Lisa Fontes
Published September 20, 2018
Updated March 8, 2021

Lisa A. Fontes is a senior lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, 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.

Fontes spoke to Life Kit about how to support loved ones through domestic violence.

Expertise: Sexual violence, domestic violence, coercive control, child abuse, relationships, abusive relationships

Location: Amherst, Mass.


Phone: 413-575-9505

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