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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Rochelle Hanson

   Rochelle F. Hanson, Ph.D.
   National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center

   843-792-2945 phone
   843-792-7146 fax


Biographical Sketch
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 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 treatment services to traumatized youth and their families. She is also 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 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 is a core faculty member of Project BEST, a statewide initiative, funded by the Duke Endowment, whose long-term goal is 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 throughout the country and maintains a clinical practice. 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.


Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and families; trauma and child abuse; dissemination and implementation research; posttraumatic stress disorder; depression and anxiety disorders




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