Our therapists have come from all over the U.S. and even from other countries to study in this unique training program. They often have had experience with the issues of child abuse and neglect even before coming to Florida Tech.
Providing therapy and evaluation for these families requires specialized training. Our therapists are all working toward a doctoral degree in the Clinical Psy.D. program at Florida Tech, and most have master's degrees. They have had special training in dealing with issues of sexual abuse and/or dependency evaluations. They are sensitive to the needs of each child victim and family members impacted by child abuse and neglect.
Director: Family Learning Program - Dependency Evaluation Team, Sexual Abuse Treatment Program and Integrated Child and Family Trauma Program
Dr. Mari B. Bennett, Licensed Psychologist
Staff Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor: Dr. Mari B. Bennett, Licensed Psychologist
Student Clinician: Nitalie Hicks
Student Clinician: Emily DePetro
Data Records Specialist: Michael LeDuc
Director and Clinical Superviser: Dr. Mari B. Bennett, Licensed Psychologist
Team Leader: Cayleigh Reeder
Training Coordinator: Courtney Kalmanson
Research Team Lead, QA and ARL Database Coordinator: Audryn Andreoli
Outreach, Community Relations and Donations: Erika Pobee-Mensah and Katie Glauner
Termination Checkers: Cayleigh Reeder
Secretary and Recruiter: Katie Connor
Fun Chairs: Morgan Davies and Marian Amundsen
Non-Offending Caregiver (NOC) therapists: Morgan Davies and Roslyn Burnett
Teen therapists: Courtney Kalmanson
Pre-Teen therapists: Katie Glauner
Sibling therapists: Erika Pobee-Mensah
Young Child therapists (6-9 years): Audryn Andreoli
Young Child therapists (3-5 years): Katie Connor and Ashleigh Schenck
Safety planning is such an important part of the Family Learning Program that we have one clinician dedicated entirely to ensuring each family has a thorough and updated safety plan to implement in their home. Safety plans include ways of behaving at home which can help to prevent revictimization.