Press Kit

Press Kit

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PROFILE

Dr. Shannon Curry, PsyD, MSCP, is a published clinical psychologist of over 10 years tenure, licensed in both Hawaii and California. She owns the Curry Psychology Group, a leading multi-specialty counseling center in Orange County, CA, serves on a UC advisory board, and is an expert in a broad swath of mental health issues from trauma to relationships to military and forensic applications. Her passion for these issues, combined with her natural eloquence and flair for presentation, make her an ideal expert source.

Press Contact

Press & media inquiries are responded to within the hour:
949.258.9770
Dr.Curry@CurryGroup.org

Press kit includes contact info, bio, resumé, talking points, & photo.

TALKING POINTS

Love & Relationships

  • Marriage/Relationships
  • Dating
  • Sex
  • Affairs & Infidelity
  • Divorce and Breakups
  • Toxic Relationships

Trauma & PTSD

  • Effects of child trauma
  • Effects of adult trauma
  • The neurological basis of PTSD
  • Military trauma
  • International trauma
  • Societal trauma after a tragic event or large-scale disaster

Destructive Social Processes: Group Think & Obedience

  • Cults and cult membership
  • Peer pressure
  • Bullying
  • Societal increases in hate/bigotry/racism
  • The role of Group Think in the Challenger space shuttle and Chernobyl nuclear disasters, and human rights’ scandals (Abu Ghraib)
  • How to raise your children to stand up for what’s right
  • How to recognize and resist group think processes

Parenting

  • Why its important to let your child fail
  • Helping your child understand shooter drills in school
  • Recognizing when your child needs help for mental health symptoms
  • How to respond to your teen’s rebellious behavior
  • Helping your children cope with parental divorce

Good & Evil / Violence / Criminal Behavior

  • Why Good People Do Bad Things (and how not to be like them)
  • Analysis of current scandals in the media
  • Why people lie & cheat
  • The progression of criminal behavior
  • Assessing risk for violence
  • Characterological versus situational violence

Mental Illness

  • Stigma
  • Signs of mental illness
  • Prevalence
  • Symptom presentation
  • Effective treatments/recommendations
  • The role of mental illness in criminal/violent behavior

Animal Assisted Therapy

  • Psychological benefits of pet ownership and interaction with a dog
  • Emotional support animals- benefits and controversies
  • Differences between service animals, therapy dogs, and emotional support animals
  • Unique human-canine connection
  • Animal assisted therapy programming in schools, prisons, hospitals

Grief

  • Myths about the stages of grief
  • How grief changes a community
  • What to do when someone you know is grieving
  • When grief becomes a problem

Suicide

  • The signs of suicidal planning might surprise you
  • Why a public suicide increases the risk of a plane crash
  • How to prevent suicide
  • Social media and the rise of teen suicide

PRINT FEATURES

VICE NEWS: ‘Fight or Flight’ Are Not the Only Ways People Respond to Sexual Assault

by Ajah Hales As the Harvey Weinstein trial continues, some experts stress that “freezing” and “fawning” are valid responses to assault—especially when there’s a power imbalance between the victim and the attacker. Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial began in New York City on January 4, the same day that a criminal complaint against him was filed in Los […]

NBC | Mental health: How we’ve improved and where we need to do better in 2020

Some of the most significant advancements in the last 10 years reveal just how far we have to go. By, Nicole Spector By and large, physical health is still more straightforward and (often) more tangible than mental health, but over the course of the past decade, there’s been increased willingness to recognize mental health as […]

My Domaine Article | Here’s Why You Should Date Someone Who Isn’t Your Type

By, STACEY LAURA LLOYD When you’re in the dating world, it’s not uncommon to be drawn to a certain “type” of person. And whether you’re interested in a physical type, such as you tend to date people who are taller than you or who are brunettes, or you gravitate toward a certain personality type (reserved, […]

Mashable | How to Move On from an Unhealthy Relationship in 2020

By, ANNA IOVINE |December 27, 2019 | Here’s a New Year’s resolution for you: Leave your fuckboi behind in 2019. This may seem like quite a departure from the most popular New Years’ resolutions: save money, learn a new skill, and the old mainstay — lose weight. But actually leaving your fuckboi to rot in […]

NBC News: The procrastinator’s guide to cheap, thoughtful gifts you can DIY

By, Nicole Spector | December 23, 2019 This holiday season, I decided to make all my friends and families’ Christmas and Hanukkah gifts from scratch. This struck me as the best way to keep down costs, reduce holiday waste and give back to people in a way that felt more meaningful than simply clicking “add to cart”. I […]

SUCCESS Magazine: The Mood-Boosting Power of Nostalgia

By, Jamie Friedlander I’m walking through Central Park in New York City. I see an expansive lawn beneath a bridge to my right, and the memories come flooding back. My then-boyfriend (now husband) and I had just returned to the city after the summer break. We spent the entire day lying on a blanket enjoying […]

Romper | How To Co-Parent With Your Ex & Their New Partner, According To Experts

By: Alison Kresta - Romper.com Family relationships can be tricky, and chances are, yours comes with its own unique sets of challenges. But things can get exceptionally complicated once your ex's significant other gets involved. While the easy thing to do would be to just completely avoid this person altogether, it might not be what's [...]

Colleague Magazine | Man’s Best Counselor

By Dr. Shannon Curry The first known use of dogs for therapeutic purposes was in 1919, when the U.S. secretary of the interior Franklin Lane, suggested that canines be incorporated into the psychiatric treatment at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington, D.C. This was followed by the implementation of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) services at New […]

University of California Irvine showcases Dr. Curry’s fieldwork in Peru

Above: Shannon Curry earned her bachelor’s degree at UC Irvine, and she has completed an undergraduate research project with fieldwork in Peru. Now, Shannon is working with the Peruvian American Medical Society, a nonprofit medical group that specializes in bringing care to impoverished areas of Peru.  

Honolulu Star-Advertiser News | Dogs and veterans of war make friends with her help

By Michael Tsai | Tuesday September 24, 2013 A psychologist, a soldier and a dog walk into a Mexican restaurant, but you needn’t bother waiting for a punch line. Dr. Shannon Curry and her colleagues at the Hawaii Canine Assistance Network deal strictly with happy endings. As head of Hawaii CAN’s public access program, Curry, […]


TV & RADIO

Interview Clips: UC Irvine-Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation Research Project in La Paz Mexico & ID Casting Interview

RPR Productions Sizzle Reel

Radio Interview: Mass Shooting Motivations – Live Mike Podcast With Mike Romigh