1st International Congress on Family and Partner Violence
University Frankfurt, Germany, 13-15th April 2018

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Amendt

Institut f. Geschlechter & Generationenforschung / Deutschland

Dr. Gerhard Amendt, Professor emeritus for gender and generation research, previously head of the institute of the same name at the University of Bremen, author of several specialist publications and numerous articles, research on divorced fathers, mother-son relationship, the lives of unwanted children; documentary filmmaker, WHO advisor, editor/publisher of the German edition of Family Interventions in Domestic Violence.

Dr. Amy Slep

New York University / USA

Amy M. Smith Slep holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She is a Professor at New York University and co-directs the Family Translational Research Group – an interdisciplinary team of researchers focused on understanding violence in families. She has published over 100 scientific articles and book chapters and received more than 50 research grants.

Dr. Miles Groth

Wagner College / USA

Miles Groth , PhD is professor of psychology at Wagner College and an existential psychoanalyst in private practice. He is the author of six books and numerous articles and chapters in books in the areas of psychotherapy, male studies, and European philosophy, and founding editor of New Male Studies.

Dr. Rachel Dekel

Bar-Ilan University / Israel

Rachel Dekel, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work at Bar-Ilan University and a member of the Israeli Centers of Research Excellence (I-CORE) in the field of mass trauma. For more than two decades she has been examining different facets of human coping with traumatic events such as war, terror, road accidents, and family violence. More information can be found at: http://www.racheldekel.com/

Dr. Elizabeth Bates

University of Cumbria / UK

Dr Elizabeth Bates is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Cumbria. Key areas of interest include intimate partner violence, specifically male victims, bidirectional abuse, and the impact of adverse childhood experiences on later IPV.

Dr. Emily M. Douglas

Worcester Polytechnic Institute / USA

Emily M. Douglas, Ph.D. is professor and head of the Department of Social Science & Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In 2016-2017 she was a fellow with the U.S. Senate. Her areas of expertise address child and family well-being and policies that promote positive outcomes.

Dr. John Hamel

John Hamel, Ph.D., LCSW, is a mental health professional as well as a Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire, U.K., He has published numerous books and scholarly articles on the subject of family violence, and has worked for 25 years with family violence perpetrators and victims.

Dr. Zeev Winstok

University of Haifa / Israel

Zeev Winstok, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Studies and a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Society at the University of Haifa, Israel. His research focuses on family violence, including partner violence, child exposure to interparental violence, and parents’ use of violence against their children.