Lisa Fontes

Lisa A. Fontes is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research focuses on topics related to culture and violence against intimate partners and children.

Fontes is the author of the books: Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship, Interviewing Clients Across Cultures, and Child Abuse and Culture.

She has worked as a family, individual, and group psychotherapist, and has conducted research in Santiago, Chile, and with diverse people in the United States. Fontes works in Guyana and Peru on issues of child sexual abuse.

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Areas of Expertise: Sexual violence, domestic violence, coercive control, child abuse

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts

Contact Info:

Email: LFontes@umass.edu

 Phone: 413-575-9505

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