Background and Training:
Undergraduate Degree: BA 1970, UCSD
Post-Graduate Degree: MD 1974, UC; MPH 1980, Robert Wood Johnson
Psychiatric Residency Training: 1975-1978, UCLA
Psychoanalytic Training: 1983-1991, Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute and Society.
Other Professional Training: 1978-80, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Fellowship
Practice Style: Office-Based, Solo Practice.
Theoretical Orientation: psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, quite eclectic in focus.
Types of Patients: individuals, couples, adolescents, adults
Diagnostic Interests: character/depressive/bipolar disorders. I have a solo out-patient practice. I tend not to treat people with psychotic disorders.
Names of Residents Supervised in the Last Five Years: Kate DeBonis, Phil Cogen, Julie Gedden
Dr. Benson is available to supervise by individual arrangement.