Dr. Benson’s Publications

Dr. Benson’s Books

I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying and the Search for Self

To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and H0w to Stop


Dr. Benson’s Papers:

Volume 8, 2013 April L. Benson & David A. Eisenach (2013): Stopping Overshopping: An Approach to the Treatment of Compulsive-Buying Disorder, Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 8:1, 3-24
Volume 8, 2013  April L. Benson (2013): Amanda: An Overshopper’s Recovery Story, Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 8:1, 25-35
Volume 9, 2014  April Lane Benson, David Eisenach, Lisa Abrams & Katherine van Stolk-Cooke (2014) Stopping Overshopping: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial of Group Therapy for Compulsive Buying Disorder, Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 9:2, 97-125, DOI: 10.1080/1556035X.2014.868725



The Stopping Overshopping Model: Therapy, Case Illustration, Preliminary Outcome Data

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Audio Interviews: 

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