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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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.