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.
Click here for the Master List of all members, in alphabetical order, with additional search options.
MASTER LIST OF MEMBERS BY REGION AND COUNTRY
Sam J Bachman (Fairfax, United States) Provider
- 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 http://compassionpower.com 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.
Wendy W. Coates (Leesburg, United States) Provider
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.
Mr. James Dwight Miller (Alexandria, United States) Provider
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.
Darla Timberlake (Hampton, United States) Provider
The Center for Child and Family Services has been providing Batterer Intervention treatment for over 40 years. Our BIP program is certified by the Virginia Batterer Intervention Certification Board and all facilitators meet best practice training and educational standards. Our treatment is trauma focused and individualized for adult men and women. Our intensive bio psycho social assessment includes an in depth trauma assessment as well as the administration of The Domestic Violence Inventory (DVI.) The DVI rates lethality and risk levels in violence, control, coping skills, drug use, alcohol use and truthfulness and is invaluable information that helps with proper group placement and proper length of treatment. The DVI has been normed on over 75,000 perpetrators and is in the high 90% for validity and reliability. During group treatment, that can range from 36-56 hours of treatment, clients are offered the opportunity to attend individual sessions to address underlying issues and past trauma with advanced techniques such as Eye Movement Integration. The recidivism rates for group members who successfully complete our program is consistently significantly lower than the national average. Those that successfully complete our program are offered the opportunity to attend free couple’s and family counseling.
Judith Weaver , LPC (Harrisonburg, United States) Provider
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.