Lundy Bancroft is an author, workshop leader, and consultant on domestic abuse and child maltreatment. His work focuses on three areas: 1) Training professionals on best practices for intervening with male perpetrators of violence against women, toward the goal of promoting accountability and requiring change, 2) Training professionals on the dynamics of emotional injury and recovery in children who are exposed to a man who abuses their mother, to prepare participants to offer the most effective and safe assistance possible to children and their mothers, and 3) Supporting healing and empowerment for abused women, with an emphasis on advocating for the human rights of mothers and their children.
Lundy is the author of five books in the field, including
- Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
- Daily Wisdom for “Why Does He Do That?”: Encouragement For Women Involved With Angry and Controlling Men
- When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse
- The national prize-winner The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics (with Dr. Jay Silverman).
- Should I Stay or Should I Go (with JAC Patrissi)
Lundy is available as a public speaker and trainer for professionals, and offers weekend retreats for women who have experienced abuse.
Lundy has twenty years of experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. He is a former Co-Director of Emerge, the nation’s first counseling program for men who batter. He has worked with over a thousand abusers directly as an intervention counselor, and has served as clinical supervisor on another thousand cases. He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness in domestic violence and child abuse cases. Lundy appears across the United States as a presenter for judges and other court personnel, child protective workers, therapists, law enforcement officials, and other audiences. He is currently working with Patrice Lenowitz on a play about abused women’s experiences with the child custody system, called “Forbidden to Protect.”