John Briere, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine and the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center.

A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Dr. Briere is a recipient of several awards, including:

  • the American Psychological Association (APA) ‘Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology’
  • the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’
  • the Mayo Clinic ‘William N. Friedrich Lecturer: Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Child Psychology’ award

Over his career, John has provided direct service, clinical training, consultation, and research in many areas, including:

  • acute and chronic trauma
  • burn recovery
  • torture
  • sex trafficking
  • trauma assessment and diagnosis
  • social discrimination and maltreatment
  • intensive psychotherapy with childhood trauma and adult assault survivors

His textbook Principles of Trauma Therapy is widely used in North American universities and beyond.

A long-time student of Buddhist psychology, Dr. Briere is co-editor of the book Mindfulness-Oriented Interventions for Trauma: Integrating Contemplative Practices. He also authored three chapters in Mindfulness, Insight & Trauma Therapy; Working with Trauma: Mindfulness & Compassion; and When People Do Bad Things: Evil, Suffering & Dependent Origination.

John Briere has been Remote Program Faculty at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy since 2013.

Learn more about John at

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John on his Cancun 2023 Workshop
Don't miss this free evening program!

Tammy Nelson, a recognized expert in couples’ relationships, is offering a free evening program on… you guessed it… couples’ relationships!

All attendees of both John Briere’s workshop and Tammy Nelson’s workshop (plus their partners and/or traveling companions) are invited and eligible to participate in this complimentary, fun and interactive, special bonus event.

This free special evening program with Tammy Nelson is not a ‘training’, but rather an enjoyable, lighthearted look at couples today.

Tammy will share more about this complimentary bonus evening program at our opening night reception on Sunday, February 19.

Hours and Dates

February 20 – 24, 2023
9:00 am – 12:30 pm daily


John Briere


DREAMS Jade Resort & Spa, Cancun, Mexico

2023 Rates

Super Saver rate valid thru September 19, 2022

USD$749 / CAD$749

Early Bird rate valid September 20 thru October 31, 2022

USD$849 / CAD$1,104

Regular rate starts November 1, 2022

USD$949 / CAD$1,234


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