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John Neale Briere, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry and The Behavioral Sciences
CSC-2200 2250 Alcazar Street Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 5697


John Briere, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine and the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, and Center 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 (ISTSS), 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, Lifetime Achievement Award Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children, and the William N. Friedrich Lecturer: Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Child Psychology, from the Mayo Clinic. Since 2003 he has been designated a Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information. He is currently on the board of directors of the USC Center for Trauma, Violence, and Injury Prevention.


Briere J, Runtz M, Eadie E, Bigras N, Godbout N. Disengaged parenting: Structural equation modeling with child abuse, insecure attachment, and adult symptomatology. Child Abuse Negl. 2017 Mar 09; 67:260-270. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Madni LA, Godbout N. Recent Suicidality in the General Population: Multivariate Association With Childhood Maltreatment and Adult Victimization. J Interpers Violence. 2016 Nov; 31(18):3063-3079. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Dietrich A, Semple RJ. Dissociative complexity: Antecedents and clinical correlates of a new construct. Psychol Trauma. 2016 Sep; 8(5):577-84. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Eadie EM. Compensatory self-injury: Posttraumatic stress, depression, and the role of dissociation. Psychol Trauma. 2016 Sep; 8(5):618-25. View in: PubMed

Vaillancourt-Morel MP, Godbout N, Bédard MG, Charest É, Briere J, Sabourin S. Emotional and Sexual Correlates of Child Sexual Abuse as a Function of Self-Definition Status. Child Maltreat. 2016 Aug; 21(3):228-38. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Agee E, Dietrich A. Cumulative trauma and current posttraumatic stress disorder status in general population and inmate samples. Psychol Trauma. 2016 Jul; 8(4):439-46. View in: PubMed

Vaillancourt-Morel MP, Dugal C, Poirier Stewart R, Godbout N, Sabourin S, Lussier Y, Briere J. Extradyadic Sexual Involvement and Sexual Compulsivity in Male and Female Sexual Abuse Survivors. J Sex Res. 2016 May-Jun; 53(4-5):614-25. View in: PubMed

Bigras N, Daspe MÈ, Godbout N, Briere J, Sabourin S. Cumulative Childhood Trauma and Adult Sexual Satisfaction: Mediation by Affect Dysregulation and Sexual Anxiety in Men and Women. J Sex Marital Ther. 2016 Apr 14; 1-20. View in: PubMed

Vaillancourt-Morel MP, Godbout N, Sabourin S, Briere J, Lussier Y, Runtz M. Adult Sexual Outcomes of Child Sexual Abuse Vary According to Relationship Status. J Marital Fam Ther. 2016 Apr; 42(2):341-56. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Scott C. Complex Trauma in Adolescents and Adults: Effects and Treatment. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2015 Sep; 38(3):515-27. View in: PubMed

Bigras N, Godbout N, Briere J. Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Anxiety, and Sexual Satisfaction: The Role of Self-Capacities. J Child Sex Abus. 2015 Jul; 24(5):464-83. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Runtz M. Dissociation in individuals denying trauma exposure: findings from two samples. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2015 Jun; 203(6):439-42. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Godbout N, Dias C. Cumulative trauma, hyperarousal, and suicidality in the general population: a path analysis. J Trauma Dissociation. 2015 Mar-Apr; 16(2):153-69. View in: PubMed

Godbout N, Briere J, Sabourin S, Lussier Y. Child sexual abuse and subsequent relational and personal functioning: The role of parental support. Child Abuse Negl. 2014 Feb; 38(2):317-25. View in: PubMed

Hodges M, Godbout N, Briere J, Lanktree C, Gilbert A, Kletzka NT. Cumulative trauma and symptom complexity in children: A path analysis. Child Abuse Negl. 2013 Nov; 37(11):891-8. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Hodges M, Godbout N. Traumatic stress, affect dysregulation, and dysfunctional avoidance: a structural equation model. J Trauma Stress. 2010 Dec; 23(6):767-74. View in: PubMed

Gray MJ, Elhai JD, Briere J. Evaluation of the Atypical Response scale of the Trauma Symptom Inventory-2 in detecting simulated posttraumatic stress disorder. J Anxiety Disord. 2010 Jun; 24(5):447-51. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Jordan CE. Childhood maltreatment, intervening variables, and adult psychological difficulties in women: an overview. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2009 Oct; 10(4):375-88. View in: PubMed

Lanktree CB, Gilbert AM, Briere J, Taylor N, Chen K, Maida CA, Saltzman WR. Multi-informant assessment of maltreated children: convergent and discriminant validity of the TSCC and TSCYC. Child Abuse Negl. 2008 Jun; 32(6):621-5. View in: PubMed

Briere J. In memoriam: William N. Friedrich, 1951-2005. Child Maltreat. 2008 May; 13(2):221-2. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Kaltman S, Green BL. Accumulated childhood trauma and symptom complexity. J Trauma Stress. 2008 Apr; 21(2):223-6. View in: PubMed

Shemesh E, Annunziato RA, Yehuda R, Shneider BL, Newcorn JH, Hutson C, Cohen JA, Briere J, Gorman JM, Emre S. Childhood abuse, nonadherence, and medical outcome in pediatric liver transplant recipients. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Oct; 46(10):1280-9. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Scott C. Assessment of trauma symptoms in eating-disordered populations. Eat Disord. 2007 Jul-Sep; 15(4):347-58. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Rickards S. Self-awareness, affect regulation, and relatedness: differential sequels of childhood versus adult victimization experiences. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2007 Jun; 195(6):497-503. View in: PubMed

Briere J. Dissociative symptoms and trauma exposure: specificity, affect dysregulation, and posttraumatic stress. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2006 Feb; 194(2):78-82. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Scott C, Weathers F. Peritraumatic and persistent dissociation in the presumed etiology of PTSD. Am J Psychiatry. 2005 Dec; 162(12):2295-301. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Spinazzola J. Phenomenology and psychological assessment of complex posttraumatic states. J Trauma Stress. 2005 Oct; 18(5):401-12. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Weathers FW, Runtz M. Is dissociation a multidimensional construct? Data from the Multiscale Dissociation Inventory. J Trauma Stress. 2005 Jun; 18(3):221-31. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Jordan CE. Violence against women: outcome complexity and implications for assessment and treatment. J Interpers Violence. 2004 Nov; 19(11):1252-76. View in: PubMed

Elliott DM, Mok DS, Briere J. Adult sexual assault: prevalence, symptomatology, and sex differences in the general population. J Trauma Stress. 2004 Jun; 17(3):203-11. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Elliott DM. Prevalence and psychological sequelae of self-reported childhood physical and sexual abuse in a general population sample of men and women. Child Abuse Negl. 2003 Oct; 27(10):1205-22. View in: PubMed

Briere J, Runtz M. The Inventory of Altered Self-Capacities (IASC): a standardized measure of identity, affect regulation, and relationship disturbance. Assessment. 2002 Sep; 9(3):230-9. View in: PubMed

Back-Madruga C, Boone KB, Briere J, Cummings J, McPherson S, Fairbanks L, Thompson E. Functional ability in executive variant Alzheimer's disease and typical Alzheimer's disease. Clin Neuropsychol. 2002 Aug; 16(3):331-40. View in: PubMed

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