Cynthia Hansen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience using Solution Focused Brief Therapy in her practice in Portland, Oregon, specializing in evaluation and treatment for children, adolescents, families, adults and couples, disaster response, and teaching nationally and internationally on Solution Focused Therapy.
Ten years ago, Insoo Kim Berg and Cynthia
co-produced an audiotape entitled "Making a Difference with Adolescents", available through the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association
, which highlights Cynthia's experience with teenagers using a solution focused approach as well as Insoo's extraordinary interviewing skills.
is known for her
"Solution Focused Tango" workshops that provide a novel context for exploring the solution focused client-therapist relationship.
Most recently, Dr. Hansen
has applied the solution focused brief therapy model to organizations and public policy issues such as suicide prevention and disaster response, and presented at the New Africa Organization Design Forum
in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2011.
enjoys any opportunity to gather with her solution focused colleagues in the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association and the European Brief Therapy Association
, and treasures the mentoring and friendship that Steve deShazer and Insoo Kim Berg generously offered.
Dr. Hansen currently works for the Department of Health and Human Services.