About the Presenter


Dr John Briere, PhD

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, 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 psychological tests. He has written extensively on mindfulness and psychotherapy, and teaches on mindfulness and trauma internationally.

Recent publications


Briere, J., Agee, E., & Dietrich, A. (2016). Cumulative trauma and current PTSD status in general population and inmate samples. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice,   and Policy. Epub ahead of print.

Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Godbout, N., Sabourin, S., Briere, J., Lussier, Y., & Runtz, M. (2016). Adult sexual outcomes of child sexual abuse vary according to relationship status. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Epub ahead of print.

Briere, J. (2015). Mindfulness and trigger management interventions for traumatized, substance-using youth. Counselor Magazine, 16, 41- 47.  

Briere, J., Madni, L., & Godbout, N. (2015). Recent suicidality in the general population: Multivariate association with childhood maltreatment and adult victimization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. [Epub ahead of print]

Briere, J., Godbout, N., & Dias, C. (2015). Cumulative trauma, hyperarousal, and suicidality in the general population: A path analysis.  Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 16, 153-169.

Briere, J., & Runtz, M. (2015). Dissociation in individuals denying trauma exposure: Findings from two samples. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203, 439-342.

Briere, J., & Scott, C. (2015). Complex trauma in adolescents and adults: Effects and treatment. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 38, 515-27.

Bigras, N., Godbout, N., & Briere, J. (2015). Childhood sexual abuse, sexual anxiety, and sexualsatisfaction: The role of self-capacities. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 24, 464-483.

Semple, R., & Briere, J. (2015). Mindfulness training to reduce substance-abuse in adolescent trauma survivors. Journal of Substance Abuse and Alcoholism, 3, 1-3.

Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Dugal, C., Poirier Stewart, R., Godbout, N., & Sabourin, S., Lussier, Y., & Briere, J. (2015). Elevated rates of extradyadic sexual involvement in women and men who were sexually abused as children. Journal of Sex Research. doi:10.1080/00224499.2015.1061633. [Epub ahead of print]


Briere, J. (2015). Pain and suffering: A synthesis of Buddhist and Western approaches to trauma. In V. Follette, J. Briere, J. Hopper, D. Rozelle, & D. Rome (Eds.). Mindfulness-oriented interventions for trauma: Integrating contemplative practices. NY: Guilford.


Lanktree, C.B., & Briere, J. (2016). Treating complex trauma in children and their families: An integrative approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Follette, V., Briere, J., Rozelle, D., Hopper, J., & Rome, D. (Eds.) (2015). Mindfulness-oriented interventions for trauma: Integrating contemplative practices. NY: Guilford.