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: Virginia

Sam J Bachman (Fairfax, United States) Provider

Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence ServicesOffender Services/ADAPT: Anger & Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment Work 12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 339 Fairfax Virginia 22035 United StatesHome 3540 Valeview Drive Oakton VA 22124 USA Work Phone: 703-324-9497 Website: ADAPT Program Client and Professional Information Website: Fairfax County Main Page for ADAPT Program
Professional Background
  • Have 23 years of experience working with domestic violence offenders.
  • MSW Virginia Commonwealth University, 1996; LCSW 2012.
Services or Research Projects
  • Supervise the largest program in the largest jurisdiciton in the Washington DC metropolitan area (DC-Maryland-Virginia) and Northern Virginia. Jurisdiction covers population of 1.3 million citizents. ADAPT Program is part of a combined program with DV and sexual assault [SA] prevention/community education services, and counseling services for survivor/victims of domestic and sexual assault. Program exists in a county government agency, Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Assault Services.
  • ADAPT program has been in existance for 31 years; started in 1983.
  • Supervise 3.5 staff, 1-4 interns and about 40 volunteers who provide treatment in English and Spanish.
  • ADAPT Program met VA state BIP state standards in 2001 when standards went live.
  • Program utilizes core technology from the Core Value/Compassion Model developed by Steven Stosny, Ph.D. See Program promotes self-responsibility and teaches emotional self-regulation skills.
  • Program is 18 weeks in length; extensive homework; skills based approach; program co-facilitated by volunteers and staff.
  • Program participants are adult men and women who have been abusive with intimate partner or family member (sibling, child or adult child/parent/sibling). Clients are about 70% male; 30% female; approximately 85% court referred typically via defered adjudication (first time offenders charged with assault on household/family member with two years to complete tx to get charges dismissed).  Treatment groups are co-ed.

David R Boehm (Marion, USA) Provider

Blue Ridge Counseling Services Work 123 South Poston Street Marion Va 24354 USAHome 41 East Main Street Pulaski Virginia USA
Professional Background

David Boehm has provided domestic violence intervention for over 20 years for several counties in Southwest Virginia. He received his MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1981 and has been licensed since 1985 as a LCSW. He has a past president of the Virginia chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and a past member of the Board of social work with the Virginia health regulatory board.

He recently retired with 40 years experience with the Commonwealth of Virginia. His last 30 years was working with the Virginia Department of Corrections where he was an assistant Warden and a Warden.

Wendy W. Coates (Leesburg, United States) Provider

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Work 199 Liberty Street, SW Leesburg Virginia 20175 United States Work Phone: 703-776-9019 Website: Atlantic Counseling Group
Professional Background

Wendy W. Coates, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and Virginia. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, and the University of San Francisco. In 1994, Wendy began her career in Northern California providing individual, family, and group therapy for high-risk families in the juvenile justice system. This setting was the foundation for her focus on treating domestic abuse, anger management, and trauma recovery. While living in California, she also worked as a psychiatric social worker. This acute inpatient psychiatric hospital provided extensive diagnostic, treatment, and crisis intervention experience. In addition, she worked as a therapist contracted with the child protective services family reunification program. At this location, she provided individual and family therapy as well as court ordered mental health evaluations. Following her relocation to Northern Virginia in 2005, Wendy completed postgraduate coursework in marriage and family therapy at Virginia Tech. While living in Northern Virginia, she has been directing and facilitating batterer intervention, domestic violence, and anger management treatment programs. She is a member of the Virginia Batterer Intervention Program Certification Board. She is the author of Emotionally Intelligent Batterer Intervention, Mindful Workbook for Women, and Emotionally Intelligent Anger Management.

Dr Kathy L Dial (Norfolk, United States) Provider

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia Inc Home 1301 Colonial Ave Norfolk Virginia 23517 United States
Professional Background

PhD Social Work

Certified Batterers Intervention Program

Mr. James Dwight Miller (Alexandria, United States) Provider

Fairfax County GovernmentDepartment of Family Services, OFW/Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Home 8350 Richmond Highway Suite 307 Alexandria Virginia 22309 United States Work Phone: 703-704-6235 Website:
Professional Background

BA Allegheny College 1986

MA Norfork State University 1991

Certification:  MAC (Master Addictions Counselor)

7 years experience working in BIP’s

12 years experience working as a substance abuse counselor/manager.

Services or Research Projects

Counselor in an 18 week Batterer Intervention Program.  Specifically the ADAPT program in Fairfax, VA.

Derek G Ryan (Falls Church, United States) Provider

Northern Virginia Family ServicesMHS Work 6400 Arlington BLVD Suite 100 Falls Church Virginia 22042 United States Work Phone: 571 748 2805 Cell Phone: 703 927 1128

Judith Weaver LPC (Harrisonburg, United States) Provider

Batterer Intervention Program Work 320 S. Main Street Harrisonburg Virginia 22801 United States Home Phone: 540 433 1291
Professional Background

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and have been running the BIP through the practice for 22 years. We offer services in 5 counties in VA.

Services or Research Projects

We do a demographic summary every year as well as a Final Evaluation/ Outcome summary. We have done two recidivism studies. We participated in a national DV study.