Title: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Company: Tanner Clinic, Davis Hospital and Medical Center
Location: Fruit Heights, Utah, United States
Benjamin David Christiansen, Psy D., Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Tanner Clinic and the Davis Hospital and Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neuropsychology.
During the time his three-year-old son was receiving treatment for leukemia, Dr. Christiansen came to learn a lot about the research, evaluation and diagnosis of cancer and its connection to neurology. When doctors informed him that his son was also autistic, he questioned the accuracy of the diagnosis and further pursued neuropsychology in order to ensure complete correctness and dignity. Dr. Christiansen received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Weber State University in 2002 and a Master of Arts in counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2008. In 2013, he obtained a Doctor of Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Twin Cities.
In his current roles, Dr. Christiansen has been a clinical neurologist at the David Hospital and Medical Center since 2015 and at the Tanner Clinic since 2016. He has also offered his expertise as an adjunct clinical professor at Rocky Vista University since 2018. Dr. Christiansen has also been the medical director at Genote LLC in 2018 and 2019 and the owner of the Utah Center for Assessment and Treatment in 2015 and 2016. Between 2009 and 2015, he was an assessment practicum student at the Hennepin County Medical Center, a therapy practicum student with the U.S. Department of Justice, an advanced practicum student in forensics at Valley Mental Health, a pre-doctoral intern with Applied Psychology Group of Texoma and a post-doctoral fellow at the Neuropsychology Center of Utah.
In the earlier years of his career, Dr. Christiansen was a mental health worker at the Youth and Family Centered Service and at Benchmark Behavioral Health between 1999 and 2001. After serving as a substitute teacher with the Ogden and Weber School Districts for one year, he worked for the state of Utah as a youth corrections counselor, caseworker, trainer and program manager from 2001 to 2008. From there, Dr. Christiansen was a counselor and Master’s intern with St. John Therapeutic Services, Inc. from 2006 to 2009, as well as a mental health worker for Touchstone Mental Health from 2008 to 2011. Alongside his primary roles, he has excelled as a volunteer speaker at medical conferences and a board member to an eating disorder clinic, music health organization and functional human laboratory.
Presently, Dr. Christiansen holds membership with the Sports Neuropsychology Society, the American Psychological Association, the Utah Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the International Academy for Brain Injuries and the International Pediatric Academy for Brain Injuries. He attributes his career success to a passion for his work and his commitment to the patient. In the coming years, Dr. Christiansen plans to challenge the “why” in neuropsychology in order to offer services for a greater vantage for more patients.
Contact Dr. Christiansen: