On October 27, I hosted our latest semi-annual ADVIP meeting, via the Zoom platform, and also presented a seminar, “Applying Lisa Feldman Barrett’s Theory of Emotions to Batterer Intervention.
As I discussed with those in attendance, our organization now has over 300 members, in 21 countries around the world, and our recent meeting was joined by three members from outside the United States. I continue to manage, with my IT person, Eric Bobrow, the ADVIP website, and am willing to do so indefinitely. It is my pleasure to do my part to advance evidence-based practice, with the goal of further reducing domestic violence around the world.
I propose that our next full conference, which would be our 5th since 2016, be held at some time either in latte spring or early summer, 2024. Once again, it will be a virtual conference, held on the Zoom platform. Please let me know if have suggestions for topics to be covered. These topics should focus on intervention policies, research and/or clinical applications, as well as more general research related to the causes, dynamics, and consequences of domestic violence.
I notice that there has been a drop-off of posts on our blog pages recently. By all means, please take advantage of this means of communicating with your fellow ADVIP members! In particular, I would like to see more reports from the various states, as well as from countries outside the U.S., regarding current or proposed policies on DV, new legislation, or emerging programs. I would also like to know if any of you have read any new books on DV that you recommend, or new research pertaining to batterer intervention.
To post something to the blog, you need to go to the ADVIP home page an click on the link. Let me know if you have any problems doing so. The default password is evidence12, unless you have changed it.