Associate Department Chair
- Chicago, IL
- Counseling Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- Office Phone
- Email [email protected]
Dr. Benson-Florez recently joined the Clinical Psychology faculty and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was a full time faculty member for four years in the Clinical Psychology Department at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy U./Phoenix campus. He completed his internship at the Multicultural Internship of Massachusetts. Dr. Benson-Florez recently completed a Post Doctoral placement at Southwest Behavioral Health in Phoenix, AZ primarily serving Spanish speaking Latinas/os seeking individual, family and group therapy. He has extensive experience in community mental health settings primarily serving Spanish speaking Latinas/os and other diverse ethnic minority groups displaying a wide range of mental health issues. Dr. Benson-Florez is actively engaged in research and some of his interests include psychosocial issues such as acculturation and ethnic idenitity with Latinas/os. He is also interested in sociopolitical factors in psychology such as immigration/migration experiences that impact Latinas/os and other minority groups. Social justice and international psychology are other areas of his research interests.
- Education History
Degree Institution Ph.D. Counseling Psychology University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee MA Counseling Psychology Western Michigan University B.S. Psychology Western Michigan University
- Professional Memberships
Role Organization Member American Psychological Association: Division 45- The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race Member National Latina/o Psychological Association
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Diversity Acculturation Community Mental Health Cultural Issues Diversity Issues Ethnic Identity Development Immigration/Immigrant Issues Latino/a Mental Health Racial Identity Development Racism Social Justice and Advocacy Marriage & Family Family Therapy Psychology Subdisciplines - Counseling Psychology Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Multicultural psychology
Santiago-Rivera, A. L.,Benson-Florez, G., Magdalena-Santos, M., & Lopez, M. (2014). Latinos and depression: Measurement issues and assessments (forthcoming bookchapter). In K. Geisinger,Psychological testing of Hispanics: Clinical and intellectual issues.
Chavez-Korell, S.,Benson-Florez, G., Delgado Rendon, A., & Farias, R. (2014). Examining the relationships between physical functioning, ethnic identity, familismo and depressive symptoms on Latino elders' physical and mental health (in press).The Counseling Psychologist.
Santiago-Rivera, A. L., Adames, H., Chavez-Duenas, N., &Benson-Florez, G.. (2014). The impact of racism on communities of color: Historical contexts and contemporary issues (forthcoming book chapter). In F. Leong,Contextualizing the cost of racism for people of color: Reseach and practice.
Santiago-Rivera, A. L., Benson-Flórez, G. & Warman, K. (2019). Latinos with Dementia and Depression: Contemporary Issues and Assessment Challenges. In In Y. Tazeau, H. Adames, & D. Gallagher-Thompson (Ed.) Caring for Latinos with Dementia in a Globalized World: Behavioral and Psychosocial Treatments: Springer.
Benson-Flórez, G., Santiago-Rivera, A.L., & Nagy. G. (2017). Culturally Adapted Behavioral Activation for Latino/a Families. Clinical Case Studies: Special Issue: Cultural Adaptations in Practice, 16 , 9-24.