About Jim Hopper

Nationally recognized consultant, trainer and lecturer.

My research and work as a consultant have helped therapists, police officers, prosecutors, judges, senior military commanders and higher education administrators to better understand and respond to victims of child abuse and sexual assault.

I am most often sought for my expertise on the neurobiology of trauma and sexual assault, and on the unique experiences and needs of males who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault.

I also train and consult on how meditation and other contemplative practices can transform the brain to bring healing and genuine happiness, and am co-editor of Mindfulness-Oriented Interventions for Trauma: Integrating Contemplative Practices (Guilford Press, 2015).

I conduct trainings across the United States and internationally. I also serve as an expert witness in both criminal and civil cases, and have worked on cases in state, federal and military courts.

I was a founding board member of 1in6, Inc., a national non-profit devoted to serving men who've had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences as boys, and wrote most of the content on 1in6's comprehensive web site.

I'm committed to educating the public, including through my blog on Psychology Today and media engagements. I enjoy conversation with thoughtful journalists  and have been quoted by the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, ABC News, USA Today, PBS, and other national and local media.

Finally, I am a Teaching Associate in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School, and a consultant to the Outpatient Addictions Service of the Cambridge Health Alliance.