Laurie Benton



Laurie Benton

Department Faculty

  • Roles:

  • Program Faculty

  • Associate Professor

  • Campus:
  • Downtown Chicago
Forensic Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Dr. Laurie Benton obtained a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 1998. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois. Dr. Benton currently maintains a private practice in Grayslake, IL. She provides adult, child, and family psychotherapy. She also conducts psychological evaluations and provides seminars and trainings to agencies and organizations. Dr. Benton began teaching at The Chicago School as an adjunct faculty in September 2002. She moved to Associate Professor and half-time faculty in September 2005. Beginning in September 2008, Dr. Benton took a position as full-time faculty. Her areas of interest continue to be child and adolescent psychology and psychopathology, complex trauma and the impact of chronic child maltreatment, child and family psychotherapy and psychological testing. Dr. Benton is also active in providing services within The Forensic Center. She integrates a trauma informed treatment approach with her interests in parent-child reunification, recidivism reduction and psychological testing. She is actively involved in training and supervision of students. From 2007 to 2017 she served as the training coordinator within The Forensic Center. In this role, she worked with The Forensic Center training team to develop practicum and internship programs. Most recently, Dr. Benton has taken a position as a Clinical Supervisor in the Integrated Assessment Program with DCFS. In this position, she works to complete comprehensive evaluations for families in care of DCFS. Previously, Dr. Benton worked for 9 years at the Allendale Association. While there, she provided individual, family and group therapy to children and adolescents removed from their homes and communities due to severe emotional and behavior problems related to child maltreatment. She also coordinated the diagnostic program and provided practicum and internship supervision.

Education History
Degree Institution
B.A. in Psychology Manhattan College
M.S. in Experimental Psychology Villanova University
Psy. D. in Clinical Psychology The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Clinical Licensed Psychologist—Illinois
Professional Skills
Children and families, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma