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John Briere, Ph.D.

John Briere, Ph.D.

John Briere, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology 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, the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Scientific Achievement from ISTSS, and the William N. Friedrich Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Child Psychology, from the Mayo Clinic.  He is author or co-author of over 120 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 engages very well with diverse audiences. John’s presentation skills are exceptional and I am grateful that he draws on stories, humour & everyday clinical experiences to connect with clinicians taking this workshop.”
– Dr. Jassal | Vancouver, BC | May 29-30, 2017


“Dr. Briere is an easy-to-listen to speaker. His knowledge is wide and he conveys it well. Humour helps a sometimes difficult topic. I am very glad I came to this workshop! Thank you.”
– Leana Brady-Algor | Vancouver, BC | May 29-30, 2017


“Very knowledgeable speaker, relatable with a great presence. I’m leaving this workshop with an understanding/working knowledge of complex trauma. More focus/time on strategies @ the end would have been helpful.”
– Edmonton, AB | May 31-June 1, 2017


“This training was great, helped provide me concrete ways to deal with trauma – but in a way that feels good for me (compassion, safety and letting the client lead). Additionally, it validated techniques I was already using! Thanks.”
– Edmonton, AB | May 31-June 1, 2017


“Thank you. Very informative and excellent presentation style.”
– Edmonton, AB | May 31-June 1, 2017


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