John Briere • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: SUITE 215E
Adolescents who live in socially marginalized environments are likely to suffer from a wide range of traumas, including child abuse, sexual and physical assaults, witnessing domestic violence, and loss associated with the murder of a loved one. Yet there are few empirically informed treatments for children and adolescents in this population.
This workshop will present a comprehensive overview of a cutting-edge intervention for adolescent trauma survivors. The core components include:
- Attention to complex trauma issues, including post-traumatic stress, attachment disturbance, behavioral and affect dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, and identity-related issues
- Use of multiple treatment modalities, such as cognitive therapy, exposure therapy, mindfulness/meditation training, and relational treatment
- Sensitivity to the meaning of trauma symptoms within different cultural belief systems
John Briere, PhD, is an associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and center director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.