Biography of Dr. Ronda Redden Reitz
Dr. Ronda Redden Reitz is a clinical psychologist with over twelve years’ experience in the field of domestic violence intervention, prevention, and research. Dr. Reitz received her Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Tennessee. From May 1995 through January 2001, she was a senior facilitator for the Managing Emotions Nonviolently batterers’ intervention program in Knoxville, TN. She is the author of “Community Re-empowerment: Women as batterers intervention group monitors” in Voices Against Violence (2001) and “The Batterer’s Experience of Being Violent,” published in Psychology of Women Quarterly (1999) Dr. Reitz has given numerous trainings on aspects of batterer’s intervention and the psychology of violent behavior, as well as on compliance with the Tennessee Rules for Batterer’s Intervention Certification. She is a member of the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence as well as the Knoxville Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She serves on the Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council, where she chairs the Batterers Intervention Certification committee. She is currently engaged in the private practice of psychotherapy in Knoxville, where she treats children, adolescents, and adults, some of whom have histories of violent victimization and trauma, and where she also consults on issues of parenting and family violence. Dr. Reitz is an adjunct member of the Psychology Department faculty at the University of Tennessee.
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