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
Devon Gaster (Oakland, United States) Provider
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.
Ms. Ricka L. White-Soso (Oakland, United States) Provider
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.