Rochelle Hanson, Ph.D.
Dr. Rochelle Hanson is Professor and Director of Clinical Operations at the National Crime Victim's Research and Treatment Center (NCVC), Medical University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on the prevalence and effects of trauma exposure as well as dissemination of evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions. Dr. Hanson received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University and completed an NIMH Post-Doctoral fellowship in Sexual Assault Research at the NCVC. She has served as the Co-Investigator on several federally-funded projects investigating violence exposure among children and adolescents. She is PI on an NIMH-funded grant examining the best ways to transport empirically-supported trauma-focused treatments into community-based settings. She is also one of the core faculty for Project BEST, a South Carolina state-wide initiative funded by the Duke Endowment Foundation, whose long term goal is to ensure that all South Carolina children and their families, who are identified as having experienced abuse and resulting trauma, receive appropriate, empirically supported mental health assessment and psychosocial treatment services. She also maintains a clinical practice, providing treatment to children and adults.
Research Interests: child sexual and physical abuse; dissemination and implementation of empirically-supported treatment interventions for symptoms related to child trauma; criminal victimization; assessment and treatment of trauma and abuse-related symptoms among child victims and their families; treatment of adult trauma victims
Honors and Awards:
|2009||Outstanding Mentor Award, Psychology Internship Program|
|2008||Clinical Supervisory Excellence Award, Psychology Internship Program|
Pro Humanitate Award, from the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare, Columbus, OH
Awarded for the importance of the article: Chaffin, M., Hanson, R.F., Saunders, B.E., Nichols, T., Barnett, D., Zeanah, C., Berliner, L., Egeland, B., Newman, E., Lyon, T., Letourneau, E., Miller-Perrin, C. (2006). Report of the APSAC Task Force on Attachment Therapy, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Attachment Problems. Child Maltreatment, 11(1), 76-89.
|2007||Circle of Excellence Award, Outstanding Clinical Teaching in Doctoring Curriculum I|
- Hawkins, A. O., Danielson, C. K., Ruggiero, K. J., de Arellano, M. A., Hanson, R. Smith, D., Saunders, B. E., Kilpatrick, D. G. (in press). Ethnic/racial differences in the prevalence of injurious spanking and abusive physical punishment in a National Sample of Adolescents. Child Maltreatment.
- Hanson, R., & Self-Brown, S. (in press). Screening and assessment of crime victimization and its effects. Journal of Traumatic Stress. NIHMISD: 170700
- Hanson, R.F., Sawyer, G., Begle, A., & Hubel, G. (in press). The impact of criminal victimization on quality of life. Journal of Traumatic Stress. NIHMISD: 170702
- Borckardt, J., Madan, A., Grubaugh, A., Danielson, C., Hanson, R.F., Pelic, C., Hardesty, S., Frueh, C. et al., (under review). A Systematic investigation of initiatives to reduce seclusion and restraint in inpatient psychiatry. New England Journal of Medicine.
- Begle, A.M., Dumas, J.E, & Hanson, R.F. (2010). Predicting child abuse potential: An empirical investigation of two theoretical frameworks. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 39, 1-12.
- Danielson, C.., Macdonald, A., Amstadter, A.B., Hanson, R.F., de Arellano, M.A., Saunders, B.E., & Kilpatrick, D.G. (2010). Risky behaviors and depression in conjunction with – or in the absence of – lifetime history of PTSD among sexually abused adolescents. Child Maltreatment, 15, 101-107. PMC2813318
- Nugent, N.R., Saunders, B.E., Williams, L.M., Hanson, R.F., Smith, D.W., Fitzgerald, M.M. (2009). Posttraumatic stress symptom trajectories in children living in families reported for family violence. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 460-466. PMID: 19718758
- McCauley, J.L., Danielson, C.K., Amstadter, A.B., Ruggiero, K.J., Resnick, H.S., Hanson, R.F., Smith, D.W., Saunders, B.E., & Kilpatrick, D.G. (2010). The role of traumatic event history in non-medical use of prescription drugs among a nationally representative sample of US adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51(1): 84-93, 2010. NIHMSID: NIHMS129663
- Wolitzky-Taylor, K.B., Ruggiero, K.J., McCart, M.R., Smith, D.W., Hanson, R.F., Resnick, H.S., de Arellano, M.A., Saunders, B.E., & Kilpatrick, D.G. (2010). Has adolescent suicidality decreased in the United States? Data from two national samples of adolescents interviewed in 1995 and 2005. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 64-76.
- Broman-Fulks, J. J., Ruggiero, K. J., Green, B., Hanson, R. F., Kilpatrick, D. G., & Saunders, B. E. (2009). The latent structure of posttraumatic stress disorder among adolescents. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 146-152. PMC2760049
- Hanson, R. F., Borntrager, C.F., Self-Brown, S., Kilpatrick, D., G., Saunders, B.E., Resnick, H. S., & Amstadter, A. B. (2008). Relations among gender, violence exposure, and mental health: The National Survey of Adolescents. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78, 313-321. PMC2735843
- Zinzow, H.M., Ruggiero, K.J., Hanson, R.F., Smith, D., Saunders, B., & Kilpatrick, D. (2009). Witnessed parental and community violence in relation to substance use and delinquency in a national sample of adolescents. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 525-533. PMC2798911
- Hanson, R.F. (2010, June). The Trauma Narrative: Who's Avoiding - Client or Clinician?, workshop to be presented at the annual colloquium for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), New Orleans, LA.
- Hanson, R.F. (2010, March). Advanced Training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Children’s Resource Center, Children’s Resource Center, Harrisburg, PA.
- Hanson, R.F. (2009, October). Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Children’s Resource Center, Children’s Resource Center, Harrisburg, PA.
- Hanson, R.F. (2009, June). Assessing Parental Competence, workshop presented at the annual colloquium for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), Atlanta, GA.
- Hanson, R.F. (2009, June). The Revolving Door: Engaging Families in Treatment, workshop presented at the annual colloquium for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), Atlanta, GA.
- Hanson, R. F. (2009, April). An Overview of TF-CBT. Presentation at the Children’s Justice Conference, Seattle, WA.
- Hanson, R.F. (2009, April) Caregivers as Active Participants in their Child’s Treatment: Focusing on positive parenting; modeling skills; enhancing the parent/child relationship and improving parent/child communication and problem solving. Presentation at the Children’s Justice Conference, Seattle, WA.
- Hanson, R. F. (2009, April) The Trauma Narrative: Who is avoiding addressing the trauma? Client or Clinician? Presentation at the Children’s Justice Conference, Seattle, WA.
- Hanson, R.F. (2009, February, March, April, June). 2 day training workshops: Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases.
- Hanson, R.F. (2008, November). Measuring Fidelity in Treatment Implementation. Presentation at the annual conference for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Chicago, IL.
Curriculum Vitae (2010) (Requires Adobe® Reader to view)
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Last published:December 14, 2010