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:

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 2.

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, 3rd Edition [pp. 51-55]. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications.

McGregor, K., Hall, J. Ott, M.A., Bennett, L.W., & Wilkerson, D. A. (2016). A social work perspective on paediatric and adolescent research vulnerability. Social Work & Social Sciences Review (England), 18 (2), 67-80.

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

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.

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.

Bennett, L.W. (2014). Comments on Stuart, et al.’s “Genetic Associations with Intimate Partner Violence in a Sample of Hazardous Drinking Men in Batterer Intervention Programs.” Violence Against Women, 20, 406-413. DOI: 10.1177/1077801214528584