Rebecca Hoffmann-Frances, LMFT

Rebecca Hoffmann Frances is the Senior Director of Clinical Innovation and Training at Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) in Portland Maine and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. As an organizational leader, Ms. Hoffmann Frances manages multiple departments that range from providing oversight of employee learning for all of the 1000+ MBH staff to leading community and state-wide innovation and change efforts.  These innovation endeavors have a particular focus on the adoption of evidence-based practices and the use of implementation science principles. In addition, she manages large federally funded behavioral health research and service grants that focus on providing care and treatment for children and families that have been exposed to trauma. These programs focus on prevention of childhood exposure to violence, implementation of evidence-based trauma treatment, and fostering professional resiliency. Rebecca has extensive training and practice in the fields of childhood trauma, professional resilience, community coalition building, adult learning, and implementation science. She has published numerous resources related to child traumatic stress. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over twenty years of experience working in behavioral health.