Dr. John N. Briere

John Briere, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California


A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), John Briere is recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Scientific Achievement from ISTSS, and the William N. Friedrich Lecturer: Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Child Psychology from the Mayo Clinic. With Cheryl Lanktree, Ph.D., he is co-developer of Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A), an evidence-based treatment program for socially marignalized, multiply traumatized adolescents and young adults. He is author or co-author of over 140 articles and chapters, 15 books, and 9 trauma-related psychological tests and is a long-term student of Buddhist psychology and practice (see Publications). He has been Remote Program Faculty at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy since 2013.

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