LORNA SMITH BENJAMIN

Curriculum Vitae

LORNA SMITH BENJAMIN portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry, University of Utah
  • Professor Emerita, Psychology Department, University of Utah

Biography

Education

  • Bachelor of Science 1955, Psychology, Oberlin College
  • Ph.D. 1960, Psychology/Learning theory; neurophysiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Project: Nonnutritive Sucking in Rhesus Monkeys

Honors & Awards

  • I submitted written materials, was admitted to the Board examination, took it in San Diego in December 2011, and passed. Was elected as a fellow in the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. American Board of Professional Psychology, 12/20/2011
  • Elected Fellow of Division 29, Psychotherapy. (Finally I applied in response to increased prodding from the Division President). American Psychological Association, 08/08/2009
  • Bruno Klopfer award “for outstanding long-term professional contributions to the field of personality assessment.” . Society for Personality Assessment, 03/06/2007
  • Visiting Professor. December 4 to 8. 2006; April 2-6, 2007; November 26-30, 2007; June 1-4, 2008. University of Western Ontario, London, Canada., 2006
  • Distinguished Research Career Award. Santa Barbara, CA, June, 2002. International Society for Psychotherapy Research., 2002
  • Distinguished Research Award, May, 2002. Utah Psychological Association, 2002
  • Superior Teaching Award. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Utah, 2001
  • Honorary doctoral degree, Filosophie Doctor Honoris Causa, FDHC. October, 1997. University of Umea, Umea, Sweden. , 1997
  • Walker-Ames Visiting Professor, October 1995. University of Washington, Seattle., 1995
  • “Most Knowledgeable Professor.” 1994. University of Utah Department of Psychology Student’s Psy Chi Award, 1994
  • Cited (February 1994) as one of the nation’s 327 Best Mental Health Experts. Good Housekeeping, 1994
  • Superior Research Award, 1993. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Utah,, 1993
  • President, 1991-92. International Society for Psychotherapy Research., 1991
  • Distinguished contribution to personality and its assessment. March, 1986. Millon Conference Award., 1986
  • listed since 1982. Who’s Who in America., 1982
  • Murray Lecturer. April, 1982. East Lansing, Michigan State University, 1982
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Honors program graduate, . Oberlin College, 1955

Languages

  • English, fluent.
  • German, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Germany
  • Italy. International Teaching activities are described in the section on Teaching, additional teaching activities.
  • Norway
  • Sweden