Family Learning Program (FLP)

Family Learning Program (FLP)

Teams & Therapists

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.  

Sexual Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and Dependency Evaluation Team (DET)

Director: Family Learning Program - Sexual Abuse Treatment Program and Dependency Evaluation Team
Dr. Mari B. Bennett, Licensed Psychologist

FLP Dependency Evaluation Team

Staff Psychologist: Dr. Aaron Privett, Licensed Psychologist

Teams & Therapists

Student Clinician: Brianna Brandon, M.A.


Student Clinician: Renee VanSlyke, B.S.

Student Intern: Caleigh Covell

FLP Sexual Abuse Treatment Program

Back row pictured from left to right: Lizzy Savone, Tari Abbott, Sydney Boyd, Ellen Durham, Keara Washginton, Colette Beetz, Natasha Brown, Nicole Higgins, Dr. Mari Bennett, Damla Til Ogut

Middle row pictured from left to right: Jenna Manelli, Renee VanSlyke, Alexa Barnett, Jenny Heath, Lauren DiLullo, Caroline Witek, Gabriela Gonzalez, Bethany Wellman, Amanda Zammit, Callie Mullis

Front row pictured from left to right: Nicole Murray, Julia Meehan, Alyssa Figueiro, Emily Crochet, Kaci Kelley, Amanda Gallo

Associate Director: Nicole Murray, M.S.    
Associate Director:
Kaci Garcia, M.S.

Our current FLP SATP therapists include:

  • Non-Offending Caregiver (NOC) therapists: Eileen Croes, M.S.
  • Teen therapists: Brianna Brandon, M.A.
  • Pre-Teen therapists: Callie Mullis, B.S.
  • Sibling Therapists: Renee VanSlyke, B.S. and Jordan Weber, B.S.
  • Young Child therapists (6-9 years): Greta Hilbrands, B.S. and Jenna Manelli, B.A. 
  • Young Child therapists (3-5 years): Nicole Higgins, M.S., BCBA
  • Safety Planner: Melissa Fernandez, LMHC
  • Alyssa Borak, B.A.
  • Cayleigh Reeder, B.A., B.S.
  • Amy Cuccuro, B.S.

FLP Graduate Volunteers:

  • Katie Connor, B.A.

Data Records Specialist: Michael LeDuc, M.A.Ed.

FLP Undergraduate Interns and Volunteers:

  • Ashley McNeary (Undergraduate Intern - Summer 2018)
  • Caleigh Covell (Undergraduate Intern)
  • Marian Amundsen (Undergraduate Volunteer)
  • Delaney Bennett (Undergraduate Volunteer - Summer 2018)

Safety Planning

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.

FLP Administration

Our current SATP administrative team consists of:

  • Director and Clinical Supervisor: Dr. Mari Bennett, Licensed Psychologist
  • Associate Directors: Nicole Murray, M.S. and Kaci Garcia, M.S.
  • Training Coordinator: Renee VanSlyke, B.S.
  • Quality Assurance Coordinator: Jordan Weber, B.S.
  • ARL Database Coordinator and Research Team Lead: Brianna Brandon, M.A.
  • Team Leader: Callie Mullis, B.S.
  • Outreach, Community Relations and Donations: Nicole Higgins, M.S., BCBA
  • Termination Checkers: Cayleigh Reeder, B.A., B.S. and Alyssa Borak, B.A.
  • Secretary: Jenna Manelli, B.A.
  • Recruiter: Callie Mullis, B.S.
  • Fun Chairs: Marian Amundsen