78603 Faculty Detail -Gregory Benson-Florez: Phoenix - Argosy University
  • Phoenix
  • Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

Change Your Location

select
Skip Navigation LinksHome | Faculty Bios:Phoenix | Gregory Benson-Florez:Phoenix

Gregory Benson-Florez

Assistant professor

Office

602-216-3112
gbenson@argosy.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Biography

Dr. Benson-Flórez recently joined the Clinical Psychology faculty and received his Ph. D. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Counseling Psychology. He has extensive experience working 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. He recently completed the Multicultural Internship of Psychology in Massachusetts. He currently does clinical work as a bilingual (Spanish/English) speaking therapist at Southwest Behavioral Health in Phoenix, AZ working with Latinas/os and other diverse populations. His research interests include psychosocial issues such as acculturation and ethnic identity with Latinas/os. Dr. Benson-Flórez is also interested in sociopolitical factors in psychology such as immigration/migration experiences that influence Latinas/os mental health and other minority groups.

Expertise

  • Diversity, Multicultural Psychology

Selected Publications

  • Santiago-Rivera, A.L , Kanter, J.W., Benson, G.S., DeRose, T., Illes, R.,& Reyes,W. (2008) Behavioral Activation as an Alternative Treatment Approach for Latinos with Depression (in press). Journal of Psychotherapy: Theory,Research, Practice,Training.

Memberships

  • National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) division 45

Presentations

  • Benson- Flórez, G. S. (2011, June). Ethnic Identity and Acculturation as Factors Influencing Latino College Student Adjustment. Poster presented at the Argosy University Research Conference. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Benson-Flórez, G. S. (2010, November). Psychosocial and Cultural Factors in Predicting Health, Well-Being and College Adjustment Among Latina/o College Students. Symposium presented at the 2010 National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Santiago-Rivera, Kanter, J. Benson-Flórez, G. S., & Dieguez, Gabriela (2010, November). Behavioral Activation: A Treatment Approach for Latinas/os with Depression. Symposium presented at the 2010 National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Santiago-Rivera, A., Chavez-Korell, S., Rico, M., Benson, G. S., DeRose, T., Illes, R., Reyes, W., Palreddy, S., Lira, E., Hernandez, M., & Xiong, I (2009, August). Impact of Age, Gender, and Income on Familismo and Acculturation. Poster Presentation at the 2009 American Psychological Association (APA) Conference, Toronto, Canada. [peer reviewed].
  • Santiago-Rivera, A., Chavez-Korell, S., Reyes, W., Rico, M., Palreddy, S. Benson, G. S., DeRose, T., Hernandez, M. (2009, August). Relationships Among Quality of Life, Physical Health and Depressive Outcomes in the Latino Elderly. Poster Presentation at the 2009 American Psychological Association (APA) Conference, Toronto, Canada. [peer reviewed].

Selected Lectures

  • Benson, G. S. (November, 2009). Multicultural and Latino mental health issues. Invited presentation at Springfield college, Springfield, MA. Course: Introduction to Social work and Social Policy.
  • Benson, G. S. (April, 2008). La salud mental de los Latinos. Invited presentation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Course: Spanish for Health Professionals.
  • Benson, G. S., & Reyes, W. (2007, February). Asesoramiento paritario y terapia de motivación. Presented at Walker's Point Community Clinic, Core-El Centro, Milwaukee, WI.