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Joining Forces Joining Families, Spring 2016

The How and Why of Intimate Partner Violence
An interview with L. Kevin Hamberger and Sadie Larsen


— L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD
Dr. Hamberger is professor of family and community medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, and an affiliate of the MCW Injury Research Center. Since 1982, he has conducted treatment and research programs with domestically violent men and women and developed and evaluated health care provider training programs to deliver violence prevention and intervention services to patients. He was Principal Investigator (PI) on a recently completed CDC-funded project to evaluate the impact of a health systems change model of intervention to prevent and end intimate partner violence in primary care settings.

Biography — Sadie E. Larsen, PhD
Dr. Larsen graduated from the clinical/community psychology program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System. She now works as a psychologist at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. She is an Assistant Professor at the
Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Larsen has a long-standing interest in gender-related violence and recovery from trauma. She has worked with victims of such violence in various capacities, from crisis hotline work to therapy and research. She is currently researching prevention and treatment of PTSD.