John Briere, PhD

John Briere, PhD

John Briere, PhD., is Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association, and the William N. Friedrich Lecturer: Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Child Psychology from the Mayo Clinic. He is author or co-author of over 140 articles and chapters, 15 books and 9 trauma-related psychological tests. At USC, he teaches and consults in the burn unit, inpatient psychiatry and emergency services. Dr. Briere’s newest book is Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors. The third edition of Principles of Trauma Therapy, co-authored with Catherine Scott, MD, is due in late 2020.