Psychosocial Treatment Clinic
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Benson works in the outpatient psychiatry service where she provides supervision through the Psychosocial Treatment Program, General Outpatient Team, and Behavioral Medicine Team. Dr. Benson specializes in outpatient treatment for a broad range of presentations including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and behavioral disorders. Her expertise includes cognitive behavioral treatment. Dr. Benson also has expertise in childhood trauma, with a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents who are refugees or seeking asylum in the US. Dr. Benson also serves as a staff psychologist for the Childrens Hospital Center for Refugee Trauma & Resilience.
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Clinical Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Psychology, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
Child Clinical Psychology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
American Psychological Association
International Society of Cross-Cultural Psychology
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
Division 53, Society of Clinical and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association
Massachusetts Psychological Association
APA Task Force on the Psychosocial Effects of War on Children and Families Who Are Refugees From Armed Conflict Residing in the United States
Ellis, B.H., Lincoln, A.K., Charney, M.E., Ford-Paz, R., Benson, M. A., & Strunin, L.
Mental health service utilization of Somali adolescents: Religion, community, and school as gateways to healing
Wadsworth, M.E., Reickmann-James, T., Benson, M.A., & Compas, B.E.
Coping and responses to stress in Navajo adolescents: Psychometric properties of the Responses to Stress Questionnaire
Journal of Community Psychology
, Page: 391-411
Jaser, S.S., Langrock, A. M., Keller, G., Merchant, M.J., Benson, M.A., Reeslund, K., Champion, J.E., & Compas. B.E.
Coping with the stress of parental depression II: Adolescent and parent reports of coping and adjustment
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
, Page: 193-205
Jaser, S. S., Champion, J.E., Reeslund, K. L., Keller, G., Merchant, M. J., Benson, M., Compas, B.E.
Cross-situational coping with peer and family stressors in adolescent offspring of depressed parents.
Journal of Adolescence
, Page: 917-932
Compas, B.E., Benson, M., Boyer, M., Hicks, T.V., Konik. B.; M. Rutter & E. Taylor (Eds.)
Problem-Solving and Problem-Solving Therapies.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 4th Edition
Blackwell Science: Oxford, UK.
Compas, B.E., Jaser, S.S., & Benson, M.A.; S. Nolen-Hoeksema & L.M. Hilt (Eds.)
Coping and emotion regulation: Implications for understanding depression during adolescence.
Handbook of depression in adolescents
, Page: 419-440
New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
2008- present Modifiable Protective Processes in the Mental Health of Refugee Children, Study 1
2007- present Childrens Hospital Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience, Treatment and Services Adaptation Center, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration