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.




Ann Silvers (Gig Harbor, United States) Provider

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Silverstream Unlimited, PLLC and Silvers Publishing, LLC Home 1013 140th St Ct NW Gig Harbor Washington 98332 United States Cell Phone: 206-660-9840 Website:
Professional Background

I am a private practice Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, United States.

My academic training in domestic violence and the broader topic of partner abuse is from my university education while studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Minor in Women’s Studies at the University of Washington, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling at Antioch University, Seattle, Washington. More recent study has been through reading such sources as the journal Partner Abuse: New Directions in Research, Intervention, and Policy, and the work of Amy Baker, Phillip Cook, Roy Sheppard, and Mary Cleary among others.

I have practical experience helping individual men and women and also couples deal with partner abuse in scenarios where a man is the source of partner abuse, a woman is the source of abuse, and also situations with mutual abuse.

I have written and published the book, Abuse OF Men BY Women: It Happens, It Hurts, And It’s Time to Get Real About It.

Services or Research Projects

I have written and published the book, Abuse OF Men BY Women: It Happens, It Hurts, And It’s Time to Get Real About It.