BiographyJohn Caffaro joined the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University in 1992. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor in the Psy.D. program at CSPP – Los Angeles. He also holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, Child Psychiatry Residency Training Program.
Dr. Caffaro is an internationally recognized expert on sibling violence and has trained child maltreatment and mental health professionals across the United States, Europe and Asia. He is a former expert consultant for the California Statewide Child Welfare Services Redesign and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on child maltreatment, sibling abuse, and family system approaches to treating post-traumatic stress.
He draws on more than 20 years of private practice experience working with trauma treatment and currently divides his time between psychotherapy, teaching, writing, and professional training.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Child maltreatment; sibling relationships; sibling violence and sexual abuse; post-traumatic stress disorder; group psychotherapy
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