Dr. Benson is available to speak to both professional and non-professional audiences. To inquire about Dr. Benson speaking at your event, contact her at info@shopaholicnomore.com.  See below for her recent and upcoming speaking engagements.


January 12, 2014
Speaker, Psychoanalytic Practitioners of Long Island
You Can Never Get Enough of What You Don’t Really Need: Theory and Treatment of Compulsive Buying Disorders

Recent Speaking/Events

April 14, 2013

Speaker, Spring Conference, Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Psychoanalytic Explorations of Behavioral Addictions:
Compulsive Gambling, Shopping and Sexuality
 For more information and to register, click here.

March 1, 2013

Speaker, Annual Conference, Addiction Institute of New York.  At St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital Center

The Behavioral Addictions


January 25th, 2013 Webconference, “Eat, Shop and Be Merry? Eating Disorders and Compulsive Buying.” 
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia


January 11, 2013, “The Stopping Overshopping Model: Therapy, Case Illustration, Preliminary Outcome Data.” for goodtherapy.org.

To access the webconference, click here, and click on Join Us (top right), and enter the promotion code TRIAL602012SNM  on the first page of registration in the promotional code field.  This will give you a free 60-day trial membership in good therapy.org, which includes receiving referrals and access to any of their continuing education Web Conferences. You can cancel your trial membership at any time. Please note, only licensed mental health professionals can sign up for membership.


December 19th, 2012

Special Guest,  The Diane Rehm Show: Compulsive ShoppingThe Show is produced at WAMU 88.5 and distributed by National Public Radio, NPR Worldwide, and SIRIUS satellite radio.  It can be streamed online at Shopping Addiction | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR.


September 24, 2012

Speaker, “The Stopping Overshopping Method: The model, Case Illustration, and Preliminary Outcome Data,” at the Financial Therapy Association Conference in Columbia, Missouri.

September 19, 2012

1-hour live Q&A Webinar facilitated by Kathryn Hecht, Communications Director, Freedom Institute.

May 3, 2012

Presentation, “How to Manage Your Money so it Doesn’t Manage You!” at Hunter College in New York, New York.  

April 17, 2012

Teleclass for the Institute of Challenging Disorganization.

March 5, 2012

Dr. Benson appeared in the CNBC Documentary: “Luxury Boom: the New Big Spenders.”  To view, click here.  

February 10, 2012

Workshop, “You Can Never Get Enough of What You Don’t Really Need: Working with Compulsive Buyers”, for the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute in New York, New York.

January 27, 2012

Speaker, “Stopping Overshopping: An Approach to the Treatment of Compulsive Buying Disorder”, at the Grand Rounds of Sierra Tucson in Tucson, Arizona.

October 21-23, 2011

Weekend workshop, “To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop”, at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.

October 12, 2011

Presentation, “How to Manage Your Money so it Doesn’t Manage You!”, at Hunter College in New York, New York.

September 16-17, 2011

Speaker, “Acquiring Minds: How We Think, Act, and Feel About Possessions”,  at the Fall Conference of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (formerly the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization).


The book launch was fun…to see highlights, click on the video!