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
- 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 and the paper 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. He has also developed various psychological tests, including the Trauma Symptom Inventory; Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children; Inventory of Altered Self Capacities; Detailed Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress; and the Detailed Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress.
Learn more about John at johnbriere.com