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 - Sexual Abuse Treatment Program and Dependency Evaluation Team
Dr. Mari B. Bennett, Licensed Psychologist
Staff Psychologist: Dr. Aaron Privett, Licensed Psychologist
Student Clinician: Brianna Brandon, M.A.
Student Clinician: Renee VanSlyke, B.S.
Student Intern: Caleigh Covell
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:
FLP Graduate Volunteers:
Data Records Specialist: Michael LeDuc, M.A.Ed.
FLP Undergraduate Interns and Volunteers:
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.
Our current SATP administrative team consists of: