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
Alicia Spidel (Vancouver, Canada) Researcher
I have worked as a psychologist, counsellor, clinical supervisor, mental health coordinator and trainer in corrections and community-based counselling agencies, addictions services, and mental health, for over 15 years. In addition I have lectured at SFU, Douglas College, Kwantlen, UBC, UFV, and JIBC in the criminology and psychology departments. My clinical and research interests include trauma, PTSD, violence and substance use and their impact on mental health and treatment compliance. I have published over 40 journal articles and book chapter and have given over 100 presentations both nationally and internationally on these subjects.
Dr. Harry Stefanakis (Vancouver, Canada) Provider
Dr. Harry Stefanakis is the president of the Intelligent Compassion Society.
Dr. Harry Stefanakis, registered psychologist, is an experienced counsellor and educator who communicates effectively with both humour and clarity. Harry has over 20 years experience working with victims and offenders in the field of family violence and has completed a research project on how men stop using violence and abuse. He has designed several community and institutional programs and has provided training and supervision on domestic abuse and trauma intervention. Harry has presented at national and international conferences and training seminars. In addition, Dr. Stefanakis has worked as an advocate for larger social and policy changes through his work with the Ending Relationship Abuse Society of BC (past president) and the BC Community Coordination for Women’s Safety Committee. Dr. Stefanakis was a consultant to the Ministry of the Attorney General in their Family Violence core programs initiative and a visiting expert for the United Nations: Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders. He currently runs a clinical and consulting practice in Vancouver, B.C and is the founder of the new nonprofit Intelligent Compassion Society dedicated to promoting compassionate individuals, families and communities through the provision of education and interventions that focus on accountability, respect and an appreciation of the mutual interdependence between all peoples and all life.
Services or Research Projects
Compassion based intervention groups for those that have engaged in abusive behaviours. The groups focus on accountability and change through a strength-based perspective.
Mike Allen Willbur (Vancouver, United States) Provider
Retire from Army after twenty-three years in 1993. BS Psychology, MS Counseling. Specialize in counseling Veterans having transitional difficulties as well as PTSD symptoms. I have been working with DV perpetrators for eight years, completed the mandatory 60 hours of prep training as required by the State of Washington and ongoing continuing education. Currently, I conduct DV evaluations only and for the criminal court, family court, and CPS.
I authored “More Than Domestic Violence, The Insidious Story” first published by CreateSpace in 2012 and republished in June 2014 with Tate Publishing. The book can be purchased on Amazon, B&N, or on my website: http://www.willburcounseling.com.