ADVIP Member Directory Listed by Country

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 chapters can be found on this page.

On this page you will see the Master List of all members organized by world region and country.   Click on a 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.

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Karla Arroyo (West Jordan, United States) Provider, Researcher

Photo of Karla Arroyo
South Valley Sanctuary / University of Utah Home P.O. Box 1028 West Jordan Utah 84084 United States Cell Phone: 801-915-0359
Professional Background


  • Current enrollment in PhD Social Work degree, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Masters in Social Work, Aug 2006, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • A.S.S. in Business, May 2003, LDS Business College, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • B.S. in Economics, March 1999, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Accounting Assistant Certificate, December 1998, C.O.N.A.L.E.P. Mexico City, Mexico



South Valley Sanctuary                                                                                                          Salt Lake City, Utah

Executive Director                                                                                                     June 2008 – Present

  • Directed all aspects of non-profit organization with 30 employees, and over 100 volunteers.
  • Managed annual budget of $720,000.00 and led senior team of 4 to exceed organizational goals.
  • Accountable for strategic planning, federal and state grant writing, human resources, finance management, fundraising, leadership management and policy making (in joint effort with the Board of Trustees).
  • Served as public spokesperson for the agency; delivered presentations to various groups and manage media relations.
  • Provided clinical supervision to therapists, case managers and interns.


Key Contributions: *Developed and implemented the first Community Resource Center in partnership with the West Jordan City. *Developed and implemented clinical counseling and MSW, BSW internship model in partnership with the University of Utah.  *Developed and implemented the only Latino Coalition Against Domestic Violence in the State of Utah, working with over 30 community partners. *Reversed strained relationships between clerical/executive teams fostering positive working conditions that led to improved productivity.


University of Utah      (concurrent with South Valley)                                                                        Salt Lake City, Utah

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                                              Jan 2011 – Dec 2012

  • Created and managed a variety of learning educational activities for graduate social work students to achieve the learning objectives of the class.
  • Participated collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and the university.
  • Researched and implemented best practice methods on adult learning techniques within the classroom and assignments.



Blomquist-Hale Consulting EAP   (concurrent with South Valley)                                                                           Salt Lake City, Utah                                         

Bilingual Therapist                                                                                                                             Jun 2008 –Dec 2010

  • Provided individual, couples and family therapy using a short term focus therapy format to diverse populations.
  • Developed case conceptualization and treatment assessing short-term goals.
  • Provided training on best practices when working with the Latino community to all staff and management.


Rape Recovery Center                                                                                                                                                        Salt Lake City, Utah            

Bilingual Therapist                                                                                                                                                              May 2006 –May 2008

  • Provided individual therapy and case management to victims of crime.
  • Collaborated with advocacy and education coordinators to expand our services to the Spanish-speaking community.
  • Managed client’s database for grant billing purposes.

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana                                                                                  Mexico City, Mexico

Research Assistant                                                                                                                  Jul 1998 – Jan 1999

  • Assisted students in research projects mainly in the gathering of data.
  • Assisted students regarding questions about Environmental Economics class and Lab.
  • Facilitated the research and documentation of various projects within the department.

Community Participation


  • Board Chair of the Utah Domestic Violence Council.
  • Board Member of Dual Immersion Academy (DIA).
  • Elected official representative of Mexicans living in the State of Utah by the Federal Mexican Government. Term 2012-2015
  • Active collaboration with local and international media providing interviews and educational presentations.




  • Certified Sexual Assault 40 hour training.
  • Certified Domestic Violence 24 hour training.
  • World’s Shelter Conference.
  • Annual Utah Domestic Violence Coalition training (participant for the last 5 years).
  • CPC Evaluation Certification.
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence Confidentiality and programing training.
  • University of Berkley and IME “Migration and Health” training.



  • Awarded the “Latina Hero of the year 2009” by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shields.
  • Awarded the “The True Heroes” award by Casos y Cosas de Collins in July 2010.
  • Honored in the Utah Business Magazine as one of the 30 women to watch in May 2012.
  • Awarded by the Salt Lake Area Domestic Violence Coalition with the Empowerment Award in 2012.
  • Awarded the Humanitarian Award by the Inclusion Center in October 2012.


Services or Research Projects

Current research project: effectiveness of short-term therapeutic modalities used in domestic violence shelters.



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