ANGER MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS  

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Catherine Steininger, M.A., Clinical PSY - Program Manager | ​805-845-2900

Catherine currently facilitates and manages court approved 52 DV Batterers Groups in Santa Barbara County. She also serves as a community liaison between BIP clients, Probation and Santa Barbara County Court and judicial officers. Catherine has been the county-wide program director at Anger Management Specialists for seven years.​​​ She is also bilingual in French and English.​​​


Education:
​Catherine received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Santa Barbara Antioch University in 2006. Having worked as a crisis counselor at Domestic Violence Solutions for 12 years, she has gained extensive counseling experience in outpatient and residential settings providing individuals education, emotional safety in individual and group counseling settings. Catherine also trained as a crisis-advocate responde providing immediate support for individuals and their children while collaborating with law enforcement. 


​Training:

  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) by SB County Probation
  • Cognitive-Behavioral model of treatment
  • ​Attachment, and Neuroscience with Stan Tatkin, Psy.D
  • Non-Violent Communication Skills by Marshall Rosenberg
  • 40HR Domestic Violence Certified 
  • 60HR Sexual Assault Advocacy certified by SBRCC
  • Trauma-Sensitivity and Trauma Resiliency in shelters​
  • Gestalt Play Therapy with Violet Oaklander


Expertise:

  • Domestic Violence BIP Offenders [Batterer Intervention Program]

  • ​Anger Management Skills for individuals, couples and families

  • ​Attachment and Repairing Communication Skills

  • Domestic Violence survivors / Sexual Assault Survivors / Victim Witness Compensation

  • Post Trauma Stress Disorder [PTSD]​

  • Mood Disorders and Personality Disorders​


​​​Catherine is a current member of SB-CAMFT, the coordinator of the SB Pro-Youth Movement [PYM] group lead by Santa Barbara Mayor elect Cathy Murillo and is a board advisory member for What is Love Teens programs. 

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