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Rochelle F Hanson Ph.D.

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Dissemination and implementation of evidenced-based practices
  • Traumatic stress
  • Assessment and treatment of trauma and trauma-related symptoms


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Dr. Rochelle Hanson is a Professor at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as Director of the NCVC Family and Child Program. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma among children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Hanson's primary research interests focus on dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for children and families who have experienced trauma. She has served as PI and Co-I on federal grants funded by NIMH, NIDA, and NICHD, as well as private foundations, such as the Duke Endowment. She currently serves as Principal Investigator for an NIMH-funded grant examining the feasibility and effectiveness of the Community-based Learning Collaborative (CBLC) implementation model in fostering and sustaining interprofessional collaborations to increase availability and accessibility of evidence-based treatment services to traumatized youth and their families. She recently completed a study designed to examine fidelity to TF-CBT in community-based mental health organizations. She served as Project Director for a SAMHSA-funded Category II Center devoted to developing and providing evidence-based services for adolescents who have experienced trauma, particularly those involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare service systems. She is also a core faculty member of Project BEST, a statewide initiative, funded by the Duke Endowment, whose goals are to ensure that abused/traumatized children in South Carolina receive appropriate, empirically supported mental health assessment and psychosocial treatment services. Dr. Hanson is a national trainer and certified therapist in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She conducts trainings in TF-CBT within and outside of the United States. She was the 2010 recipient of the MUSC Teaching Excellence award as an Educator-Mentor, reflecting her commitment to teaching, educating, and mentoring young professionals as a top priority throughout her career. In 2014, she completed a two year fellowship with the NIMH Implementation Research Institute (IRI) in affiliation with the Center for Mental Health Services Research, at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, at Washington University.