About the Adolescent Trauma Training Center

Funded in late 2012, the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC) trains mental health clinicians and disseminates information throughout the United States on the evaluation and treatment of complex trauma effects—including substance use and self-injury—in multi-traumatized, socially marginalized adolescents who come in contact with residential, community, and school mental health services, substance abuse, child welfare, and juvenile justice environments. Through web-based and in-person workshops, the USC-ATTC provides training and clinical certification on the evidence-based treatment model: Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A; Briere & Lanktree, 2013).

USC-ATTC faculty provide customized trainings to mental health providers on ITCT-A and trauma-informed clinical care topics in small, interactive, workshop-style groups. We also offer clinical trainings via live webinars as well as through an online distance learning program that can be completed at your own pace.

Faculty and Staff

Name Title
Cheryl Lanktree, PhD Center Director
Randye J. Semple, PhD Program Director
John Briere, PhD Consultant
Katie Brooks, MSW, LICSW ITCT-A Trainer
Amy Escott, MS, LPC ITCT-A Trainer