Doctor Greer Hansen, PsyD

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“Evidenced Based Practices” (EBP’s) seek to integrate the most-up-to-date scientific research, clinical expertise, and individual patient needs and preferences to provide high-quality therapy that is specifically tailored to each client. EBP’s tend to work well for clients who prefer a great deal of structure and direction.

Dr. Greer integrates aspects of various EBP’s into her work with her clients to enhance their treatment as needed. She has extensive training and experience using evidenced based treatment approaches with child and adolescent clients and she is credentialed in the following evidenced based practices:

  • Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP)
  • MAP combines a variety of clinically-proven treatment interventions specifically designed to help children who struggle with: anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, and trauma. (http://www.cibhs.org/managing-and-adapting-practice-map)

  • Seeking Safety (SS)
  • Seeking Safety is a program designed for adolescent and adult clients who have histories of stressful life experiences and who turn to self-destructive behaviors (substance abuse, self-harming behaviors, eating issues, etc.) as a way to cope. ( http://www.treatment-innovations.org/seeking-safety.html)

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • TF-CBT is specifically designed for children who have lived through traumatic experiences. TF-CBT helps children and their parents to better understand and cope with all of the complex emotional, behavioral, and physiological changes that can surface as a result of having experienced a traumatic life event. (http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/projectbest/tfcbt/tfcbt.htm)

*It is important to note that even treatments that are not labeled “Evidenced Based” can be as effective or even more effective than an EBP for a certain client. The types of treatments that tend to get research backing are usually those that can be easily measured and studied (e.g. measuring the reduction in how many tantrums a toddler throws each week after the toddler’s parents learn five new parenting skills). Other conditions and treatments are much harder to quantify (e.g. how do you measure the improvement in the quality of an adolescent’s relationship with his mother after six months of weekly therapy sessions in which the child learns how to better understand, express, and manage his sadness and anger?)

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