I began my counseling career more than a quarter century ago as a Substance Abuse Counselor and formed one of the first Intensive Outpatient Programs in the State of Indiana. I am a Past President of Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ICAADA).
Since 1992 I have specialized in counseling people who are violent and abusive. As a leading expert on domestic abuse, I have been interviewed on national TV and many times by local media. In 2003 I was featured in the nationally award winning documentary Journeys of Survival; Indianapolis Responds to Domestic Abuse. Local airing of this documentary resulted in the creation of WTHR's Shattering the Silence on Domestic Violence project which continues today.
As a co-author of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Standards for Batterers Intervention Programs, I was instrumental in designing these policies and protocols designed foremost to protect the safety of victims and survivors of domestic abuse. I was honored as the ICADV Batterers Intervention Program Professional of the year for 2009.
I am also the creator and producer of the Cognitive Accountability Training (CAT) Model; an evidenced based CBT curriculum for conducting psycho-educational classes to stop abusive behavior. A research project started in November 2009 provided empirical evidence of the model's effectiveness in changing "criminal thinking" (denial) to end violent/abusive behavior toward self and others.
I live on the south west side of Indianapolis in Perry township. I don't smoke, drink, or do any drugs and I've been clean and sober for over three decades. I'm married to a very kind and nice woman named Kim. We have season tickets for the Indy Fuel hockey team. The Indy Fuel are an affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. I grew up in Fort Wayne and my family always had season tickets to see the Komets, so I've been a huge hockey fan since childhood. I have a blog. But don't get excited, I don't post that often.
I am a veteran of the US Army and the US Navy. I served five years total. When I went to college I was supported by the Vietnam era GI Bill. I'm not sure I would have made it through college otherwise. In college I studied a lot of Psychology, Sociology, Politcal Science, and Philosophy. I now view myself as a teacher of peace, love, and nonviolence. As an advocate for peace and nonviolent social change. My personal idols are John Lennon, Ghandi, and Martin Luther King
Kim and I have a mobile home in Clearwater, Florida which we use for vacationing. So now I'm a fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning also. We love going to their games. Here's a picture of our home in Clearwater.
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