Darald Hanusa, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993

Office Address: 
203 School of Social Work
(608) 263-6337


Areas of expertise

  • Clinical expertise in domestic violence with perpetrators and victims since 1980; teaches a course titled "Family Violence"
  • Cognitive-behavioral, motivational and interpersonal therapies for general mental-health services with individuals, couples, families and groups
  • Consultation and training to agencies and professionals working with domestic violence, workplace violence, corporate communication and anger management-fitness-for-duty evaluations
  • Marital relationship issues, assertiveness/communication skills, stress and anxiety, anger management, child and adolescent behavioral problems, parenting skills, mood disorders, self-esteem and substance abuse
  • Aggressive driving/road rage


Notable achievements

  • Luan Gilbert Award for outstanding contributions in domestic violence intervention and prevention, Dane County Commission on Sensitive Crimes
  • Member, Wisconsin Batterer Treatment Provider Association, National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Member, American Association of Orthopsychiatry, Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, American Group Psychotherapy Association, American Psychological Association
  • Certifications/licenses: Board-certified diplomate in clinical social work; licensed clinical social worker, state of Wisconsin; licensed substance abuse counselor, state of Wisconsin
  • Certifications/licenses: certified group psychotherapist, National Registry of Group Psychotherapists; certified batterer treatment provider, Wisconsin Batterer Treatment Provider Association; certificate in corporate counseling, UW-Milwaukee
  • Has taught aggressive driving reduction programs for Wis. and Minn. Departments of Transportation
Dr. Hanusa is also a Senior preceptor and supervises students at the Midwest Domestic Violence Resource Center in Madison.


Domestic violence, relationships, assertiveness/communication skills, stress and anger management, child and adolescent behavior problems, parenting, mood disorders

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