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Demara B. Bennett

Associate Professor | School of Psychology

Director, Family Learning Program

Contact Information

Educational Background

Doctor of Psychology - Florida Tech, 1994

Master of Science. - Florida Tech, 1993

Bachelor of Science - Florida Tech, 1988

Professional Experience

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)

  • APA Council Representative - Division 56 (Trauma Psychology)  
  • Division 53 - Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)




Current Courses

Intro to Child Advocacy 

Critical Issues in Child Advocacy 


Supervised Clinical Experience

Doctoral Research Project

Supervised Research


Selected Publications

Davies, M.A., & Bennett, D.B. (2021). Parenting stress in non-offending caregivers of sexually abused children. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 1-16.

Bennett, D.B. (2020). Implications of child maltreatment for young children. In R. Geffner, V.       Veith, V. Vaughan-Eden, A. Rosenbaum, L.K. Hamberger, J. White, & B. Geffner (Ed.),             Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan. Cham, Switzerland: Springer             Nature Switzerland AG.

Baker, J.N., Conradt, T.W., & Bennett, D.B. (2016). Moving past McMartin: Science-Based             Practice Considerations for Interviewing Children about Sexua Abuse. [Review of the book       Forensic Interviews Regarding Child Sexual Abuse: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice by       W. O'Donohue and M. Fanetti (Eds.)] PsycCRITIQUES, 61(21).   


Licensure and Certifications

Florida Licensed Psychologist

Florida Qualified Supervisor

Victim Services Practitioner Designation, Office of the Attorney General

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