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.




Mr Javier Ariza (Montreal, Canada) Provider

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PRO-GAAM Work 1453 Rue Beaubien #205 Montreal Quebec H2G3C6 Canada Home Phone: 514 442 2192
Professional Background

I am a registered psychologist in Montreal (Canada). For the last seven (7) years I have been working at PRO-GAM with men who have been accused of committing conjugal violence. Most of these clients are refereed by the court. Usually therapy is part of their conditions. Some other men consult our services on a volunteer basis. As a clinician, I believe in the complexity of multiple factors that may interplay in human beings at the moment of using any type of violence. I also believe in the importance of offering a non judgemental space in order to facilitate a good therapeutic alliance with our clients.

Throughout my unfinished and continious observations and experience working with men who have used any type of violence in their relationships, I conclude that many of these men are in relationships where violence is often bidirectional. That many of these men have been carrying with themselves pain and fears since they were infants. Others seem to exhibit some personality disorder traits. But most importantly, most of them experience regrets and willingness to change.

I support and believe in the work that mental health practitioners can provide to these men and I value very much our work. This is not easy. I hope we keep the team work