ADVIP Members:

Our next conference is less than two months away, on June 14, so you may want to register sooner than later, and please tell your friends and colleagues!  This year, the focus will be on domestic violence around the world, including prevalence rates, risk factors, and consequences for victims, as well as the BIP and other intervention strategies used outside the United States.

The conference will take place on the Zoom platform, beginning at 8 a.m. U.S. Pacific Standard Time.

To register, just go to the ADVIP home page and click on the link:



I wanted to let all ADVIP members know ahead of the formal marketing campaign that this year’s conference will be held on Friday, June 14.  The theme of this event is “Domestic violence worldwide:  Prevalence, causes, consequences, and treatment.”  I will be one of the contributing presenters, giving an overview of best practices in batterer intervention, after which my colleague Esteban Esquivel-Santovena and his team will present on what is happening in the DV field outside the United States, Canada and the U.K., with an overview of Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America.  These presentations are based on recent scholarly research to be included in the latest update of the Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project, the world’s largest single free-access data base of information about domestic violence.

As with our previous conferences, there will be a registration discount for ADVIP members.

Virtual Roundtable

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.

Assistant Professor Position Available

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is inviting applications for an assistant professor position, beginning in the fall of 2024, to join the department of criminal justice and to support a new concentration in the science and practice of public safety. The position will be a central part of designing, launching, and teaching a new research and teaching focus in evidence-based public safety, with initial offerings at the master’s level. Attached is a position description with more information. The closing date for the position is November 10, 2023.

Emily Madray

Administrative Assistant

Criminal Justice B.A. Department

Tel: 212.621.3759

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: