John N. Briere

  • Director of Psychological Trauma Clinic, LAC+USC Medical Center
  • Associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Office: (323) 226-5697

Expertise Summary

Expert on psychological trauma, rape and post-traumatic stress disorder


  • psychological trauma
  • sexual abuse of children and its long-term effects
  • therapy for adults abused as children
  • rape and sexual aggression
  • family violence
  • post-traumatic stress disorder

Additional Information

  • Author of Psychological Assessment of Adult Posttraumatic States (1997), The Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (1996), Therapy for Adults Molested as Children, 2nd ed. (1996), The Trauma Symptom Inventory (1995) and Child Abuse Trauma: Theory and Treatment of the Lasting Effects (1992)
  • Editor of The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment (1996), Assessing and Treating Victims of Violence (1994) and Treating Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (1991)
  • President-elect, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Recipient, Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Scientific Achievement (1999)