California School of Professional Psychology
San Diego Campus
Assistant Professor; Program Director, Department of Undergraduate Psychology
Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131
Courses, Research Interests, Publications
Trauma informed systems of care; neurological development as a result of complex trauma; traumatology; developmental psychopathology with emphasis on attachment; presexualization
Academic History and Background
PhD, Alliant International University, Center for Forensic Studies, Fresno, 2005
Bio and Links
Dr. Griffin's scholarship surrounds developmental psychopathology with particular emphasis on attachment, trauma in early childhood, presexualization, and neurology development as a result of trauma. Dawn attended University of California, Irvine and University of Birmingham, U.K. for her Bachelors in Cognitive Science, Pepperdine University for her Masters in Clinical Psychology, and Alliant International University for her Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology.
Dr. Griffin has worked for the Department of Justice in the CATIC program where she created training program on terrorism. She was a professor of psychology at Fresno City College. Dr. Griffin has also worked with the Fresno Police Department. There, she worked in the Homicide, Child Abuse Unit, and Domestic Violence Unit to develop a systemic program that advances systems change in the Police Department and within the current Juvenile Justice System.
Dr. Griffin is president of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council, a coalition of more than 300 organizations and 1200 individual members that work to respond to and prevent relationship violence.