Seeking Solutions: Batterer Intervention Programs
Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: UCI Law School, EDU 1111. Parking is $10 per vehicle and parking available in the Social Sciences Parking Structure (Directions)
Dr. David Welch and a group participant in his Batterer Intervention Program will discuss the content of this form of domestic violence intervention, including the penal code mandates that guide the provision of services. They will describe how sessions are conducted and promising practices to achieve lasting changes in domestic violence behaviors. Dr. Welch, who has engaged in domestic violence therapeutic interventions for 20 years, will discuss how his thinking and approaches have evolved over time, and responses to co-occurring issues, such as substance use. The discussion will be largely interactive and responsive to questions from the audience.
About David Welch
David Welch, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been working with domestic violence and substance abuse populations for over 20 years. Dr. Welch facilitates Batterer Intervention Program groups and conducts individual and couples’ therapy regarding marital, end-of-life, grief and loss, childhood trauma, and abuse issues. He additionally is the direct supervisor for all substance abuse programs at Wel-Mor Psychology Group, Inc.