- Evidence-based practice
- Court-ordered child custody evaluation
- Community-based services for victims of domestic violence
- Effectiveness of community-based partner abuse intervention programs
- The role of social class and substance abuse in domestic violence
- Principal Investigator, Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center
- Research Methods (PhD)
- Single System Design
- Statistics (PhD)
- Family Violence
- Mental Health Practice with Adults
1973-1977 Aeon Alternatives
1977-1979 Lake County Youth Service Bureau
1979-1985 McHenry County Mental Health Clinic
1985-1988 Barrington Youth Services
1988-present Independent practice of clinical social work
Selected Recent Publications
Bennett, L.W., Hsieh, C.M., & Stoops, C. (2010). Underclass men in batterer intervention programs: Disorders & disparities. Families In Society, 91(4), 394-400.
Bennett, L.W. & OBrien, P. (2010). The Effects of violence acuity and door to service, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 10, 139 - 157.
Black, B.M., Weisz, A.N., & Bennett, L.W. (2010). Social work education and students ideas about domestic violence, Affilia, 25, 173-184.
Stoops, C., Bennett, L.W., & Vincent, N. (2010). Development and predictive ability of a behavior-based typology of men who batter. Journal of Family Violence, 25, 325-335.
Bennett, L.W., & Bland P. (2008). Substance abuse and intimate partner violence. Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence/Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Published online at: http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/AR_SubstanceRevised.pdf
Bennett, L.W. (2008). Batterer treatment: Approaches and effectiveness. In J. Edleson & C. Renzetti (Eds). Encyclopaedia of Interpersonal Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Bennett, L.W. (2008). S ubstance abuse by men in batterer intervention programs: Current state and promising trends. Violence and Victims, 23, 236-248.
Bennett, L.W. & OBrien, P. (2007). Effects of coordinated services for drug-abusing women who are victims of intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women, 13, 395-411.
Bennett, L.W., Stoops, C., Call, C., Flett, H. (2007). Effects of program completion on re-arrest in a batterer intervention system. Research on Social Work Practice, 17, 42-54.
Affiliations, Associations, & Consultations
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Illinois
Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators
Academy of Certified Social Workers
Society of Social Work and Research
Council on Social Work Education
American Civil Liberties Union
Chicago Domestic Violence Advocacy Coordinating Council
Illinois Department of Human Services Domestic Violence Advisory Council
Editorial Board, Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Editorial Board, Violence Against Women
Ad Hoc Reviewer: Addiction Research and Theory; Basic and Applied Social Psychology; Criminology and Public Policy; Families In Society; Human Organization; International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology; Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services; Journal of Social Work Education; Law and Policy; Scandinavian Journal of Public Health; Trauma, Violence, & Abuse; Violence & Victims