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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Liz Albertsen (Salt Lake City, United States) Provider

Valley Behavioral HealthDomestic Violence Work 1020 South Main Street Suite 300 Salt Lake City Utah 84101 United States Work Phone: 8015954231

Mr Michael Huizar Amaro (West Sacramento, United States) Provider

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORDOMESTIC VIOLENCE Home West Sacramento California United States Work Phone: 916-719-0917
Professional Background

Extensive background working with individuals and groups in crisis. Former Suicide Crisis Hotline Operator, Critical Incident Stress Management Team member (CISM), Suicide Awareness Facilitator, Air force Pre-Deployment/Post-Deployment program facilitator, Corrections Fatigue to Fulfillment Facilitator.

Employment background includes – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) in male and female correctional facilities, Parole Agent and Correctional Counselor. Retired from CDCR and United States Air Force.


Jim Angelo (Henderson, United States) Provider

Las Vegas Municipal CourtAlternative Sentencing and Education Department Home 2925 Formia Dr. Henderson Nevada 89052 United States Cell Phone: 408-613-7389

Gene Arnovitz (Santa Rosa, United States) Provider

John Hamel and Associates Home po box 11662 Santa Rosa California 95406 United States Home Phone: 707.971.9796
Professional Background

30 yrs experience in the mental health field including Psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment, and drug and Alcohol treatment.

For the last 10 yrs facilitating Domestic Violence/Anger Management and Parenting groups.

Karla Arroyo (West Jordan, United States) Provider, Researcher

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South Valley Sanctuary / University of Utah Home P.O. Box 1028 West Jordan Utah 84084 United States Cell Phone: 801-915-0359
Professional Background


  • Current enrollment in PhD Social Work degree, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Masters in Social Work, Aug 2006, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • A.S.S. in Business, May 2003, LDS Business College, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • B.S. in Economics, March 1999, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Accounting Assistant Certificate, December 1998, C.O.N.A.L.E.P. Mexico City, Mexico



South Valley Sanctuary                                                                                                          Salt Lake City, Utah

Executive Director                                                                                                     June 2008 – Present

  • Directed all aspects of non-profit organization with 30 employees, and over 100 volunteers.
  • Managed annual budget of $720,000.00 and led senior team of 4 to exceed organizational goals.
  • Accountable for strategic planning, federal and state grant writing, human resources, finance management, fundraising, leadership management and policy making (in joint effort with the Board of Trustees).
  • Served as public spokesperson for the agency; delivered presentations to various groups and manage media relations.
  • Provided clinical supervision to therapists, case managers and interns.


Key Contributions: *Developed and implemented the first Community Resource Center in partnership with the West Jordan City. *Developed and implemented clinical counseling and MSW, BSW internship model in partnership with the University of Utah.  *Developed and implemented the only Latino Coalition Against Domestic Violence in the State of Utah, working with over 30 community partners. *Reversed strained relationships between clerical/executive teams fostering positive working conditions that led to improved productivity.


University of Utah      (concurrent with South Valley)                                                                        Salt Lake City, Utah

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                                              Jan 2011 – Dec 2012

  • Created and managed a variety of learning educational activities for graduate social work students to achieve the learning objectives of the class.
  • Participated collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and the university.
  • Researched and implemented best practice methods on adult learning techniques within the classroom and assignments.



Blomquist-Hale Consulting EAP   (concurrent with South Valley)                                                                           Salt Lake City, Utah                                         

Bilingual Therapist                                                                                                                             Jun 2008 –Dec 2010

  • Provided individual, couples and family therapy using a short term focus therapy format to diverse populations.
  • Developed case conceptualization and treatment assessing short-term goals.
  • Provided training on best practices when working with the Latino community to all staff and management.


Rape Recovery Center                                                                                                                                                        Salt Lake City, Utah            

Bilingual Therapist                                                                                                                                                              May 2006 –May 2008

  • Provided individual therapy and case management to victims of crime.
  • Collaborated with advocacy and education coordinators to expand our services to the Spanish-speaking community.
  • Managed client’s database for grant billing purposes.

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana                                                                                  Mexico City, Mexico

Research Assistant                                                                                                                  Jul 1998 – Jan 1999

  • Assisted students in research projects mainly in the gathering of data.
  • Assisted students regarding questions about Environmental Economics class and Lab.
  • Facilitated the research and documentation of various projects within the department.

Community Participation


  • Board Chair of the Utah Domestic Violence Council.
  • Board Member of Dual Immersion Academy (DIA).
  • Elected official representative of Mexicans living in the State of Utah by the Federal Mexican Government. Term 2012-2015
  • Active collaboration with local and international media providing interviews and educational presentations.




  • Certified Sexual Assault 40 hour training.
  • Certified Domestic Violence 24 hour training.
  • World’s Shelter Conference.
  • Annual Utah Domestic Violence Coalition training (participant for the last 5 years).
  • CPC Evaluation Certification.
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence Confidentiality and programing training.
  • University of Berkley and IME “Migration and Health” training.



  • Awarded the “Latina Hero of the year 2009” by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shields.
  • Awarded the “The True Heroes” award by Casos y Cosas de Collins in July 2010.
  • Honored in the Utah Business Magazine as one of the 30 women to watch in May 2012.
  • Awarded by the Salt Lake Area Domestic Violence Coalition with the Empowerment Award in 2012.
  • Awarded the Humanitarian Award by the Inclusion Center in October 2012.


Services or Research Projects

Current research project: effectiveness of short-term therapeutic modalities used in domestic violence shelters.

Mary Anne Avery (Frisco, United States) Provider

Alpine Springs Counseling Work PO Box 4091 Frisco Colorado United States Work Phone: 9709457858 Website: Alpine Springs Counseling

Dr. Julia C Babcock (Houston, United States) Provider, Researcher

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University of HoustonPsychology Work Department of Psychology 3695 Cullen Boulevard Room 126 Houston Texas 77204-5022 United States Cell Phone: 281-844-8364 Website: UH Profile
Professional Background

Julia C. Babcock, Ph.D. is a research in intimate partner violence and battering intervention programs. Her laboratory work involves emotional regulation among couples experiencing IPV. Her applied work evaluates the efficacy of battering intervention programs, including program evaluations and meta-analyses.

Research Interests

  • Domestic Violence
  • Couples’ Interaction
  • Marital Therapy
  • Efficacy of Interventions with Domestic Violence
  • Emotions and Emotional Regulation
Services or Research Projects

Selected Publications

Babcock, J. C. & Potthoff, A. L. (in press). Effects of angry rumination and distraction in intimate partner violent men. Manuscript accepted for publication. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Babcock, J. C. & Banks, J. (2019). Interobserver agreement and the effects of ethnicity on observational coding of affect. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(9), 2842-2856. doi:10.1177/0265407518803474.

Babcock, J. C. & Michonski, J. D. (2019). Sensitivity to facial affect in personality disordered batterers:  Expression recognition and physiological responses. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 11(3), 213-224. doi: 10.1108/JACPR-12-2018-0396

Babcock, J. C., Snead, A. L., Bennett, V. E., & Armenti, N. A. (2019). Distinguishing subtypes of mutual violence in the context of self-defense: Classifying types of partner violent couples using a modified Conflict Tactics Scale. Journal of Family Violence. doi:10.1007/s10896-018-0012-2

Trahan, L. H. & Babcock, J. C. (2019). The emotional reactivity of intimate partner violent men with Borderline or Antisocial Personality Disorder: Results from an interpersonal conflict task. Journal of Family Violence, 34(7), 645-654. doi: 0.1007/s10896-019-00069-9

Armenti, N. A., & Babcock, J. C. (2018). Psychophysiological reactivity profiles of partner-violent men with borderline or psychopathic personality features: The role of empathy. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology62(11), 3337–3354. doi10.1177/0306624X17740029

Babcock, J. C. Armenti, N., & Warford, P. (2017). The trials and tribulations of testing couples-based interventions for intimate partner violence. Partner Abuse, 8, 110-121. doi:10.1891/1946-6560.8.1.110

Babcock, J. C. Armenti, N., Cannon, C. Lauve-Moon, K, Buttell, F… (2016). Domestic violence perpetrator programs: A proposal for evidence-based standards in the United States. Partner Abuse, 7, 2-107.

Babcock, J. C., Sharp, C., Tharp, A., Hepner, W., & Stanford, M. A. (2014). Similarities and Differences in Impulsive/Premeditated and Reactive/Proactive Bimodal Classifications of Aggression. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19(3), 251–262. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2014.04.002

Babcock, J. C., Gottman, J. M., Ryan, K. D., & Gottman, J. S. (2013). A component analysis of a brief psycho‐educational couples’ workshop: One‐year follow‐up results. Journal of Family Therapy, 35(3), 252-280. doi:10.1111/1467-6427.12017

Babcock, J. C., Graham, K., Canady, B., & Ross, J. M. (2011). A proximal change experiment testing two communication exercises with intimate partner violent men.  Behavior Therapy, 42, 336-347. doi: 0.1016/j.beth.2010.08.010 (Voted one of the “Best of 2011 Violence Research” articles by Psychology of Violence.)

Ross, J. M. & Babcock, J. C. (2009).  Proactive and reactive violence among intimate partner violent men diagnosed with antisocial and borderline personality disorder. Journal of Family Violence, 24(8), 607-617. doi: 10.1007/s10896-009-9259-y

Babcock, J. C., Green, C. E., & Webb, S. A. (2008). Decoding deficits of batterers during presentation of facial affect slides. Journal of Family Violence23(5), 295-302. doi: 10.1007/s10896-008-9151-1

Babcock, J. C., Roseman, A. Green, C. E. & Ross, J. M. (2008). Intimate partner abuse and PTSD symptomology: Examining mediators and moderators of the abuse-trauma link. Journal of Family Psychology. 22, 809-818.

Babcock, J. C., Green, C. E., Webb, S. A., & Yerington, T. P.  (2005). Psychophysiological profiles of batterers: Autonomic emotional reactivity as it predicts the antisocial spectrum of behavior among intimate partner abusers. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 11(3)445-455. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.114.3.444

Babcock, J. C., Costa, D. M., Green, C. E., & Eckhardt, C. I. (2004). What situations induce intimate partner violence?: A reliability and validity study of the Proximal Antecedents to Violent Episodes (PAVE) scale. Journal of Family Psychology, 18(3), 433–442. doi: 10.1037/0893-3200.18.3.433

Babcock, J. C., Green, C. E., Webb, S. A., & Graham, K. H. (2004). A Second Failure to Replicate the Gottman et al. (1995) Typology of Men Who Abuse Intimate Partners…and Possible Reasons Why”.  Journal of Family Psychology, 18, 396-400. doi:10.1037/0893-3200.18.2.396

Babcock, J. C., Green, C. E., & Robie, C. (2004). Does batterers’ treatment work?: A meta-analytic review of domestic violence treatment outcome research. Clinical Psychology Review, 23(8), 1023-1053. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2002.07.001

Babcock, J. C., Jacobson, N. S., Gottman, J. M., & Yerington, T. P. (2000). Attachment, emotional regulation, and the function of marital violence: Differences between secure, preoccupied and dismissing violent and nonviolent husbands. Journal of Family Violence, 15, 391-409.

Waltz, J., Babcock, J. C., Jacobson, N. S. & Gottman, J. M. (2000).  Testing a typology of batterers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 658-669. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.68.4.658 (Published note: First and second authors contributed equally to this article.)

Babcock, J. C. &  Steiner, R.,  (1999).  The relationship between treatment, incarceration, and  recidivism of battering: A program evaluation of Seattle’s coordinated community response to domestic violence.  Journal of Family Psychology, 13, 46-59. doi: 10.1037//0893-3200.13.1.46

Jacobson, N. S., Gottman, J. M., Waltz, J., Rushe, R. Babcock, J. C., & Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (1994).  Affect, verbal content, and psychophysiology in the arguments of couples with a violent husband.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62(5), 982-988. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.62.5.982  [Reprinted in Prevention (2000), 3, np.]

Babcock, J. C., Waltz, J., Jacobson, N. S. & Gottman, J. M. (1993).  Power and violence:  The relationship between communication patterns, power discrepancies and domestic violence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 61(1), 40-50. doi: 10.1037//0022-006x.61.1.40

Anna Jo Baccellieri (Ventura, United States) Researcher

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health (SPH)Community Health Sciences (CHS) Home 2425 E Ocean Ave Ventura California 93003 United States Cell Phone: 773-426-0104

Sam J Bachman (Fairfax, United States) Provider

Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence ServicesOffender Services/ADAPT: Anger & Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment Work 12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 339 Fairfax Virginia 22035 United StatesHome 3540 Valeview Drive Oakton VA 22124 USA Work Phone: 703-324-9497 Website: ADAPT Program Client and Professional Information Website: Fairfax County Main Page for ADAPT Program
Professional Background
  • Have 23 years of experience working with domestic violence offenders.
  • MSW Virginia Commonwealth University, 1996; LCSW 2012.
Services or Research Projects
  • Supervise the largest program in the largest jurisdiciton in the Washington DC metropolitan area (DC-Maryland-Virginia) and Northern Virginia. Jurisdiction covers population of 1.3 million citizents. ADAPT Program is part of a combined program with DV and sexual assault [SA] prevention/community education services, and counseling services for survivor/victims of domestic and sexual assault. Program exists in a county government agency, Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Assault Services.
  • ADAPT program has been in existance for 31 years; started in 1983.
  • Supervise 3.5 staff, 1-4 interns and about 40 volunteers who provide treatment in English and Spanish.
  • ADAPT Program met VA state BIP state standards in 2001 when standards went live.
  • Program utilizes core technology from the Core Value/Compassion Model developed by Steven Stosny, Ph.D. See Program promotes self-responsibility and teaches emotional self-regulation skills.
  • Program is 18 weeks in length; extensive homework; skills based approach; program co-facilitated by volunteers and staff.
  • Program participants are adult men and women who have been abusive with intimate partner or family member (sibling, child or adult child/parent/sibling). Clients are about 70% male; 30% female; approximately 85% court referred typically via defered adjudication (first time offenders charged with assault on household/family member with two years to complete tx to get charges dismissed).  Treatment groups are co-ed.

Dr. Derek Ball (Rock Island, United States) Provider

Marriage and Family Counseling Service Home 1800 3rd Ave Suite 512 Rock Island Illinois 61201 United States Home Phone: 309-786-4491 Website:
Professional Background

Derek Ball  is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing with couples, families and individuals in Rock Island, IL.  He received his M.A. and PhD from Purdue University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program.  In addition to his work as an LMFT, he also serves as Executive Director of the Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and teaches a Sociology course at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.

Steven Steven Banks , LMFT (Sacramento, United States) Provider

Evergreen Counseling Home 3419 Arden Way Unit C Sacramento California 95825 United States Work Phone: 9164870657
Professional Background

For 35 years I have been a provider for the Sacramento Courts helping offenders learn not only that inappropriate anger is wrong and ruins lives, but also how to effectively address many of the issues that lead to inappropriate anger.  I taught at the college level for 14 years, was a Child Custody Recommending Counselor for 13 years and am a CEPA Approved Continuing Education provider on the subject of inappropriate anger.

Stephanie Batcheller (Phelps, United States)

New York State Defenders Association Home PO Box 129 Phelps New York 14532 United States Home Phone: 3155488729
Professional Background

Stephanie Batcheller, Senior Staff Attorney, has worked at NYSDA since 1998. She provides Backup Center Direct Defender Services, responding to requests for legal assistance and research. Her professional practice interests include trauma-informed advocacy and secondary trauma. She has lectured on these and other topics along with assisting in NYSDA’s continuing development of client-centered representation training strategies. For nearly forty years, she has practiced privately and as a public defender in the state and federal courts of New York and Georgia, and the federal courts of Maryland. She has extensive specialized training in criminal defense litigation including from the National College for Criminal Defense Trial Practice Institute and American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Training program. She is a recipient of  the 2020 Wells College Alumnae Association Award for distinction in the field of law and legal education. She has twice received the President’s Commendation from the NYS Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for her work on amici briefs filed on behalf of NYSDA, NACDL, and others. She received her J.D. from Mercer University and her B.A. in Economics from Wells College, and she is a graduate of The Emma Willard School.

Mary M Bennett () Provider

UMass Memorial Medical CenterOut Patient Psychiatry Clinic Home 26 Queen Street Work 26 Queen Street Worcester Massachusetts 94903 United States Home Phone: (508) 334-3165

Katrina A Berkman (Pompano Beach, United States) Provider

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Bright Inspirations LLC Work Pompano Beach Florida 33062 United States Cell Phone: 5615799060 Website: Bright Inspirations
Professional Background

Offering domestic violence , Parenting and Anger Management counseling in English and Spanish, from the privacy of your home via zoom or anywhere at your convenience.

Elizabeth G Biron (East Orange, United States) Provider

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Home 4445 E Orange Rd East Orange Vermont 05086-8915 United States Home Phone: 802-793-5157

Dr. Jonathan Charles Blankenship (Angels Camp, United States) Provider

Higher Road Counseling Center Home P.O. Box 456 520 North Main Street #101 Angels Camp California 95221 United States Work Phone: 209 7369030
Professional Background

Dr. Jon Blankenship, LMFT

Education: Bachelors Degree Cal State Long Beach, Masters Cal State Northridge, Doctorate Oregon State University.

Experience: 37 years: Residential, Private Practice, Educational and Clinical. Over 22 years providing services in Anger Management and Domestic Violence Treatment Programs. Also, I have provided assessments and clinical services  for 18 years with high-risk Juvenile offenders in treatment programs. I have also worked as a child custody Mediator and Sexual Offender Program facilitator. Additionally, I am fluent in American Sign Language and have worked as a Coordinator and Therapist in K-12 Educational settings.

Higher Road Counseling Center: 520 North Main Street #101, Angels Camp, Ca 95221.                                  Certified Domestic Violence Treatment provider with Calaveras County since 2002. Provide Anger Management Treatment, Child Endangerment and Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Programs. As a private practitioner,  I Provide Individual, Group, Couples and Family Counseling. License: LMFT 37006.

Mr. John Anthony Bochnowicz (Langhorne, United States) Provider

S.A.F.E. Counseling Program, Inc. (Supportive Alliance for Family Empowerment) Work 340 East Maple Ave., Suite 204 C Langhorne Pennsylvania 19047 United States Work Phone: 215 750 0323 Cell Phone: 215 284 1070 Skype: johnanthonyb
Professional Background

B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Maryland

M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling, University of South Florida


CAAW Committee to Aid Abused Women, Reno, Nevada

Nevada County Domestic Violence Program, Grass Valley, California

Placer Women’s Service, Auburn, California

Man Alive, San Rafael, California

A Woman’s Space Unlimited, South Lake Tahoe, California

Diluth Model, Diluth, Minnesota

John Bradshaw, On The Family

John Gray, Emotional Healing


Co-Founder and Director of Tahoe Abused Women’s Services, Kings Beach, California, 1982-1983

Co-Founder of the Men’s Program at Tahoe Abused Women’s Services, Kings Beach, California, 1984-1986

Founder of the Men’s Program for A Woman’s Space Unlimited, South Lake Tahoe, California, 1986-1991

Founder of the Women’s Group for A Woman’s Space Unlimited, South Lake Tahoe, California, 1987-1991

Facilitator of Domestic Violence Program for Men at Sexual Assault/Spousal Assault Resource Center (SARC), Bel Air, Maryland, 1991-1992

Founder of A Supportive Alliance for Family Empowerment (S.A.F.E.), later to be known as S.A.F.E. Counseling Program Inc, affiliated with the Peace Center, Langhorne, Pensylvania, 1994-Present. We do separate groups for men and women to stop the violence in their lives by teaching them a core set of tools where they learn how to move from seeking or demanding external emotional support from their partners and others (by being abusive or manipulative), to learning how to give themselves internal emotional support. We facilitate this by teaching them Emotional Healing. This allows them to move from blaming others for why their life is the way it is, to taking responsibility for what they are doing or not doing to cause their life to be the way it is. We also help them to identify what they are fearful of losing or fearful of not getting just prior to their violence and what they can do for themselves to alleviate that fear, instead of turning their pain into anger and violence.


Douglas Douglas Bonar (Pinellas Park, United States) Provider

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A Center for Wellness Work 8800 49 Street North, Ste. 312 Pinellas Park Florida 33782 United States Cell Phone: 7274824319
Professional Background

• Two graduate degrees (M.Ed. & Ed.S.) from the Counselor Education Department at the University of Florida in 1983.
• LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) since 1986.
• Eight (8) years employed by the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) at the North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (1978 – 1986) treating clients adjudicated Incompetent to Stand Trial by Reason of Insanity. Final position: Human Services Counselor III, Certified Forensic.
• Twenty-three (23) years employed by the Pinellas County Child Protection Team (1986 – 2010). Final position: Senior Child Protection Specialist.
• Certified by the State (DCF) in 2001 to facilitate Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP) groups
• Ten (10) years working part time for A Wellness Center conducting BIP groups (2001 – 2010)
• Retired from CPT and opened A Center for Wellness in April 2010
• Member of the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force since 2000
• Member of the Human Services Program Advisory Committee of St. Petersburg College since 1996

• Four years in the Marine Corps, 1968 to 1972. One year in Vietnam. Honorable Discharge with the rank of Sergeant (E5).
• Local facilitator of the Suncoast Community Institute of Noetic Sciences (SCIONS) since 2010. Served on the national IONS Leadership Council 2017.
• Two adult sons and one grandchild

Amanda Briley (Reno, United States) Provider

Restorative Counseling and Wellness Other 150 W. Huffaker Ln Suite 105 Reno Nevada 89511 United States Work Phone: 775-391-6141 Work Fax: 775-252-3944 Website: Restorative Counseling and Wellness

Melinda Kaye Brooks (Union City, United States) Provider

WEst Tennessee HealthcarePathways Work 930 Mt. Zion Rd. Union City Tennessee 38261 United States Work Phone: 731-885-9333

Mr. Gregory Stuart Butler (Lake Baloba, United States) Provider

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The Valley Prevention & Treatment Center, Sherman Oaks, CA Home 6623 1/2 Gaviota Ave Lake Baloba California 91406 United States Home Phone: (213) 915-2249
Professional Background

Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles.  Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor IV (CATC IV) from California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE).  Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) in California.  MFT Licensure expected in March 2017.  Approved Domestic Violence Coordinator by the Department of Probation, State of California.  Approximately 10 years experience doing groups and 4 years doing psychotherapy.  Bilingual in Spanish/English.

Fred Buttell , Pd.D. (New Orleans, United States) Researcher

Tulane UniversitySchool of Social Work School 6823 St. Charles Avenue Building #9 New Orleans Louisiana 70118 United States Work Phone: 504-862-3486
Professional Background

I have been evaluating community-based batterer intervention programs for 17 years, 12 years at Tulane and 5 years at the University of South Carolina. Prior to entering academics, I provided these same services I now research to men and women arrested for domestic violence offenses and referred to a BIP as part of a criminal sentence.

Services or Research Projects

I am currently interested in alternatives to the gender paradigm for explaining IPV in relationships. I have begun to explore the goodness of fit of a “psychosocial” model for explaining IPV in LGBT relationships as well as those where women initiate the IPV. I also have begun to explore the parenting pratcices of men and women court-mandated into BIPs.

Laura Campana (Costa Mesa, United States) Provider

Action Consultants Therapy Home 1670 Santa Ana Ave #F Costa Mesa California 92627 United States

Dr Arthur L Cantos (North Chicago, United States) Researcher

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Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and SciencePsychology Home 3333 Green Bay Rd North Chicago Illinois 60064 United States Home Phone: 8475788750
Professional Background


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Arthur L. Cantos


Associate Professor/Director of Clinical Training

EDUCATION/TRAINING  (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)



(if applicable)



Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain




Middlesex Hosp Med School, University of London

Dipl in Behav.


State University of N.Y. at Stony Brook



Sate University of N. Y. at Stony Brook



Clinical Psychology



Research and Professional experience


1982-1987       Therapist.Marital Clinic, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, N.Y.

1985-1990       Behavioral Therapist. Family Center at Columbia-Presbyterian-­Medical-Center,New York, N.Y.

1986-1990       Instructor in Clinical Psychology, Department of Child Psychiatry, Columbia university, N.Y.

1988-2005       Clinical Psychologist and Behavioral therapist.

St. Christopher-Ottilie (Foster Care Agency) Jamaica, N.Y.

1990-1995       Clinical Psychologist, Marital Clinic, S.U.N.Y. at StonyBrook

Stony Brook, N.Y.

1992-2005       Consultant Clinical Psychologist.Long Island Adolescent and Family Services. Centereach, N.Y.

1993-2005       Staff Clinical Psychologist. Suffolk County Department of Mental Health,Brentwood, N.Y.

2005-2009       Director of Mental Health, Gibraltar, U.K.

2009‑Present   Associate Professor/Director of Clinical Training. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Department of psychology





Rosenbaum, A., Cantos, A., & Neidig, P. (1994). Programa de Hombres: Fichas de Trabajo. Behavioral Science Associates.


Cantos, A., Neidig, P. H. & O’Leary, K. D. (1993). Men and Women’s attributions of blame for domestic violence. Journal of Family violence, Vol 8, No 4, 289-302. *


Cantos, A., Neidig, P. H., & O’Leary, K.D. (1994). Injuries of women and men in a treatment program for domestic violence. Journal of Family Violence, Vol 9, No 2, 113-124. *


Cantos, A., Gries, L. T., & Slis, V. (1996). Correlates of therapy referral in foster children. Child Abuse and Neglect, Vol 20, 10, 921-931. *


Cantos, A., Neale, J. M., Gaines, R. & O’Leary, K. D. (1997). Assessment of coping strategies in child abusing mothers. Child Abuse and Neglect, 21, 7, 631-636.


Cantos, A., Gries, L. T., & Slis, V. (1997). Contact with birth parents during foster care placement: Effects on child behaviors. Child Welfare, Vol LXXVI, 2, 309-329.


Gries, L & Cantos, A. (2008). Factors associated with Time to therapy referral and length of placement of children in foster care. Journal of Public Child Welfare, Vol 2,3, 367-381.


Cantos, A. & Gries, L. (2010). Therapy Outcome with children in foster care: A longitudinal Study. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27: 133-149.


Cantos, A. & O’Leary, K.D.(2014). One Size Does Not Fit All in Treatment of Intimate Partner Violence Partner : Partner Abuse, 5, 2, 204-236.


Cantos, A. L., Goldstein, A., Brenner, L., O’Leary, K.D. & Verborg, R.(2013). Reliability and Validity of an easy to administerbehavioral measure to classify Family only and Generally violent  subtypes of male perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Paper submitted for publication Journal of Family Violence,


Goldstein, D., Cantos, A., Kosson, D. Brenner,L. & Verborg, R.(2013. Perpetrator Type Moderates the Relationship between Severity of Intimate Partner Violence and Recidivism. Submitted to Criminal Justice and Behavior.


Presentation at Professional Meetings


Cantos, A. L. (2003). Treatment of male perpetrators of domestic violence: One size does not fit all. Paper presented at professional meeting organized by Suffolk County Department of Probation.


Cantos, A.L. (2004).Tratamiento de la Agresions entre Parejas: La Misma talla No Les Sirve a Todos. Congreso IberoAmericano de Psicologia Clinica Y Salud. Mexico City, Mexico.


Cantos, A.L. (2005). Tratamiento Psicologico de Maltratadores.  Seminario Internacional sobre “Agresion y Violencia en Psicologia Clinica: Persepectivas Actuales”. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.


Cantos, A.L. (2005).  Tratamiento Psicologico de Menores Victimas de Malos Tratos. Seminario Internacional sobre “Agresion y Violencia en Psicologia Clinica: Persepectivas Actuales”. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.


Cantos, A.L. (2005). Treatment of partner aggression: One size does not fit all. Domestic Violence Conference. Gibraltar.


Cantos, A.L. (2005). Child abuse and its consequences. Domestic Violence Conference. Gibraltar.


Cantos, A. (2005). Violence against women. Domestic Violence International Day. Gibraltar.


Cantos, A. (2006). Assessment and treatment of domestic violence. 1st Mental Health Conference. Gibraltar.

Cantos, A. (2006) Chair, 1st mental Health Conference. Gibraltar.

Cantos, A. & Trinidad, F. (2007) Dating violence prevention. Program presented at two local high schools in Gibraltar.

Cantos, A. (2008). Mental health treatment in primary care: The push for psychological therapies. Paper presented at the Mental health throughout the lifespan conference in Gibraltar.

Nicholson, B. & Cantos, A. (2008). Developing a strategy for mental health services. 12th Inter Island Public Health Forum Conference. Gibraltar.

Cantos,A. (2008). Treatment of partner aggression and prevention strategies in Gibraltar high schools. 12th Inter Island Public Health Forum Conference. Gibraltar.

Cantos, A. (2008).Disaster Mental Health. 12th Inter Island Public Health Forum Conference. Gibraltar.

Cantos, A. (2009). Treatment of partner aggression: One size does not fit all. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Cantos, A. (2009). Treatment of partner aggression: One size does not fit all. Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Cantos, A. (2009) World Mental Health Day presentations on Mental Health and Primary care at Rosalind Franklin University of medicine and Science (organized a series of lectures on the topic and made one presentation)

Cantos, A. (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). Treatment of partner aggression: One size does not fit all. Captain James E. Lovell Federal HEALTH Care Center.

Cantos, A. (2010) World Mental Health Day presentations on No Health without mental health. MENTAL HEALTH AND CHRONIC PHYSICAL ILLNESSES: THE NEED FOR CONTINUED AND INTEGRATED CARE. Rosalind Franklin University of medicine and Science(organized a series of lectures on the topic and made one presentation).

Invited Address: Cantos, A. (2011). Tratamiento psicológico en problemas de Violencia.Sepcys. VIII Reunion Annual. Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain.


Goldstein, D., Brenner, L., Narvaez, C., & Cantos, A.L.  (2011). Differences between family only violent and generally violent males sentenced to probation for domestic violence offenses. Poster presented at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science all school research consortium.

Development of a typology for men in a domestic violence treatment program. Brenner, L., Goldstein, D.A., Narvaez, C. Srilaya Kudaravalli, S. & and Cantos, A.L. (2011) Paper presented at North Western University Psychfest

Cantos, A. 2012. Symposium. Treatment of perpetrators of intimate partner violence: Where do we go from here? Eighty-fourth Annual Meeting Midwestern Psychological Association, May, 2012: Chicago Illinois.

Cantos, A. (2012). Current Status of Treatment of Intimate Partner Violence. Paper presented at Eighty-fourth Annual Meeting Midwestern Psychological Association, May, 2012: Chicago Illinois.

Goldstein, D., Brenner, L., Cantos, A., Lee, H & Fowler, D. (2012) Paper presented at Eighty-fourth Annual Meeting Midwestern Psychological Association, May, 2012: Chicago Illinois.

Brenner, L. Goldstein, D. Cantos, A. Fowler, D. & Lee, H. (2102) Paper presented at Eighty-fourth Annual Meeting Midwestern Psychological Association, May, 2012: Chicago Illinois.




Cantos, A. (2012). Symposium: Revisiting one size fits all approaches to the treatment of Intimate Partner Violence. International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, July, 2012: Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Cantos, A., Brenner, L., Goldstein, A., Lee, H, & Fowler, Drew. (2012). Outcome of mandated treatment for generally violent and family only violent perpetrators of intimate partner violence. International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, July, 2012: Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Goldstein, D. Brenner, L., Cantos, A., Fowler, D. & Lee, Hyun-Soo. (2012). Distinctions in the perceived attitudes of domestic violence perpetrators by typology and ethnicity. International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, July, 2012: Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Cantos, A, (2012). Tratamiento de la agresión entre parejas: La misma talla no les sirve a todos. Invited workshop presented at VII Congreso Iberoamericano de Psicologia Clinica y Salud: Cordoba, Argentina.

Cantos, A. (2012). EFICACIA DE LOS PROGRAMAS DE TRATAMIENTO PARA MALTRATADORES: Mas alla de la violencia de genero. Invited address at Congreso Iberoamericano de Psicologia Clinica y Salud: Cordoba, Argentina.

Cantos, A. (2012). Treatment outcome for male perpetrators of intimate partner violence: Beyond Power and Control. Presentation at Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault brownbag at Northern Illinois University.

Cantos, A. (2014).Assessment and training in Recovery and Forensics. Presentation at Masters en Psicologia Forense. Universidad Complutense. Madrid. Spain.

Services or Research Projects

Currently working on research identifying characteristics of perpetrators of intimate partner violence and developing alternative treatment interventions to the one size fits all approach.

Don David Chapin (Newport, United States) Provider

Crossroads Nonviolence Education Home 351 SW 7th St. Newport Oregon 97365 United States Cell Phone: 541-270-2880 Work Phone: 541-574-4479
Professional Background

Court approved provider and Central Monitoring Agency for Lincoln County, OR. providing services in Lincoln, Linn, Benton and Polk Counties OR.

33 years Facilitating BIP programs, 36 years involvement with Violence against Women Intervention initiatives (Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault)

Michael Clark (West Des Moines, United States) Provider

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Ananias Foundation Work P.O. Box 65141 West Des Moines IA 50265 United States Work Phone: 515-505-7004 Website: Home Page
Professional Background

The Ananias Foundation provides guidance and encouragement for individuals who have been violent with their partner but who want to change.

Wendy W. Coates (Leesburg, United States) Provider

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Work 199 Liberty Street, SW Leesburg Virginia 20175 United States Work Phone: 703-776-9019 Website: Atlantic Counseling Group
Professional Background

Wendy W. Coates, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and Virginia. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, and the University of San Francisco. In 1994, Wendy began her career in Northern California providing individual, family, and group therapy for high-risk families in the juvenile justice system. This setting was the foundation for her focus on treating domestic abuse, anger management, and trauma recovery. While living in California, she also worked as a psychiatric social worker. This acute inpatient psychiatric hospital provided extensive diagnostic, treatment, and crisis intervention experience. In addition, she worked as a therapist contracted with the child protective services family reunification program. At this location, she provided individual and family therapy as well as court ordered mental health evaluations. Following her relocation to Northern Virginia in 2005, Wendy completed postgraduate coursework in marriage and family therapy at Virginia Tech. While living in Northern Virginia, she has been directing and facilitating batterer intervention, domestic violence, and anger management treatment programs. She is a member of the Virginia Batterer Intervention Program Certification Board. She is the author of Emotionally Intelligent Batterer Intervention, Mindful Workbook for Women, and Emotionally Intelligent Anger Management.

Ms Julie Ann Coker (Union Beach, United States) Provider

Home Union Beach New Jersey United States Work Phone: (732) 856-1711

Sandra Sandra Collins-Jackson (Kodiak, United States) Provider

Behavioral Resource Consultants Work P.O. Box 169 Kodiak Alaska 99615 United States Work Phone: 9074862632

Mrs. Cheryl Newman Colt (Glens Falls, United States) Provider

Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center Home 14 Arlington Street Glens Falls New York 12801 United States Work Phone: 518-747-2994
Professional Background

I am a licensed mental health counselor at the Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center. I have been affiliated with the Center since 2010. I am also a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and have been an ordained minister in the PC (USA) for 30 years.

I work with individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence. I also co-facilitate a weekly batterers intervention group and I am the coordinator for community programs, which involves registering individuals for the batterers intervention programs and an anger management group, as well as reporting to courts, probation officers, etc.

My goal in joining ADVIP is to increase my knowledge and skills in the area of domestic violence to help both victims and perpetrators.


Dawn Conley (Papillion, United States) Provider

Heartland Family ServiceEmergency Services/Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Program Work 302 American Parkway Papillion Nebraska 68046 United States Work Phone: 402-552-7066

Loree C Cook-Daniels (Milwaukee, United States) Provider

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FORGE, Inc. Home P.O. Box 1272 Milwaukee Wisconsin 53201 United States Home Phone: 414-540-6456 Website:
Professional Background

B.A.s in history and women’s studies

M.S. in Conflict Management

Graduate certificate in trauma counseling

40 years’ experience in public advocacy, LGBT issues


Sean Corbin (Lansing, United States) Provider

Cognitive Consultants, LLC Home 4500 Empire Way, Suite 12 Lansing Michigan 48917 United States Work Phone: 517-322-3050
Professional Background

MPA, BA, CCJP, Certified ORAS Assessor, Certified MRT Instructor

Worked in the field since 1995 as a probation officer, supervisor, counselor, and program director.

Kenneth Corvo , PhD (Syracuse, United States) Researcher

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Syracuse UniversitySocial Work Home 407 Sims Hall Syracuse University Syracuse New York 13244 United States
Services or Research Projects

Theory building in DV perpetration

Vanessa Cox (Bridgeton, United States) Provider

Home 3482 Hollenberg Drive Bridgeton Missouri 63044-2429 United States

Vanessa Cox (St.Louis, United States) Provider

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EPICS Counseling Services Work 3482 Hollenberg Drive. St.Louis Missouri 63044 United States Work Phone: 314-4098606
Professional Background

EPICS Counseling Services is a private counseling service that I started in 2012. Our mission is to educate and empower youth, families and individuals through high-quality comprehensive counseling services, substance abuse treatment options and promote behavioral health awareness.

We offer individual therapy services, domestic violence programs, court-ordered anger management, drug education, petty larceny, defensive driving, and victim impact panel courses.



Gabrielle Cyr (, United States) Provider

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Home NJ United States Website: Gabrielle Cyr

David F Dahl , Ph.D. (San Jose, United States) Provider

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Palo Alto University Work 3880 South Bascom Avenue Suite 217 San Jose California 95124 United States Work Phone: 408-793-0313

Dr. Cheryl Lynn Davis (Glendale, United States) Provider

New Insights Programs Home 1144 Ruberta Avenue #6 Glendale California 91201 United States Cell Phone: (818)649-0598 Work Fax: (818)242-2320

Minna Davis (Plymouth Meeting, United States) Provider

Laurel HouseCounseling Home 666 W Germantown Pike Apt 1807 Plymouth Meeting Pennsylvania 19462 United StatesWork 180 West Germantown Pike East Norriton PA 19403 United States Cell Phone: 215.205.5311 Work Phone: 610.277.1860 x 118 Birthday: June 27, 1946

Frank DelFiugo (Sunnyvale, United States) Provider

Home 505 W. Olive Avenue Suite 310 Sunnyvale California 94086 United States Home Phone: (408) 219-5377

Dr Kathy L Dial (Norfolk, United States) Provider

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia Inc Home 1301 Colonial Ave Norfolk Virginia 23517 United States
Professional Background

PhD Social Work

Certified Batterers Intervention Program

Edward DiMaio (Sturgeon Bay, United States) Provider

HELP of Door County, Inc Home 219 Green Bay Road Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin 54235 United States Work Phone: 9207438785

Emily Douglas (Worcester, United States) Researcher

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Worcester Polytechnic InstituteSocial Science & Policy Studies Work 100 Institute Road Dept of Social Science & Policy Studies Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester MA 01609 United StatesHome Massachusetts 01913 United States

Lynn S Dowd , Psy.D. (Worcester, United States) Provider

UmassMemorial Health CenterPsychiatry Work Ambulatory Psychiatry Clinic UMassMemorial Health Center 100 Century Drive Worcester Massachusetts 01606 United States Work Phone: 508-762-5400 Work Fax: 508-762-5410

Dr. Kathryn Wilcox Doyle (Phoenix, United States) Provider

Phoenix VA Health Care System Home 3002 East Cortez Street Phoenix Arizona 85028 United States Work Phone: 602 277 5551 x2680

Lisa Doyle (St. Joseph, United States) Provider

Addiction Awareness LLC Work PO Box 8843 St. Joseph MISSOURI 64508 United States Home Phone: 816-205-0082
Professional Background

156 S. 4th, Cosby, MO 64436 816-205-0082

Objective To continue broaden my professional knowledge and expand addiction education, as well as counseling to those who are in need of effective recovery.
2006-present Addiction Awareness LLC – administrator – serving over 300 clients.
2005-present Angel On My Shoulder – Professional Organizer.
*2 businesses that I run on my own.

2002-2010 Village of Cosby – Village Clerk-term ended.

2002-2010 Highland Community College Highland, KS
Sociology and Psychology Adjunct Instructor-teach online and onsite classes – average 4/semester
 Couldn’t do the commute anymore.
1998-2006 Family Guidance Center St. Joseph, MO
Chemical Dependency Department Director (10/99-6/06)
 Evening Clinical Supervisor March 99-October 99
 Drug Court Outpatient Counselor/Family Therapist July 98-March 99
 Was promoted 3 times in a little over a year.
 Lead stabilization of the programs within the department and the department as a whole.
 Have been noted for my organization, professionalism, and clinical skills.
1992-1998 Gordon Recovery Centers Sioux City, Iowa
Therapist II Therapist I Addiction Technician
 Carried a caseload of over 15 residential adolescent clients.
 Structure the program and wrote the curriculum that is still used.
 Took over and structured the family program.

Education 1993-1996 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
Masters of Arts – Community, Agency, and School Counseling






• Have provided at least 4 Three day trainings.


• Have provided at least 4 One day trainings.


Mid City Excellence – Kim Warren
Brotherz – Dedra Coffee


Missouri Department of Mental Health – State Advisory Council
MO Professional Credentialing Board
Addiction Recovery Resources – President

Leila B Dutton , Ph.D. (West Haven, United States) Researcher

University of New HavenDepartment of Criminal Justice Work University of New Haven Department of Criminal Justice Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences West Haven Connecticut 06516 United States Work Phone: 2034794540

Daniel Ellis (Topsfield, United States) Provider

Eliot Community Human ServicesIMPACT Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program Home 29 CENTRAL ST Topsfield Massachusetts 01983-1801 United States
Professional Background

Eliot Community Human Services IMPACT Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program is a Massachusetts Department of Public Health Certified program providing intervention services to court ordered perpetrators of domestic violence.

Dr. Chuka Nestor Emezue (Chicago, United States) Researcher

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Rush University, College of NursingWomen, Children, and Family Nursing Work 600 S. Paulina Street Rush University Chicago Illinois 60601 United States Cell Phone: 573-999-2594 Website: ResearchGate
Professional Background

Chuka Emezue, PhD, MPH, MPA is an assistant professor at Rush University, College of Nursing in the Department of Women, Children, and Family Nursing. His research focuses on developing and deploying technology-based psychobehavioral interventions to reduce co-occurring partner violence, relapse to substance use, and treatment disparities in rural, immigrant, and high-risk justice-involved settings, and across the lifespan.

Mr. Hernando Escandon (Parkersburg, United States) Provider

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Day Report Center Work 1531 Garfield Avenue Parkersburg West Virginia 26105 United States Work Phone: 3044228570

Gregory Delano Evans (Oakland, United States) Provider

Home Oakland California United States

Emma L Fine (Chicago, United States) Researcher

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Northeastern Illinois UniversitySocial Work Home 6640 N. Campbell Ave Apt 2 Chicago Illinois 60645 United States Home Phone: 17733543184

Ms. Valerie A Fisher (Bradenton, USA) Provider

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Fisher Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. Work 3563 Cortez Rd. W. Suite 110c Bradenton Fl 34210 USAWork 2700 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 8 Sarasota Florida 34239 United States Work Phone: 941-758-2529 Work Fax: 941-755-3564 Cell Phone: 941-518-4743
Professional Background


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida (Licensed in 1999)

National Certified Counselor (Certified in 2000)

Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (2015 – meeting criteria established by NBCC)

Florida Supreme Court Certified Dependency Mediator (Certified in 2006)

Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator (Certified in 2010)

Batterers’ Intervention Program Director (State of Florida Certified in 2006)

Batterers’ Intervention Assessor (State of Florida Certified in 1997)

Batterers’ Intervention Facilitator (State of Florida Approved in 1997)

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court approved Social Investigator (Approved in 2009)

Collaborative Divorce Facilitator (meeting IACP standards in 2014)

Professional History:


Providing psychotherapy and other services to individuals, partners, and families.

Batterers’ Intervention Program provider. Providing assessment and psycho-educational group treatment to court ordered and voluntary clients for Domestic Violence and/or Anger Management as appropriate. Separate groups for men and women in Sarasota and Bradenton locations.

Drug and alcohol abuse assessment and treatment. Providing services to clients (court ordered and voluntary) through individual or group counseling.

Contract provider for Safe Children Coalition.  Providing psychotherapy and psychoeducational services to clients (parents and families) including bio-psychosocial assessment and counseling in group, family, couples’ or individual settings.

12th Judicial Circuit. Social Investigator – complete evaluations and make recommendations and/or Parenting Plan recommendations in Social Investigations for Family Court litigants.

Collaborative Divorce Facilitator – provide neutral facilitation and coordination of Collaborative Divorce Team meetings; help parties identify goals, address emotional challenges, keep the collaborative process moving toward a mutually satisfactory resolution.

2014 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Health Educator. Facilitate community presentations as part of the BCBS Medicare Wellness Program in Sarasota and Ft. Myers.

2006 to 2013 – Contract provider for Manatee Glens Corporation.  Complete/provide Comprehensive Assessments for children (in Manatee, Sarasota or DeSoto County) removed from parents or guardians and placed in the dependency/foster care system due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

2006 to 2013 – Contract provider of Juvenile Dependency Mediation services for the 12th Judicial Circuit, including Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.

1997 to 2006 – Manatee County Citizens Review, Inc. Program Coordinator. Responsible for the development and implementation of program policies and procedures and overall functioning of the Citizens Review Program; supervised the scheduling of case review hearings referred by Manatee County Juvenile Court; ensured that all children in out-of-home care under the supervision of DCF received reviews that were timely and comprehensive. Recruited, screened, trained and scheduled 35 – 38 (on average) volunteers. Trained and supervised paid staff. Developed Budgets. Developed Outcome Measures. Wrote grants that secured continuous funding; ensured reporting requirements were met. Provided community and media presentations.

1995 to 2006 – Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (Part time). Assessor and Facilitator. Conducted assessments of individuals and facilitated batterers’ intervention and anger management groups for both male and female populations.

1985 to 1997 – Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Director, Victim Advocate Program. Developed, implemented and managed the Victim Advocate Program. Supervised staff and volunteers. Provided on-scene crisis intervention to child and adult crime victims and witnesses; provided ongoing counseling regarding the criminal justice system and victim recovery; provided training to staff advocates, volunteers and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement officers; wrote grants; ensured adherence to reporting requirements for continued funding; provided community outreach and media presentations.

1988 to 1996 – Manatee Area Vocational and Technical Training Center and Sarasota County Technical Institute Police Academies. Instructor (Part time). Taught in the Law Enforcement and Corrections Academies. Subjects included: Domestic Violence; Human Diversity; Interpersonal Communication; Victim Assistance; Suicide Intervention; Crisis Intervention and Death Notification.


June 27, 2015 – 23rd Annual Conference Florida Family Child care Home Assoc., Inc., Clearwater, Fl. Workshop: Domestic Violence and It’s Impact on Children

June 5, 2014 – Ft. Myers Florida Blue Center, Estero, Florida. Community Wellness presentation. Problems, Treatment and Support for Older Adults Facing Depression

October 17, 2013 – The Citizen Dispute Settlement Program – Twelfth Circuit of Florida. Domestic Violence Education and Mandatory Reporting: What you Need to Know

April 19, 2012 – The Citizen Dispute Settlement Program – Twelfth Circuit of Florida. Domestic Violence and Mediation

November 12, 2011 – Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Domestic Violence: Characteristics of Victims and Offenders

October 21, 2011 – The 12th Judicial Circuit Family Court Professional Collaborative F.C.P.C. 6th Annual Conference. Domestic Violence: The Honeymooners

April 23, 2010 – The 12th Judicial Circuit Family Court Professional Collaborative F.C.P.C. 5th Annual Conference.   Managing Mayhem: Addressing Domestic Violence by Women

Current Professional Affiliations:

American Mental Health Counselor’s Association (member)

Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (member)

Family Court Professional Collaborative (past Vice President)

Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association (member)

Next Generation Divorce Sarasota (Vice President)

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (member)

Previous Professional Affiliations:

Manatee Victim Rights Council (founding member, past president)

Manatee County Domestic Violence Council and Task Force (founding member, past chair)

Florida Network of Victim Witness Services (past board member and secretary)

Family Law Advisory Group – 12th Judicial Circuit (member); (past co-chair Court Services Subcommittee)

Current Community Affiliations:

League of Women Voters of Manatee County, Treasurer (Past President, Past Secretary)

PRISM Youth Initiative (President, past Secretary)

Manatee Pride (Chair)

Services or Research Projects




Paul Paul S Flack (Salt Lake City, United States) Provider, Researcher

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Urban Indian Center of Salt LakeRed Mesa Counseling Work 120 W. 1300 S. Salt Lake City UT 84032 United States Work Phone: 801-214-7681

Dr. Mary Ann Forgey (Kingston, United States) Researcher

Fordham UniversityGraduate School of Social Service Home 59 Twin Ponds Drive, Kingston New York 12401 United States Cell Phone: 914 204 2555
Professional Background

Mary Ann Forgey is a Professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work. She received her BA and MSW from Boston College and her PhD from Columbia University. She has been a full time faculty member at Fordham GSSS since 1994. Dr. Forgey  has taught a range of practice courses in the foundation area and in the advanced year and has been responsible for the development of several new courses and curriculum initiatives. Together with a law school colleague, she developed an elective in Domestic Violence: Law and Social Work. She also developed Fordham’s first elective in military social work practice. Dr. Forgey also spearheaded Fordham’s Legacy MSW Online Program in collaboration with a Fordham colleague and JesuitNET cand produced the first Generalist Social Work Practice Online course. Her interests include: evidence-based assessment of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV); social work practice with the military; the use of standardized clients (actors) in social work education and training; international social work education; and distance education. She served as the Principal Investigator on two multi-year research projects related to Intimate Partner Violence within the military. The first study investigated the patterns of IPV among military women. The second study developed an evidence based IPV assessment protocol for the Army and implemented an assessment training program using standardized clients. Her involvement in international social work includes social work curricula development training in Vietnam and a Fulbright Scholarship to Ireland, where she taught at the University College Dublin and conducted joint research on IPV assessment practices. Currently she is the Principal Investigator on an international comparative study of the role of military social worker in multiple counties. Dr. Forgey’s  practice experience includes employment as a civilian social worker for the Department of the Army in Wiesbaden, Germany, where she served as the Director of Army Community Services and Family Advocacy Program Manager, and as a Child Protection Services (CPS) social worker in Massachusetts.

Lariana Forsythe (St Petersburg, United States) Provider

CASA, Community Action Stops Abuse Work PO Box 414 St Petersburg Forida 33731 United States Work Phone: 7278954912

Ms. Leah Shanelle Freeman (Pittsburgh, United States) Provider

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Saving Our Sons And Daughters Work 4003 Railroad Avenue Pittsburgh California 94565 United States Cell Phone: 510-978-8852

Rachael Frost (Murrieta, United States) Provider

Home 39252 Winchester Road Murrieta California 92563 United States Work Phone: (949) 413-9111

Jose G Garcia (Hermiston, United States) Provider

New Horizon ProgramDV Home 440 Southwest 11th Street 208 Washington st, The Dalles Hermiston Oregon 97838 United States Home Phone: 15412890190 Home Phone: 1541720 9303
Professional Background

Jose Garcia Is a Counselor with Multiple Certifications from MHACBO,He is Certified Alcohol Drug level II

Gambling Level I/CGACI/expires 06/01/22

CADCII/Alcohol drug counselor/expires/12/01/20.

NAADAC Certification Commission NCACI,/expires 03/31/21

SAP/Substance Abuse Professional/expires 04/30/2022

Member of Anger Management association/

Domestic Violance DVSII/expires/july/30/22

Chair of the Hispanic Advisory Committee at City hall in Hermiston Oregon,

President of the Latino Business network thru the chamber of commerce in Hermiston Oregon.

Ambassador for the STIF Advisory committee appointed by county Commissioners state wide transportation improvement.

Member of the TIO, Trauma Inform Oregon.

Director at New horizons Program.Out patiente Cultural Specific Services.

Member of the Multicultural Advisory Committee/For Gambling Treatment,Salem Oregon thru OHA.

Member of Board of directors and Secretary for MHACBO,Mental Health and addiction counseling Board of Oregon.

Devon Gaster (Oakland, United States) Provider

Men Creating Peace Home 360 Grand Ave. # 76 Oakland California 94610 United States Home Phone: 510-730-0184
Professional Background

I hold a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Loyola in New Orleans.

I am the founder and Executive Director of Men Creating Peace, a certified Violence Prevention and Anger Management provider in Alameda County California.

I have been a state certified violence prevention facilitator and trainer with the Manalive Violence Prevention Program since 1998. I am a former batterer who successfully completed my 52 week violence prevention classes with Manalive and then trained to become a facilitator in the program.

I have over 18 years experience in the field of violence prevention working in various communities in the San Francisco bay area and the Sacramento area. I have worked for several years in county jails in the San Francisco bay area, in Sacramento, as well as in San Quentin State Prison, facilitating violence prevention and anger management groups. I worked for 7 years in the San Francisco County Jail with the Resolve to Stop the Violence Project in custody program as a group facilitator and case manager.

I have lead many workshops and presentations in the Bay Area and in Sacramento on the subject of violence prevention and batterers treatment. I have presented three times at the Institute on Violence and Trauma Conference in San Diego.

irene Gerschenson (Denver, United States) Provider

Spanish ClinicDomestic Violence Home 4200 Morrison Rd Unit #8 Denver Colordo 80219 United States Cell Phone: 7203473183

Melanie Goldsmith (Columbia, United States) Provider

Time For Change Community Services LLCBatterer Intervention Program Work 502 N. Garden Street Suite #204 Columbia Tennessee 38401 United States Work Phone: (931) 840-4940 Website: Time For Change Community Services
Professional Background


The mission of Time For Change is to help people enjoy the benefits of healthy relationships.


Our role is to REACH people with tools, resources and techniques to identify, promote and achieve healthy relationships in their lives and end domestic violence in our community.

Program Tenets

Time For Change Batterer Intervention and Anger Management programs are foundationally structured around two tenets:

  1. Victim Safety
  2. Offender Accountability

We stand for Healthy Relationships

Time For Change believes everyone deserves a healthy relationship. Everyone.


REACHing people where they are is of critical importance. Time For Change programs and staff model the attitudes and beliefs characteristic of healthy relationships. We expect nothing less than reciprocation of this culture from our clients.


We will listen and not judge. We will be emotionally affirming and understanding. We value opinions.


We will be fair.


We accept responsibility for our programs and ourselves. We admit when we are wrong.


We will work in partnership with Center of Hope and other community and victim services organizations-including other certified BIPs, law enforcement and the criminal justice system as well as the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence to insure both victim safety and offender accountability.


We will communicate openly and truthfully at all times.

Services or Research Projects

Time For Change offers two programs for court-ordered individuals and also welcomes self and community referrals.

  1. Batterer Intervention Program
    1. 26-week Certified Program as defined by Chapter 0490-1 | Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council {Tennessee}
  2. Anger Management
    1. 8-hour program structured to help clients learn how to identify triggers and appropriately manage feelings and behaviors that accompany anger.

Donavan Issac Grant (Charlotte, United States) Provider

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Mecklenburg County Prevention and Intervention Division- NOVA (New Options for Violent Actions) ProgramCommunity Support Services Work 2732 Rozzelle”s Ferry Rd. Charlotte North Carolina 28208 United States Cell Phone: 704-900-9348
Professional Background

Bio for Donavan Grant, MACC, LCMHC


Donavan is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who earned his Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

He has over twenty years of experience in the area domestic violence working with victims, child witnesses, and specializing in working with perpetrators. Donavan is also experienced in bereavement counseling, and working with youth and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. He is well versed in providing individual and group therapy on various life issues, as well as marital therapy. 

Donavan is a member of the American Counseling Association, and the current elected Chair of  North Carolina Providers of Abuser Treatment. He was a recipient of the National Association of Counties Award in 2010 for innovation in delivery of services to the community.

Donavan is married with two children, and enjoys spending time with his family.


Dianna Graves (Vallejo, United States) Provider

Cal State East Bay Home 319 Pepper DR Vallejo California 94589 United States

Veronica Guarneros (Riverside, United States) Provider

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Life Works Coaching Agency Work 4129 Main Street Suite 200C Riverside CA 92501-3672 United States Work Phone: 1-888-490-0045 Cell Phone: 909-645-1577 Website: Life works anger Management, Parenting, Coparenting, Domestic Violence

Ms Diana M Guerrero (Oxnard, United States) Provider

The Coalition for Family HarmonyCounseling Work 1030 North Ventura Road Oxnard California 93030 United States Work Phone: 805-208-3217

Dr. Alisha Dyan Guthery (Suquamish, United States) Provider, Researcher

Northwest Family LifeDomestic Violence Work PO Box 1025 Suquamish Washington 98392 United StatesHome WA 98043 United States Cell Phone: 2063726782
Professional Background

Dr. Alisha Guthery holds a doctorate in Counseling, Education, and Supervision, is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State, and is the Director of Advocacy and Learning at a domestic violence agency in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Guthery’s primary interests include trauma recovery and violence prevention and intervention. Her work focuses on research-driven program development applied through a trauma-informed lens. Dr. Guthery works with both victims and abusers of violence, and her accomplishments include developing and implementing domestic violence programs and curricula for incarcerated women, youth, and adults. Dr. Guthery has presented on domestic violence at the Washington Counselor Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Women in Psychology. Publications include two articles on the subject of transnational feminism and domestic violence. 


Craig Halis (Center Line, United States) Provider

New Alternatives Inc Home 26120 van Dyke Center Line Michigan 48015 United States Home Phone: 5867553550

John Hamel , LCSW (San Rafael, United States) Provider, Researcher

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John Hamel & Associates Work 70 Mitchell Boulevard Suite 103 San Rafael California 94903 United StatesWork 2910 Camino Diablo Suite 130 Walnut Creek California 94597 United States Work Phone: 415-472-3275 Work Phone: 925-930-0900
Professional Background

John Hamel, LCSW, acquired both his B.A. in Psychology (1986) and Masters in Social Welfare (1988) from the University of California at Los Angeles, and was licensed as an LCSW (LCS 15194) in November, 1989.  Since 1991, he has been Director of John Hamel & Associates, with offices in several San Francisco Bay Area counties.  Mr. Hamel and his associates provide a wide range of clinical, consultation and training services.  His areas of expertise are in the assessment and treatment of anger management and family violence, as well as substance abuse and co-dependency.   He has conducted family violence research since 2005, and his articles have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed scholarly journals.  He is the author of Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, 2nd Edition:  Evidence-Based Approaches, published by Springer in 2014.  Mr. Hamel is co-editor with Tonia Nicholls, PhD, of Family Interventions in Domestic Violence:  A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment (Springer, 2007); and he edited Intimate partner and family abuse:  A Casebook of gender-inclusive therapy (Springer, 2008), which includes chapters by clinicians from the United States and several other countries and is the first domestic violence casebook to include extensive case studies of both male and female perpetrators and victims. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Partner Abuse, published quarterly by Springer Publishing.

Mr. Hamel is married and lives with his wife, Judi, and their twins, Jacob and Aviva, in San Rafael, California.

Services or Research Projects

Clinical Services

John Hamel provides individual, couples, family and group counseling and psychotherapy to a wide variety of clients.  His specialized clinical services include a substance abuse relapse prevention group, family violence assessments (including specialized assessments in disputed-child custody cases), victim services and advocacy (including victim support groups), and treatment programs for angry and violent men, women, couples, parents and teens.  Although many of his clients are voluntary participants, many are referred from Family Court or Child Protective Services, or mandated by the courts to participate in either a batterer treatment program, or a parenting program.  These programs are available at several locations in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA, including in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Rafael, Berkeley, Oakland and Vallejo.  A current group schedule can be found at his website,

Mr. Hamel also provides consultation and training for mental health professionals, batterer intervention providers, shelter workers and victim advocates, court mediators and evaluators, teachers, attorneys and law enforcement; and speaks regularly at domestic violence conferences around the country.  He is a pioneer in the development of the evidence-based, gender-inclusive approach to domestic violence, a newly-emerging, empirically-based model of research and treatment.  His trainings been praised both for their innovative look at theory and policy, as well as their abundance of practical, hands-on intervention tools.  Additionally, Mr. Hamel serves as an expert court witness on the subject of family violence, and has testified before the California Legislature on domestic violence public policy.


Currently, Mr. Hamel is working on a manuscript with Gregory Stuart, Ph.D., and colleagues that reports on a study of motivation for physical abuse perpetration in a dating population.

He is also collaborating with Fred Buttell, Ph.D., on an outcome study of batterer intervention programs in Alameda County, California.

Two manuscripts are currently under review for publication in peer reviewed journals.  One reports on a new measure of emotional abuse and control, the Controlling and Abusive Tactics questionnaire (CAT); the other provides an overview of evidence-based research on domestic violence intervention programs.

Ms. Suzanne Berteau Hamilton (Gonzales, United States) Provider

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Turning Point Christian CounselingN/A Home 43043 Pelican Lakes Court Gonzales Louisiana 70737 United States Cell Phone: 2252539635 Website: Turning Point Christian Counseling
Professional Background

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Louisiana, United States, a Certified Domestic Violence Specialist-II, a Certified Anger Management Specialist-II, and a Certified Telemental Health Specialist. I have been trained in the Duluth Model, the Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Curriculum: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach, and the Strength At Home trauma-based program for active military, veterans, and couples. I have led court-ordered Domestic Violence and Anger Management groups for 4 years, and have been an LPC for 26 years.

Tim d Hamilton (Las Vegas, United States) Provider

Safe NestCounseling Work 2915 W. Charleston Blvd. Ste #12 Las Vegas Nevada 89102 United States Work Phone: 702-877-0133 x226

Jesse Hansen (Lakewood, United States) Provider

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Domestic Violence Offender ManagementDivision of Criminal Justice Work 700 Kipling St. Lakewood Colorado 80215 United States Work Phone: 3032394456

Jennifer Jill Harman , PhD (Fort Collins, United States) Researcher

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Colorado State UniversityPsychology Home Fort Collins Colorado United States Work Phone: 970-491-1529
Professional Background

Jennifer Jill Harman, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and specializes in the study of intimate relationships. She also has two masters degrees from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in psychological counseling, and served as a family and substance abuse counselor for several years prior to her entry into academia. She is currently an associate professor of psychology at Colorado State University.


Dr. Harman is an accomplished and awarded teacher, and has published many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has presented her research regularly at scientific conferences around the world. She has also co-authored numerous books such as  The Science of Relationships: Answers to your Questions about Dating, Marriage and Family and Parents Acting Badly: How Institutions and Society Promote the Alienation of Children from their Loving Families.

Dr. Harman’s areas of research expertise focus on the topic of power in relationships: power in how intimate partners influence each other for good or bad. As an applied social psychologist, her work has applied social psychological theories on intimate relationships to the study of public health problems ranging from STI prevention to domestic violence. For nearly the last decade, her primary focus has been on the study of parental alienation.

Aside from her professional publications, Dr. Harman also writes articles for general audiences, such as The Conversation, and her work is republished on thousands of other news sites (e.g., Associated Press, Raw Story). Her 2016 TEDx talk on parental alienation, has had thousands of views.

Dr. Harman regularly conducts trainings for legal and mental health professionals on parental alienation, and serves as an expert witness and consultant on civil and criminal cases involving parental alienation and other forms of family violence.

Lisa Hay (Fairbanks, United States) Provider

LEAP Alternatives to Violence Programs Work PO Box 82842 Fairbanks Alaska 99708 United States Work Phone: 907-452-2473 Work Fax: 907-452-6903 Website:
Professional Background

State of Alaska approved Batterer’s Intervention Program. In operation for the last 20 years. Ongoing continued education for all staff members. Regular provider of trainings on working with offenders, offender dynamics, domestic violence, effects of DV on children to other agencies (probation and parole, school district, children’s services, local health care providers). Provider of expert witness testimony for attorney general’s office and local courts on offenders, offender dynamics, offender treatment, effects of domestic violence on victims – including children. Member of local Domestic Violence Task Force and Community Coordinated Response Team. Member of State Committee to revise State regulations for BIPs in Alaska. web site:

Services or Research Projects


Services for offenders:

Male domestic violence offender groups

Female domestic violence offender groups

Individual psychotherapy for offenders post BIP program completion, co-current psychotherapy for offenders while they are in group if needed.

Couples counseling for couples without DV in their relationship, if appropriate post program completion for offenders who are still in a relationship with their victim

Individual psychotherapy for those effected by domestic violence, sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, ADHD. Including EMDR.

Mr Edward Hayden (Honolulu, United States) Provider

Parents and Children TogetherFamily Peace Center Home 1300 Halona St. Honolulu Hawaii 96817 United States Work Phone: 808-832-0855
Services or Research Projects

Parents and Children Together provides counseling for domestic violence offenders, survivors and their children.

Allyson Henry (Seattle, United States) Provider

Work 1620 Broadway Suite 203 Seattle Washington 98122 United StatesHome 6621 s w admiral way Seattle WA 98116 US Cell Phone: 425-246-1789 Website: Seattle Therapist
Professional Background

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. My private practice, Flourishworks, focuses on empowering and inspiring clients to identify and make the changes within themselves to flourish in their lives.
I have over 30 years’ experience helping people achieve their goals. As a therapist, I have been working with families and individuals to address issues such as mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, divorce, school advocacy, couples counseling and parenting. I have had substantial post graduate training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, TripleP, Gottman Method, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My work with families, couples, and individuals has enabled my clients to make changes in their lives while respecting their values and culture. My individualized approach is informed by both theory and experience. I possess an authentic ability to see people’s strengths while guiding the therapeutic process toward healing. I am committed to enabling personal growth for my clients.
I also believe Therapy should be convenient. I offer evening appointments. Please call me for a free 15 min consultation to see if we are the right fit for one another

Dennis L. Henson (Las Vegas, United States) Provider

Private Practice/Contractor at SafeNest in Las Vegas, NV. Work 2915 W. Charleston, Suite 12, Las Vegas, NV 89102 Las Vegas Nevada 89102 United States
Professional Background

I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1984.  Prior to licensure, I had begun working for the State of Nevada, Department of Mental Health and Hygiene.  I retired from the State in 2005, after 28 years of providing clinical and administrative services in the outpatient, residential and inpatient arenas.   In 1984, I was recruited as a contract therapist at SafeNest, a private, non-profit organization whose emphasis is to serve victims of domestic violence.  In the latter half of 1984, a batterers treatment component was added to the program.  In my capacity as a contract therapist, I provide risk assessments, assessments for appropriateness of services, victim services and co-facilitate male batterer groups.

I provide training to advocates and new staff members regarding batterers on a quarterly basis.  Previously, I provided training to Judge Pro Temps, Clark County School District employees and the Southern Nevada Housing Authority staff members.

The State of Nevada requires batter treatment providers receive a minimum of 15 CEU’s per calendar year, from an approved list of presenters noted on the State Attorney General’s website.

The works of Donald Dutton, Lundy Bancroft have greatly influenced me over the years.  I particularly appreciate John Hamel’s efforts to inform therapists and the general public of the latest research regarding domestic violence.




Cynthia Diane Hunter-Spears (Lancaster, United States) Provider

Change Lanes Youth Support ServicesAdministration Home 43845 10th Street West Unit 1D Lancaster California 93534-4800 United States Work Phone: 661-948-2555 Website: Change Lanes Youth Support Services Website
Professional Background

I have worked in the social services field for the past twenty years. I began my career as a intake specialist for a drug rehabilitation program that provided behavioral health care services to substance abuse users and domestic violence batterers. I have worked inpatient and outpatient drug rehabilitation, juvenile court, domestic violence shelter, and non-profit agencies. I have a certification in addiction studies as a Masters Level Registered Addiction Specialist from Breining Institute, I hold a Certification as Domestic Violence Specialist for victims, AA degree in liberal studies from Los Angeles Trade Technical College, BA in Sociology and minor in Psychology from the California State University Bakersfield; current graduate student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology earning a MA in Forensic Psychology estimated completion date December 2015. I am founder and Chief Executive Officer of a social services non-profit organization (for the past ten years) that provides prevention/early intervention services to youth and adults.

Services or Research Projects

I currently provide group counseling in domestic violence (batterers) parent education, anger management, addiction education, utilizing evidenced based curriculum.

Matthew Huss (Omaha, United States) Researcher

Creighton UniversityPsychology Work Creighton University Department of Psychology 2500 California Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68178 United StatesWork Omaha Work Phone: 402-280-3773
Professional Background

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68588

Master of Legal Studies

Received May 2001


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68588

Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

Received August 2000

Dissertation: The Utility of Batterer Typologies and the Construct of Psychopathy In Domestic Violence Perpetrators


VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Clinical Internship

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Completed September 2000


Emporia State University

Emporia, KS 66801

Master of Science in General-Experimental Psychology

Received May 1994

Thesis: Comparison Study of Eyewitness, Verbal Earwitness, and Nonverbal Earwitness Stimuli


Creighton University

Omaha, NE 68178

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Received May 1992


Strawhun, J., Adams, N. & Huss, M. T. (2013). The assessment of cyberstalking: An expanded examination including social networking, attachment, jealousy, and anger in relation to violence and abuse. Violence and Victims, 28, 715-730.

Norris, S., Huss, M. T., & Palarea, R.E (2011). A pattern of violence: Analyzing the relationship between intimate partner violence and stalking. Violence and Victims, 26, 103-115.

Huss, M. T., & Ralston, A. (2008). Do batterer subtypes actually matter? Treatment completion, treatment response, and recidivism across a batterer typology. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35, 710-723.

Covell, C. N., Huss, M. T., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2007). Empathic deficits among male batterers: A multidimensional approach. Journal of Family Violence, 22, 165-174.

Huss, M. T., &  Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2006). Assessing the generalization of psychopathy in a clinical sample of domestic violence perpetrators. Law and Human Behavior, 30, 571-586

Huss, M. T., Covell, C. N., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2006). Clinical implications for the assessment and treatment of antisocial and psychopathic domestic violence perpetrators. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 13, 59 – 85.

Huss, M. T., Tomkins, A. J., Garbin, C. P., Schopp, R. F., & Kilian, A. (2006). Battered women who kill their abusers: An examination of commonsense notions, cognitions, and judgments. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21, 1063-1080.

Sartin, M., Hansen, D., & Huss, M. T. (2006). Recidivism and treatment response-related characteristics for domestic violence perpetrators. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 11, 425-440.

Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Shlien, R., Huss, M. T., & Kramer, V. (2004). Attributions about perpetrators and victims of interpersonal abuse:  Results from an analogue study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19, 484-498.

Huss, M. T., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J.  (2000). Identification of the psychopathic batterer: The clinical, legal, and policy implications. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 5, 403-422.

Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Huss, M. T., & Ramsey, S. (2000). The clinical utility of batterer profiles. Journal of Family Violence, 15, 37-53.



Huss, M. T. (2008). Domestic violence. In N. Salikand (Ed.), Encyclopedia of educational psychology (vol. 1) (pp. 273-279). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Spidel, A., Vincent, G., Huss, M. T., Winters, J., Thomas, L., & Dutton, D. G. (2007). Psychopathy: Subtyping perpetrators of domestic violence. In H. F. Hervé & J. C. Yuille (Eds.). The psychopath: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 327-342). Mahwah, New Jersey: Erlbaum.

Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Huss, M. T., & Rohling, M. (2006). Assessing violence in adults. In M. Hersen (Ed.). Clinician’s handbook of adult behavioral assessment (pp. 371-400).  New York: Elsevier.


Services or Research Projects

An Examination of domestic violence interventions among probationers

Dr. Joni E Johnston (Del Mar, United States) Provider

Joni E. Johnston, Psy.D. Home Del Mar California 92014 United States Cell Phone: 18585833306 Website:
Professional Background

Dr. Joni Johnston is a clinical/forensic psychologist and private investigator who has worked with various legal and correctional facilities in the assessment and treatment of individuals who have committed violent offenses.

Melanie Kelly (Hood River, United States) Provider

Therapeutic Solutions Inc Work Post Office Box 554 Hood River Oregon 97031 United States Cell Phone: 541-490-5442 Cell Phone: 541-490-8131
Professional Background


 Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Oregon Board of Clinical Social Workers #3784

WashingtonState Licensed Independent Social Worker- #LW00009366

Member-National Association of Social Workers

Clinical Associate Member-Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

Certified Clinical Therapist-Sex Offender Treatment Oregon board- STB-T-10125498

Washington State certified domestic violence offender treatment program


Therapeutic Solutions Inc. provides a broad range of behavioral counseling services to individuals, couples and families that include: Mental and behavioral health treatment, relationship improvement, anger management, social skills development, self-esteem building and sexual abuse treatment (victim and offender).  Ms. Kelly evaluates individuals for mental and behavioral health needs. Ms. Hertrich conducts group and individual services as well as conducts domestic violence and anger management evalautions.   Therapeutic Solutions Inc. provides many services to individuals who are court-ordered or who are going through legal proceedings (criminal, divorce, child custody and juvenile).  We have excellent credibility with the courts in Oregon and Washington.


Ms. Kelly holds a masters degree in Social Work received from PortlandStateUniversity in 2003.  She has been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since December of 2005.  She has been working with victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence for the past 15 years.  She has provided community based family therapy as well as individual therapy surrounding mental health and violence issues.  Ms. Kelly has worked in the alternative school setting providing mental health treatment for at risk youth in addition to providing sex offender specific treatment.  In addition she has worked as a co-therapist providing services to domestic violence offenders.  Ms. Kelly was trained in working with adolescent sexual offenders at the Kempe Children’s Center in Denver, Colorado.


Ms. Hertrich has worked for 20 years in the criminal justice and social service field.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Childhood development and has specialized training in victim and offender treatment.  Ms. Hertrich was trained in DenverColorado at the Kempe Children’s Center where she was certified in working with adolescents who have committed offenses.  Ms. Hertrich in addition has been trained in Domestic Violence Offender treatment through Allies in Change by Chris Huffine.


Therapeutic Solutions Inc. utilizes a cognitive-behavioral model of treatment that focuses on thinking, feeling and behaving.  We have a very practical, solution-oriented approach to counseling.  The first step is helping the client to identify the problem(s) in their life and then developing an action plan to cope with the problem and resolve the issue(s).  We encourage clients to take responsibility for their behavior and use a variety of self-improvement tools to prevent hurtful behavior and track their progress.  These tools include:  prevention plans, journals, positive self-talk, workbooks, art therapy and situation scripting-tapes.  We are firm believers that people are inherently good, but they sometimes do destructive and hurtful things to themselves and others.


Kelly Eileen Kinderman (Buffalo, United States) Provider

Community Services for the Developmentally DisabledProgram Support and Development Work 180 Oak Street Buffalo New York 14203 United States Work Phone: 716-883-8888 Website: Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Professional Background

Mission of Community Services

Our mission is to provide or obtain services for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Western New York, which will assist in achieving their highest level of independent living, enable their fullest participation in society, ensure that their civil and human rights are protected, and promote their ability to be productive, contributing members of the community.

Vision of Community Services

  • Striving for Excellence
  • Supporting Partnerships
  • Creating Solutions
  • Fulfilling Dreams

Individualized services that help make dreams come true designed and provided with passionate professionals.

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled employs over 950 full-time and part-time staff who continually strive for excellence in care and service. We currently serve over 2,000 people in Erie and Niagara Counties, supporting partnerships throughout the region.

Our Residential Program provides 40 homes in communities around Western New York including a Safe House and an Emergency Shelter for Developmentally Disabled individuals and their family.

As the leader in person centered care, we offer over 40 different programs to provide a full range of services to meet the personal, social, and vocational needs of individuals. Our programs and services consistently create solutions to meet the goals and fulfill the dreams of the people we serve.

At Community Services we believe that every person is able and deserves the opportunity to live an independent and full life.

Services or Research Projects

Community Services received the Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant through The US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.  The three-year grant includes a cooperative agreement with the Family Justice Center to increase capacity to respond to individuals with developmental disabilities who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.  The Family Justice Center of Erie County, a victim service provider serving victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and or stalking, is based right in Buffalo, practically out the back door of our Administrative Office.  We have a founding partnership with the FJC established nearly 10 years ago.  We would occasionally make referrals to the other for services, although not though a codified procedure whereas with a memorandum of understanding between us will aid our collaboration efforts.  The number of people with developmental disabilities who face incidences of violence in our community is staggering.  By collaborating our efforts with the FJC we can provide expertise in assisting these victims to move forward with their lives and become survivors. 


Debra Kaye Knaub (Lakewood, United States) Provider

Center For Change, LLC Work 1701 Kipling Street #102 Lakewood Colorado 80215 United StatesWork 7651 W. 41st Avenue #202 Wheat Ridge CO 80033 United StatesWork 8020 Federal Blvd. #6 Westminster CO 80031 United States Work Phone: 303-274-4200 Work Fax: 303-274-4201

Nola Nola Knudsen (Fairplay, United States) Provider

Knudsen Counseling, Educational and Business Services LLC Work 548 Front Street, Fairplay, CO 80440 60615 US Hwy 285, Bailey, CO 80421 Fairplay Colorado 8040 United States Work Phone: 719-960-4598
Professional Background

Nola Knudsen, MA, LPCC, LAC -My agency provides services to both male and female domestic violence offenders.  Additionally, we provide services for DUI  and addiction counseling as well as general mental health services.

Brian T. Kohatsu (Lihue, United States) Provider

Kohatsu Consulting Services Home Lihue Hawaii United States Cell Phone: (808) 436-5490

Mr Bill Kohlmeyer , MSW, LMHC (Des Moines, United States) Provider

Highline Community College, Advantages Plus Counseling, NWADVTPPsychology, Networking Organizaztion Home P.O. Box 98371 22228 – 24th Ave S Des Moines Washington 98198 United States Home Phone: 206-870-9079

Mrs Carol Jean Koppenstein (Overgaard, United States) Provider

DBA CK Mediation Services Other P O Box 2470 Overgaard Arizona 85933 United StatesOther P O Box 82 Carlsbad NM 88221 US

Anthony Stephen Lanza (Norwalk, United States) Provider

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Justice Consultants. LLC Work 94 East Avenue Second Floor Suite Norwalk Connecticut 06851 United States Cell Phone: 203-829-7784
Professional Background

Steve Lanza is a community justice and human development professional with over 27 years of experience in human development, psychotherapy/counseling, and domestic violence interventions. He is on the faculty of the University of Connecticut at Stamford, Department of Human Development & Family Sciences, and Norwalk Community College, Criminal Justice Program.  He was a Visiting Lecturer in the Human Rights Program at Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut.

He is a licensed marital and family therapist, clinical supervisor, Connecticut State-approved provider of domestic violence intervention services, and a trainer divorce mediator. For 16 years he served as the Executive Director of a leading community justice agency.

He has served on Connecticut’s Batterer Intervention Programming and Standards Subcommittee where he helped develop best-practices state standards for DV offender intervention; and on the Connecticut Sentencing Commission, Recidivism Reduction Committee where he assisted with the investigation and development of policy and statutory recommendations.  He currently serves on Connecticut’s Domestic Violence Offender Program Standards Advisory Council and as a Special Master for the Superior Court’s Regional Family Trial Docket.

Among his publications, a recent co-authored paper received the 2014 American Journal of Public Health Paper of the Year Award.  Other publications include a co-authored chapter in the landmark publication “What Causes Men’s Violence Against Women” edited by Michele Harway and James O’Neil; research reports on the effectiveness of domestic violence interventions and interagency collaboration; and editing the Family Violence Education Program Curriculum for the State of Connecticut.

His consulting practice, Justice Consultants, LLC focuses on effective and restorative policies and practices in criminal justice.

His private practice focuses on distressed relationships, parenting, co-parenting/parenting apart, challenges around divorce, men and masculinity, life-cycle/developmental transitions, and healthy fulfilling relationships.

Mrs Robin Larkin (Queensbury, United States) Provider

Home 38 Marley Way Queensbury New York 12804 United StatesHome New York 12804 United States Work Phone: 5189829262 Website: Robin Schneider Larkin
Professional Background

Attended the conference in 2018 while working at an agency and co-facilitating a BEP. Now in private practice and created a BEP with same colleague in 2020.

Services or Research Projects

Looking to learn and grow my (our) knowledge base with others in the field.

Teresa A Larson-White (Fort Dodge, United States) Provider

Children & Families of Iowa Work 111 Ave. O West Fort Dodge Iowa 50501 United States Work Phone: 515-573-2193
Professional Background
  • 1985-1987, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Iowa
  • On-going training requirements in social work/human service/mental health issues to maintain licensure
  • 1988– 1992, In-Home Family Counselor, Family Crisis Intervention Unit Counselor, batterer education program group facilitator
  • 1992-June 30, 2010, Coordinator/Supervisor of Domestic Abuse Intervention Service (DAIS) batterer education program, DAIS group facilitator (men & women), Supervisor of In-Home Counseling staff as well as Family Crisis Intervention Unit staff.
  • July 1, 2010 – Present-Supervisor – In-home Counseling and as of October 2012 – Program Manager of the Youth Employment Program, facilitate the Anger Management program groups for men and women, provide direct service through the Behavior Healthy Intervention Service (BHIS) skill development program as needed.
  • Contracted by Iowa Department of Corrections to train batterer education program facilitators throughout the State of Iowa
  • Certified by the Iowa Department of Corrections to facilitate men’s and women’s batterer education program since 1989
  • Certified Family Team Meeting facilitator  #10244
  • Certified Trainer for Trainers for Iowa Department of Corrections men’s batterer education program
  • Co-wrote a training curriculum for Iowa Department of Corrections
  • In 2010 served on a State committee that re-wrote the batterer education program curriculum for the State of Iowa
  • Licensed Bachelor of Social Work since June 12, 1998
  • Trained in domestic violence victim advocacy
  • Certified trainer of Mandatory Child Abuse Reporters
  • Currently serve on the Advisory Board for the 2nd Judicial District Department of Correctional Services (2012-
  • Provided public awareness on domestic violence including public speaking to service groups and trainings for law enforcement and human service providers
  • Organized domestic violence coalitions in six counties

Dr. Erika Lawrence (Evanston, United States) Researcher

The Family Institute at Northwestern University Work The Family Institute at Northwestern University 618 Library Place Evanston Illinois 60201 United StatesHome IL 60201 United States

Laurie Lawrenz (Sheboygan, United States) Provider

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Labor of Love Counseling Center Work 1020 Superior Av Sheboygan Wisconsin 53081 United StatesWork 619 Main St Wausaukee WI 54177 USA Work Phone: 920-226-9599 Work Phone: 715-291-9328 Website: Labor of Love Center
Professional Background

Our Domestic Batterer Intervention Program is court approved and our agency is a member of the Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Providers Association.

We offer counseling services for male and female perpetrators of domestic abuse. We are a GLBT friendly agency. We offer couples counseling (female/male, male/male, female/female) for relationship issues. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT counsel couples in a domestic abuse relationship until after the perpetrator and victim have completed individual counseling services.

We offer individual psychotherapy counseling services for just about any issue that a client is experiencing. We offer dual diagnosis alcohol and drug abuse counseling.

All counseling services are administered by a Masters level or higher mental health counselor. Our counselors believe education and research are an important part of understanding client issues so we frequently attend conferences and seminars to stay attune with new developments in the world of mental health counseling.

Services or Research Projects

We are currently developing programs to incorporate social services into our agency practice. Some up coming projects include client food pantry and personal care item pantries and a needle exchange program to help address the sweeping heroin addiction problem in our communities.

Ashley Nacol LeBlanc (Long Beach, United States) Researcher

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Loyola University New OrleansCounseling Home 325 Lynwood Circle Long Beach Mississippi 39560 United States Cell Phone: 228-424-3110 Birthday: June 6, 1983
Professional Background

My name is Ashley LeBlanc and I was born, raised, and still reside in Long Beach, Mississippi. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi and I am currently finishing my masters degree in Clinical Mental Health at Loyola University New Orleans. My article, “The Double Standard of Accountability: A Call for Treatment Integrity of IPV Offender Treatment Programs” will be published in the upcoming volume in Partner Abuse this December (2020).  I am currently working on comparing treatment modalities other than The Duluth Model. My biggest dream, if there were no obstacles, is to build/design a rehabilitation style facility for IPV offenders, and of course have an effective treatment model. My goals for ADVIP are to connect with like-minded researchers and join an organization to keep me involved and up to date. I would also appreciate any mentorship since my mentor was in my undergrad program. I’m mostly curious about how to make research an actual career, how to get connected to those open positions, and what to do to advance my research that will soon publish.

Mo Yee Lee , Ph.D. (Columbus, United States) Researcher

The Ohio State UniversityCollege of Social Work Work Columbus Ohio United States Work Phone: (614) 292-9910
Professional Background

Dr. Mo Yee Lee is Professor at the College of Social Work, The Ohio State University; Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre on Behavioral Health, The University of Hong Kong.  Her focus is on intervention research using a solution-focused, strengths-based, and systems perspective as well as utilizing integrative body-mind-spirit approaches in treatment. She has conducted research on Integrative Family and Systems Treatment that utilizes family strengths and resilience in treatment with children with DSM diagnoses; solution-focused brief treatment with domestic violence offenders; use of meditation for treating female trauma survivors of interpersonal abuses who also have substance use problems; and exploring factors and processes related to natural recovery of clients with a DSM Axis I diagnosis who are able to recover without ongoing reliance on psychotropic medications. Dr. Lee has published “Culturally Competent Research: Using Ethnography as a Meta-Framework,” “Solution-Oriented Social Work: A Practice Approach to Working with Client Strengths,” “Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work: An empirically based approach to assessment and treatment,” and “Solution-focused treatment with domestic violence offenders: Accountability for change.” The Oxford University Press published these books in 2013, 2011, 2009, and 2003 respectively.  She is the recipient of the 2008 Insoo Kim Berg Award for Innovative Research and Application of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Dr. Lee is also the Editor of the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

Thomas Lee (Mobile, United States) Provider

Insight Treatment Program, Inc. Home 574 Azalea Road, Suite 109 Mobile Alabama 36609 United States

Dr Peter Lehmann (Arlington, United States) Researcher

University of Texas at ArlingtonSocial Work Home 3211 Greenbrook Dr Arlington Texas 76016 United StatesHome 3211 Greenbrook Dr Arlington TX 76016 Cell Phone: 817 269 5715
Professional Background

I have a Ph D  in social work from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Canada. I currently teach at the School of Social Work, UTA, Arlington, TX.

I have BIP work experience but much of my present research involves outcome-based work on batterer programs. I am currently evaluating a solution-focused BIP group in Fort Worth Texas. This evaluation is supported by Court 5 and has been ongoing for 2 years. I am also using a control group to measure outcomes.

I have also been part of a research team that developed YODA-Youth Offender Diversion Alternatives, an assessment and treatment program for youth aged 15-21 who had assaulted their non intimate partner. The program was developed in 2012 and completed in late 2013. Our team used a solution-focused protocol with a trained therapist to evaluate and intervene. Two evaluations have been completed. The program is currently sustainable and is an ongoing part of offender work with youth in Fort Worth.

Dr. Penny A Leisring (Hamden, United States) Researcher

Quinnipiac UniversityPsychology Work Penny Leisring Quinnipiac University 275 Mount Carmel Ave CAS1 Hamden Connecticut 06705 United States Work Phone: 203-582-8457
Professional Background

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Did postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Marital Violence Research and Treatment Program.  Has experience leading gender-specific groups for both men and women.

Services or Research Projects

Have conducted research on male and female perpetrators of IPV. Have examined predictors of treatment drop-out among female perpetrators of IPV. Have written review articles about female perpetrators of intimate partner violence ideas regarding treatment for them. Currently conducting research on cyber forms of partner abuse.

Martin Loaiza (Yuma, USA) Provider

Behavioral Analysis Counseling and Consulting Assoc. LLC Home 3250 E 40th Street Yuma AZ 85365 USAHome AZ 85365 United States Home Phone: 9283414140
Professional Background

I’m a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor in Arizona with over 25 years of experience working primarily with judicial clients with substance use disorders, criminal thinking, domestic violence and distorted perception of reality.  Having worked for 12 years at Adult Probation, 5 as a substance abuse counselor for drug court and 7 years as the substance abuse program coordinator, I researched and implement what works best with offenders (EBP). I also provide clinical consultation on SUD, DUI, DV, and re-entry programs. As an owner/operator of my business, I also do training and consultation at different levels. My current area of focus is working with DUI, domestic violence and other judicially involved clients.

Crystal Lopez (Garland, United States) Provider

New Beginning CenterBipp Center bipp Work 925 state street Garland Texas 75040 United States Cell Phone: 4697353299

Laura Cristina Lopez (McMinnville, United States) Provider

Foundations Counseling Work 235 NE Third Street Suite 2 McMinnville Oregon 97128 United States Cell Phone: (503)602-8013

Mr. William Kent Loveless (Bremerton, United States) Provider

The Right Choice Counseling Service, Inc Work 1740 NE RIDDELL RD STE 170 Bremerton Washington 98310 United States Work Phone: 360-373-4077

Cynthia Lowe (Northridge, United States) Provider

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Sea Bridge Counseling Center Work 9227 Reseda Blvd. Unit 264 Northridge California 91324 United States Work Phone: 8183246892

James Maddox (Pasadena, United States) Researcher

Home P.O. Box 91839 Pasadena California 91109 United States Work Phone: (626) 384-0444

Roland D. Maiuro , Ph.D. (Seattle, United States) Provider, Researcher

Research Scientist, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Work Cabrini Medical Tower, Suite 1010 901 Boren Avenue Seattle Washington 98271 United States Home Phone: 206.769-5531 Website:
Professional Background

Roland D. Maiuro, Ph.D., is the Clinical Director of the Seattle Anger Management and Domestic Violence Programs located at the Cabrini Medical Tower. Dr. Maiuro is a Washington State certified domestic violence treatment provider at the supervisory level. He has been an Associate Professor on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is currently Adjunct Research Scientist for the Moss Rehabilitation Research Intitute and the Albert Einstein Health Care Network.

Dr. Maiuro has received the Social Issues Award from the Washington State Psychological Association, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northwest Domestic Violence Treatment Provider Association, and the Gold Achievement Award from the American Psychiatric Association for program development, teaching, and applied research in the areas of anger and interpersonal violence. Dr. Maiuro has also served an Invited Expert for International Society of Women Law Judges and training consultant to the United States Department of Defense regarding standards of care for intervention in cases of anger related problems, domestic violence and abuse. .

Services or Research Projects

Dr. Maiuro has published 66 articles and book chapters in the areas of domestic violence and abuse, anger, road rage, neuropsychology, stress and coping. He has co-edited Psychological Abuse in Violent Domestic Relations with K. Daniel O’Leary and Stalking: Research Perspectives on Perpetrators and Victims with Keith Davis and Irene Hanson Frieze. A co-edited book on Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change in Intimate Partner Violence with Christopher Murphy was published in May 2009. Dr. Maiuro is Editor-in-Chief for Violence and Victims, an internationally distributed research journal devoted to theory, practice, and public policy related to perpetrators, victims, and the trauma associated with interpersonal violence.

Carmen Malaver (Corinth, United States) Provider

First Step Denton County Outreach Program, LLC Home 1406 N. Corinth St Suite 401 Corinth Texas 76208 United States Work Phone: 940.497.5576
Professional Background
  • Court-approved, certified provider in Denton county
  • 7 years experience as a Domestic Violence Intervention Provider


Shannon Maroney (Bozeman, United States) Provider

Peace of Mind Montana, LLCOwner Home 155 Mill Town Loop Bozeman Montana 59718 United States Cell Phone: 802-274-1065

Philippe Rene Marquis (Lakewood, United States) Provider

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National Institute for Change Home 3225 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Unit T Lakewood Colorado 80227 United States Home Phone: 303-886-3205
Professional Background

Philippe Marquis is a Colorado approved domestic violence offender clinical supervisor who has worked since 2005 with thousands of individuals who have perpetrated intimate partner violence in a post-conviction criminal justice clinical setting.

He is an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Human Services Department and has taught courses on evaluation and treatment related to intimate partner violence.

He is a therapy agency co-owner, and is a trainer for the Colorado Child Welfare Training System, facilitating the “Accountability & Engagement” curriculum, an advanced course offering for child welfare case workers providing a framework for risk evaluation and engagement of perpetrators of intimate partner violence.

He has participated in various statewide policy committees since 2012.  He has presented at Colorado domestic violence conferences on the topic of domestic violence offender therapy. He is a Colorado state-approved trainer for the Domestic Violence Risk and Needs Assessment (DVRNA), Colorado’s primary instrument using a Risk/Need/Responsivity framework for risk assessment and differential treatment.

Phillipe Marquis (Lakewood, United States) Provider

National Institute for Change Home 3225 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Unite T Lakewood Colorado United States Cell Phone: (303) 886-3205

Douglass L. Marum , PhD. (Napa, United States) Provider

E.A.R.S. – Effective Anger Resolution Services. Private practice Work 575 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 305B Napa California 94558 United States Work Phone: 707-257-3500
Professional Background

I am a licensed Marriage andFamily Therapist in private practice since 1976 and have a Ph.D. in Psychology.

I began my domestic violence program on a formal basis in 1981 and have worked with the courts (both adult and juvenile), victim services, and other community agencies since my licensure. I was a member of the Family Violence Council of Napa for many years.

There was no certification process when I began this journey. I was blessed with a local judiciary which actively wanted to have a definitive impact on this difficulty. We met regularly to refine the game plan/coordination for best services we could have in this community. I have been certified since certification was put in place; my wife became certified as well for her direct tenure in the program from 1998 -2008 and continues to maintain it.  I still provide groups for men in this certified program ( E.A.R.S. – Effective Anger Resolution Services ) though I have ceased providing womens’ groups.

I see individuals, couples, and families as the bulk of my practice. My history of work includes victims of sexual, physical, verbal/emotional and economic abuse, both male and female.

Services or Research Projects

I have never been a research focused individual. I am a therapist front and center.

Samantha May (Eugene, United States) Provider

CAFA Christians As Family AdvocatesBatterer Intervention Work 921 Country Club Road Suite 222 Eugene Oregon 97401 United States

Dr. Maurice Darryl McCormick , Ed.D. (Louisville, United States) Provider

LifeManagementClinic.orgStaff Home 116 Bauer Ave Louisville Kentucky 40207 United States Home Phone: 502-419-5605 Website:

Dr. Lisa Merchant (Clyde, United States) Provider, Researcher

Abilene Christian University Home Clyde Texas United States

Michael J. Mesmer (San Rafael, United States) Provider

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Therapy Alternatives Work P.O. Box 2711 San Rafael California 94912-2711 United States Cell Phone: 415-601-7497 Website: Therapy Alternatives

Lianna Mika (Woburn, United States) Researcher

National Parents Organization Home Woburn Massachusetts United States

Mr. James Dwight Miller (Alexandria, United States) Provider

Fairfax County GovernmentDepartment of Family Services, OFW/Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Home 8350 Richmond Highway Suite 307 Alexandria Virginia 22309 United States Work Phone: 703-704-6235 Website:
Professional Background

BA Allegheny College 1986

MA Norfork State University 1991

Certification:  MAC (Master Addictions Counselor)

7 years experience working in BIP’s

12 years experience working as a substance abuse counselor/manager.

Services or Research Projects

Counselor in an 18 week Batterer Intervention Program.  Specifically the ADAPT program in Fairfax, VA.

Stacy Anne Miller (Jackson, United States) Provider

Tennessee Correctional Services West, Inc. Work 204 West Main St. Jackson Tennessee 38301 United States Work Phone: 731-427-4155 Work Fax: 731-427-4150

David Monchusie (Leavenworth, United States) Provider

Healthy Recovery Options Home 511 S. 5th Street Leavenworth Kansas United States Work Phone: (913) 748-7831

Ms. April Moore (Columbus, United States) Provider

APDS – Africentric Personal Development Shop, INC. Home 1409 E. Livingston Avenue Columbus Ohio 43228 United States
Services or Research Projects

Clinical Services to include domestic violence education.

Terry A Moore (Indianapolis, United States) Provider

Abuse Counseling and Education, Inc., Nonviolent Alternatives Program Home 5228 Greenwillow Rd Indianapolis Indiana 46226 United StatesHome 5228 Greenwillow Rd Indianapolis Indiana 46226 United States Cell Phone: 3174907374 Work Phone: 8775457698 Blog: Terry Moore, LCAC
Professional Background
As a leading expert on domestic abuse, Terry Moore has been interviewed on national TV and many times by local newspapers, radio stations, and television stations. In 2003 he was featured in the nationally award winning documentary Journeys of Survival; Indianapolis Responds to Domestic Abuse. It has been aired by television stations nationwide and locally by WTHR. Local airing of this documentary resulted in the creation of WTHR’s Shattering the Silence on Domestic Violence project which continues today.
As one of the original members of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) Batterer Intervention Program Standards Committee, Terry co-authored the ICADV Standards for Batterers Intervention Programs. Serving two terms as Chair of the committee, he has been instrumental in designing the policies and protocols for implementation of the Standards and the certification processes.
Terry was the first ICADV Certified Batterer Intervention Program Supervisor/Trainer in central Indiana and was honored as the ICADV Batterers Intervention Program Professional of the year for 2009. At one time one of the largest Batterers Intervention Programs in the State of Indiana, Nonviolent Alternatives was founded by Terry in 1992. It was the first Batterers Intervention Program in central Indiana (and one of the first in the State of Indiana) to achieve certification by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV).


Services or Research Projects

Terry is also the creator and producer of the Cognitive Accountability Training (CAT)Model; an evidenced based CBT curriculum for conducting psycho-educational classes to stop immoral behavior. A research project started in November 2009 provided empirical evidence of the model’s effectiveness in changing “criminal thinking” and decreasing violent/abusive behavior.

Dr. Penelope K Morrison (New Kensington, United States) Researcher

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Penn State New Kensington Work 3550 7th Street Rd. New Kensington Pennsylvania 94903 United States
Professional Background

Dr. Morrison holds a PhD in medical anthropology and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to arriving at Penn State New Kensington, Dr. Morrison served as a co-investigator and senior research associate at Magee-Womens Research Institute where she developed interdisciplinary collaborations with investigators at RAND, Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion and the University of Pittsburgh. She has also served as a qualitative methodological expert on projects related to veteran’s health, PTSD, informed consent, maternal to child transmission of HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ youth and substance use, telemedicine, and patient-provider substance use communication.

Dr. Morrison’s own research interests are focused on addressing health disparities for underserved populations of women and children. Her most recent research utilizes traditional ethnographic methods to investigate what intervention practices work best for promoting long term behavioral change among men who perpetrate violence against women, and how to best stem the epidemic of intimate partner violence in the United States.


Paula Ann Nedelcoff (Arcata, United States) Provider

Self Employed/Humboldt Family Service Center Home 1965 Edith drive Arcata California 95521 United States Home Phone: 707 8262147
Professional Background

Developed and implemented county certified batterers program for over twenty years.  Facilitated  and supervised programs;  still provide assessments  and some supervision and fill in for groups as necessary. Board member of ABIP.    Licensed MFT since 1992

Services or Research Projects

expert witness in court cases where dv is suspected   working closely with local courts probation and social services

Dr. Howard Eugene Nelson (Memphis, United States) Provider

Comprehensive Professional Services Work 131 Union Avenue Suite 1148 Memphis Tennessee 38104 United States Work Phone: 901-729-1900

Susie Nickerson (Greenwood, United States) Provider

Christian Counseling Center Home 343 West Cambridge Ave. Greenwood South Carolina 29646 United States Work Phone: 864-227-0088

Mrs Pamela Nikodem, M.S. (GREEN BAY, United States) Provider

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Advanced Behavioral Changes, LLCDV Education, Life Coach program, Anger Management, CAMS-I Work 812 S. Fisk St. Suite 203/204 GREEN BAY Wisconsin 54304-4028 United States Cell Phone: 920-404-4638 Website: Advanced Behavioral Changes, LLC
Professional Background

After 4 years working for an agency who sunset their program June 1st, in Wisconsin, I recently started an agency to provide exceptional domestic violence education to clients, both men and women in separate groups. Advanced Behavioral Changes, LLC was born out of a desire to bring hope to hurting families. I recently completed my Internship at Roger’s Behavioral Hospital in Appleton, WI and plan on getting my Substance Abuse Counselor and Licensed Professional Counseling In Training certification soon.

At this time I am a life coach, a relationship coach, and a music teacher (yes, I teach violin on the side twice a week with 12 students). As I move forward in the career and possible my doctorate I would love to collaborate and explore ideas with other treatment providers. ~Pamela

Dr Allyson Bodin O’Connor (Vacherie, United States)

Home PO Box 1192 Vacherie Louisiana 70090 United States Home Phone: (914) 473-2165

Daniel O’Leary , Ph.D. (Stony Brook, United States) Researcher

Stony Brook UniversityDepartment of Psychology Home Stony Brook New York United States Website:

Mrs Bobbi Dyan Outten (Anchorage, United States) Provider

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Southcentral FoundationFamily Wellness Warriors Initiative Home 6901 E Tudor Rd Suite 11 Anchorage Alaska 99508 United States Work Phone: 907-729-5440
Professional Background

09/06– Present     Director                   Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, AK

FWWI Director for the Family Wellness Warriors Initiative (FWWI) for Southcentral Foundation, a regional Native non-profit health corporation which provides a wide range of health and human services to approximately 46,800 Alaska Natives and American Indians living in Anchorage and southcentral Alaska. Overseas 20 employees with the department. Responsible for training sessions for Family Wellness Warriors Initiative, a culturally competent faith-based training and education program which addresses the core issues of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and sexual abuse from the perspective of spiritual and emotional wellness. Ensures appropriate screening, training, and aftercare of participants in all FWWI events including Beauty for Ashes, Arrigah House, Advanced Leader Education Training and Grace for the Wounded. Oversees the screening process of participants before beginning of any training. Provides supervision, training and guidance to Individualized Care and Care Team, Group Leaders, Counselors and other program staff. Responds to crisis situations during all trainings. Develops training programs for urban and rural areas consistent with the FWWI philosophy. Creates, modifies and edits training materials including manuals, assessment instruments, surveys and related data collection tools. Designs customized training programs including curricula, materials, evaluation measurement and other related materials in alignment with the FWWI philosophy. Ensures appropriate aftercare plans are in place for each participant, working closely with Behavioral Health Clinicians. Creating new brochures, ideas for program public relations. Establishes and oversees the professional standards for the department. Trains staff in safety measures as applicable to variances of work environment during trainings conducted for a high risk population. Assist in use of appropriate program evaluation plans and systems to monitor the program/project once it is implemented.

2002-Present        Professional Counselor    Severson & DePalatis Christian Counseling, Anchorage, AK

Launched a new division of the company and implemented company policy and procedure. Developing and conducting mental health service provision for locations outside of Anchorage. Overseeing clients for CrossroadMedicalCenter in Glenallen, Alaska. Critical Incident Debriefing. Crisis Intervention for emergency room. Diagnostic and remediation strategies for at-risk students. Counseling in areas including domestic violence, sexual abuse, substance abuse, neglect, marriage and family, divorce, cutting, suicidal ideation, anxiety, eating disorders, and depression.

2002-2006            Clinical Director, Research Analyst and Curriculum Developer

Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, AK

Individualized Care Counselor and Care Team Member for Beauty for Ashes and Arrigah House trainings. Responding to Critical Incidents. Overseeing care to 100-150 conference participants and group leaders. Coordination of group leader pairing; participant selection and group placement. Research and curriculum design addressing issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Arrigah House Program Development and Implementation. Curriculum Development. Presenter, Speaker, Care Team, Group Leader Training and coordination of training. Critical Incident Response and Aftercare services to villages. Overseeing Crisis Intervention Teams and Programs to Villages


2001-2005            Assistant to the Pastor            Muldoon Community Assembly, Anchorage, Alaska

Assistant to the Pastor for Ministry to Women. Development and implementation of programs and improvement of systems that facilitate women in implementing the corporate core values. Conducted leadership training. Equipping leaders through education in mission/vision, integrity of a leader, conflict resolution, effective marketing, and coordinating events. Implementation of nine new programs including programs for families with unique hardship situations or long term health issues, single parents maintaining self-sufficiency, outreach programs to villages, prison ministry and mentoring programs, and outreach to hospital or homebound individuals. Community outreach: Service projects and expanded involvement in faith based initiatives. Networking with over 20 community organizations, 13 churches statewide, and National Directors to enhance effective programs for women. Directing state-wide conferences, rallies and seminars. Establishment of a Women’s Council, providing a guiding coalition to the sphere of leaders. Annual Budgets, overseeing financial projects, establishment of funding toward Mission and Vision.


1999-2001            Executive Director                   Muldoon Community Assembly, Anchorage, Alaska

Developed employee orientation manual and training and oversee 15 employees. Ensured compliance of all required documentation to maintain state standards. Measured productivity and prepared annual budget and program objectives. Developed and conducted training for providers and conducted individual training with providers. Assessed and reported for the internal development of quality assurance. Developed business operations, quality assurance program and measured production. Responded to Requests for Proposals (RFP) and proposal writing. Consulted on resolution of issues and improvement of documentation and billing.


1997-1998            Residential Treatment Counselor       Alaska Children’s Services, Anchorage, Alaska

Counselor to youth with severe emotional and/or behavioral problems in residential treatment program. Counseled youth with primary clinical needs for treatment for violent sexual offenses. Development and maintenance of Treatment Plans. MANDT certified; use of Seclusion, No-Runs, Suicide Preventions, Quiet Rooms, contingency observations.



07/09– 09/12     Development Committee Member, Stand Together Against Rape                Anchorage, AK

07/09– Present  Board Member,                       Stand Together Against Rape                                     Anchorage, AK

1999-  Present   Individualized Care Counselor, and Care Team Member FWWI         Anchorage, AK

2012- Present    Trauma Research Steering Committee                                                          University of Denver

2011- Present    State of Alaska Supervisor                                                                 Alaska






2007                LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor State of Alaska


2006                University Of Alaska Anchorage                      Anchorage, AK

MA, Counselor Education


1993                Regent University                         Virginia Beach, VA

MA, At-Risk Education


1990                Evangel University                             Springfield, MO

                        BS, Education, Mathematics

Services or Research Projects

Co-authored an article on FWWI’s healing work that was published in the national Family and Community Health Journal the summer of 2011.

Jeffrey K Parker (Centennial, United States) Provider

Tanom Counseling LLC Work 6059 S. Quebec St. Suite 203 Centennial Colorado 80231 United States Cell Phone: 720-226-8847 Website: Tanom Counseling
Professional Background

Approved Domestic Violence Provider from the State of Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB)

MA,LPC, NCC, Certified EMDR therapist

Amanda Partington (Sidney, United States) Provider

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New Choices Inc. Work 421 N. Ohio Avenue P.O. Box 4182 Sidney Ohio 45365 United StatesHome OH 45365 United States Work Phone: 937-498-7261 Website: New Choices Inc.

Rebecca Perrenoud (Blackfoot, United States) Provider

A to Z Family Services, Inc. Home 150 S. Broadway Blackfoot Idaho 83221 United States Home Phone: 208-785-1326
Professional Background


Rebecca Perrenoud, LCSW CIBI ACADC

11 years of mental health treatment practice

8 years drug and alcohol treatment practice

5 years domestic violence shadowing

2 years developmental treatment and case management

Mrs. Elizabeth R. Perry (Spartanburg, United States) Provider

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Forester Center for Behavioral HealthCriminal Justice/Drug Court Work 187 West Broad Street Spartanburg South Carolina 29304 United StatesHome 204 Leona Drive Greer SC 29651 USA Work Phone: 864-707-2825 Cell Phone: 864-670-5407
Professional Background

I received my B.S. from University of South Carolina-Upstate in Interdisciplinary Sciences (with Concentrations in Psychology and Sociology), and my M.A. and Ed.S. from Gardner-Webb University in Mental Health Counseling. Since graduation, I have been working for the Spartanburg Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (SADAC), which is transitioning into The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health as we shift our focus to include more areas of assistance within the community. One of the initial areas we are expanding into is to offer treatment services for Domestic Violence offenders. Our program is court-approved, and is a certified provider of Domestic Violence treatment within Spartanburg County, SC. Our program is new, but I have an existing background in working within Domestic Violence, as I spent almost 2 years working with Safe Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition in Spartanburg, SC as a Victim Advocate both in the shelter and in the court system. I am excited about transitioning to working with offenders to begin addressing the issue in a new way.

Services or Research Projects

Our agency is excited to be offering group treatment offered to both male and female perpetrators (in separate groups), individual counseling offered to both victims and offenders, substance abuse counseling/treatment, and community referrals to improve the lives of the individuals we serve. Our services are available at flexible times and schedules. We hope that this program will only expand in the future, and increase our opportunity to serve those in our county and state.

Dr. Laura Petracek (San Francisco, United States) Provider

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W.O.V.E.N. Women Overcoming Violent Emotions Now Home 3107 Fillmore St., Suite 301 1208 Bancroft Way San Francisco California 94123 United StatesHome 1208 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94702 United States Work Phone: 4157717150 Website:
Professional Background


1208 Bancroft Way

 Berkeley, CA 94702

 (415) 748-0296


Psychologist, PSY #20033, State of California

LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS #16971 California


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, 1996

M.S.W., Honors, Social Group Work, Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, New York, NY, 1986

B.A., cum laude, Sociology, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, 1979

A.A., Chemical Dependency Counseling, Minneapolis Community College, Minneapolis, MN, 1977


  • 20 years effective teaching experience, using methods including film, interactive
    discussions, and humor.
  • Designed curriculum and conducted lectures and workshops on HIV/AIDS, family systems, alcoholism concepts, anger management, stress reduction, domestic violence, AA principles, sexuality, physical abuse, co-dependency and spirituality.
  • Developed and implemented chemical dependency training program for community
  • Taught courses in psychology and psychotherapy, as well as traineeship courses Experienced in supervising practicum students.
  • Clinical

15 years management experience.

25 years facilitating group and family therapy, individual therapy, and continuing care. Skilled in crisis intervention, interviewing, assessing, appropriately referring clients, and continuing care recommendations in chemical dependency.

15 years experience supervising staff, interns, individuals, and groups.

15 years experience providing staff training for teachers, interns, and colleagues on use of group process, individual therapy, substance abuse, and domestic violence.

5 years experience working in managed care environment.






LAURA PETRACEK. Ph.D., LCSW                                                                          Page Two

EXPERIENCE (continued)

Forensic Treatment /Psychological Testing

  • Skilled in violence/aggression reduction, domestic violence and substance abuse
  • Provide psychological assessments for Child Custody cases, court mediation, with expertise in domestic violence and high conflict couples.
  •  Provide psychological assessments of sex offenders, mentally disordered offenders and Sexually Violent Predators (SVP) write up reports for court, and appear as expert witness giving opinions on psychological matters involving domestic violence.
  • Provide assessments of psychological disorders, level of dangerousness, threat and
    violence of mentally ill inmates at California Medical Facility at Vacaville, Sierra
    Conservation Center, Soledad State Prison, and Avenal State Prison.
  • Provide assessments of psychological disorders for children and adults for SSI evaluations.


Anger and Women:  Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Honolulu, HI, 7-8/04

Women Who Batter: Implications for Theory and Practice, presented at FAVTEA, Family Association Training and Education Conference, Oakland, CA, 4/03

Effectively Addressing Anger in the Chemically Affected Client, Safeco

Corporation/Employee Assistants of Greater Seattle, Seattle, WA, 10/95 and 5/95

The Link Between Chemical Dependency and Domestic Violence, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, 10/93

The Effects of Domestic Violence Upon Women’s Health, Women in Psychology, Seattle, WA, Monthly Meeting 6/95, 7/94

Boundaries: Experiencing Your Power, Knowing Your Limits, Personal Growth Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, 3/95, 11/94

The Link Between Chemical Dependency and Domestic Violence, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, 1/95, 8/93


Petracek, L., An Anger Workbook for Women, New Harbinger Publications, 9/04.

Petracek, L. “Intervention in the Workplace,” Counselor Magazine, July 1992. Petracek, L., “Intervention with Family Members,” Recovery Newspaper, February 1992.

Petracek, L., “Boundaries: Experiencing Your Power, Knowing Your Limits,” Journey Press, VolII, No. 11, April 1991.

Petracek, L., “Healing Strategies for Couples and Families in Recovery,” Journey Press, Vol II, No. 9, November 1990.

Petracek, L., “Women’s Early Recovery Groups,” Journey Press, Vol II, No. 4, April 1990.


LAURA PETRACEK, Ph.D., LCSW                                                                            Page Three


Clinical Psychologist SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON, San Quentin, CA 4/07 to 12/13

Contract Psychologist CALIFORNIA STATE PRISONS, CA 4/1/03 3/31/07


Post-Doctoral Internship, GOLDEN GATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS, San Francisco, CA, 9/96-12/97





Social Worker, SHEEPSHEAD BAY HIGH SCHOOL, Brooklyn, NY, 9/84-8/89


American Psychological Association, 1991-Present

National Association of Social Workers, 1984-Present

Employee Assistance Professional Association, 1981-Present




Dr Gilberto Pichardo (Brooklyn, United States) Provider

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Home 1230 remsen Avenue Brooklyn New York 11236-3925 United States Home Phone: 6465336966

Ronald T Potter-Efron (Eleva, United States) Provider

First Things First Counseling and Consulting Home W23654 County Road U Eleva Wisconsin 54738 United States Home Phone: 715.287.3177
Professional Background

B.A., sociology, Macalester College, 1966

Ph.D, sociology, Purdue University, 1971

M.SW, social work, University of Michigan, 1980

Services or Research Projects

Professional training facilitator: “Healing the Angry Brain” 6 hour seminar.

Professional training facilitator: “Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Training” 12 hour seminar through the National Anger Management Association.

Bill Potterbaum (Elgin, United States) Provider

Christ Community ChurchMen’s Community Groups Home 972 Ascot Drive Elgin Illinois 60123-6760 United States Home Phone: 8476974381

Dr. Dana L Radatz (Niagara University, United States) Researcher

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Niagara UniversityCriminology & Criminal Justice Work P.O. Box 1941 Niagara University New York 14109 United States Work Phone: 7162868092
Professional Background

Dr. Dana Radatz is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Niagara University in New York. Dr. Radatz received her doctorate in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Radatz’s research interests include batterer intervention programs, corrections, evidence-based practices, female offenders, and a wide range of victimizations (e.g., domestic violence, prostitution, rape/sexual assault). Her most recent work examines domestic violence offenders and the effectiveness of batterer intervention programs using correctional evidence-based techniques. Dr. Radatz’s recent publications have appeared in Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, Partner Abuse, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Family Violence, and the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Dr. Radatz teaches an array of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, such as Victimology, Violence, Women & Crime, and Domestic Violence. In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Radatz volunteers her time as a research consultant for several agencies that work to end family violence.

Alvin Rentsch (Auburn, United States) Provider

Men Against Violence (MAV) Center – manalive Work 185 Linden Ave 2nd Floor Auburn California 95603 United States Work Phone: 530-392-0714 Certification: April 6, 2004 Website: MAV Center
Professional Background

The MAV Center is dedicated to transforming lives by addressing and dismantling the multifaceted nature of domestic violence, encompassing physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual manifestations. Our mission is rooted in the profound understanding that the patterns of violence, often normalized within our cultural fabric, are detrimental not only to individuals but also to the societal structure at large.

Originating from the insightful work of Hamish Sinclair in the 1980s, The MAV Center offers a structured, methodological toolkit aimed at empowering individuals to confront and revise their deep-seated patterns, habits, and beliefs with certified manalive curriculum. By committing to the foundational agreements of ceasing self-violation and the violation of others, we engage participants in a transformative journey toward their authentic selves – the essence untainted by learned patterns of superiority and inferiority.

At the heart of our mission is the commitment to challenge and reshape the ingrained cultural beliefs about power dynamics, advocating for a paradigm where equality and consent are the cornerstones of interpersonal interactions. Our program is designed to facilitate a profound self-awareness that enables individuals to extricate themselves from the narratives of the perpetrator, victim, subordinate, or insubordinate roles and to foster genuine connections grounded in mutual respect and understanding.

Through intensive self-exploration, The MAV Center strives to immunize against defensiveness and violence, promoting a shift from the entrenched Superior/Inferior Belief System towards a model of equality that transcends the traditional frameworks of patriarchy, and socio-economic and racial oppression. Our vision is to cultivate a community where every individual is empowered to live as their authentic self, contributing to a collective future free from the cycles of violence.

In embracing this mission, The MAV Center not only seeks to transform individuals but also aspire to instigate a broader societal change, challenging and ultimately dismantling the systemic structures that perpetuate violence and inequality. Through this transformative journey, we are committed to creating a world where peace, authenticity, equality and accountability prevail, ensuring a safer, more harmonious future for all.

Services or Research Projects

Male perpetrator groups

Carolyn Annette Rexius (Eugene, United States) Provider

Christians As Family Advocates – CAFA Work 921 Country Club Road-Suite 222 Eugene Oregon 97401 United States Work Phone: 5413497550

Darrell Reynolds (, United States) Provider

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Addiction Counselor USACounseling Home United States Home Phone: (678) 787-9454 Website: CEO

Brenda Riley (Richmond, United States) Provider

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Dutch-Will Assessment Group LLC Work 711 South 11th Street Suite M Richmond Texas 77469 United States Cell Phone: 409-658-8384 Work Phone: 409-658-0780
Professional Background

Dutch-Will Assessment Group LLC is BIPP program. We are fully accrediated by the State of Texas. We are court approved for Batterer Intervention Prevention Program (BIPP) for both men and women. Our mission is to the end the cycle of Domestic Violence in families. Additionally, we are also court approved to following classes:
Anger Management
Parent Education

Ms. D’Joy Robinson (Inglewood, United States) Provider

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All Families Matter Counseling & Community Center Work 303 W. Manchester Blvd Suite 207 Inglewood California 90301 United States Work Phone: (213) 926-1100 Cell Phone: 323 823 0007 Website:
Services or Research Projects

We provide psycho-education and trauma services in the form of Evidence-Based CBT, Art therapy, EMDR, Seeking Safety, Domestic Violence Survivors Empowerment, Couples Meditation, and Anger Management, all by way of individual and group therapy sessions.

We are specially trained certified in Supervised child visitation monitoring, Batterers Intervention, youth enrichment, literacy, Life Skills, and LGBTQ support programs. Our goal is to emancipate our clients from all obstacles by providing the tools to thrive forward in their life successfully.

Member of the Southern California’s Association of Batterers Intervention (ABIP) with world-renowned Kendall Evans, Alyce LaViolette. Mentee of Bernita Walker of Project Peace Makers

Fully Court Approved. Los Angeles County Probation, DCFS, and Victim of Crimes Approved

Audrey Linan Rollim (San Fernando, United States) Provider

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The Trellis House, LLC Work 451 South Brand Blvd. Suite #202 San Fernando California 91340 United States Work Phone: 818-427-5620
Professional Background

Audrey Linan Rolim is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Trellis House. She has over three decades of combined experience in Human Services and Management. She has provided services to adolescents and adults involved in the criminal justice system, many of whom suffered from co-occurring disorders. Audrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Minor in Social Work from Clarion University in Pennsylvania, and a Master’s in Criminal Justice from USC. She is a Registered Addiction Counselor with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). In addition, Audrey has become a certified Domestic Violence and Anger Management Counselor and has been approved by the County of Los Angeles Probation Department to be a provider of domestic violence treatment services. She was awarded the W.E.B. DuBois award “Lamp of knowledge” in 2006 by Clarion University in Pennsylvania. Audrey has been a member of the Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society since 2005 and the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society since 2006. Audrey is also a member of the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) and of the California Chapter of the National Anger Management Association (CAAMP), and member of the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Emily F Rothman (Boston, United States) Provider, Researcher

Boston University School of Public HealthCommunity Health Sciences Work 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Floor 4 Boston Massachusetts 02118 United States

Amanda Rowan (Mayville, United States) Provider

Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene Work 2 Academy Street Suite 201 Mayville New York 14757 United States Work Phone: (716) 753-4103

Ann Rufiange (Longwood, United States) Provider

Families Against Abuse Batterer’s Intervention ProgramCEO Work 860 E S Road 434 Suite A Longwood Florida 32750 United States Work Phone: 407-260-6343 Cell Phone: 407-212-5098
Professional Background

Anne Rufiange, LMFT #515


Florida Certified Family and County Mediator

CEO Families In Recovery of Central Fl

CEO Families Against Abuse

Past appointed member of Fl Domestic Violence State Task Force until it was shut down

Can provide resume if needed

Alana (Benner) Rumley Cook (Bennett, United States) Provider

Aurora Center for Treatent Home 251 Birch – Pob 97 Bennett Colorado 80102 United States Home Phone: 3035039161

Brenda Russell (University Park, United States) Researcher

Penn State Berks Home 14 Henderson Building University Park Pennsylvania 16802 United States Work Phone: 610-396-6014

Derek G Ryan (Falls Church, United States) Provider

Northern Virginia Family ServicesMHS Work 6400 Arlington BLVD Suite 100 Falls Church Virginia 22042 United States Work Phone: 571 748 2805 Cell Phone: 703 927 1128

Dr. William Joseph Ryan (Brooklyn, United States) Provider

Support for Relationship Sobriety Home 393 Bergen Street Brooklyn New York 11217 United States Work Phone: (347) 244-5720

Abraham Salinas (Tampa, United States) Provider

Home 3500 E. Fletcher Avenue Suite 523 Tampa Florida United States Home Phone: (813) 679-1933

Mr Joseph Francis San Antonio (North Creek, United States) Provider

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Hamilton County Community ServicesCommunity Services/Mental Health & Addiction Counseling Home PO Box 213 North Creek New York 12853 United States Cell Phone: 5188126322
Professional Background


I am a mental health professional in Upstate New York (Adirondack Region) who has co-facilitated a Batterer Intervention Program for the past 3 1/2 years. Since leaving the agency which oversaw that BIP program, I am currently working with a colleague to offer our own group that is dedicated to the implementation of evidence-based practice when working with dynamic populations and complex issues.

My full-time role is that of a therapist/counselor for a small mental health clinic in a rural county in upstate New York. I work with clients of all ages and also have the privilege to work in one of the public schools 1-day/week. I am intrigued by the advancements of combining adventure & therapeutic practice and look for ever opportunity to bring this approach into my clinical work with clients. I strive to be trauma-informed, strengths-based, and client-centered when working with all individuals. For each person who walks into my office, they grant me the opportunity to do what Parker Palmer described as “stand respectfully at the edge of that person’s mystery and misery.”

When not working, I am practicing as much self-care as possible. I enjoy the outdoors and adapt to the seasons that come with life in the Adirondacks. I pursue different activities that allow me the chance to connect with nature and family.

Joseph San Antonio, LMSW
White Water River Guide
Former PSIA Level-1 Ski Instructor

Coni Sanders (Lakewood, United States) Provider

PFA Counseling & Assessment Home 8830 West Colfax Avenue Lakewood Colorado 80215 United States Home Phone: 3032020801

Reina Sandoval-Beverly (Concord, United States) Provider

Stand! For Families Free of ViolenceNon-Violence Program Work 1410 Danzig Plz 418 Somerville Cir Concord California 94520 United States Work Phone: 17077046894 Cell Phone: 17077046894

Ms Tina Saunders (Pompano Beach, United States) Provider

Tina Saunders, LMHC Work 600 S.W. 3rd Street, Suite 51000, Box 6121C Pompano Beach Florida 33060-6932 United States Work Phone: 954-347-0651 Website:
Professional Background

I have been in this field more than 20 years, both in inpatient and outpatient settings. My therapeutic orientation tends to focus a lot on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy (or Insight-Oriented Therapy), Integrative and Eclectic Therapy, as well as Faith-Based Therapy (when appropriate). Having raised five children as a single parent while working full time, as well as completing my education in my later years, I feel that I am able to help those that are inundated with emotional turmoil.

My Philosophy

I believe that every human being is unique and the human entity is made up of four different components: physical, mental, spiritual and emotional. They all are significantly and intimately connected. There are provisions made for every individual to reach and maintain their optimal level in each of these areas. Medical professionals bring their skill and knowledge to help heal one’s physical ailments; teachers bring their expertise to increase one’s intellect; spiritual leaders (i.e. pastors, priests, etc.) bring their knowledge about spirituality; whereas, professional counselors help bring insight to one’s emotional pain and behaviors which are hurting them. Healing is a multidimensional process facilitated by integrating the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional components of a person’s being. Each component affects one another in some way. 

Angela Scheres (Spokane, United States) Provider

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Other PO Box 7415 Spokane Washington 99207 United States Work Phone: 509-280-3226

Natalie Marie Schramm (Santa Rosa, United States) Provider

NOVA Non-violent alternatives Home 421 Humboldt Street Santa Rosa California 95404 United States Cell Phone: 707-280-3272 Work Phone: 707-526-1994

Deborah Kay Schueren (Yorktown, United States) Provider

Center for Child & Family ServicesBehavioral Health Home 106 Matoaka Turn Yorktown Virginia 23693 United StatesHome VA 23693 United States Home Phone: 7577547558

Elizabeth Seal (Eureka, United States) Provider

Humboldt Family Service CenterBatterer’s Intervention Program Work Humboldt Family Service Center 1802 California Street Eureka California 95501 United States Work Phone: (707) 443-7358

Ann Silvers (Gig Harbor, United States) Provider

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Silverstream Unlimited, PLLC and Silvers Publishing, LLC Home 1013 140th St Ct NW Gig Harbor Washington 98332 United States Cell Phone: 206-660-9840 Website:
Professional Background

I am a private practice Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, United States.

My academic training in domestic violence and the broader topic of partner abuse is from my university education while studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Minor in Women’s Studies at the University of Washington, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling at Antioch University, Seattle, Washington. More recent study has been through reading such sources as the journal Partner Abuse: New Directions in Research, Intervention, and Policy, and the work of Amy Baker, Phillip Cook, Roy Sheppard, and Mary Cleary among others.

I have practical experience helping individual men and women and also couples deal with partner abuse in scenarios where a man is the source of partner abuse, a woman is the source of abuse, and also situations with mutual abuse.

I have written and published the book, Abuse OF Men BY Women: It Happens, It Hurts, And It’s Time to Get Real About It.

Services or Research Projects

I have written and published the book, Abuse OF Men BY Women: It Happens, It Hurts, And It’s Time to Get Real About It.

Valarie Simmons (Moreno Valley, United States) Provider

Psychological Health Services Work 13800 Heacock Street #C218 Moreno Valley California 92553 United States Work Phone: 951/5265092

Patricia Singh (Albuquerque, United States) Provider

ANA Behavioral HealthcareBatterer Intervention Program Work 600 1st St NW Albuquerque New Mexico 87102 United States Work Phone: 505-224-9124 Website: ANA Behavioral Healthcare
Professional Background

A New Awakening, Inc. was established in September of 2000 to reduce the barriers to receive treatment for drug or alcohol addictions. ANA provides services for domestic violence offenders (either court-ordered or self-referred).  ANA is certified through the state of New Mexico to provider batterer intervention services. Our program is 52 weeks as mandated by state statute.

Our striving goal is to provide an environment that is safe, culturally competent and supportive of recovery for the person struggling and their families.

We are passionate about integrating the best practices and multicultural protocols to help you get your life to a space of vitality and abundance. ANA provides low-cost therapeutic support to build a sober life. 

Services include a mix of individual and group therapy tailored toward individualized needs.

Mr. Mark K Slaughter (Sacramento, United States)

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Sacramento County Public DefenderDomestic Violence Intake Team Work 700 H Street, Ste, 0270 Sacramento California 95814 United StatesHome CA 95814 Work Phone: 9168746558

Fred Smith (Zion, United States) Provider

A Safe Place Work 2710 17th Street 100 Zion Illinois 60099 United States Home Phone: 8477317165

Dr. Daniel Jay Sonkin , Ph.D. (Sausalito, United States) Provider

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Daniel J Sonkin, Ph.D.n/a Work 1505 Bridgeway Suite 105 Sausalito California 94965 United States Work Phone: 415-332-6703 Website: Daniel J Sonkin, Ph.D.
Professional Background


B.S.    1975  University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

M.A.   1979  California State University, San Francisco, California

Ph.D. 1981  Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California


Marriage and Family Therapist, California License MFC16644

Certified for Psychotherapeutic use of Hypnosis, California Certificate 1302

Certified California State Community College Instructor, CA245316

Certified California State Community College Counselor, CA254800


Current Positions

11/81-            Psychotherapy and Forensic Consultation Practice

Sausalito, California


5/07-             Consulting Mental Health Advisor – Salesian Society of Don Bosco – Western Province

San Francisco, CA


Past Professional Experience

7/94-6/05 Adjunct faculty

Counseling Department

California State University, Sonoma


1/98-12/04 Expert consultant

Enforcement Unit

Board of Behavioral Sciences

Sacramento, California


9/96-6/99   Consultant – Domestic Violence Program

Family and Community Counseling Services

Santa Rosa, California


9/89-7/98   Ethics Committee Chair

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

San Diego, California


9/93-7/96   Staff Supervisor

Community Institute for Psychotherapy

San Rafael, California


5/94-6/96   Consultant and Clinical Supervisor

Catholic Charities of Marin

San Rafael, California


11/92-95      Peer Utilization Reviewer

Foundation Health Plan

Rancho Cordova, California


9/87-6/90   Family Therapist

Adolescent Recovery Center

Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, California


7/82-10/83            Clinical Staff

Family Service Agency, San Rafael, California


3/80-9/82   Offender Program Coordinator–Family Violence Project

San Francisco District Attorney, San Francisco, California


3/79-3/80   Crime Analyst

Planning and Research Bureau

San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco, California



7/97-6/00   Consultant – Youth at Risk Project

Family Institute of Marin

San Rafael, California


10/93-95     MFCC Oral Examiner

Consultant – Central Testing Unit

Board of Behavioral Science Examiners

Sacramento, California


1982-1993  Psychiatry Service

Veterans Administration Hospital

San Francisco, California


7/86-9/86   Superior Court

Family Relations Division

State of Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut


5/86-7/86   United States Marine Corps

Family Service Center

Camp Lajeune, North Carolina


9/83-7/85   Domestic Violence Treatment Program

Family Advocacy Program

Oak Knoll Naval Hospital

Oakland, California



3/94-3/95   Adjunct Faculty

Professional School of Psychology

San Francisco, California


1992-1994  Graduate Lecturer

Psychology Department

California State University, San Francisco


9/88-6/90   Intern Supervisor

Adolescent Recovery Program

Marin General Hospital

Greenbrae, CA.


1/86-6/86   Faculty Docent

Department of Psychology

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut


9/84-1/85   Clinical Supervisor

Domestic Violence Project

Psychological Services Center

Berkeley, California


9/83-12/85 Adjunct Faculty

California School of Professional Psychology

Berkeley, California


3/83-4/85   Training Provider – California State Board of Corrections & POST

Training for Law Enforcement and Probation Officers

San Francisco, Alameda and Marin Counties


1977-            Conducted over 100 clinical trainings, seminars and workshops across the country and abroad on domestic violence for mental health professionals, armed forces personnel, medical professionals, criminal justice and social service service providers.


Other professional contributions

Contributor, Mental Help Net Blogs Relationship Matters – 2011

Board of Directors – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – 1998-2000.

Editor – Journal of Emotional Abuse – Hayworth Press, 1997-Present.

Special Consultant, Violence and Victims Journal – Springer Publishing Company New York, New York – 1985-Present

Series Editor, Focus on Men – Springer Publishing Company New York, New York – 1985-1995.

President, Board of Directors – Marin Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – 1990

Past-President, Board of Directors – Marin Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – 1991

Founder and Co-Coordinators of the Marin CAMFT Disaster Response Team – Marin Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – 1989-1991

Newsletter Editor – Marin Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 1987-1989, 1992

State Ethics Committee – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – 1989-1998

Board of Directors – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 1998-2000

Advisory Board – Domestic Violence Institute, Denver, Colorado – 1990-2000.



Special Testimony

Marin County Human Rights Commission, San Rafael, Ca., January 9, 10 & 11, 1979.

United States Attorney General’s Task Force on Family Violence, Sacramento, Ca., February 15, 16 & 17, 1984.

Senate Judiciary Committee-Police Response to Domestic Violence, Sacramento, Ca., April 10, 1984.

Alameda County Social Services Commission-Marriage License Funds for Shelters, April 26, 1984, Oakland CA

Connecticut Governor’s Task Force on Family Violence, New Haven Connecticut, October 8, 1985.

Expert Testimony in civil and criminal trials where domestic violence is an issue, 1979-present.



California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Marin Chapter – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists



Distinquished Clinical Member – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, April 2000.


Clark Vincent Award for Literary Contribution to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, April 1989.



Sonkin, Daniel J. (2002).  Domestic Violence Assessment. (Macintosh and Windows)



Sonkin, Daniel J. and Durphy, Michael (1982; rev. 1985, 1989, 1997).  Learning to live without violence: A handbook for men.  San Francisco: Volcano Press.

Sonkin, Daniel J.; Martin, Del. and Walker, L.E. (1985). The male batterer: A treatment approach. New York: Springer Publishing.

Sonkin, Daniel J. (Ed.)(1987).  Domestic violence on trial: Psychological and legal dimensions of family violence.  New York: Springer Publishing.

Sonkin, Daniel J. (1992).  Wounded boys/heroic men: A man’s guide to recovering from childhood abuse. Stamford, CT: Long Meadow Press.

Sonkin, Daniel J. (1993). Stabilization program for stalkers: A manual for counselors. Denver, CO: Endolar Publications.

Sonkin, Daniel J. (1993). Stabilization program for stalkers: A workbook for men. Denver, CO: Endolar Publications.

Sonkin, Daniel J. (1996).  A counselors guide to Learning to Live Without Violence.  San Francisco: Volcano Press.

Sonkin, Daniel J. (1997).  Domestic violence: Perpetrator assessment manual.  Sausalito, CA: Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D.

Sonkin, Daniel J. (2000).  Domestic violence: The court mandated perpetrator assessment and treatment handbook.  Sausalito, CA: Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D.

Dutton, Don and Sonkin, Daniel (2003). Intimate Violence: Contemporary Treatment Innovations. New York: Haworth Trauma and Maltreatment Press.


Chapters and Articles

Sonkin, Daniel (2011).  Is This You Or Me That I Am Feeling? Emotional Contagion In Close Relationships. The Therapist, Vol 23, #2.

Sonkin, Daniel (2010).  Anger: Attachment and Neurobiological Perspectives.  The Therapist, Vol. 22 #6.

Sonkin, Daniel (2010).  She’s Leaving Home (Bye, Bye): Understanding Parent’s Reactions to the College Transition Through the Lens of Attachment Theory. The Therapist,Vol 22, #1.

Sonkin, Daniel (2009).  Angst in the Face of Economic Meltdown: Managing Your Anxiety When The Stress Won’t Go Away! The Therapist, Vol 21, #4.

Sonkin, Daniel (2007). Psychotherapy with attachment and the brain in mind. The Therapist. Vol 19, #1, pp. 64-70.

Sonkin, Daniel (2007). Domestic violence and attachment theory: Clinical applications to treatment with perpetrators. In Jackson, N.A. (ed), The Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Sonkin,Daniel (2005). Psychotherapy and attachment theory. The Therapist. Vol 17, #1.

Sonkin, Daniel and Dutton, Don (2003).  Attachment theory and domestic violence.  In Dutton, Don and Sonkin, Daniel (ed). Intimate Violence: Contemporary Treatment Innovations.  New York: Haworth Publishing.

Sonkin, Daniel and Liebert, Douglas (2002).  The assessment of domestic violence. Journal of Trauma, Aggression and Maltreatment. Volume 6 Number 2, pp 3-36.

Sonkin, Daniel (1995). Anne Frank in Marin County.  San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, Vol. 14, 2.

Sonkin, Daniel & Liebert, Douglas (1998).  Legal and ethical issues in the treatment of multiple victimization of children.  In B. Rossman, M. Rosenberg & R. Geffner (Eds.),Multiple victimization of children: Conceptual, developmental, research and treatment issues.

Rosenberg, M. & Sonkin, D. (1991). The prevention of child maltreatment in school aged children. In D. Willis, E. Holden, & M. Rosenberg (Eds..), The prevention of child maltreatment: Ecological and developmental perspectives. NY: Wiley.

Sonkin, D.J. & Dutton, D. (Eds..)(1988).  Special issue: The male batterer.  Violence and Victims, 3 (1).

Sonkin, D.J. (1988).  The male batterer: Clinical and research issues.  Violence and Victims, 3 (1).

Sonkin, Daniel J. (1987).  The assessment of court-mandated male batterers. In D. Sonkin (Ed.), Domestic violence on trial: Psychological and legal dimensions of family violence.  New York: Springer Publishing.

Sonkin, D. J. and Fazio, W. (Ed.)(1987).  Domestic violence expert testimony in the prosecution of male batterers.  In D. Sonkin (Ed.), Domestic violence on trial: Psychological and legal dimensions of family violence.  New York: Springer Publishing.

Sonkin, Daniel Jay & Ellison, Jean (1986).  The therapist’s duty to protect victims of domestic violence: Where we have been and where we are going.  Violence and Victims, 1(3).

Sonkin, Daniel Jay (1986).  Clairvoyant vs. common sense: Therapist’s duty to warn and protect.  Violence and Victims, 1(1).

Sonkin, Daniel Jay (1985).  The male batterer: An overview I.  The Military Family, 5(1), pp. 3-5.

Sonkin, Daniel Jay (1985).  The male batterer: An overview II.  The Military Family, 5(2), pp. 3-6


Professional Presentations (partial list)

2011 – Invited Speaker, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, San Francisco, CA.

2011 –  Invited Speaker, California Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.

2010 –  NWADVTP  Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

2010 –  Invited speaker, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Annual Conference, San Jose, CA.

2009 – International Conference on Family Violence, San Diego, CA.

2009 – California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Annual Conference, San Jose, CA.

2008 – California State University, Fullerton Conference on Domestic Violence

2007 – First Nordic International Conference on Domestic Violence, Oslo, Norway

2006 –  Alberta Conference on Domestic Violence, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

2005 –  Central San Joaquin Chapter of CAMFT, Visalia, CA

2004 –  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Annual Conference, San Jose, CA.

2003 – The International Conference on Family Violence, San Diego, CA.

2001 – The International Conference on Family Violence, San Diego, CA.

2000 – Utah Conference on Family Violence, Park City, Utah

2000 – Kansas Conference on Family Violence, Manhattan, Kasas

2000 – Marine Corp Conference on Family Violence, Parris Island, South Carolina.

1999 – The International Conference on Family Violence, San Diego, CA.

1998 – 4th International Conference on Children Exposed to Family Violence, San Diego, CA.

1998 – Statewide conference for domestic violence providers. Yakima, Washington.

1997 – California Association of Batterer Intervention Programs.  Rohnert Park, CA.

1993 – Naval Family Advocacy Program’s Yearly Regional Conference. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

1990 – Montana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Missoula, Montana.

1987 – New Mexico Psychological Association Convention.  Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1987 – Naval Family Advocacy Program’s Yearly Regional Conference.  Orlando, Florida.

1987 – Naval Family Advocacy Program’s Yearly Regional Conference.  Naples, Italy.

1986 – Naval Family Advocacy Program’s Yearly Regional Conference.  Dunoon, Scotland.

1985 – American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California.

1984 – American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

1984 – American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

1984 – California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, Ca.

1983 – American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Anaheim, Ca.

Katherine Anne Stansbury (Oregon City, United States) Provider

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TurningPoints Domestic Violence Education Work Oregon City Oregon 97045 United States Cell Phone: 503-936-1977
Professional Background

All my professional study and work is guided by the question of how we treat each other.

BA Anthropology – Antioch College
Mediator/Conflict Specialist – Marylhurst University
Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor II

2009-2011 – Clackamas Co. Community Corrections – Women’s Empowerment Project – education group for women impacted by DV – curriculum development/co-facilitator

2010-2011 – Clackamas Women’s Services – TurningPoints Project – education group for women impacted by DV – curriculum development/co-facilitator

2010-2013 – Multnomah County Circuit Court – small claims case mediator

2012-Present – ChangePoint/Central City Concern – group facilitator/counselor for combined DV offender intervention/addictions program. Piloted female offenders program.

Oregon Mediation Association Conference Presenter
2011: Gunsmoke’s Marshal Matt Dillon: Conflict Specialist
2014: Motivational Interviewing: Using Resistance to Create Change
2015: Domestic Violence Intervention: Changing the Conversation (panel discussion with DVIP participants and facilitators)
2018: Accountability: Why It Matters and How to Get There

TurningPoints Training:
2020: DV 101 for Substance Abuse Counselors – one-day course on addressing domestic violence within the scope of addictions counseling

Sandra M Stith (Manhattan, United States) Researcher

Kansas State UniversityHuman Development and Family Services Work 101 Campus Creek Complex Kansas State University Manhattan Kansas 66506 United States Work Phone: 785 532 4377

Dr. Carla Smith Stover (Tampa, United States) Provider, Researcher

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University of South FloridaMental Health Law and Policy Work 13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa Florida 33612 United States Work Phone: 813974-6019 Website: Faculty Profile
Professional Background

Dr. Carla Smith Stover is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor with faculty appointments at the University of South Florida Department of Mental Health Law and Policy and the Yale University Child Study Center. She has extensive clinical experience with families impacted by trauma and domestic violence including police-mental health collaboration, early intervention, and longer term evidence based treatments including Trauma Focused-CBT and Child Parent Psychotherapy.  Dr. Stover has been the principal investigator on multiple studies examining the efficacy of outreach and intervention efforts for families impacted by domestic violence and other traumas.  She currently has multiple projects to evaluate an intervention for fathers with co-occurring substance abuse and intimate partner violence histories that specifically targets their roles as fathers.  She has developed the program Fathers for Change and is conducting outpatient and residential treatment studies on the effectiveness of the intervention for fathers of young children.

Stover, C. S., McMahon, T., & Easton, C. (2011) The Impact of Fatherhood on Treatment Response for Men with Comorbid Alcohol Dependence and Intimate Partner Violence. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 37(1), 74-78.

Stover, C. S., Hall, C., McMahon, T., Easton, C. (2012).  Fathers Entering Substance Abuse Treatment:  An Examination of Substance Abuse, Trauma Symptoms and Parenting Behaviors. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.


Stover, C. S., Urdahl, A., & Easton, C. (2012).  Depression as a Mediator of the Association Between Substance Abuse and Negative Parenting of Fathers.  American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 38, 344-349.

Stover, C. S., & Spink, A. (2012).  Affective Awareness in Parenting of Fathers with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence.  Journal on Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 5, 74-85.

Stover, C. S. (2012).  Police-Advocacy Partnerships in Response to Domestic Violence.  Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations, 12:2, 183-198.

Stover, C. S. (2013).  Fathers for Change:  A New Approach to Working with Fathers Who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence.  Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law.

Stover, C. S., Easton, C., McMahon, T.  (2013). Parenting of fathers with co-occurring intimate partner violence and substance abuse.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

 Stover, C. S. & Morgos, D. (2013).  Fatherhood and Intimate Partner Violence:  Bringing the Parenting Role into Intervention Strategies.  Professional Psychology Research and Practice.

 Stover, C. S. & Kahn, M. (2013).  Family of origin influences on the parenting

of men with co-occurring substance abuse and intimate partner violence.  Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 6, 84-94.

Stover, C. S. & McMahon, T. (2014).  Opioid Dependence and Intimate Partner Violence: Associations with the Current Parenting Behavior of Fathers.  Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 7, 1-12


Stover, C. S. & Kiselica, A. (2014).  Hostility and Substance Use in Relation to Intimate Partner Violence and Parenting Among Fathers.  Aggressive Behavior.

Stover, C. S. & Kiselica, A. (2014).  An initial examination of the association of reflective functioning to parenting of fathers.  Infant Mental Health Journal.

Stover, C. S. (2015).  Fathers for Change for intimate partner violence and substance abuse:  Initial community pilot.  Family Process.


Stover, C. S. & Coates, E. (2016).  The relationship of reflective functioning to parent child interactions in a sample of fathers with co-occurring intimate partner violence and substance abuse. Journal of Family Violence.


Stover, C. S. & Lent, K. (2014).  Training and certification for domestic violence service providers:  The need for a national standard curriculum and training approach.  Psychology of Violence.

Stover, C. S. (2015).  Throw away dads?  Promoting parental attunement of fathers in families where there has been intimate partner violence and substance abuse. Zero to Three

 Stover, C. S. (in press).  Interventions for perpetration of intimate partner violence.  In Sturmay, P. (Ed), Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression Volume 2. John Wily and Sons

Dorthy Stucky-Halley (Topeka, United States) Provider

Halley Counseling Services, P.A.Family Peace Initiative Work Halley Counseling Services, P.A. 200 SW 33rd St. Topeka Kansas 66611 United States Work Phone: (785) 350-2858

Rita Sullivan , Ph.D (Medford, United States) Provider

OnTrack, Inc. Work 221 W. Main St. Medford Oregon 97501 United States Work Phone: 541 779-5093
Professional Background

Ph.D  Clinical Psychology  1985

Licensed Practicing Psychologist since 1991

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 1990

CADC III (Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor)

Sub specialty certification  from APA (American Psychological Association)  in the treatment of alcohol and other substance use disorders

Member American Board of Disability Analysts

Clinical Member of the Oregon Psychological Association





Services or Research Projects

Provided supervision to large staff for over 35 years including domestic violence reeducation and victims services

Developed many mondel programs

Principal Investigator on many large Federal, State, Foundation grants



Carol Sutcliffe (Poughkeepsie, United States) Provider

Forensic Services Work 29 N. Hamilton Street Poughkeepsie New York 12601 United States Work Phone: 845-452-1110 ext 3080

Gloria Sverchek (Greenbrae, United States) Provider

John Hamel@AssociatesGroup Facilitator Home Greenbrae California United States

Spencer Swain (North Carolina, United States) Provider

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Genesis…A New Beginning Home North Carolina 28027 United States Cell Phone: 7042025057
Professional Background

Erskine Theological Seminary (M. Div./Concentration in Counseling

2004 – 2007

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC B.A. Bus. Administration

1988 – 1992

German Reformation / Foster Home Lecture & Tour in Germany





COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE, South and North Carolina


Lead Pastor, Grace Lower Stone Church (285 members)

2008 – 2014

Student Pastor, The Bridge (190 members)

2007 – 2008

Director of Students, Greenwood First ARP (160 members)

2004 – 2007




Owner, Paradise Franchises

2001 – 2003

Marketing Associate, Sysco Food Services of Atlanta

1997 – 2001

Director of Operations, Southern Amusements

1992 – 1997




Board of Camp Epworth, SC, Summer Camp for foster kids, Member

2001 – 2011

Rotary Club, Greenwood, SC, Member

2003 – 2007

Outreach Committees Chairperson

2004 – 2014

Local and Abroad Missions Chairperson

2005 – 2014



Commitment to protect the welfare of those experiencing crisis in the community as evidenced by 10 years of progressively responsible leadership roles. Initiated efforts to address these issues by entering the ministry, fundraising, leadership development and crisis management/prevention to over 1000 business owners, retirees, students, families and children. Coached and mentored future leaders, managed fundraising campaigns with 40-65% participation rates, experienced supervisor managing budgets of $5 million and 5-45 staff.

Services or Research Projects

Over the last 8 years, I have led groups and one on one counseling sessions, ranging from 5-20/1hr week group sessions to 5-20/weekly or biweekly one on one sessions (per case, per group need) impacting over 500 people in the following areas.

•Teenage and/or Adults: Substance Abuse (2004-present)
•Teenage and/or Adults Counseling: Suicide, Depression, Anger, Post Traumatic Stress, Guilt, Shame, Fear (2006-present)
•Domestic Violence: Marriages, Relationships, and Parenting (2006-present)
•Pre and Post Marital Counseling (2008-present)
•Divorce Counseling (2008-present)
•Grief and Crisis Counseling (2008-present)
•Fatherhood/Womenhood/Family Counseling
•Personally Mentored 4-8 High School, College or Young Adult men each year (2004-present)




Janet Switzer (, United States) Provider

Home United States

Mr Joseph Szlamnik (San Francisco, United States) Provider

John Hamel and Associates Home San Francisco California United States

Casey Taft (Danvers, United States) Researcher

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National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, and Boston University School of MedicinePsychiatry Home 6 Moore Circle Danvers Massachusetts 01923 United States Cell Phone: 6178723623 Website: Strength at Home Skype: caseytaft2003
Professional Background

Casey T. Taft, Ph.D., is a staff psychologist at the National Center for PTSD in the VA Boston Healthcare System, and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Taft was the 2009 Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award winner from the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma. He has served as Principal Investigator on funded grants focusing on understanding and preventing partner violence through the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Defense, the Blue Shield Foundation of California, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. He was the primary developer of the Strength at Home program to prevent intimate partner violence, with current grants to implement the program within the VA and in military settings as well as a pilot grant to adapt and evaluate the program for civilians. Dr. Taft is on the Editorial Boards of five journals and has published over 110 peer-reviewed academic articles and a book on trauma-informed partner violence intervention, published by the American Psychological Association.





Daniel Thomas (Sacramento, United States) Provider

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Man Alive Sacramento Inc. Work 7000 Franklin Blvd, Suite 640 Sacramento California 95823 United States Work Phone: 877-662-8465 Cell Phone: 916-715-0031 Website:
Professional Background

We are a “Batterers Accountability and Advocacy Re-education Program”. Man Alive Sacramento Inc, (MSI), is a Certified Batterers Treatment Provider,(BTP), in Sacramento providing services to approximately 210 men and women in the public and incarcerated classes. Participants in the program learn to recognize their violent behaviors and the process by which they choose to do violence. We then learn and practice accountability for our actions, awareness of the impact our violence has, and become advocates, (take action), for ourselves and others to end that violence. We learn to recognize the gender-specific training that supports us to believe we are superior to others and that a man’s or woman’s value depends on how he or she controls their intimate partner, their environment, and themselves.


Who conducts the program?

Classes are facilitated by program graduates who have continued with training that meets or exceeds California Penal Code section 1203.097, for Batterers Treatment Programs. Daniel Thomas completed the program in 2007, and has since worked continuously as a volunteer or staff member with the Sacramento programs in the public sector and in the Sacramento County Jail and Rio Consumes Correctional Center in Elk Grove. The facilitators of MSI each have 400 to over 2000+ hours of training and classroom experience in working with men to stop their violence, and each has maintained relationships free of verbal and physical violence with current or former partners, children, or other family members. They also maintain 16+ hours of continuing education from various sources to remain in compliance with local penal codes set forth by Sacramento County Probation.


How did “ManAlive” get started?

The ManAlive program was originally developed in the late 1970’s by Bay Area men who realized their behavior had an impact (caused loss, damage, or destruction) on their partners, children, families, communities, and themselves. They sought the help of a victim’s group—Marin Abused Women’s Services (MAWS) of San Rafael, CA—to recognize what violence was and what damage it caused. Based on what they learned from MAWS and other resources, the program was then written by Hamish Sinclair, director of manalive in San Francisco. Resolve to Stop the Violence project (RSVP) continues to offer man alive in the San Francisco Jail facilities.  


What is “ManAlive’s” philosophy on violence and how men can stop?

ManAlive is based in the philosophy that violence toward people we are also intimate with is not natural or inevitable, but is the result of a formal and informal system of training. That system—which we call the “Old Male Role Belief System” which results in a distorted image of male identity and behavior.  The vast majority of men who do violence are not stupid, insane, or evil; they are well-trained in what we call the “Old Male Role Belief System”:

  • “Old” – because the system of patriarchy has existed for over 8,000 years,
  • “Male” – because the system rigidly defines male identity, which in turn defines female identity,
  • “Role” – because that identity is inauthentic, upheld only by dramatically pretending to be what the man or woman is not. We are also taught an inauthentic identity for women, and that he must enforce both his Male Role and her Female Role, or he fails as a man,
  • “Belief” – because the man is taught to believe that adherence to the Role makes him superior to those men that do not, and also to women. In fact, the better a woman fulfills her Role under this system, the more inferior she is, and
  • “System” – because this belief is ubiquitous; surrounding men 24/7/52 in their families, their social circles, advertisements, media, literature, music, sports, mythologies, religions, traditions, and more. Even men who never had a male parent in the home learn this system because very little alternative modeling is available. This belief also re-enforces that women are inferior instead of equals in the relationship.
  • MSI’s classes are set up as “peer group processes” style to create a safe and trusting environment where the participants can be honest with themselves and others in the group. The participants practice empathetic listening skills while holding each other accountable for the violence in their lives.
  •  The participants also are encouraged to get up in front of the class and teach what they are learning. This re-enforces the material in them and the group will often learn more from one of their peers than from an authority figure or a facilitator.


Mark D Throckmorton (Tahlequah, United States) Provider

DVISShelter and Residential Program Home 103 Summit Ridge Drive Tahlequah Oklahoma 74464 United States

Darla Timberlake (Hampton, United States) Provider

Center for Child and Family ServicesPeaceful Choices Work 2021 Cunningham Drive Suite 400 Hampton VA 23666 United StatesHome 3804 Three Ships Landing Virginnia Beach Virginia 23455 United States Work Phone: 757-838-1960
Professional Background

The Center for Child and Family Services has been providing Batterer Intervention treatment for over 40 years.  Our BIP program is certified by the Virginia Batterer Intervention Certification Board and all facilitators meet best practice training and educational standards. Our treatment is trauma focused and individualized for adult men and women.  Our intensive bio psycho social assessment includes an in depth trauma assessment as well as the administration of The Domestic Violence Inventory (DVI.) The DVI rates lethality and risk levels in violence, control, coping skills, drug use, alcohol use and truthfulness and is invaluable information that helps with proper group placement and proper length of treatment. The DVI has been normed on over 75,000 perpetrators and is in the high 90% for validity and reliability. During group treatment, that can range from 36-56 hours of treatment, clients are offered the opportunity to attend individual sessions to address underlying issues and past trauma with advanced techniques such as Eye Movement Integration.  The recidivism rates for group members who successfully complete our program is consistently significantly lower than the national average.  Those that successfully complete our program are offered the opportunity to attend free couple’s and family counseling.

Wyatt Trammell (Angels Camp, United States) Provider

Rise & Walk Recovery LLC Home 520 N. Main St suite 101 Angels Camp California 95222 United States Work Phone: 1-209-736-9030 Cell Phone: 1-209-608-0700

Mr. Mitchell Isaac Turner (Madison, United States) Provider

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Stay Focused Counseling, LLCPre-Sentence Counseling Work 313 W. Beltline Hwy #185 Madison Wisconsin 53713 United States Cell Phone: 608-444-8704 Work Phone: 608-575-1189 Work Phone: 608-440-8978 Membership: October 3, 2016 Website: Stay Focused Counseling, LLC
Professional Background

Welcome to my program Stay Focused Counseling, LLC! It is divided into 4 sections. Each section is further divided into 8 steps. Every step is an important and vital part in someone’s development in becoming a better and more successful person.

I have worked as a Probation / Parole Agent with the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections since 4-15-96. A disproportionate number of cases on my caseload over the years have been comprised of probationers and parolees with significant mental health issues. I have worked collaboratively with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and therapists, and other mental health professionals to supervise, guide, advise, and hold individuals accountable for their behavior.

At D.O.C., I am a Motivational Interviewing Ambassador. As agents, we are continually being trained on Evidenced-Based Practices and learning new and innovative ways to work with this population to address community safety. We use Carey Guides and BITS (Brief Intervention ToolS) developed by the Carey Group. SFC will use these tools to help you. I am striving to become a MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer).

In addition to working as a P&P Agent over the past 20 years, I have worked as a Human Services Specialist for 4 years providing crisis stabilization at the Dane County Care Center with Tellurian, 11 months at a Community-Based Residential Facility for a population of older adult males with persistent and chronic mental illness, and almost 3 years as a Youth Support Specialist at Catholic Charities in the Youth Living Alternatives program providing community support for youth with severe behavioral challenges on the autism spectrum.

I graduated from UW-Madison in 1990 with a B.A., majoring in Psychology. I took advanced classes in Psychochemistry, Advanced Physiological Psychology, and the Sociology of Mental Health & Mental Disorders. I graduated “With Distinction (Top 10%). I graduated from UW-Madison in 1994 with a M.S. in Counseling. I wrote my Master’s Thesis on Assessing Abuse in an Intimate Relationship. Around 2003, I created a domestic violence education program called Stay Focused on Healthy Relationships (which has been incorporated into SFC). For this program, I designed a tool to assist one in controlling their behavior called The Model of Self-Control. I am in the process of applying for membership with the Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Provider Association so I can provide certified abuser treatment.

On 7-19-13, I obtained my Professional Counselor Training License (LPC-IT 1829-226) which is valid until 7-19-17. I need to accumulate 3000 clinical hours approved by the Department of Safety and Professional Services and take the National Counseling Examination in order to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). In 2015, I completed an externship (300 hours) at Family Service in the Alternatives to Aggression program as a facilitator in a certified abuser treatment program. Lynn Gilpin, M.S., CRC, of Elite Cognition, LLC, is my DSPS-approved clinical supervisor.

I have applied to be a Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) provider with Dane County Human Services. CCS provides psychosocial rehabitiation for mental health and substance abuse issues. All of my CCS will be supervised.

In the Spring 2017, I will be taking 1 of the required 7 courses (I completed 6 of the classes when I was in college and graduate school) so that I can apply for my SAC-IT (Substance Abuse Counselor In Training). I am also seeking to become certified in teaching WRAP (Wellness Action Recovery Program) and a T4C (Thinking 4 Change) facilitator.

I will continue to build my program by gathering information and presenting it to you on this website. I want to help people stay out of jail or prison and change their lives with better relationships and and more satisfying jobs. I want to assist you on the road to success!

Services or Research Projects

Think Freedom

Stay Focused Counseling, LLC guides you through 32 different steps that all converge into a place where you find happiness, fulfillment, and meaning in your life. It is designed to help you make better choices to enjoy your freedom. Where are you headed when you leave the courtroom? What can you do now and in the future to remain in the community?

Stay Focused on Healthy Relationships provides Domestic Violence Counseling for Healthy Relationships. We all have the potential to be violent, abusive, or controlling. In addition, we are constantly faced with stressors that give rise to the possibility of our acting in a hurtful or regretful way. We will breakdown your role in the relationship to improve everything you contribute.

 Stay Focused on Healthy Living explores your Health and Wellness. Your sense of wellbeing is continually under pressure to encounter the world under a variety of factors that include diet, exercise, mood, and your thoughts and feelings about your self-worth. Your sobriety is key. We will examine these factors so you can address your mental health and be comfortable with your existence.

Stay Focused on Freedom centers on Cognitive Restructuring or revising your thinking and perceptions of the world. Just as antisocial cognition is the number one criminogenic factor that causes criminal behavior, so too do your thoughts shape every aspect of your life. We will analyze these very thoughts that influence your feelings, which, in turn, govern your behavior for which you need to take responsibility.

Stay Focused on Career Development delves into shaping and honing your career goals. We begin by determining what gives your life purpose and figuring out what specialty areas you want to grow personally and professionally. We will come up with a strategy for preparing you for the work arena and presenting yourself in the best possible light. You will learn to take calculated risks and strive to become an expert in the subject matter that you are most passionate.

Everybody has a unique Pathway to Success. We will design the steps you need to take to reach the destination that brings you and the world around you the highest level of satisfaction!

Vera T. Tzenova-Bochnowicz (Newtown, United States) Provider

S.A.F.E. Counseling Program, Inc.Affiliated with The Peace Center, Langhorne, Pennsylvania Home 211 Hidden Valley Lane hide 211 Hidden Valley Lane Newtown Pennsylvania 18940 United States Work Phone: 215-750-0323 Website: The Peace Center, Langhorne, Pa
Professional Background

Vera T. Tzenova-Bochnowicz,  Treasurer and Secretary of and Part-time Facilitator at S.A.F.E. Counseling Program, Inc., Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  

B.A. in Political Science, Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania, 2003
M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania. 2005
2004: Intern at The Peace Center, Langhorne, Pennsylvania assisting in delivering conflict resolution programs in elementary and middle schools and assisting with research and evaluation of Bullying Prevention program. 

 2004-2006: Observer and Trainee at S.A.F.E., A Supportive Alliance for Family Empowerment, Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

 2005: Volunteer Peace Educator at The Peace Center, Langhorne, Pennsylvania supervising Peace Camp counselors and delivering conflict resolution and emotional intelligence lessons.

2007-2009: Ventures In Peace, (V.I.P.) Program Coordinator and Youth Group facilitator for delinquent and at risk male and female youth age 11 – 17 years old at The Peace Center, Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Full-time Facilitator and Co-Facilitator at S.A.F.E., A Supportive Alliance for Family Empowerment, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
2011- Present
Part-time Facilitator, Treasurer and Secretary of  S.A.F.E. Counseling Program, Inc., Bucks County, Pennsylvania  

Services or Research Projects

Providing Batterer Intervention Services and Anger Management Services to male and female clients in gender specific groups referred by the courts, social services, mental health counselors, psychologists, attorneys, physicians or to self-referred clients.

Interested in collaborating and guidance in designing an empirical study to examine the effectiveness of the S.A.F.E. Counseling Program, Inc. in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Ms Brenda K. Ulmer , LCSW, LSCSW (Independence, USA) Provider

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Brenda K. Ulmer, LCSW, LLCClinical Administration Home 17005 E 4th Ter. So. Independence Missouri 64056 USAWork 304 W. Walnut Suite 207 Independence Missouri 64050 USAWork 4218 Roanoke Road Suite 100 Kansas City Missouri 64111 United StatesWork 525 N. Scott Belton Missouri 64012-1730 USA Work Phone: 816 716 8566
Professional Background

Masters of Social Work, University of Kansas, 1998
Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1999
Licensed Specialist in Clinical Social Work since 1999
Co-Owner and Clinical Therapist of KeyPoint Counseling Services 2001-2015
18 years as Clinical Casemanager for the Missouri Department of Mental Health, QMRP
5 Years Child and Family Therapist for Kaw Valley Behavioral Health
Certified in Anger Management, Batterers Intervention, and Sexual Offender Treatment
Certified Penile Plethysograph Clinician I & II

Bachelors Degree in Psychology, University of Arkansas, 1983

Calvin Umezurike , J.D. (Laurel, United States) Researcher

Dispute Management Resources Home Laurel Maryland 20724 United States
Professional Background

Calvin Umezurike is a practitioner mediator and alternative dispute resolution consultant.  He has conducted extensive research, training and conceptual development in family mediation and creative conflict resolution.  As a mediator, Calvin assesses the effect of domestic violence on children and its impact on family mediation.  He directs domestic violence victims to community based intervention programs as needed.  Calvin is a member of Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR) and Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM).  Calvin subscribes to Maryland Program on Mediator Excellence (MPME).  Calvin holds a Juris Doctorate in Law from Michigan State University College of Law and Master’s in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University.

Cary Usher (Tampa, United States) Provider

INTERVENTIONS ENTERPRISE, INC. Work 1016 W. Hillsborough Ave Tampa Florida 33603 United States Work Phone: 813-933-8865 Cell Phone: 813-690-1253

Pr. Don A. Voeks (Gresham, United States) Provider

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Gresham Intimate Violence Education Home 3640 SE 1st ST Gresham Oregon 97080 United StatesHome 3640 SE 1st ST 3640 SE 1st ST Gresham Oregon 97080 United States of America Home Phone: 503-661-1816
Professional Background

Japan Lutheran Thoelogical Seminary and College  B. Th. 1973

Christ Seminary Seminex                                                     M. Div.  1977

Portland State University                                                     MS            1988

Services or Research Projects

LGBT, women, After care,  prefer self referred clients.

Debra L Walker (Moreno Valley, United States) Provider, Researcher

DW WORKS LLC.1 Home 11956 SUGARCREEK CT Moreno Valley California 92557 United States Cell Phone: 9513929864 Cell Phone: 9514976133

Michael Walker (Guerneville, United States) Provider, Researcher

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The Wright Institute Home PO BOX 1178 Guerneville California 95446 United States Home Phone: 707-536-3608 Work Phone: 707-536-3608
Professional Background

I am a Pre-Doctoral Intern in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute, Berkeley, California.  I am conducting a study for my dissertation exploring the trauma histories of men who have been court ordered to attend Batterer Intervention Programs.


Participation in the study consists of completing psychological tests.  All participants will receive $20 for their participation.  This study has been approved by the Wright Institute and more information is available by contacting me at or by calling (707) 536-3608.  Dissertation Chair:  Matthew McKay, Ph.D.

I have also been a Batterer Intervention Provider for 15 years in Sonoma County through Russian River Counselors.  I have provided trainings for Batterer Intervention Group Facilitators as well as supervision for MFT Trainees and Interns.

I completed my APA Pre-Doctoral Internship in rural Alaska through the the Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium and Norton Sound Health Corporation, Nome AK.  Norton Sound Health Corporation is in the Bering Strait Region of remote Northwest Alaska and operates the regional hospital in Nome as well as clinics in 15 Native villages.

Currently I am working at Providence: Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health Program.

Jonathan Allen Waller (Sacramento, United States) Provider

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ManAlive Sacramento Home Sacramento California United States

Charles Walters (Somerset, UNITED STATES) Provider

Clarity Counseling Center, LLC Home 246 Poplar Ave Suite 4C Somerset Kentucky 42503 UNITED STATES Cell Phone: 606-875-7097

Ms Sheryl Ward (Princeton, United States) Provider

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Home 208 East Green Street Princeton Kentucky 42445 United States Home Phone: 270-625-0319
Professional Background

I spent 27 years in the field of child protective services, including 14 of those years delivering training and education for the state of Kentucky’s social workers. I had 4 years as a therapist in adolescence psychiatric hospital. I have been a BIP provider for a year.

Dr. Patricia Warford , PsyD (Newberg, United States) Provider

Patricia Warford, PsyD, LLC Work 901 Brutscher St PMB D116 Newberg Oregon 97132 United States Work Phone: 971-219-0037
Professional Background

I did my doctoral dissertation on female victims of domestic violence. I graduated George Fox PsyD program in 1996, licensed Oregon in 1998. I have worked in community mental health and private practice. I began working with victims of family violence (including child witness/victims and sexual abuse victims, male and female victims) in 1992 and with batterer intervention in 2003. I have served on the Oregon Governor’s Council for Domestic Violence and current serve on the Oregon Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. I have taught an adjunct class on domestic violence. I have presented nationally and in the DR Congo on impact of violence.

Services or Research Projects

My practice is currently limited to forensic evaluations.

David Waters (LEXINGTON, United States) Provider

Crossroads Counseling Services Home 409 West New Circle Rd LEXINGTON Kentucky 40511 United StatesHome Kentucky 40511 United States Home Phone: 5023701803 Website: Crossroads Counseling Services, Inc.

Judith Weaver , LPC (Harrisonburg, United States) Provider

Batterer Intervention Program Work 320 S. Main Street Harrisonburg Virginia 22801 United States Home Phone: 540 433 1291
Professional Background

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and have been running the BIP through the practice for 22 years. We offer services in 5 counties in VA.

Services or Research Projects

We do a demographic summary every year as well as a Final Evaluation/ Outcome summary. We have done two recidivism studies. We participated in a national DV study.

Christauria G. Welland , Psy.D. (Solana Beach, United States) Provider, Researcher

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Health Transformations. Alliant International University, San DiegoPsychology Work 990 Highland Drive Suite 103 Solana Beach California 92075 United States Work Phone: 858-922-8555 Work Fax: 866-280-4545 Website: Dr. Christauria Welland, Spanish Website: Dr. Christauria Welland
Professional Background


California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. Doctor of Psychology Program, Family and Child Track.  August 1999.

California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. Master of Arts, Psychology, August 1997

Bachelor of Arts, San Diego State University, Spanish, Summa cum Laude, with distinction in Spanish. Minor in Psychology. December 1994.


40-hour Batterer Provider Certificate in Domestic Violence, 1996.  Duluth model,  San Diego, CA

40-Hour Advanced Training Certificate in Domestic Violence, 1999. Relationship Training Institute, San Diego, CA

60+ hours of continuing education as a domestic violence group facilitator, Relationship Training Institute, San Diego, CA. 2002 – 2014

ACT against Violence National Workshop. May 2006. American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C.


Named to Advisory Committee to the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Immigration, August 6, 2010.

Fulbright Specialist Grantee, awarded for teaching at Latin American universities in the field of intimate partner violence. 2008-2013.

Alliant International University, San Diego, CA. Adjunct Faculty, California School of Professional Psychology. Licensure course on intimate partner violence for doctoral students. May 2004 – present.

CETYS Universidad, Tijuana & Mexicali, B.C., México.  Visiting Professor, November, 2012.

Services or Research Projects

Clinical Practice

Private Practice, English and Spanish, Solana Beach,  CA. 2001-present.

Rehabilitation Practice, English and Spanish, Paradise Valley Hospital, National City, CA.  2001-present.

Rehabilitation Practice, English and Spanish, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Encinitas, CA.  2012-present.

Dad’s Club, Social Advocates for Youth, San Diego, CA. Developed and presented pilot course on effective parenting and family violence prevention to Latino men and women whose children are in elementary school. Grants obtained from the Parker Foundation and the California Endowment. October 2005 – April 2009.

Professional Community Services, El Cajon, CA. Lead facilitator of Spanish IPV group for Latino perpetrators. Research and pilot group. August, 2001 – August 2005.

Family Advocacy Center, U.S. Navy, San Diego, CA. Facilitator for two IPV groups for Navy perpetrators. Research project. January 2002  – January 2003.

Professional Community Services, El Cajon, CA. (Internship). IPV groups for male perpetrators. August 1997 – August 1998.

Relationship Violence Training Institute, San Diego, CA. (Psychological assistantship). Group therapy for male IPV perpetrators at the Family Advocacy Center of the United States Navy, September 1997 – August 1999.

Women’s Resource Center, Oceanside, CA. (Employment).  Family Violence Intervention Program. Group therapy for Latino male IPV perpetrators (Spanish).  Sept. 1995 – Sept. 1996

International Teaching/Training

Government or university-sponsored workshops and conferences in Spanish in Mexico, Peru, Guatemala and the United States to teach the use of the Sin Golpes intervention model to Spanish-speaking professionals.

Volunteer university and agency-sponsored workshops in English in South India and Uganda.

Current and Recent Research

Pilot group with outcome evaluation of Latina victims of intimate partner violence, using the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy model of Linehan & Fruzzetti, Ph.D. Self-funded. San Diego, CA 2012 – present

Pilot group with outcome evaluation of Latino parenting education group to prevent IPV, funded by the Parker Foundation and the California Endowment through SAY San Diego, 2005-2008.

Cross cultural study in San Diego-Tijuana region of Mexican/Latino male perpetrators of partner abuse, focusing on psychological characteristics.  Research partially funded by the Transborder Institute, University of San Diego. Study completed in March, 2005.

Selected Publications:

Welland, C.  (2011). Individual Treatment for a Latino Partner Abusive Man: A Case Study. Partner Abuse, 2, 4, 468-483.

Welland, C. & Ribner, N. (2010). Culturally specific treatment for partner-abusive Latino men: A qualitative study to identify and implement program components. Violence and Victims, 25, 6, 799-813

Healing from Violence: Latino Men’s Journey to a New Masculinity, with Neil Ribner, Ph.D. 2007. New York: Springer Publications

Sin Golpes: Como transformar la respuesta violenta de los hombres en la pareja y la familia. Therapist manual and client workbook. With David Wexler, Ph. D. 2007. Mexico City: Editorial Pax.

Violencia Doméstica 2000, Programa Integrado de Habilidades para Hombres Latinos, con adaptaciones culturales. Co-authored with David Wexler, Ph.D. Translated by José Antonio Valenzuela and Christauria Welland, Psy.D. Cultural adaptations by Christauria Welland, Psy.D. September, 2002Health Transformations, San Diego.

A Demographic and Risk Factor Survey of Mexican Immigrants Mandated to Partner Abuse Treatment in San Diego County, with Neil Ribner, Ph.D., August 2001, Family Violence Bulletin and Sexual Assault Bulletin..

June, 1999: Doctoral Dissertation: A Qualitative Analysis of Cultural Treatment Components for Mexican Male Perpetrators of Partner Abuse.

Dr. David B Wexler , Ph.D. (San Diego, United States) Provider, Researcher

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Relationship Training Institute Work Realtionship Training Institute 4036 Third Ave. San Diego California 92103 United States Work Phone: 619.296.8103 x14 Website: Relationship Training Institute
Professional Background

David B. Wexler, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego, specializing in the treatment of relationships in conflict. He is the Executive Director of the non-profit Relationship Training Institute, which provides education and treatment internationally for relationship development and the prevention and treatment of relationship violence. He has also served as the Clinical and Administrative Supervisor for the NIMH-sponsored research study of domestic violence in the Navy from 1991 through 1996, and again from 2001 through 2006.


Dr. Wexler is the author of When Good Men Behave Badly: Change Your Behavior Change Your Relationship (2004), and Is He Depressed or What?: What to Do When the Man You Love is Moody, Irritable, and Withdrawn (2006). Men In Therapy: New Approaches for Effective Treatment (2009), was released in 2009. Dr. Wexler has been featured on the Dr. Phil show and the TODAY show, in the Washington Post, “O” magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men’s Health, and on dozens of radio and TV programs throughout North America to help educate the public about relationships in conflict and how to resolve them. Psychotherapy Networker devoted an entire issue to issues of men in therapy in May/June 2010 built around Dr. Wexler’s feature article.


Dr. Wexler has authored an internationally-recognized  domestic violence treatment manual: the newly revised and updated The Stop Program—Third Edition was released by W.W. Norton in 2013. Dr. Wexler has trained thousands of community professionals, military personnel, and law enforcement officials through extensive training seminars on The STOP Program model throughout the world. Dr. Wexler is also the former Chairman of the Treatment & Intervention Committee of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council and has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award for Treatment by this Council. The California Psychological Association has also designated Dr. Wexler as a Master Lecturer and he received CPA’s Distinguished Contribution to Psychology award.


Dr. Wexler recently received the prestigious award of Practitioner of the Year from the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, a division of the American Psychological Association.


The Relationship Training Institute is approved by the San Diego County Probation Department to provide clinical training for all authorized county domestic violence treatment programs for court-ordered offenders. These five-day training workshops are offered twice annually in San Diego County.


The U.S. Navy contracted with Dr. Wexler to design an innovative intervention program for the prevention of date and acquaintance rape. TRUE CONSENT: Sexual Assault Awareness Training for Men, was administered to 50,000 incoming Navy recruits annually at Great Lakes Naval Training Center as part of a four-year research study on prevention of sexual violence in the Navy.


Dr. Wexler has served as an expert witness in numerous forensic cases in which the understanding of domestic violence offender characteristics, domestic violence patterns in relationships, and battered women’s syndrome (now known as “intimate partner battering and its effects”) can help the Court clarify the complex legal issues. He has testified for both prosecution and defense.


Dr. Wexler is also the former Director of Psychological Services at Rancho Park Hospital, where he developed the internationally recognized PRISM model for self-management. He has pioneered the development of self psychology and cognitive behavior therapy in treating adolescents. He is the author of THE ADOLESCENT SELF: Strategies for Self-management, Self-soothing, and Self-esteem in Adolescents, The PRISM Workbook, The Advanced PRISM Workbook, published in 1993.


To contact Dr. Wexler or other RTI staff and faculty about professional training or consultation, please go to the RTI website at or call 619.296.8103.

Norma Whitaker (Shreveport, United States) Provider

You Are Not Alone Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, Inc. Work 820 jordan suite509 Shreveport Louisiana 71101 United States Cell Phone: (318) 6173314 Employment: April 16, 2016
Services or Research Projects

You Are Not Alone Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center (YANA)     was incorporated April 16, 2012, and received 501(c) (3) status of the same year.  The mission of You Are Not Alone (YANA) Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center is to provide a safe refuge for victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and their children.  We seek to assure that anyone affected by Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence needs are met and that they are treated with dignity and respect.

You are not Alone also seek to help batters become better spouses and family members.

The goals of You Are Not Alone Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, Inc.  are :

  1. To reduce the immediate impact of the crisis
  2. To understand the precipitating circumstances
  3. To help the person access healthy coping skills, support systems, and resources in the community.


Empower individuals of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victims to achieve their full potentials. This will be accomplished by education, and advocacy to help return a sense of personal self worth as they move forward to take back control of their lives.  You Are Not Alone also wish to help batters get a understanding of Domestic Violence  and develop a life without violence.

Ms. Ricka L. White-Soso (Oakland, United States) Provider

FLW Living Well Services Other P.O. Box 10092 Oakland California 94610 United States Work Phone: 510-496-3475
Professional Background

Mrs. Fredericka (Ricka) L. White-Soso, MSW, LCSW, CEAT is a professional Social Worker in private practice whose special interests are community health issues including health disparities, health and wellness, foster and transitional youth advocacy, and public service.  She has been working in the behavioral health and social services field for the past 25 years.

Her work in earlier years as a group home counselor moved her to further her education, which lead her to the work she does today. She has a wealth of experience working in group home, residential, day treatment, foster/adoption agency, behavioral managed care, hospital and private practice settings with diverse populations from a variety of backgrounds: including severely emotionally disturbed, abused, chemically dependent, developmentally disabled, foster/transitional age youth, victims of crime, domestic violence victims and batterers, and criminal offenders.

A graduate of San Francisco State University, Ricka received her BA in Psychology and a Master in Social Work with an emphasis in Administration and Planning. She also has the following certifications: Clinical Supervision Certification, Expressive Arts Practitioner/Therapist Certification (national), Batterers’ Intervention Program Facilitator Certification, Domestic Violence Counselor Certification, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting Leader Certification (M.A.P.P.) and Sexual Assault Advocate Certification.

Services or Research Projects

Services available for:  individual therapy, couple therapy, group therapy, Domestic Violence counseling and BIP group facilitation.

Sunny Wilkins (Clinton, United States) Provider

U Care, Inc.Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Provider/DVIP Provider Home Clinton North Carolina United States Work Phone: 9105960931 Work Fax: 9105960574 Work Phone: 8882293320
Professional Background

Serving Sampson and Duplin Counties, we accept referrals from other counties where there are no providers.

Mike Allen Willbur (Vancouver, United States) Provider

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Clark County Forensics Home 14804 NE 16th Street Vancouver Washington 98684 United States Cell Phone: 360.910-1687 Website: Willbur Counseling
Professional Background

Retire from Army after twenty-three years in 1993. BS Psychology, MS Counseling. Specialize in counseling Veterans having transitional difficulties as well as PTSD symptoms. I have been working with DV perpetrators for eight years, completed the mandatory 60 hours of prep training as required by the State of Washington and ongoing continuing education. Currently, I conduct DV evaluations only and for the criminal court, family court, and CPS.

I authored “More Than Domestic Violence, The Insidious Story” first published by CreateSpace in 2012 and republished in June 2014 with Tate Publishing. The book can be purchased on Amazon, B&N, or on my website:

LaBryon O Williams (Springfield, United States) Provider

LaBryon Williams Counseling Work 2200 E. Sunshine Suite 213 Springfield Missouri 65804 United States Website:
Professional Background

M.A. Counseling Webster University

B.S. Psychology Missouri Valley University

Services or Research Projects

Individual and group anger management

Robert Williams (Orlando, United States) Provider

North American Learning Institute Work 821 Herndon Ave #140601 Orlando Florida 32803 United States Work Phone: 4079066254 Website: Course For Violence Website: Course For Anger

Aillean P Wilson (Aberdeen, United States) Provider

New Beginnings Ministry Home 1101 Stinson Rd Aberdeen Mississippi 39730 United States Home Phone: 662-308-8886

Ives Kenneth Wittman (Roseville, United States) Provider

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Lee Carlson Center Home 767 Heinel Drive Roseville Minnesota 55113 United States Home Phone: 612-741-2152
Professional Background

EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Currently, I am enrolled in the Adler Graduate School nearing completion of a Masters degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy in the Mental Health Counseling and Licensed Psychological Clinical Counselor (LPCC) track. My training includes completion of a Relationship Coaching Certificate with a focus in sex and love addiction administered and taught by a local therapist in the area. The course of study utilized a theoretical foundation of Transactional Analysis.

OTHER EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: 1) Mentoring teenage boys, 2) Masters degree in English with a concentration in masculinity studies, and; 3) over 15 years of informal work with men. My mission includes championing the inner lives and maturity of men and boys and accepting a role as steward of male and female empowerment and relationship.

CURRENT EXPERIENCE: I am a therapist in the domestic/intimate partner abuse program for men (group and individual treatment) at the Lee Carlson Center in Blaine, MN, a court-approved, certified provider of domestic abuse and intimate partner violence services.

Number of years worked as a Domestic Violence Intervention Provider: 1.5 years

The number of hours of domestic violence training received: On-site training provided by site supervisor (clinical director, Licensed Psychologist).

Domestic violence trainings conducted for others, and any published books: None

Amongst the books and articles recently accessed include:

* Ronald Potter-Efron’s Healing the Angry Brain, Handbook of Anger Management and Domestic Violence Offender Treatment, Stop the Anger Now, and RAGE
* Donald Dutton’s The Abusive Personality
* Dave Decker’s Embracing the Dark Side: Learning to Recognize and Transform the Anger Within and Around You
* John Hamel’s Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse
Steven Stosny’s Love Without Hurt

Our program also uses resources from John Gottman, PhD, John Ashfield, PhD, and David Richo, PhD

Stan Woody (Richland, United States) Provider

Home 805 Goethals Drive Richland Washington 99352 United States

Nada J Yorke , LCSW (Sequim, United States) Provider, Researcher

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Yorke Consulting Other 1400 W. Washington St. Ste 104 #185 Sequim Washington 98382 United States Cell Phone: 661-549-0089 Website:
Professional Background

Nada Yorke, LCSW, has a B.A. in Psychology (1984) and an M.S.W (2009) from California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB).  During the course of her twenty-five year career as a probation officer in California, she developed specialized caseloads for identified gang members and high-risk drug offenders, and spent three years a victim advocate in the Victim/Witness unit, focusing on domestic violence cases.  That assignment led to her becoming president of the Domestic Violence Advisory Council to help make systemic changes to improve responses for both victims and perpetrators. After retirement in 2006, she started Yorke Consulting, a company which works with criminal justice agencies as well as treatment providers to provide training, strategic planning and effective domestic violence interventions. Ms. Yorke relocated to Sequim, WA in 2016 and continues to work with professionals at both the national and international level to find workable solutions to stopping family violence.

She is a recognized court expert, authored a 52-week BIP curriculum which utilizes evidence-based clinical interventions, and she developed a measurement tool for providers to evaluate the objective changes of their participants post-intervention.

Research Projects
Nada Yorke implemented a probation-department certified batterers intervention program in a maximum security prison in 2007-09 with 23 voluntary participants who were assigned to the Substance Abuse Program.   She developed a measurement tool to assess the participant’s recognition and acceptance of personal responsibility for committing abusive behaviors (RPRS).  Although the entire program was unable to be implemented (due to institutional restrictions), the results were statistically significant after 23 weeks and the participants highly recommended the program for anyone in a relationship and paroling back into society.  Since many of the participants were serving life sentences, a recidivism study was not conducted.  The research was published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (Oct 2010).
Since the curriculum design for the prison program was so well-received, Ms. Yorke collaborated with a local community-based organization (CBO) who obtained private funding to provide a faith-based, certified batterer intervention program for court-ordered men.  Forty-seven men were enrolled in the pilot project, which included three volunteers.  After 90 days, 90% of the men were still in the program, and after 52-weeks 68% (N=32) graduated. According to the Probation Department, these numbers represented a significant improvement from most other programs which typically had 30-40% retention at the 90-day mark.  The RPRS measurement was given three times and the results were also statistically significant. Recidivism for new domestic violence arrests was evaluated and at 18-months post graduation there were zero arrests for the graduates (N=32), whereas there were three arrests (N=15) for the non-graduates.  At three years, post-graduation, there were three arrests for the graduates and one additional arrest for non-graduates.  The CBO continues to conduct the program and is still experiencing high retention and low recidivism.


Expert Witness and Training

Since 1999, Ms. Yorke has been providing expert witness testimony for both the prosecution and defense, as well as family law cases. She has testified in over 30 trials and is regularly consulted by attorneys, the Courts, and law enforcement, as well as victim advocates and other therapists.   She has also mentored and coached fellow professionals to become expert witness’  in their respective fields.

As a trainer and speaker, Nada has interacted with national and international audiences of therapists, forensic counselors and law enforcement personnel about the issues concerning domestic violence and the value of working with perpetrators to stop the intergenerational cycle of domestic violence.   She served as an appointee to the Behavioral Health Board of Kern County in 2014, in addition to serving on various State and local task forces and professional advisory boards and committees.

With over thirty years of forensic court experience, eighteen of which are specific to domestic violence, Nada has personally trained over 100 people to become batterer intervention facilitators and provides consultation throughout California to programs seeking certification of their batterer intervention programs.  She continues to provide basic and advanced training for facilitators and providers.

Currently, Yorke Consulting is an STC provider to provide training for California probation officers who are tasked with overseeing and assessing batterer intervention programs.


Based on the positive results from the prison and community-based program, Ms. Yorke’s curriculum “Another Way…Choosing to Change” was published in 2014 and the Participant’s Handbook was recently translated into Spanish.  The curriculum and program design uses evidence-based clinical interventions and address’ criminogenic factors and adverse childhood experiences (ACES).  Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change model are incorporated in the design and delivery of the material. Research indicates that CBT and DBT are effective for those participants exhibiting borderline and/or antisocial traits/characteristics so both the class design and homework assignments integrate these research-supported interventions.  Participants have evaluated the curriculum as helpful for changing their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors within their interpersonal relationships and reports from their partners and objective measurements have supported their self-assessments.

Yorke, N (2017) Otra Forma de… Elegir el Cambio, Manual del Participante Charleston, South Carolina. Create Space.

Yorke, N. J. (2015). Avoiding Collusion with Batterers through Recognition of Covert Behavior for Better Outcomes in Family Court. J. Am. Acad. Matrimonial Law., 28, 563.

Yorke, N (2014) Another Way…Choosing to Change-Participant’s Handbook. Charleston, South Carolina. Create Space.

Yorke, N.J. (2014) Another Way…Choosing to Change-Facilitator Guide. Charleston, South Carolina. Create Space.

Yorke, N.J., Friedman, B., Hurt, P. (2010) Implementing a Batterer’s Intervention Program in a Correctional Setting: A Tertiary Prevention Model.   Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 49(7), 456-478.

Dr. Amie Zarling (San Rafael, United States) Provider, Researcher

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Iowa State UniversityHuman Development and Family Studies Work 28 Upper Oak Drive 1358 Palmer Building 2222 Osborn Drive San Rafael Iowa 94903 United States Cell Phone: 4154723275
Professional Background


Assistant 2014-Present Iowa State University, Human Development and Family Studies

Postdoctoral 2012-13 The University of Iowa, Clinical Psychology

Ph.D. 2013 The University of Iowa, Clinical Psychology
Dissertation: The Clinical Utility of a Functional Model of Aggression

Clinical 2011-12 Duke University Medical Center
Internship Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Track

B.S. 2005 Iowa State University, Psychology


Zarling, A. & Taylor, A.B. (forthcoming, 2016). Third wave therapies and the treatment of violence and aggression. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression. John Wiley & Sons Publisher.

Zarling, A., Orengo-Aguayo, R., & Lawrence, E. (2015). Coercion in committed relationships and effective interventions. Dishion, T. & Snyder, J. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Coercive Dynamics in Close Relationships: Implications for Development, Psychopathology and Intervention Science.

Zarling, A., Lawrence, E., & Marchman, J. (2015). A randomized controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for aggressive behavior. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 199-212.

Brock, R., Barry, R., Lawrence, E., Rolffs, J., Cerretani, J., & Zarling, A. (2014). Online administration of questionnaires assessing psychological and physical aggression: Establishing psychometric equivalence. Psychology of Violence.

Zarling, A., Taber, S., Murray, A., Knutson, J.F., Lawrence, E., Valles, N., DeGarmo, D.S., & Bank, L. (2013). Internalizing and externalizing symptoms in young children exposed to intimate partner violence: Examining intervening processes. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 945-955.

Lawrence, E., Orengo, R., Langer, A., & Brock, R.L. (2012). Consequences of psychological and physical abuse for victims: Review and critique of the literature. Special Series: Partner Abuse State of Knowledge. Partner Abuse, 3, 406-428.

Langer, A., & Lawrence, E. (2010). Emotion regulation and experiential avoidance in intimate partner violence. F. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research, Volume 70. NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Langer, A., & Lawrence, E. (2010). Toward an integrated, empirically supported theory of intimate partner violence. K. Osterman (Ed.), Indirect and Direct Aggression (pp. 357-374). Peter Lang Printing House.

Lawrence, E., Yoon, J., Langer, A., & Ro, E. (2009). Is psychological aggression as detrimental as physical aggression? The independent effects of psychological aggression on depression and anxiety symptoms. Violence & Victims, 24, 20-35.

Langer, A., Lawrence, E., & Barry, R. (2008). Using a vulnerability-stress-adaptation framework to predict physical aggression trajectories in newlywed marriage. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 756–768.