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.




Cynthia Diane Hunter-Spears (Lancaster, United States) Provider

Change Lanes Youth Support ServicesAdministration Home 43845 10th Street West Unit 1D Lancaster California 93534-4800 United States Work Phone: 661-948-2555 Website: Change Lanes Youth Support Services Website
Professional Background

I have worked in the social services field for the past twenty years. I began my career as a intake specialist for a drug rehabilitation program that provided behavioral health care services to substance abuse users and domestic violence batterers. I have worked inpatient and outpatient drug rehabilitation, juvenile court, domestic violence shelter, and non-profit agencies. I have a certification in addiction studies as a Masters Level Registered Addiction Specialist from Breining Institute, I hold a Certification as Domestic Violence Specialist for victims, AA degree in liberal studies from Los Angeles Trade Technical College, BA in Sociology and minor in Psychology from the California State University Bakersfield; current graduate student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology earning a MA in Forensic Psychology estimated completion date December 2015. I am founder and Chief Executive Officer of a social services non-profit organization (for the past ten years) that provides prevention/early intervention services to youth and adults.

Services or Research Projects

I currently provide group counseling in domestic violence (batterers) parent education, anger management, addiction education, utilizing evidenced based curriculum.