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.




  • The results are being filtered by the region: Louisiana

Fred Buttell , Pd.D. (New Orleans, United States) Researcher

Tulane UniversitySchool of Social Work School 6823 St. Charles Avenue Building #9 New Orleans Louisiana 70118 United States Work Phone: 504-862-3486
Professional Background

I have been evaluating community-based batterer intervention programs for 17 years, 12 years at Tulane and 5 years at the University of South Carolina. Prior to entering academics, I provided these same services I now research to men and women arrested for domestic violence offenses and referred to a BIP as part of a criminal sentence.

Services or Research Projects

I am currently interested in alternatives to the gender paradigm for explaining IPV in relationships. I have begun to explore the goodness of fit of a “psychosocial” model for explaining IPV in LGBT relationships as well as those where women initiate the IPV. I also have begun to explore the parenting pratcices of men and women court-mandated into BIPs.

Ms. Suzanne Berteau Hamilton (Gonzales, United States) Provider

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Turning Point Christian CounselingN/A Home 43043 Pelican Lakes Court Gonzales Louisiana 70737 United States Cell Phone: 2252539635 Website: Turning Point Christian Counseling
Professional Background

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Louisiana, United States, a Certified Domestic Violence Specialist-II, a Certified Anger Management Specialist-II, and a Certified Telemental Health Specialist. I have been trained in the Duluth Model, the Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Curriculum: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach, and the Strength At Home trauma-based program for active military, veterans, and couples. I have led court-ordered Domestic Violence and Anger Management groups for 4 years, and have been an LPC for 26 years.

Dr Allyson Bodin O’Connor (Vacherie, United States)

Home PO Box 1192 Vacherie Louisiana 70090 United States Home Phone: (914) 473-2165

Norma Whitaker (Shreveport, United States) Provider

You Are Not Alone Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, Inc. Work 820 jordan suite509 Shreveport Louisiana 71101 United States Cell Phone: (318) 6173314 Employment: April 16, 2016
Services or Research Projects

You Are Not Alone Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center (YANA)     was incorporated April 16, 2012, and received 501(c) (3) status of the same year.  The mission of You Are Not Alone (YANA) Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center is to provide a safe refuge for victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and their children.  We seek to assure that anyone affected by Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence needs are met and that they are treated with dignity and respect.

You are not Alone also seek to help batters become better spouses and family members.

The goals of You Are Not Alone Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, Inc.  are :

  1. To reduce the immediate impact of the crisis
  2. To understand the precipitating circumstances
  3. To help the person access healthy coping skills, support systems, and resources in the community.


Empower individuals of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victims to achieve their full potentials. This will be accomplished by education, and advocacy to help return a sense of personal self worth as they move forward to take back control of their lives.  You Are Not Alone also wish to help batters get a understanding of Domestic Violence  and develop a life without violence.