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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Dr Robert p Cooper (Pleasanton, United States) Provider

Pvt. Practice Work 4625 First St., Ste. 140 Pleasanton California 94566 United States Work Phone: 925 830-3911
Professional Background

Certified by the Alameda County Probation Dept. in South Alameda County, I deliver services to adult, English-speaking Men in the form of two groups, meeting Tuesday as well as Wednesday evenings.

My doctoral dissertation looked at the Prediction of Violent Behavior which, at the time it was published, had few, if any, effective models which could discriminate between the violent and non-violent in any context. I sought in my research to shorten the period of prediction to a two week period as well as narrow the population reviewed: Newly-admitted inmates to a Federal Correctional Institution. Along with my Chair, Dr. Paul Werner, an article emerged from our work together entitled, “The Prediction of Violence in Newly-Admitted Inmates”, published in 1986 in Criminal Justice and Behavior. Interestingly, while unsuccessful in development of a robust model to guide officials in determining the “violence-prone” newly-incarcerated, the best overall predictor of inmate violence turned out to be the “average forecast of all clinicians” involved in the study.

Since receiving my doctorate I have been involved in Community Mental Health in South County, delivering a variety of services to the Tri-Valley Area inclusive of Drug & Alcohol services, Consultation to Middle and High Schools, and most likely launched one of the first Programs dedicated to serving Superior Courts in the diversion of male and female violent offenders. At the time, Anger Management was not yet a common term. I thought the Temper & Aggression Group sounded better at the time. Now, in 2014, it’s still called The TAG Program and, of course, still running strong serving both male domestic violence offenders (TAG-DV) as well as diverted, violent male offenders (TAG-AM).




Services or Research Projects

My private practice is located in Pleasanton. I practice primarily from a CBT platform, having received earlier training in a new psychoanalytic approach at the time called Control-Mastery Theory, aspects of which fit nicely into CBT, a more practical and problem-focused approach eventually becoming popular with both the medical as well as insurance communities. Well-researched and evidence-based, I use this model in both private individual and couples therapy as well as in my groups with male offenders. I am currently not involved actively in research.