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: Texas

Dr. Julia Caroline Babcock (Houston, United States) Researcher

University of HoustonPsychology Work 126 Heyne Blddg Dept of Psychology 5022 University of Houston Houston Texas 77204-5022 United StatesWork Center for Couples Therapy 4010 Blue Bonnet #202 Houston Texas 77025 United States Cell Phone: 281-844-8364 Website: Private Practice
Professional Background

Ph.D. University of Washington

Drs. John M. Gottman and Neil S. Jacobson, mentors

Training in couples therapy, dyadic research, and conducting outcome studies.

25 years experience conducting research on intimate partner violence.

Services or Research Projects

Emotions in Marriage Lab: conducting psychophysiological and observational research on violent and non-violent couples.

Center for Couples Therapy: providing assessment and feedback for violent and non-violent couples

Creating Healthy Relationships Program: conducting a randomized clinical trial of Gottman’s multi-couple group with a court-mandated sample of situationally violent couples.

Aida Garza (Freeport, Brazoria) Provider

Amistad Recovery Services Home 200 W 2nd Street Suite 101 Freeport Texas 77541 Brazoria Home Phone: 979-248-4211

Mr. Gilbert Edward Guerrero (Carrollton, United States) Provider

SafeHaven of Tarrant CountyReformative Services Home 2239 Trinity Springs Dr. Carrollton Texas 75007 United States

Dr Peter Lehmann (Arlington, United States) Researcher

University of Texas at ArlingtonSocial Work Home 3211 Greenbrook Dr Arlington Texas 76016 United StatesHome 3211 Greenbrook Dr Arlington TX 76016 Cell Phone: 817 269 5715
Professional Background

I have a Ph D  in social work from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Canada. I currently teach at the School of Social Work, UTA, Arlington, TX.

I have BIP work experience but much of my present research involves outcome-based work on batterer programs. I am currently evaluating a solution-focused BIP group in Fort Worth Texas. This evaluation is supported by Court 5 and has been ongoing for 2 years. I am also using a control group to measure outcomes.

I have also been part of a research team that developed YODA-Youth Offender Diversion Alternatives, an assessment and treatment program for youth aged 15-21 who had assaulted their non intimate partner. The program was developed in 2012 and completed in late 2013. Our team used a solution-focused protocol with a trained therapist to evaluate and intervene. Two evaluations have been completed. The program is currently sustainable and is an ongoing part of offender work with youth in Fort Worth.

Crystal Lopez (Garland, United States) Provider

New Beginning CenterBipp Center bipp Work 925 state street Garland Texas 75040 United States Cell Phone: 4697353299

Carmen Malaver (Corinth, United States) Provider

First Step Denton County Outreach Program, LLC Home 1406 N. Corinth St Suite 401 Corinth Texas 76208 United States Work Phone: 940.497.5576
Professional Background
  • Court-approved, certified provider in Denton county
  • 7 years experience as a Domestic Violence Intervention Provider


Dr. Lisa Merchant (Clyde, United States) Provider, Researcher

Abilene Christian University Home Clyde Texas United States