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.




Dennis L. Henson (Las Vegas, United States) Provider

Private Practice/Contractor at SafeNest in Las Vegas, NV. Work 2915 W. Charleston, Suite 12, Las Vegas, NV 89102 Las Vegas Nevada 89102 United States
Professional Background

I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1984.  Prior to licensure, I had begun working for the State of Nevada, Department of Mental Health and Hygiene.  I retired from the State in 2005, after 28 years of providing clinical and administrative services in the outpatient, residential and inpatient arenas.   In 1984, I was recruited as a contract therapist at SafeNest, a private, non-profit organization whose emphasis is to serve victims of domestic violence.  In the latter half of 1984, a batterers treatment component was added to the program.  In my capacity as a contract therapist, I provide risk assessments, assessments for appropriateness of services, victim services and co-facilitate male batterer groups.

I provide training to advocates and new staff members regarding batterers on a quarterly basis.  Previously, I provided training to Judge Pro Temps, Clark County School District employees and the Southern Nevada Housing Authority staff members.

The State of Nevada requires batter treatment providers receive a minimum of 15 CEU’s per calendar year, from an approved list of presenters noted on the State Attorney General’s website.

The works of Donald Dutton, Lundy Bancroft have greatly influenced me over the years.  I particularly appreciate John Hamel’s efforts to inform therapists and the general public of the latest research regarding domestic violence.