David J. Hansen, Ph.D. Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology

David J. Hansen's primary research area is child maltreatment (sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect), including assessment and intervention with victims and families, and the correlates and consequences of maltreatment. Additional areas of research interest include child and adolescent social competence. Hansen is Senior Editor of Education and Treatment of Children, Associate Editor of the Behavior Therapist, and serves on the Editorial Boards of Aggression and Violent Behavior, Clinical Case Studies, and Journal of Family Violence.

Hansen received his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi. Prior to coming to UNL, Hansen was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University. Through the UNL Psychological Consultation Center (the department’s clinic for training, research, and service) he co-directs the Family Interaction Skills Clinic and directs Project SAFE, a clinical research and treatment program for sexually abused children and their families. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Nebraska.