Larry Bennett, Ph.D.


Area of responsibility: IU South Bend

DW 2231
1700 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, Indiana 46634
Office: (574) 520-4881

Curriculum Vitae


PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1990

Area of Interest:

My research is in intimate partner violence (IPV). Currently I am examining IPV perpetration and substance use disorder (SUD) in lesbian couples, typology of men who use IPV, effectiveness of interventions with men who use IPV, community-based hybrid approaches to IPV and SUD, and the perspectives of immigrant Latino men on IPV.  

Teaching Interest:

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

Practice Experience:

Community mental health, substance abuse prevention, Youth Service Bureaus, independent social work practice where I focused the last 20 years on child custody evaluations in contested divorces

Publications / Presentations:

Bennett, L.W., Hines, J.M., & Hsieh, C.M. (2019, January) Abuse in adult lesbian relationships: Effects of alcohol, family violence, and partner abuse. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco CA.

Armstrong, E., Glover-Reed, B., & Bennett, L.W. (2019). How and how much? Combined services for domestic violence and substance abuse.Violence Against Women. Published online January

Bennett, L. W. & Schewe, P. (2018). Intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetrators: What the research suggests.National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families Research Brief,available at

Gondolf, E.W., Bennett, L., & Mankowski, E. (2018). Lessons in program evaluation: The ACTV batterer program study and its claims.Violence Against Women.Published online. DOI: 10.1177/1077801217741994

Bennett, L.W. & Williams, O.J. (2017). Perpetrators of intimate partner violence.Encyclopedia of Social Work.Published online by Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.996

Bennett, L.W. (2017). Current controversies: Substance use and intimate partner violence. In C.M. Renzetti, J.L. Edleson, & R.K. Bergen (Eds.)Sourcebook on Violence Against Women,3rdEdition [pp. 51-55]. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications.

Bennett, L.W., Prabhughate, P., & Gallagher, J.R. (2016). Accounting for intimate partner violence in substance abuse recovery: Staff and agency readiness for screening and referral.Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 34,126–142.DOI: 10.1080/07347324.2016.1148478

Riger, S., Bennett, L.W., Sigurvinsdottir, R. (2014). Barriers to addressing substance abuse in domestic violence court. American Journal of Community Psychology. 53,208-217. DOI: 10.1007/s10464-014-9636-4.

Tolman, R. & Bennett, L. (2014). Group work with men who batter. In C. W. LeCroy (Ed). Case Studies in Social Work Practice (3rd Edition, pp. 291-300). Belmont CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co.