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40-Hour DV Counselor Training – San Diego / Live Stream

At 8:30 am
13176 Mapleview St, Lakeside, CA 92040

16-Hour Advanced DV Training – San Diego or Live Stream

2075 E. Madison Ave., El Cajon, CA 92019

40 Hour Domestic Violence Training


About the 40 Hour and 16 Hour Training

The 40 Hour Domestic Violence 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, lunch is on your own.

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 the 40-hour domestic violence counselor training through Rhombus is taught by Directors of Batterer Intervention Programs.

Advanced DV Counselor Training is meant to increase knowledge and skills for those running DVRP groups, the court mandated groups for domestic violence offenders.


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About Dr. Julie Hayden

Dr. Julie Hayden is a licensed psychologist in California, the former Dean of the Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences at Southern California Seminary, the Co-Chair of the San Diego MFT Consortium, Executive Director 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.


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

Rhombus is a CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) approved CE Provider #129139