Nathan B. Hansen

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A program of research aimed at improving the quality of psychological interventions is described. Data from over 10,000 patients were analyzed to understand the association between number of treatment sessions and clinically significant improvement. In addition to a potential dose-response relationship, typical recovery curves were generated for patients at(More)
Jacobson, Follette, and Revenstorf's (1984) proposal for assessing clinical significance provides a needed convention for psychotherapy outcome research. Several limitations that exists in this method (Jacobson & Revenstorf, 1988) are addressed in this paper and extensions are proposed. Specifically, limitations regarding the operationalization of the(More)
Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is associated with HIV sexual risk behavior. Although many psychosocial correlates of sexual risk among HIV-positive persons have been identified, studies predicting continued risk among HIV-positive adults with histories of CSA are limited. This cross-sectional study identified variables predictive of sexual transmission risk(More)
This study qualitatively examines the intersections of risk for intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV infection in South Africa. Eighteen women seeking services for relationship violence were asked semistructured questions regarding their abusive experiences and HIV risk. Participants had experienced myriad forms of abuse, which reinforced each other to(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of a 15-session coping group intervention compared with a 15-session therapeutic support group intervention among HIV-positive men and women with a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) on sexual transmission risk behavior. DESIGN A randomized controlled behavioral intervention trial with 12-month follow-up. METHODS A(More)
The prevalence of childhood sexual and physical abuse among persons with severe mental illness (SMI) is disproportionately high. Adults with SMI also engage in high rates of HIV risk behaviors. This study examined the association between childhood abuse and adult victimization, substance abuse, and lifetime HIV sexual risk in a sample of 152 adults with SMI(More)
Childhood sexual abuse is prevalent among people living with HIV, and the experience of shame is a common consequence of childhood sexual abuse and HIV infection. This study examined the role of shame in health-related quality of life among HIV-positive adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. Data from 247 HIV-infected adults with a history of(More)
The CDC estimates that by 2015, half of all persons living with HIV/AIDS in the USA will be over the age of 50. Despite increasing HIV seroprevalence rates in older adults, most research examining adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has focused on young HIV-infected persons and, in general, has been atheoretical in nature. This study examined two ART(More)
Developing procedures to evaluate the clinical significance of psychotherapy outcome is imperative. We see social validation as the most promising, viable methodology in this endeavor. Several concerns have been raised, however, about our proposed extensions. In this article, we illuminate and reassert the importance of generating and using multiple(More)