Jessica Griffin, Psy.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at
the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she has been a faculty member since
2006. Dr. Griffin is a nationally recognized expert in Trauma-Focused Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), the most rigorously tested treatment for trauma in children
with over 18 clinical trials supporting its efficacy and effectiveness. Dr. Griffin is
the only approved national trainer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for this
evidence-based practice in the treatment of childhood trauma. Dr. Griffin provides
training and ongoing consultation in TF-CBT for providers across New England. Since
joining the faculty at UMMS in 2006, Dr. Griffin has trained and provided consultation
for hundreds of clinicians across the northeast United States including Massachusetts,
Connecticut, New York, and Maine. In September of 2012, as Principal Investigator, Dr.
Griffin was awarded a 4-year, $1.6 million Category III (Community Treatment and Services
Center) National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) grant by the Substance Abuse
Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop the UMMS Child Trauma Training
Center. 

Within the UMASS Department of Psychiatry, she has trained and supervised dozens of
postdoctoral psychology fellows, psychology interns, and child psychiatry fellows. Dr.
Griffin is a clinical and forensic psychologist with a specialty in forensic assessment
of children and families, particularly with regard to childhood trauma and abuse. She has
extensive expertise in childhood maltreatment, the impact of trauma, psychological
assessment, and divorce and custody matters. Dr. Griffin works extensively in the UMASS
Family Court Clinics, continues to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the family courts,
performing court-ordered forensic and psychological evaluations in the juvenile courts
and at the request of juvenile attorneys on issues related to juvenile competency, sexual
abuse, trauma, educational issues, and cognitive and psychological functioning, and she
provides expert witness testimony for the juvenile and family courts. She presents
regularly at local, national and international levels on topics related to childhood
trauma, TF-CBT, and forensic evaluation of children and families. 

Articles

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The University of Massachusetts Medical School Child Trauma Training Center (UMMS-CTTC) (with Melodie Wenz-Gross, Toni M. Irsfeld, Heather Forkey, Thomas Grisso, and Laurel Post), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2013)
 

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Stressors for Gay Men and Lesbians: Life Stress, Gay-Related Stress, Stigma Consciousness, and Depressive Symptoms (with Robin J. Lewis; Valerian J. Derlega; and Alison C, Krowinski), Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (2003)
 

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Psychological Characteristics of Women Who Do or Do Not Report a History of Sexual Abuse (with Robin J. Lewis, Barbara A. Winstead, Jennifer A. Morrow, and Courtney P. Schubert), Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community (2003)
 

Contributions to Books

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Psychological Characteristics of Women Who Do or Do Not Report a History of Sexual Abuse (Book chapter) (with Robin J. Lewis, Barbara A. Winstead, Jennifer A. Morrow, and Courtney P. Schubert), Traumatic Stress and Its Aftermath: Cultural, Community, and Professional Contexts (2003)
 

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Friendship Styles (with Barbara A. Winstead), The Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender (2001)