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John Briere

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences and Psychology

Contact Information
Phone: (323) 226-5697
Office: IRD 229


Biographical Sketch

John Briere, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and director of the Psychological Trauma Program at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, where he consults and teaches in the ER, inpatient psychiatry, and the Burn Center. 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 (Div. 56), and designation as Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information. He is author or co-author of over 100 articles and chapters, 10 books, and eight trauma-related psychological tests.



Postdoctoral fellowship, Clinical Psychology: Crisis Resolution, UCLA School of Medicine (Harbor-UCLA Medical Center), 1/1986
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Manitoba, 1/1985
M.A. Psychology, California State University, 1/1976
B.A. Psychology, UCLA

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Dr. Briere's research interests include psychological trauma, PTSD, interpersonal violence, child abuse, trauma-related affect dysregulation, psychological assessment of posttraumatic states, gender issues, and applied multivariate methodology.
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