ADVIP Member Directory

ADVIP members include researchers with an expertise in the field of partner and family abuse, or provide direct intervention services to perpetrators and have indicated a commitment to evidence-based practice. Both members and non-members can view the membership directory.  Individuals with a Full Membership to ADVIP  can write posts to our blog pages and enjoy other benefits not available to individuals with a Limited Membership.  To become a member, or to upgrade membership from Limited Member to Full Member, go to the JOIN ADVIP link on the home page.

Some ADVIP members have organized into local chapters.  Local chapters allow members to meet face-to-face, or through Skype or other electronic forums, to network and advance evidence-based practice in their local communities. A list of local ADVIP chapters can be found on this page.

In this Searchable Master List, you may click on member’s name to view their full profile page containing information about their location, background, training, intervention services and research interests.  In the member’s profile page, you can click on the country, state, province or city to view all other members in those categories.

There are two additional search boxes.  The one on the left allows you to find members according to their status as either Researcher or Provider.    The box on the right allows you to conduct a more refined search, to find members by city, state or province, research interests (e.g., domestic violence risk factors, motivation, impact on children) or clinical services and modalities (e.g., batterer groups, parenting programs, substance abuse treatment, etc.).  Keep in mind that some profile data can be entered in multiple ways , so if a search in unsuccessful try a related keyword – for example, “group counseling” instead of “group therapy,” “LGBTQ” instead of “LGBT,” and so forth.  

An additional Master List of all ADVIP members organized by country can be found on this page.




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Mr Luke John Butcher (Maitland, Australia) Provider, Researcher

Mission Australia Work 3/12 Ken Tubman Lane Maitland NSW 2320 Australia Cell Phone: 0401 288 289
Professional Background

Luke has spent the past 10 years working with Mission Australia in Western NSW as an Area Manager, managing a range of mental health recovery programs in rural and remote communities. Luke has lived in rural and remote communities during this time and has an acute understanding of rural health and wellbeing. He has undergraduate qualifications in psychology and a Masters’ degree in Forensic Mental Health. Luke is experienced in delivering a range of contracted  justice programs including residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation, crisis accommodation, case management and long term case management. Luke’s passion is understanding how evidence based practice is utilised to inform service design in the community managed sector; and the design and development of culturally responsive practice.

Rod Catterall (East Bentleigh, Australia) Provider

Photo of Rod Catterall
Rod Catterall & Associates Home 10/236-262 East Boundary Rd East Bentleigh Victoria 3165 Australia Home Phone: +61395790800
Professional Background

Mr Matthew Csabonyi (Brighton, Australia) Provider

Awareness Psychology Clinic Work Suite 2 315 New Street Brighton Victoria 3186 Australia Website: Awareness Psychology Clinic

Mr Nigel Christopher Dennning (Mt Eliza, Australia) Provider, Researcher

Integrative Psychology Home 16 Stewart St Mt Eliza Victoria 3930 Australia Home Phone: +61407097722 Website: integrative psychology
Professional Background

I am director of a private psychology practice in Melbourne Australia. I provide therapy for individuals, couples and groups in family violence and relationship work.

Masters in Literary Theory (Monash) and a Masters in Counselling Psychology (Swinburne)

Graduate Certificate in Social Science (Male Family Violence)

I have worked in family violence for 12 years. I was previously the Family Violence co-ordinator for Relationships Australia, a large not-for-profit therapeutic and training organisation.

I have run men’s violence groups for 12 years

Services or Research Projects

I am currently researching a PhD at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine.  I am interested in male typologies and their assessment.  I am in the first few months of the project

Mr. Steve Johnson (Sydney, Australia) Provider

Transfirmation Partners Home Level 10 20 Martin Place Sydney Sydney New South Wales 2000 Australia

Belinda Macdonald (Ringwood, Australia) Provider

Urban Psychology Home 1/5 Oban Road Ringwood Victoria 3136 Australia

April O’Mara (Fairfield Gardens, Australia) Provider, Researcher

Healthy Life Transitions Home P.O. Box 6204 Fairfield Gardens Queensland Australia Work Phone: 61+0430231410

Ms Robyn Susan Yaxley (Hobart, Australia) Provider

Private Practice Work Hobart Tasmania 7000 Australia Cell Phone: 61 408 365 648 Website: Treatment Provider Survey
Professional Background

I am a clinical psychologist working in private practice and a Clin. Psych. PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania, Australia. I have practiced in the area of correctional psychology since 1995 and have held both practice and policy related roles in the area of domestic violence intervention since 2006.

I presented two posters at the 8th World Congress on Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies titled: “Best practice methods in the treatment of female perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Treatment Provider Perspectives” and “Treatment needs of female perpetrators of Domestic Violence: What do we know”.

I recently had a paper accepted for publication in Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law titled: “Psychological Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence”.

Services or Research Projects

Services Provided:

Individual psychotherapy
Substance abuse counseling

I am particularly interested in developing evidence based treatment for female perpetrators of intimate partner violence and this is the overall goal of my PhD.

I am currently seeking treatment providers views on the treatment needs of female perpetrators and what constitutes best practice in this area, to inform the development of an intervention program for female perpetrators fit for the Australian context, where no such programs currently exist. A link to the survey which take approximately 15 minutes to complete can be found above.