Barrie Levy, M.S.W. is on the faculty of UCLA Departments of Social Welfare and Women's Studies. She is a consultant for the Westside Domestic Violence Network and a psychotherapist in private practice. She is a nationally recognized trainer on domestic and sexual violence. She has appeared on over 15 television shows, and written many books and articles, including Dating Violence: Young Women in Danger and What Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence. During 30 years in this field, she has founded and directed four domestive violence organizations.