domestic violence perpetrators. Trainings are usually offered in November and May. Please check the events section for specific dates and locations. The purpose of this 16 hour training is to expose attendees to the various cultures that include a component of culturally-acceptable relationship violence, the impact of the cultural values on the treatment of domestic violence perpetrators, and how to effectively connect with and motivate DV perpetrators from these cultures to stop domestic violence behaviors.

Location: TBD

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This course has been approved by the Facilitator Training Committee, a sub-committee of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council.

*Meets the minimum training requirements toward certification by the Probation Department per Penal Code 1203.098.



Coming soon…In May 2015!!

40-hour Initial Domestic Violence Counselor Training 

This 40-hour Training covers 5 workshop days. Each day of the workshop lasts for 8 hours (8:30 am to 5;30 pm, and includes four 10 minute breaks and 45 minutes for lunch. Snacks and refreshments are provided.

The goal of this workshop is to provide the fundamental training of the DV standards, operational techniques, and best practices used in the treatment of domestic violence offenders. The State of California currently requires that Batterer Intervention Programs be certified and monitored, as well as adhere to specific guidelines and procedures. This workshop will examine how various programs are integrated in a community wide partnership of agencies and programs to treat Domestic Violence in our community.

This workshop will include lectures, presentations, participant experiences, questions and answer periods. Workshop participants will have gained basic skills needed to work within a Batterer Intervention Program and the DV community. Participants will successfully complete the mandated initial 40 hour basic training as required in 1203.098 of the California Penal Code.

The course work at San Diego Counselor Training is taught by Directors of Batterer Intervention Programs.



Dr. Julie Hayden is a licensed psychologist in California, the Dean of the Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences at Southern California Seminary, the Co-Chair of the San Diego MFT Consortium, owner of Rhombus (a multifaceted approach to education and health) and has over 10 years experience as a clinician working with many populations including domestic violence perpetrators in DVRP programs. She follows her predecessor, Dr. Barry Lord, in gathering the heads of DVRP treatment programs in San Diego and other experienced treatment providers to train you from their years of experience. She also enjoys pushing for innovation in treating this difficult population and desires to be a catalyst for research on effective treatment modalities to then be incorporated in the court-mandated treatment facilities.


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