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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Rochelle F. Hanson, PhD

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 is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma among youth and adults. She has led several research and services grants targeting training, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based treatment, funded by NIMH, SAMHSA, Office for Victims of Crime, and the Duke Endowment. She currently services as Project Director for a SAMHSA-funded Category II Center grant, the Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress, focused on dissemination/implementation of evidence-based, trauma-focused services for adolescents, with an emphasis on those involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice service systems. She also serves as a core faculty for Project BEST, funded by the Duke Endowment, whose primary aim is to disseminate and implement TF-CBT throughout South Carolina. She is a national TFCBT Train-the-Trainer and continues to conduct TF-CBT trainings throughout the country. She was the 2010 recipient of the MUSC Teaching Excellence award as an Educator-Mentor and is completing 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.
At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:
1.  Describe existing models for the implementation of evidence-based trauma-focused interventions into
     community mental health and child welfare settings.

2.  Describe research examining factors related to adoption, uptake and sustained use of trauma-focused
     evidence-based interventions into community care settings.
3.  Identify challenges and potential solutions to implementation of trauma-focused, evidence-based
     mental health interventions.

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