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Attachment Theory and Perpetrators of Intimate Violence:

From Reactivity to Responsiveness with Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D.

Mar 14, 2018


Friday, April 6 • Finley Community Center 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa

Dr. Sonkin will describe how attachment can offer insights into the causes of, and treatment for intimate partner violence. Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in independent practice. Since 1978, his work has focused on the treatment of couples and individuals experiencing intimate partner violence. As one of the early specialists in the field, Dr. Sonkin has developed a widely-used protocol for treating perpetrators. He is an international speaker on domestic violence and the author of numerous publications.


  • Participants will be able to describe how attachment theory broadens our understanding of healthy intimate
  • Participants will identify ways in which insecure attachment can lead to intimate partner
  • Participants will be able to apply attachment-based interventions to reduce attachment insecurity with perpetrators and victims of violence.


8:15 am • Registration and Networking begins 9:00 am • Welcome

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch

9:15 am Keynote Address: Attachment Theory and Intimate Violence, Daniel Sonkin Ph.D.

11:15 am Community Presentations 11:45 am • Closing Remarks - Sonoma County Superior Court Judge James Bertoli

$30 per person (includes MCLE credits and CEUs, certificates awarded immediately following event)

To register go to this link:

Contact Michelle Carstensen or (707) 565-2822 for more information, ADA requests or grievances.

Symposium produced by The Family Violence Prevention Council, Family Justice Center Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership and Sonoma County Behavioral Health

This activity has been approved for 2 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office (Provider #2774) certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education for general credit. This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPsand LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, & LPCCs. Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provider Number 135030, Exp. 02/06/2021. This course has been approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, B.R.N Provider No. 10298 expires 5/31/2018. Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 4N-05-565-1118 for 2 CEH'S.



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