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Larry Bennett

  • Ph.D., MSW
  • Professor
  • IU South Bend



    (574) 520-4881


    1700 Mishawaka Ave.
    1700 Mishawaka Ave.


PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1990



Emphasis/Major: Social Work
1990 - University of Illinois Chicago

Dissertation: Predictors of woman abuse by male substance abusers


Emphasis/Major: Practice
1983 - University of Illinois Chicago

Dissertation: Crisis intervention and staff job satisfaction in community mental health centers


Emphasis/Major: Human Relations
1976 - Governors State University


Emphasis/Major: Physics & Mathematics
1969 - Southern Illinois University

Research Interests

My research focuses on intimate partner violence (IPV): co-occurring IPV and substance use disorder (SUD), effectiveness of interventions with men who use IPV, and community-based hybrid approaches to IPV and SUD.  

Teaching Interests

Mental health practice with adults, family violence, practice evaluation, single case evaluation, research methods, and statistics

Practice Experience

Community mental health, substance abuse prevention, Youth Service Bureaus, and independent social work practice focused on child custody evaluations in contested divorces

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow
    2017 - Society of Social Work and Research