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Kari Benson

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Graduate Student

Psychology

kb099114@ohio.edu


Year of Entry

Fall 2015

Program

Clinical Psychology

Adviser

Dr. Steven Evans

Curriculum Vitae

KARI BENSON
Office
Porter Hall, Office 57a
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
740-593-1707
kb099114@ohio.edu

EDUCATION

PhD (2015-Present), Ohio University, Athens, OH Graduate Student
Clinical Psychology, GPA: 3.9

B.A. (May 2015), University of South Carolina (USC) Honors College, Columbia, SC Major: Experimental Psychology
Minors: Counseling, Business Administration GPA: 4.0    

HONORS AND AWARDS

OU Graduate Student Senate Original Works Grant, $550    2016
Jane Zartman Woodrow Scholarship, $3,000    2015
Roger W. Black Award for Psychological Research, $100    2015
M. Kershaw Walsh Award for Academic Achievement $75    2015
USC Outstanding Senior Award    2015
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges    2015
USC Discovery Day Oral Presentation, Second Place Social Science and STEM Category, $100    2015
USC Discovery Day Poster Presentation, Second Place Psychology and Neuroscience Category, $100    2015
Honors College Scholarly Travel Grant, $725    2014
President’s Honors Roll    2011 - 2015
USC Cooper Scholarship Award, ~$20,000 per year    2011-2015
Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society    2014 - present
USC College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship, $500    2014
USC University Libraries Award for Undergraduate Research, $500    2014
USC Discovery Day Poster Presentation, First Place Psychology and Neuroscience Category, $200    2014
USC Psychology Department’s Rising Senior Award    2014

GRANTS/FUNDING

University of South Carolina Magellan Scholar Program, $2,500, “Demographic and psychological correlates of stimulant medication misuse among college students”, 1/1/14-12/31/14, Principal Investigator.
University of South Carolina Honors College Exploration Scholars Research Program, $3,000, “Abuse of ADHD medicine at USC”, 7/1/13-6/20/14, Principal Investigator.

PUBLICATIONS

Morse, M.C., Benson, K., & Flory, K. (in press). Disruptive behaviour disorders’ relation to marijuana use: The role of depressive symptoms. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment.

Benson, K., Flory, K. Humphreys, K., & Lee, S. (2015). Misuse of stimulant medication among college students: A comprehensive review and meta-analysis. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. 18(1), 50-76.

Dietz, A.S., Pronovost, P.J., Benson, K.N., Mendez-Tellez, P.A., Dwyer, C., Wyskiel, R., & Rosen, M.A. (2014). A systematic review of behavioral marker systems in healthcare: What do we know about their attributes, validity, and application? BMJ Quality and Safety. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002457.

Flory, K., Payne, R., & Benson, K. (2014). Misuse of prescription stimulant medication among college students: Summary of the research and clinical recommendations. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 21(12), 559-568.

Benson, K., & Flory, K. (2016). Misuse of stimulant medication among college students: Motives for misuse and relation to ADHD symptoms. Manuscript in preparation.

PRESENTATIONS

Benson, K. N., Evans, S.W., & Langberg, J. (2016, October). Social Activities Related to Social Skills of Middle School Students with ADHD. Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Evans, S. W., DuPaul, G. J., Benson, K. N., Duffy, A., Puzino, K. M., Petca, A.R., & Owens, J. S. (2016, October). School-Based Treatment of High School Students with ADHD. Paper session to be presented at the 50th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Lorincz-Comi, N., Ray, A. R., Benson, K. N, Evans, S.W., Owens, J. S., & DuPaul, G. J. (2016, October). Establishing the Validity of the School Functioning Scale as a Brief Measure of Academic Functioning in High School Students with ADHD. Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Monopoli, W.J., Benson, K., Langberg, J., & Evans, S.W. (2016, October). Predictors of response to a school-based academic intervention for ADHD. Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Benson, K., & Flory, K. (2015, April). Misuse of stimulant medication among college students: Symptoms of ADHD and motives for misuse. Presented at University of South Carolina Discovery Day, Columbia, South Carolina.

Benson, K., & Flory, K. (2015, April). Misuse of stimulant medication among college students: Symptoms of depression and eating disorders. Presented at University of South Carolina Discovery Day, Columbia, South Carolina.

Benson, K., & Flory, K. (2014, November). Misuse of stimulant medication among college students: Motives for misuse and relation to ADHD symptoms. Presented at the annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Benson, K., & Flory, K. (2014, April). The Misuse of Stimulant Medication Among College Students: A Review of the Literature. Presented at University of South Carolina Discovery Day, Columbia, South Carolina.

RESEARCH/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Clinician, Bridges to Education Success for Teens, Ohio University,    2015 - present Athens, OH.
Mentor: Steven Evans, Ph.D.
Met with eight students with ADHD at Logan High School twice a week individually to deliver a treatment targeting organization, academic, and social skills.    

Independent Study, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.    2013 - 2015
The Misuse of Stimulant Medication Among College Students
Mentor: Kate Flory, Ph.D.
Conducted a comprehensive literature review and meta-analysis of the past research in order to develop a survey to administer to students at USC. Over 1,000 students were surveyed in Spring 2014 and manuscripts based on the results are currently being preparing.    

Recreational Counselor, Camp Star Summer Treatment Program, Highland Park, IL.    2014
Clinical Director: Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Ph.D.
Recreational counselor at a treatment program (modeled after the STP developed by Dr. Bill Pelham) for children with ADHD and related disorders. Recreational counselors were in charge of running daily activities, tracking behaviors, and writing reports for their assigned children.    

Co-Project Coordinator, USC Social Behavior Study, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.    2013-2014
PI: Kate Flory, Ph.D.
Supervised other research staff, managed scheduling, reviewed data collected for errors, and administered widely-used psychological assessments for a study focused on social impairment among children with ADHD.

Summer Intern (paid), Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality of Care, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.    2013
Mentor: Michael Rosen, Ph.D.
Assisted with coding articles, writing literature reviews, editing manuscripts, and developing training materials for studies focused on executive leadership, teamwork in intensive care units, and its relation to patient outcomes.    

Research Assistant, USC Social Behavior Study, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.    2012 - 2013
PI: Kate Flory, Ph.D.
Scheduled participants, entered data, prepared materials for data collection, and administered psychological assessments to participants in group and individual sessions.    

Volunteer, William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, Columbia, SC.    2012 - 2013
Volunteered on the children’s unit (ages 5-12), playing games, doing crafts, or talking with the children. Patients’ diagnoses included ADHD, CD, abuse, depression, schizophrenia, and other disorders.

RELEVANT SERVICE

Undergraduate Research Ambassador: USC Office of Undergraduate Research    2014 - 2015
President: Psi Chi: National Honor Society in Psychology    2013

Professional References

Dr. Steven Evans, Ohio University, Graduate Advisor, Evanss3@ohio.edu
Dr. Kate Flory, University of South Carolina, Undergraduate Research Mentor, floryk@mailbox.sc.edu


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