Professor, The Wright Institute
Allison Briscoe-Smith has combined her love of teaching and advocacy by serving as a professor and by directing mental health programs for children experiencing trauma, homelessness or foster care. Much of her work has been with schools, as a clinician, consultant and trainer. Currently she is a professor at the Wright Institute and she provides consultation and training to Bay Area non-profits and schools on how to support trauma-informed practices and cultural accountability. Briscoe-Smith earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University. She received her clinical psychology Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. She went on to continue her specialization in trauma and ethnic minority mental health through internship and postdoctoral work at University of California San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital.