John Briere, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC), National Child Traumatic Stress Network
… provides a comprehensive treatment approach for survivors of childhood trauma who numb or avoid emotional distress by engaging in substance abuse, risky sexual activities, self-injury, suicidality, bingeing and purging, or other self-harming behaviors.
New COVID resource: USC-ATTC staff and colleagues have created a comprehensive guide to teletherapy for multiply traumatized youth in the COVID pandemic. It especially considers social maltreatment (e.g., racism, homophobia, transphobia, poverty) as it adds to the trauma, exacerbates COVID-19 effects, and interferes with access to mental health services. Download the new ITCT-A supplemental guide: Trauma Teletherapy for Youth in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Adapting Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches