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.
SEARCHABLE MASTER LIST
FIND PROVIDERS AND RESEARCHERS
Mr Javier Ariza (Montreal, Canada) Provider
I am a registered psychologist in Montreal (Canada). For the last seven (7) years I have been working at PRO-GAM with men who have been accused of committing conjugal violence. Most of these clients are refereed by the court. Usually therapy is part of their conditions. Some other men consult our services on a volunteer basis. As a clinician, I believe in the complexity of multiple factors that may interplay in human beings at the moment of using any type of violence. I also believe in the importance of offering a non judgemental space in order to facilitate a good therapeutic alliance with our clients.
Throughout my unfinished and continious observations and experience working with men who have used any type of violence in their relationships, I conclude that many of these men are in relationships where violence is often bidirectional. That many of these men have been carrying with themselves pain and fears since they were infants. Others seem to exhibit some personality disorder traits. But most importantly, most of them experience regrets and willingness to change.
I support and believe in the work that mental health practitioners can provide to these men and I value very much our work. This is not easy. I hope we keep the team work
Mr. Steven Bélanger (Montréal, Canada) Provider
27 years clinical experience with men in domestic violence context
Individual and group psychotherapy
Clinical supervision and training experience
Developed a integrated clinical approach based on the particularities of domestic violence issue, the specificities of male perpetrators and the context of consultation. Taking into account cognitive, emotional, attachment, relational traumas, neurodevelopmental issues and any aspect related to the the violent behavior. Try to find the right fit between the therapist, the intervention and the client.
Services or Research Projects
I participated to many research driven by the Social School of University of Montreal and Université Laval in Quebec City (with Dr Jocelyn Lindsay, Dr Gilles Rondeau, Dr Normand Brodeur, etc)
I published few articles available on our website.
Ethical and clinical issues involved in the domestic violence domain have always been my greater interest.
I will tell more later.
Tom Caplan (Montreal, Canada) Provider
Tom Caplan, M.S., M.A., M.S.W., P.S.W., I.C.A.D.C., A.A.M.F.T.
Adjunct Professor: McGill University School of Social Work
Director and Supervisor: McGill Domestic Violence Clinic
Director and Supervisor: Montreal Anger Management Centre
Director: Caplan Therapy Training Centre
Clinical Director: Caplan Therapy Centre
CERTIFICATIONS / SPECIALIZATIONS: Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor, Psychotherapy, Domestic Violence, Forensic, Substance Abuse, Violence
Faculty – Argyle Institute of Human Relations
Clinician – MFT for Cree Patient Services
Tom Caplan, MSW is a social worker in private practice who works with individuals, couples, families and groups. He is an Adjunct Professor at McGill University in the School of Social Work and director and supervisor of the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic. He is also a designated expert in Domestic Violence for the Quebec Court System. Tom does clinical work with forensic populations, is the Clinical Director of the Caplan Therapy Centre and is the founder and supervisor of the Montreal Anger Management Centre. Tom is on the faculty of the Argyle Institute of Human Relations. Tom works at home and away as a couple and family therapist for Cree Patient Services. Tom also presents workshops, gives trainings and lectures in universities, junior colleges and local community centers. He has participated in research projects in collaboration with McGill University, Concordia University, the Jewish General Hospital and the Douglas Hospital. Tom is on the editorial board of Social Work with Groups, is a certified marriage and family therapist and a certified marriage and family therapy supervisor (A.A.M.F.T.), an internationally certified alcohol and drug counsellor (I.C.A.D.C.), a licensed psychotherapist (OPQ Psychotherapeute) and a member of the Professional Order of Social Workers of Quebec (OPTSQ).
Services or Research Projects
Research: The Needs ABC Model for Coupes and Families in cooperation with the university of Alabama.
Director and Supervisor of the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic.
Marriage and Family Therapy – and Supervision
Adjunct Professor McGill University School of Social Work.
MS Lesley Ann Lambo (Baie d’Urfe, Canada) Researcher
I am an Australian, living and working in Montreal, Canada. I am a mature student and am currently a PhD candidate in Social and Cultural Analysis at Concordia University. My specialization is intimate partner violence. Currently my research focusses on women perpetrators of IPV and I am conducting interviews with women who attend a support group in Montreal. However, in the past I conducted research with male perpetrators, in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria and in Montreal, Canada.
Services or Research Projects
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