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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Katrina A Berkman (Pompano Beach, United States) Provider

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Bright Inspirations LLC Work Pompano Beach Florida 33062 United States Cell Phone: 5615799060 Website: Bright Inspirations
Professional Background

Offering domestic violence , Parenting and Anger Management counseling in English and Spanish, from the privacy of your home via zoom or anywhere at your convenience.

Douglas Douglas Bonar (Pinellas Park, United States) Provider

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A Center for Wellness Work 8800 49 Street North, Ste. 312 Pinellas Park Florida 33782 United States Cell Phone: 7274824319
Professional Background

• Two graduate degrees (M.Ed. & Ed.S.) from the Counselor Education Department at the University of Florida in 1983.
• LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) since 1986.
• Eight (8) years employed by the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) at the North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (1978 – 1986) treating clients adjudicated Incompetent to Stand Trial by Reason of Insanity. Final position: Human Services Counselor III, Certified Forensic.
• Twenty-three (23) years employed by the Pinellas County Child Protection Team (1986 – 2010). Final position: Senior Child Protection Specialist.
• Certified by the State (DCF) in 2001 to facilitate Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP) groups
• Ten (10) years working part time for A Wellness Center conducting BIP groups (2001 – 2010)
• Retired from CPT and opened A Center for Wellness in April 2010
• Member of the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force since 2000
• Member of the Human Services Program Advisory Committee of St. Petersburg College since 1996

• Four years in the Marine Corps, 1968 to 1972. One year in Vietnam. Honorable Discharge with the rank of Sergeant (E5).
• Local facilitator of the Suncoast Community Institute of Noetic Sciences (SCIONS) since 2010. Served on the national IONS Leadership Council 2017.
• Two adult sons and one grandchild

Ms. Valerie A Fisher (Bradenton, USA) Provider

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Fisher Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. Work 3563 Cortez Rd. W. Suite 110c Bradenton Fl 34210 USAWork 2700 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 8 Sarasota Florida 34239 United States Work Phone: 941-758-2529 Work Fax: 941-755-3564 Cell Phone: 941-518-4743
Professional Background


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida (Licensed in 1999)

National Certified Counselor (Certified in 2000)

Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (2015 – meeting criteria established by NBCC)

Florida Supreme Court Certified Dependency Mediator (Certified in 2006)

Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator (Certified in 2010)

Batterers’ Intervention Program Director (State of Florida Certified in 2006)

Batterers’ Intervention Assessor (State of Florida Certified in 1997)

Batterers’ Intervention Facilitator (State of Florida Approved in 1997)

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court approved Social Investigator (Approved in 2009)

Collaborative Divorce Facilitator (meeting IACP standards in 2014)

Professional History:


Providing psychotherapy and other services to individuals, partners, and families.

Batterers’ Intervention Program provider. Providing assessment and psycho-educational group treatment to court ordered and voluntary clients for Domestic Violence and/or Anger Management as appropriate. Separate groups for men and women in Sarasota and Bradenton locations.

Drug and alcohol abuse assessment and treatment. Providing services to clients (court ordered and voluntary) through individual or group counseling.

Contract provider for Safe Children Coalition.  Providing psychotherapy and psychoeducational services to clients (parents and families) including bio-psychosocial assessment and counseling in group, family, couples’ or individual settings.

12th Judicial Circuit. Social Investigator – complete evaluations and make recommendations and/or Parenting Plan recommendations in Social Investigations for Family Court litigants.

Collaborative Divorce Facilitator – provide neutral facilitation and coordination of Collaborative Divorce Team meetings; help parties identify goals, address emotional challenges, keep the collaborative process moving toward a mutually satisfactory resolution.

2014 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Health Educator. Facilitate community presentations as part of the BCBS Medicare Wellness Program in Sarasota and Ft. Myers.

2006 to 2013 – Contract provider for Manatee Glens Corporation.  Complete/provide Comprehensive Assessments for children (in Manatee, Sarasota or DeSoto County) removed from parents or guardians and placed in the dependency/foster care system due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

2006 to 2013 – Contract provider of Juvenile Dependency Mediation services for the 12th Judicial Circuit, including Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.

1997 to 2006 – Manatee County Citizens Review, Inc. Program Coordinator. Responsible for the development and implementation of program policies and procedures and overall functioning of the Citizens Review Program; supervised the scheduling of case review hearings referred by Manatee County Juvenile Court; ensured that all children in out-of-home care under the supervision of DCF received reviews that were timely and comprehensive. Recruited, screened, trained and scheduled 35 – 38 (on average) volunteers. Trained and supervised paid staff. Developed Budgets. Developed Outcome Measures. Wrote grants that secured continuous funding; ensured reporting requirements were met. Provided community and media presentations.

1995 to 2006 – Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (Part time). Assessor and Facilitator. Conducted assessments of individuals and facilitated batterers’ intervention and anger management groups for both male and female populations.

1985 to 1997 – Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Director, Victim Advocate Program. Developed, implemented and managed the Victim Advocate Program. Supervised staff and volunteers. Provided on-scene crisis intervention to child and adult crime victims and witnesses; provided ongoing counseling regarding the criminal justice system and victim recovery; provided training to staff advocates, volunteers and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement officers; wrote grants; ensured adherence to reporting requirements for continued funding; provided community outreach and media presentations.

1988 to 1996 – Manatee Area Vocational and Technical Training Center and Sarasota County Technical Institute Police Academies. Instructor (Part time). Taught in the Law Enforcement and Corrections Academies. Subjects included: Domestic Violence; Human Diversity; Interpersonal Communication; Victim Assistance; Suicide Intervention; Crisis Intervention and Death Notification.


June 27, 2015 – 23rd Annual Conference Florida Family Child care Home Assoc., Inc., Clearwater, Fl. Workshop: Domestic Violence and It’s Impact on Children

June 5, 2014 – Ft. Myers Florida Blue Center, Estero, Florida. Community Wellness presentation. Problems, Treatment and Support for Older Adults Facing Depression

October 17, 2013 – The Citizen Dispute Settlement Program – Twelfth Circuit of Florida. Domestic Violence Education and Mandatory Reporting: What you Need to Know

April 19, 2012 – The Citizen Dispute Settlement Program – Twelfth Circuit of Florida. Domestic Violence and Mediation

November 12, 2011 – Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Domestic Violence: Characteristics of Victims and Offenders

October 21, 2011 – The 12th Judicial Circuit Family Court Professional Collaborative F.C.P.C. 6th Annual Conference. Domestic Violence: The Honeymooners

April 23, 2010 – The 12th Judicial Circuit Family Court Professional Collaborative F.C.P.C. 5th Annual Conference.   Managing Mayhem: Addressing Domestic Violence by Women

Current Professional Affiliations:

American Mental Health Counselor’s Association (member)

Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (member)

Family Court Professional Collaborative (past Vice President)

Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association (member)

Next Generation Divorce Sarasota (Vice President)

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (member)

Previous Professional Affiliations:

Manatee Victim Rights Council (founding member, past president)

Manatee County Domestic Violence Council and Task Force (founding member, past chair)

Florida Network of Victim Witness Services (past board member and secretary)

Family Law Advisory Group – 12th Judicial Circuit (member); (past co-chair Court Services Subcommittee)

Current Community Affiliations:

League of Women Voters of Manatee County, Treasurer (Past President, Past Secretary)

PRISM Youth Initiative (President, past Secretary)

Manatee Pride (Chair)

Services or Research Projects




Ann Rufiange (Longwood, United States) Provider

Families Against Abuse Batterer’s Intervention ProgramCEO Work 860 E S Road 434 Suite A Longwood Florida 32750 United States Work Phone: 407-260-6343 Cell Phone: 407-212-5098
Professional Background

Anne Rufiange, LMFT #515


Florida Certified Family and County Mediator

CEO Families In Recovery of Central Fl

CEO Families Against Abuse

Past appointed member of Fl Domestic Violence State Task Force until it was shut down

Can provide resume if needed

Abraham Salinas (Tampa, United States) Provider

Home 3500 E. Fletcher Avenue Suite 523 Tampa Florida United States Home Phone: (813) 679-1933

Ms Tina Saunders (Pompano Beach, United States) Provider

Tina Saunders, LMHC Work 600 S.W. 3rd Street, Suite 51000, Box 6121C Pompano Beach Florida 33060-6932 United States Work Phone: 954-347-0651 Website:
Professional Background

I have been in this field more than 20 years, both in inpatient and outpatient settings. My therapeutic orientation tends to focus a lot on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy (or Insight-Oriented Therapy), Integrative and Eclectic Therapy, as well as Faith-Based Therapy (when appropriate). Having raised five children as a single parent while working full time, as well as completing my education in my later years, I feel that I am able to help those that are inundated with emotional turmoil.

My Philosophy

I believe that every human being is unique and the human entity is made up of four different components: physical, mental, spiritual and emotional. They all are significantly and intimately connected. There are provisions made for every individual to reach and maintain their optimal level in each of these areas. Medical professionals bring their skill and knowledge to help heal one’s physical ailments; teachers bring their expertise to increase one’s intellect; spiritual leaders (i.e. pastors, priests, etc.) bring their knowledge about spirituality; whereas, professional counselors help bring insight to one’s emotional pain and behaviors which are hurting them. Healing is a multidimensional process facilitated by integrating the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional components of a person’s being. Each component affects one another in some way. 

Dr. Carla Smith Stover (Tampa, United States) Provider, Researcher

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University of South FloridaMental Health Law and Policy Work 13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa Florida 33612 United States Work Phone: 813974-6019 Website: Faculty Profile
Professional Background

Dr. Carla Smith Stover is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor with faculty appointments at the University of South Florida Department of Mental Health Law and Policy and the Yale University Child Study Center. She has extensive clinical experience with families impacted by trauma and domestic violence including police-mental health collaboration, early intervention, and longer term evidence based treatments including Trauma Focused-CBT and Child Parent Psychotherapy.  Dr. Stover has been the principal investigator on multiple studies examining the efficacy of outreach and intervention efforts for families impacted by domestic violence and other traumas.  She currently has multiple projects to evaluate an intervention for fathers with co-occurring substance abuse and intimate partner violence histories that specifically targets their roles as fathers.  She has developed the program Fathers for Change and is conducting outpatient and residential treatment studies on the effectiveness of the intervention for fathers of young children.

Stover, C. S., McMahon, T., & Easton, C. (2011) The Impact of Fatherhood on Treatment Response for Men with Comorbid Alcohol Dependence and Intimate Partner Violence. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 37(1), 74-78.

Stover, C. S., Hall, C., McMahon, T., Easton, C. (2012).  Fathers Entering Substance Abuse Treatment:  An Examination of Substance Abuse, Trauma Symptoms and Parenting Behaviors. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.


Stover, C. S., Urdahl, A., & Easton, C. (2012).  Depression as a Mediator of the Association Between Substance Abuse and Negative Parenting of Fathers.  American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 38, 344-349.

Stover, C. S., & Spink, A. (2012).  Affective Awareness in Parenting of Fathers with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence.  Journal on Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 5, 74-85.

Stover, C. S. (2012).  Police-Advocacy Partnerships in Response to Domestic Violence.  Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations, 12:2, 183-198.

Stover, C. S. (2013).  Fathers for Change:  A New Approach to Working with Fathers Who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence.  Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law.

Stover, C. S., Easton, C., McMahon, T.  (2013). Parenting of fathers with co-occurring intimate partner violence and substance abuse.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

 Stover, C. S. & Morgos, D. (2013).  Fatherhood and Intimate Partner Violence:  Bringing the Parenting Role into Intervention Strategies.  Professional Psychology Research and Practice.

 Stover, C. S. & Kahn, M. (2013).  Family of origin influences on the parenting

of men with co-occurring substance abuse and intimate partner violence.  Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 6, 84-94.

Stover, C. S. & McMahon, T. (2014).  Opioid Dependence and Intimate Partner Violence: Associations with the Current Parenting Behavior of Fathers.  Advances in Dual Diagnosis, 7, 1-12


Stover, C. S. & Kiselica, A. (2014).  Hostility and Substance Use in Relation to Intimate Partner Violence and Parenting Among Fathers.  Aggressive Behavior.

Stover, C. S. & Kiselica, A. (2014).  An initial examination of the association of reflective functioning to parenting of fathers.  Infant Mental Health Journal.

Stover, C. S. (2015).  Fathers for Change for intimate partner violence and substance abuse:  Initial community pilot.  Family Process.


Stover, C. S. & Coates, E. (2016).  The relationship of reflective functioning to parent child interactions in a sample of fathers with co-occurring intimate partner violence and substance abuse. Journal of Family Violence.


Stover, C. S. & Lent, K. (2014).  Training and certification for domestic violence service providers:  The need for a national standard curriculum and training approach.  Psychology of Violence.

Stover, C. S. (2015).  Throw away dads?  Promoting parental attunement of fathers in families where there has been intimate partner violence and substance abuse. Zero to Three

 Stover, C. S. (in press).  Interventions for perpetration of intimate partner violence.  In Sturmay, P. (Ed), Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression Volume 2. John Wily and Sons

Cary Usher (Tampa, United States) Provider

INTERVENTIONS ENTERPRISE, INC. Work 1016 W. Hillsborough Ave Tampa Florida 33603 United States Work Phone: 813-933-8865 Cell Phone: 813-690-1253

Robert Williams (Orlando, United States) Provider

North American Learning Institute Work 821 Herndon Ave #140601 Orlando Florida 32803 United States Work Phone: 4079066254 Website: Course For Violence Website: Course For Anger