benight Professor, Director of CU Trauma, Health and Hazards Center
Ph.D.: Stanford University, 1992
Area: Counseling Psychology; Health Psychology
Therapy Orientation: Multimodal
Office: Columbine Hall 4017
Phone: (719) 255-4180


Dr. Charles C. Benight joined University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from University of Miami where he completed his postdoctoral training in behavioral medicine. Dr. Benight earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University with an emphasis in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine in June 1992. He earned her Masters Degree in Counseling in 1986 and his Bachelors in Business Management from the Arizona State University in 1983. Dr. Benight teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Trauma Psychology and was the Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical Masters Program from 1996-2004. Recently, Dr. Benight founded and is the director of the CU-Trauma, Health & Hazards Center .

Dr. Benight's primary area of research interest is in the human adaptation from trauma. Over the past 15 years he has focused research on recovery from natural disasters, man-made disasters, motor vehicle accident trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and bereavement. He has been funded through the National Institute for Mental Health and the National Science Foundation. He is a reviewer for several primary journals in health and trauma psychology including: Health Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Psychosomatic Medicine, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Journal of Applied Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Reviews, Brain Behavior and Immunity, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. He served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress from 2003 through 2007.