Dr. Hansen received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi in 1985. Dr. Hansen is Director of Clinical Training and Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Nebraska. Prior to coming to UNL in 1992, Dr. Hansen was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University, where he directed a clinical research and treatment program for physically abusive and neglectful families. At UNL, Dr. Hansen co-directs the Family Interaction Skills Clinic and directs Project SAFE (a clinical research and treatment program for sexually abused children and their families) through the Psychological Consultation Center.
Dr. Hansen has published extensively on maltreatment, clinical assessment and intervention, child and adolescent social competence and adjustment, among other topics. He has published more than 120 articles and chapters, and two edited books. Dr. Hansen is currently the Senior Editor of Education and Treatment of Children and Associate Editor for the Behavior Therapist. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Aggression and Violent Behavior, Clinical Case Studies, Clinical Psychology Review, Cognitive and Behavior Practice, and Journal of Family Violence. Dr. Hansen is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association (Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12).