Expert Witness Certification with CE’s

Expert Witness Certification with CE’s

Attached is a continuing education certification program description and training that is a new grant funded program that IVAT has obtained for a major 3-year project for attorneys, GALS, mental health professionals, child custody evaluators (or those wanting to become evaluators), and expert witnesses in family law cases with allegations of abuse.  It involves 4 national nonprofit organizations working together, and the cost is minimal due to the grant funds. The details are attached.  If interested, or want more details, pls contact Madison as noted.  Enrollment at each of the 3 sites this year is limited and there will be 4 more sites each of next two years. The first training is in July in Seattle.  You do not have to live in that city or state to attend a training, but it is by application only.

Feel free to email me  for the flyer if it doesn’t open for you


“Men and Women Who Abuse: Understanding and Treating Domestic Violence in the 21st Century”


This live Webinar training, featuring the “STOP Program” treatment model, has been acclaimed internationally for outstanding integration of contemporary theory, research, and practice in the complex and quickly-changing world of DV intervention. This 3.5 day workshop provides a complete overview of the field of domestic violence, with specific training in group treatment and intervention.

David B. Wexler, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Relationship Training Institute, which has provided group treatment services for more than 60,000 military and civilian DV offenders. Dr. Wexler has offered extensive training seminars on The STOP Program model throughout the world. He is the author of STOP Domestic Violence–Fourth Edition, The STOP Program-For Women Who Abuse, and many other books and articles about relationships in conflict. Dr. Wexler received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology award from the California Psychological Association.

$395 (+ $170 for 17.0 CE hours)
(Group discount of 20% for 6 or more registrants from same agency or organization)

Thurs Jun 8 2023

Fri Jun 9 2023

Thurs Jun 15 2023

Fri Jun 16 2023

Gp to for registration

Registration closes tomorrow at 8am (PST)

Registration closes 8am (PST) tomorrow. This webinar will be recorded and available for replay to all registrants. Don’t miss this innovative discussion on Addressing Attachment Issues in Abuser Intervention Programs. 1.5 CE credits available for additional cost

Addressing Attachment Issues to Increase Engagement in Abuser Intervention Programs

Looking for more strategies to increase engagement in your abuser intervention program?  REGISTER for this upcoming webinar which is only a week away!

We’ll review research and facilitation ideas to leverage the various attachment styles of your clients to help you create a secure base for increase engagement and retention.

All proceeds support the work of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV). CE credits of 1.5 hours available for additional cost.


Spring, 2023 ADVIP Meeting and Training – Topic Suggestions?

The next general membership meeting of ADVIP will be held sometime in March or April of next year.  As before, the meeting will be held on Zoom, and will include a presentation on a topic related to domestic violence and domestic violence intervention.  If you have a particular topic you would like to suggest for the training portion of the meeting, please let me know.  You can contact me at:


2022 ADVIP Conference Now on Video!

The 2022 ADVIP International Conference was attended by nearly 80 people, and reviews have so far been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks to all the wonderful presenters who participated!  If you missed the conference on October 12, or wish to experience it again, you can do so by clicking on the new link on the ADVIP home page.  ADVIP members, as usual, get a significant discount.

Free, Online Course for Domestic Violence and Abuse Offenders

If you are on the front line of working with domestic violence and abuse offenders, we’ve developed a free, online course that might be a good way to supplement and enhance the great work you do with your clients.

The Transformation Journey Course

As a pillar of our mission to stop domestic violence and abuse at its source by restoring and healing those causing harm, we are excited to announce the launch of a new resource: The Transformation Journey course.

A few years ago, we released our Guidebook. Then, we began facilitating Groups to discuss the concepts shared in the Guidebook in a safe, interactive environment. Both initiatives have been wildly successful, with thousands accessing these resources.

As good as these tools are, they don’t work for everyone. Some struggle to stay engaged with simply reading a workbook and answering questions. For others, shame prevents them from signing up and showing up for an online group. Or, the group’s schedule simply didn’t work with theirs.

In response, we’ve developed an online course that turns our Guidebook and Groups into a self-paced, multi-media, interactive experience. It’s not a replacement for the other two, just a great alternative. And it’s free.

We hope you check it out.

Why Online Courses May Be the Next Evolution in Abuse Change Programs

We think online courses like The Transformation Journey will be a significant part of future abuse change programs. On Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 9 AM Pacific, we’re hosting a webinar to discuss:
  • Why and how we built our course to address many unmet needs in this space
  • Where online courses fit in the perpetrator change ecosystem
  • Where online courses fall short

Register here for this webinar. We hope to see you there.


Michael Clark, Founder

Ananias Foundation

ADVIP 2022 International Conference – Registration Now Open

If you did not know already, registration is now open for our upcoming conference, to be held on the Zoom platform October 12.  The title of this conference is: “Safety and justice:  A call for reform in domestic violence arrest, prosecution and treatment policies.”

As with all of our previous conferences, ADVIP members get a substantial discount on their registration costs.  CEUs are available for all BIPs, including LCSWs, MFTs. and LCCs.

Hope to see you in October!