Dr. Benzies is born in Chicago, Illinois to Roy Benzies and Margaret Lucille Benzies-Sorensen.
Dr. Benzies receives a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Dr. Benzies becomes a statistician at Illinois State Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. Benzies receives the Superior Performance Award from the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. Benzies receives a Master of Science in psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Dr. Benzies serves as a psychology instructor at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois.
Dr. Benzies co-publishes “The Time Questionnaire,” a psychological test to assess suicide potential.
Dr. Benzies receives a Doctor of Philosophy in psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Dr. Benzies becomes a licensed clinical psychologist through the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Dr. Benzies becomes a psychologist at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Illinois.
Dr. Benzies enters into private practice, serving Chicago, Hanover Park, Palatine, Glen Ellyn, and Wheaton, Illinois.
Dr. Benzies receives an Achievement Certificate in substance abuse counseling from Loop College (now Harold Washington College).
Dr. Benzies becomes a psychologist for the Cook County Juvenile Court in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Benzies becomes a public service administrator at Elgin Mental Health Center.
Dr. Benzies receives the Recognition Award as Outstanding Employee of the Year from the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.
Dr. Benzies becomes a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor through Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA).
Dr. Benzies is selected to be a member of the JCAHO National Task Force on Depressive Disorders (core group and full task force).
Dr. Benzies serves as a psychology instructor at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.
Dr. Benzies is appointed director of psychology for Community Psychiatric Services at Elgin Mental Health Center.
Dr. Benzies joins the International Order of St. Luke the Physician.