Dr. Shannon Curry, PsyD, MSCP
Dr. Shannon Curry is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Curry Psychology Group.
She earned her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University, where she conducted dissertation research on trauma interventions for international communities affected by poverty and warfare.
Dr. Curry completed her doctoral internship at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, an APA-accredited training hospital where she specialized in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Child & Family Psychology, and Neuropsychological Assessment. She went on to complete a two-year post-doctoral residency at Hawaii State Hospital, further specializing in trauma and forensic psychology.
Today, Dr. Curry is licensed to practice psychology in both California and Hawaii. She is a Certified Forensic Examiner for the Hawaii Department of Courts and Corrections and has served as an expert witness in the First Circuit Court.
In addition to her training as a psychologist, Dr. Curry has completed the advanced medical education requirements for prescription privileges, and holds a post-doctoral Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Over the last 12 years, Dr. Curry has provided therapy and assessment services for the following forensic, military, and community-based organizations in both the U.S. and abroad:
- The Curry Psychology Group (Private Practice – Newport Beach, CA)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (CA & HI)
- Metropolitan State Hospital (Norwalk, CA)
- Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department (Aliso Viejo, CA)
- Pepperdine Community Counseling Center (Irvine, CA)
- South County Behavioral Health Center (Mission Viejo, CA)
- State of Hawaii Department of Health: Courts and Corrections Branch (Honolulu, HI)
- Office of the Public Defender (Honolulu, HI)
- Hawaii State Hospital (Kaneohe, HI)
- Tripler Army Medical Center (Honolulu, HI)
- Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (Waianae, HI)
- Salud Mental – The Community Mental Health Center (Ayacucho, Peru)
- El Mangle (La Paz, Baja Sur, México)
Dr. Curry’s diverse clinical background has been largely influenced by her interest in culturally-responsive trauma therapies. Her research on trauma therapy with international communities has received awards from the American Psychological Association and Psychology Beyond Borders; and her related work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts. Currently, Dr. Curry serves on the Board of Advisors for the UC Irvine Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA); an interdisciplinary organization of researchers and practitioners who study and develop solutions for modern-day global issues of poverty, violence, warfare, complex disaster, and environmental sustainability.
In her effort to improve the effectiveness and accessibility of therapeutic interventions, Dr. Curry has also developed a unique specialization in Animal Assisted Therapy. She is a certified Therapy Dog Handler with the National Alliance of Therapy Dogs and has previously served on the Board of Directors for Hawaii State Hospital’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program and the Hawaii Canine Assistance Network (HI-CAN) service dog organization.