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.
She 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.
After obtaining licensure as a psychologist, Dr. Curry completed a post-doctoral Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP), in fulfillment of the advanced education requirements for psychologist prescription privileges in participating states and the Department of Defense.
Over the last 15 years, Dr. Curry has provided therapy and assessment services for forensic, military, and community-based organizations in both the U.S. and abroad. She is a Certified Forensic Examiner for the Hawaii Department of Courts and Corrections and has served as an expert witness in Honolulu’s First Circuit Criminal Court and Orange County’s Superior Courts. She has also completed all three levels of the research-based Gottman Method of couples’ therapy and is an expert in dating, love, and lasting relationships.
Dr. Curry’s diverse clinical experience comes from her foundational research on culturally-responsive trauma therapies. Her commitment to culturally-competent care inspires her to be continually attuned and responsive to the needs of her clients in the therapy room, while also recognizing the broader social forces that affect her clients’ lives. Dr. Curry is committed to social justice work, and her research on trauma therapy with international communities has received awards from the American Psychological Association and Psychology Beyond Borders and is 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. Her own dog, Gunnar, is a trained and certified Therapy Dog through the National Alliance of Therapy dogs, and can be spotted by her side or making the rounds at the Curry Psychology Group office.
Dr. Curry is licensed to practice psychology in California (#PSY-26449) and Hawaii (#PSY-1404).