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​​Catherine Steininger, M.A., Clinical Psychology - Executive Officer | office: 805-242-2502 TEXT OK

​Catherine is the Court certified BIP program provider for Santa Barbara County Probation, and a Certified Anger Management Coach.
She directs and facilitates Batterer's Intervention groups.​​​ She has extensive experience working with domestic violence offenders, and sexual assault survivors. While closely collaborating with Santa Barbara County Probation and judicial representatives, Catherine commits to educate about the intergenerational transmission of violence for current and future generations.  She is bilingual in French and English.​​​


​​​Education:
2006 Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Santa Barbara Antioch University in 2006.
          Marriage Family Therapy track to pre-licensing.
1999 Bachelors Degree in Arts from U C Santa Barbara, 2001


Experience:
2006-current BIP Counselor Group facilitator at Anger Management Specialists
​2006-2016 Crisis counselor at Domestic Violence Solutions

2012-2014 Program Director for Anger Management court programs at Domestic Violence Solutions
2014-2015 Teen Outreach and Volunteer Trainer at Program Director at Domestic Violence Solutions
2018-2019 Residential Counselor at Saint Vincent Women's Transitional Center


​Training:

  • S.T.O.P Program (Innovative Skills, Techniques, Options, and Plans for Better Relationships) with Dr. David B. Weller, PhD.
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) with SB County Probation.
  • Non-Violent Communication Skills with Marshall Rosenberg.
  • 40HR Domestic Violence Certified with Domestic Violence Solutions.
  • 60HR Sexual Assault Advocacy certified by SB Rape Crisis Center.

​​Deborah Redding-Stewart, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in North County, CA and is AMS' Clinical supervisory consultant. She currently is a professor in the Psychology department at Allan Hancock College since 1980 and provides clinical supervision. Read more.

Experience:
1980-Current- Psychology department at Allan Hancock College

2016-2019 BIP Counselor Group facilitator at Anger Management Specialists
​2006-2016 Crisis counselor at Domestic Violence Solutions


​Education:

  • Chapman University 2008 MA, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • University of California, Santa Barbara 1980 MA, Cognitive Psychology
  • San Diego State University 1975 BA, Psychology
  • Santa Barbara City College 1973 AA, Psychology


Training:
40HR Domestic Violence Certified with Domestic Violence Solutions.

Expertise:

  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Development & Aging Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Developmental Disabilities Psychology
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
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