David Adams, Ed.D., is Co-founder as well as Co-Director of Emerge, the first counseling program in the nation for men who abuse women, established in 1977. David has led groups for men who batter and conducted outreach to victims of abuse for 36 years. He has led parenting education classes for fathers for 12 years. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on men who batter and has conducted trainings for social service and criminal justice professionals in 45 states and 16 nations. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and writes a featured blog on The Huffington Post. David is a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Sexual and Domestic Violence and Director of the National Domestic Violence Risk Assessment and Management Training Project. His book, “Why Do They Kill? Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners,” was published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2007.
Susan Cayouette, Ed.D., is Co-Director of Emerge. Susan has been a group leader and clinical supervisor at Emerge for 28 years and a mental health clinician for 15 years. She has lectured around the United States and in four countries on work with victims and abusers, and she has authored articles on women who work with batterers, lesbians who batter, and the connections between battering and substance abuse. Susan also currently leads an ongoing group at Emerge.
Ted German, Ph.D, is Director of Training at Emerge. Ted has 27 years of experience working on domestic violence issues. He began co-facilitating groups at Emerge in 1987 and was Counseling Coordinator and Co-Director of Emerge from 1991-1993. From 1994 until his return to Emerge in 2002, Ted was a group leader and supervisor for two other abuser programs. In addition to his training duties, Ted currently leads an ongoing group at Emerge.
Teresa Martinez coordinates Emerge’s Latino program. She co-leads an ongoing group, an intake group, and a parenting education group for men.
Mark Medina, M.Div. co-led the Gay Men’s group and worked for Emerge for over 8 years. Prior to working at Emerge, Mark worked in family counseling.
Erika Robinson, Ed.M. has been a domestic abuse specialist serving batterer intervention programs in Massachusetts for over 12 years. She currently co-leads three ongoing and one intake group at Emerge as well as co-leading the fatherhood group. Before coming to Emerge, Erika provided counseling and advocacy services for battered women through the Concord, MA police department.
Laurie Van Loon, LICSW is a clinical social worker in Framingham in private practice, with an emphasis on couples therapy, parenting, counseling for abuse survivors and cross-cultural work. Laurie also provides consultation and training on various topics, and is a trainer during our “Is It Abuse?” conference for therapists.
If you would like to speak to any of the above faculty, contact our office by phone at (617) 547-9879 or by e-mail.