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.




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Spencer Swain (North Carolina, United States) Provider

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Genesis…A New Beginning Home North Carolina 28027 United States Cell Phone: 7042025057
Professional Background

Erskine Theological Seminary (M. Div./Concentration in Counseling

2004 – 2007

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC B.A. Bus. Administration

1988 – 1992

German Reformation / Foster Home Lecture & Tour in Germany





COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE, South and North Carolina


Lead Pastor, Grace Lower Stone Church (285 members)

2008 – 2014

Student Pastor, The Bridge (190 members)

2007 – 2008

Director of Students, Greenwood First ARP (160 members)

2004 – 2007




Owner, Paradise Franchises

2001 – 2003

Marketing Associate, Sysco Food Services of Atlanta

1997 – 2001

Director of Operations, Southern Amusements

1992 – 1997




Board of Camp Epworth, SC, Summer Camp for foster kids, Member

2001 – 2011

Rotary Club, Greenwood, SC, Member

2003 – 2007

Outreach Committees Chairperson

2004 – 2014

Local and Abroad Missions Chairperson

2005 – 2014



Commitment to protect the welfare of those experiencing crisis in the community as evidenced by 10 years of progressively responsible leadership roles. Initiated efforts to address these issues by entering the ministry, fundraising, leadership development and crisis management/prevention to over 1000 business owners, retirees, students, families and children. Coached and mentored future leaders, managed fundraising campaigns with 40-65% participation rates, experienced supervisor managing budgets of $5 million and 5-45 staff.

Services or Research Projects

Over the last 8 years, I have led groups and one on one counseling sessions, ranging from 5-20/1hr week group sessions to 5-20/weekly or biweekly one on one sessions (per case, per group need) impacting over 500 people in the following areas.

•Teenage and/or Adults: Substance Abuse (2004-present)
•Teenage and/or Adults Counseling: Suicide, Depression, Anger, Post Traumatic Stress, Guilt, Shame, Fear (2006-present)
•Domestic Violence: Marriages, Relationships, and Parenting (2006-present)
•Pre and Post Marital Counseling (2008-present)
•Divorce Counseling (2008-present)
•Grief and Crisis Counseling (2008-present)
•Fatherhood/Womenhood/Family Counseling
•Personally Mentored 4-8 High School, College or Young Adult men each year (2004-present)