The initial validating link between the work of C. G. Jung and neuro-physiology was originally suggested to Benziger by Dr. Karl Pribram, former Director of Stanford Behavioral Research labs. Benziger then developed a comprehensive neuro-physiologically-based model, which in its present form represents a synthesis of work by Dr. Karl Pribram, Dr. Hans Eysenck of London, Dr. Richard Haier of San Diego and several dozen other less well-known researchers.
Importantly, Benziger's work, while powerful and useful, focuses on people's conscious behavior patterns including the use of and respect for: their natural lead or dominant function; their auxiliary and inferior functions. Most especially, Benziger identifies patterns of conscious behavior that indicates the presence or absence of falsification of type. As such, Benziger's work does not address many highly significant areas of Jung's work including the dialog with the unconscious, dreams and arch types. Nonetheless, inasmuch as Benziger's work is proving very useful to non-Jungian therapists, it is assumed that in the hands of a capable analyst, skilled at communing with client's unconscious, their work would be even more helpful
The extended falsification of a person's type, or natural dominant function, has unique, powerful, negative neuro-physiological ramifications; and,
2. A significant portion of the adolescent and adult population are falsifying type so completely, that when an effort is made to identify the person's natural lead function - using an assessment like the MBTI or an interview/evaluation by a trained therapist, the functions identified as the person's 'natural lead' is very often not their natural lead, but rather the mode they've chosen to develop and use to survive, fit in or be rewarded. In other words, despite the best intentions of professionals, efforts to apply Jung's model often went off track or were less than effective, inadvertently encouraging the individual to persist in falsifying their type.
In 1980 she founded KBA “The Human Resource Technology Company”, developing packaging, teaching innovative psychological assessment tools for helping people become healthier, happier and more productive by understanding themselves and others better. Tools are currently used in the United States, Latin America, Europe, South Africa and South Korea by career counselors, individual and family therapists, teachers and business professionals seeking to make the work environment healthier and more meaningful for their works.
Associate Planner, Jacobson Associates, Madison, Wisconsin, long range economic base and land use planning.
International Staff and Teacher, American Foundation for the Science of Creative Intelligence in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and United States.
Citizen participation and educational specialist, San Francisco City Planning Department, San Francisco, California; developing and administering San Francisco’s Neighborhood initiated Improvement Program.
Academic Program Director, Mary Hurst College & Life-Long Learning Center, Portland, Oregon; Creating and managing a new bachelor’s program which would attract adult learners working in health care to obtain additional professional education while working full-time; selecting and developing curriculum; selecting faulty.
Director of Shared Educational Services, Seattle Area Hospital Council, Washington; creating and managing of a new venture in shared staff development for 30 member hospitals; identifying training needs; developing curriculum; teaching professionals how to teach adult learners; training instructors.
She also worked with and provided one on one coaching to individual clients to enhance individual and team creativity; identify and resolve internal conflicts; strengthen individual and group productivity; and prepare for and make change.
Dr. Benziger has spoke to The Jung Society in Colorado Springs, where she lead a highly successful 4 day global electronic seminar for the www.egjung.com web site. At the same time, the Women’s Business Group from the University of Chicago’s Business School asked her to write a series of articles for their journal, targeting professional women in the 30s and 40s she joined a colleague psychiatrist to present her findings at the APA conference in Chicago. And as well, she have been invited to speak at WIN 2000, Working Internationally Now; Sustainable Strategies for Women in the New Economy, in Milan, Italy.
Physiological & Psycho physiological Bases for Jungian Concepts; an Annotated Bibliography, KBA Publishing 1996.