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Dr. Shannon Curry, PsyD, MSCP, is a clinical and forensic 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. full Bio

Talking Points

01 / 09

Love & Relationships

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

02 / 09

Trauma & PTSD

  • Effects of child trauma
  • Effects of adult trauma
  • Neurology of PTSD
  • Military trauma
  • Community trauma
  • Large-scale tragedies & disasters

03 / 09

Destructive Social Forces

  • Cults
  • Racism & xenophobia
  • Group think & human rights violations
  • Peer pressure’s extremes
  • The implications of bullying
  • How to resist group think
  • Raising children to resist group think

04 / 09


  • Helping your child thrive during the pandemic
  • Helping children understand school shooter drills
  • Why it’s important to let kids fail
  • Signs of anxiety and depression in children
  • Tips for managing social media & screen time
  • Maintaining your child’s well-being during divorce

05 / 09

Good & Evil / Violence / Criminal Behavior

  • What makes good people do bad things
  • Analysis of current scandals in the media
  • Why people lie & cheat
  • The normalization of deviance
  • Determining risk for violence
  • Characterological vs. situational violence
  • Psychopathy & antisocial personality disorder

06 / 09

Mental Illness

  • Prevalence of anxiety and depression
  • Surprising symptoms of depression & anxiety
  • Stigma of mental illness
  • Treatment recommendations
  • Mental illness in violent & criminal behavior

07 / 09

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

  • Benefits of human-animal interaction
  • Emotional Support Animals: Benefit & controversy
  • Differentiating service animals, therapy dogs & ESAs
  • AAT in schools, prisons, hospitals

08 / 09


  • Myths about the stages of grief
  • How grief changes a community
  • What to do when someone is grieving
  • Grief vs. clinical depression

09 / 09


  • Surprising signs of imminent suicide risk
  • Increased risk of plane crash after suicide of a public figure
  • Steps to help prevent suicide
  • Social media & teen suicide
media appearances
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