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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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