DV for Professionals

DV Information for Professionals

Sometimes, working in this field can feel a little isolating…

When providing treatment for anyone, affected by domestic violence (DV), in any way, it became clear to me how important it is to promote greater understanding of DV for those new to the issues and even the more experienced treaters.  Of particular interest, it’s important to me to support and illuminate those who might mistakenly believe that they have never treated those affected by DV.  Everyone is affected by DV in one way or another.

Consultation in DV is available for clinicians.

Another resource is the Domestic Violence Treatment email discussion list.  This list was founded in June 2005.  The software to run the list is sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA).

We on the DV list are an international group of 28 countries and growing, who treat or have interest in the treatment of victims and perpetrators of domestic and other forms of interpersonal violence. Our topics about domestic violence include physical, mental, and sexual abuse of adults or children. We also share information about interpersonal (DV) violence in and outside intimate adult relationships including rape, military sexual trauma, male to male violence, sex trafficking, religious coercion, and child abuse. We also venture into topics regarding the prevention, intervention, and treatment of interpersonal violence and share free resources with one another.

You do not need to be a member of the APA, nor do you need to be affiliated with a domestic violence agency or batterer intervention program to join us on the DV Treatment List. In fact, those clinicians who are not affiliated with shelters or batterer intervention programs are most welcome and we encourage you to join us.  

The DV-Treatment list is a safe place to discuss introductory and advanced clinical topics like treatment planning, law and ethics, research, our own thoughts, feelings, concerns, challenging and successful cases, and other points of interest. It is hoped our community here can support one another as we increase our understanding of how we can most effectively treat domestic violence. And along the way hone our clinical skills, reduce our and our colleagues professional isolation, and lower our potential to experience compassion fatigue.  Naturally, our clients also benefit from that.


From the email address where you wish to receive DV-Treatment posts, email:

julie@juliestowasser.com  with your name, state or country, and license number and let me know how you learned of us.                 Thank you for your efforts working in this field.

“Domestic violence is a men’s problem.”  Jackson Katz


We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of Power.  William E. Channing   1780-1842

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