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.
SEARCHABLE MASTER LIST
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Mrs Andrea J. Lee (Denman Island, Canada) Provider
I am currently without academic affiliation, possessing a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Canada, and am exploring the possibility of applying to do graduate work in social work or psychology.
Since 1997, I have been an entrepreneur. For the last 14 years, I have trained and coached entrepreneurial women and men to create expertise-based businesses. Both group programs and private work include leadership development, emotional resilience, and conflict management. For some women clients, I also provide coaching for anger management, abusive behaviour towards staff, and emotional abuse in their personal relationships.
From 2011 to present, I have been involved in the creation and start up of a 501(c)3 called the Indrani’s Light Foundation (ILF) whose mission is to eradicate ‘gender-based violence’ (GBV.) The activities of the foundation are two-pronged.
(1) Internationally, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and Population Services International, the NGO in Washington, DC, funding GBV work in keeping with the U.N.’s Millennial Development Goals.
On the ground in India and Trinidad and Tobago, ILF provides evidence-based, behaviour-change trainings called ‘Live a Brighter Life’ which teach boundaries, shame resilience, and self-care to community workers, NGO-staff, abused women, and schoolchildren.
(2) In the US, ILF provides ‘Caring for the Caregivers’ training to Women’s Shelter caregivers in Houston, Texas and in 2017, Portland, Oregon.
Training in both of the above areas takes place over half a day to, ideally, a 2-day time span for participants in person, however, an online version of the Live a Brighter Life course has also brought measurable results. To support scaling these efforts, ILF has also started to train trainers.
As of 2014, with new trainers in place, I have been studying research methods and conducting qualitative interviews of female perpetrators and male survivors, with the goal of gaining a more balanced picture of the field, and to determine possible future contributions.
For entrepreneurs, I published ‘We Need to Talk: Your Guide to Challenging Business Conversations’ in 2014. In 2003, I published ‘Multiple Streams of Coaching Income.’ In between the two, there have been other titles, all unrelated to domestic violence.
Some books of note for various reasons:
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk
The Emotionally Abusive Relationship by Beverly Engel
The STOP Program by David Wexler
An Adult Child’s Guide to What’s Normal by John Friel
The Power of a Positive No by William Ury
Getting our Bodies Back by Christine Caldwell
The Potent Self by Moshe Feldenkrais
My Darkest Hour by Harold Turley II
The Emotional Terrorist and Violence Prone by Erin Pizzey
I Thought it was Just Me by Brene Brown
Alicia Alicia Spidel (Vancouver, Canada) Researcher
I have worked as a psychologist, counsellor, clinical supervisor, mental health coordinator and trainer in corrections and community-based counselling agencies, addictions services, and mental health, for over 15 years. In addition I have lectured at SFU, Douglas College, Kwantlen, UBC, UFV, and JIBC in the criminology and psychology departments. My clinical and research interests include trauma, PTSD, violence and substance use and their impact on mental health and treatment compliance. I have published over 40 journal articles and book chapter and have given over 100 presentations both nationally and internationally on these subjects.
Dr. Harry Stefanakis (Vancouver, Canada) Provider
Dr. Harry Stefanakis is the president of the Intelligent Compassion Society.
Dr. Harry Stefanakis, registered psychologist, is an experienced counsellor and educator who communicates effectively with both humour and clarity. Harry has over 20 years experience working with victims and offenders in the field of family violence and has completed a research project on how men stop using violence and abuse. He has designed several community and institutional programs and has provided training and supervision on domestic abuse and trauma intervention. Harry has presented at national and international conferences and training seminars. In addition, Dr. Stefanakis has worked as an advocate for larger social and policy changes through his work with the Ending Relationship Abuse Society of BC (past president) and the BC Community Coordination for Women’s Safety Committee. Dr. Stefanakis was a consultant to the Ministry of the Attorney General in their Family Violence core programs initiative and a visiting expert for the United Nations: Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders. He currently runs a clinical and consulting practice in Vancouver, B.C and is the founder of the new nonprofit Intelligent Compassion Society dedicated to promoting compassionate individuals, families and communities through the provision of education and interventions that focus on accountability, respect and an appreciation of the mutual interdependence between all peoples and all life.
Services or Research Projects
Compassion based intervention groups for those that have engaged in abusive behaviours. The groups focus on accountability and change through a strength-based perspective.