Dr. Shannon Curry Biography – Dr. Shannon Curry Wiki
Dr. Shannon Curry is a clinical and forensic psychologist, licensed in both California and Hawaii. She owns the Curry Psychology Group, a leading multi-specialty counseling center in Orange County, CA, and has 15 years of experience conducting research, therapy, and psychological evaluations pertaining to trauma, violence, and relationships.
As Director of the Curry Psychology Group, Dr. Curry helps military and civilian clients transform their relationships, overcome grief and trauma, and achieve overall life improvement. She is committed to social justice work, and serves on the advisory board for the University of California Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA); engaging in research and programming to address global issues of poverty, warfare, violence, and sustainability. Her own research on culturally-responsive trauma therapy in international communities has received awards from the American Psychological Association and Psychology Beyond Borders.
Dr. Curry regularly serves as a psychologist expert and independent forensic evaluator for state courts, law enforcement agencies, the U.S. military, and private attorneys. She enjoys utilizing her psychological expertise to provide clear, articulate, and well-researched opinions in both civil and criminal matters. Dr. Curry is a certified forensic examiner for the Hawaii Department of Courts and Corrections and a registered psychological evaluator for California courts and law enforcement agencies.
Dr. Curry earned her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. She also holds a postdoctoral Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) from Alliant University, making her one of a handful of psychologists nationwide with eligibility for prescriptive authority in military jurisdictions.
She completed her doctoral internship in psychology at Tripler Army Medical Center, an American Psychological Association (APA)–Accredited training site, where she was one of only two civilian interns admitted to the otherwise all-military cohort. Under the purview of the Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Center for PTSD, Dr. Curry received intensive and unparalleled training in combat psychology, trauma, and the assessment and treatment of PTSD.
Dr. Curry furthered her specialization in trauma and forensic psychology with a two-year post-doctoral residency at Hawaii State Hospital. While there, she served as Co-Chair of the Hospital’s Board for Trauma-Informed Care and led the hospital’s transition to a trauma-informed, reduced-restraint model of care.
Dr. Curry also specializes in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, a highly effective and practical approach to relationship improvement. She has completed all three levels of Gottman training and is a Workshop Leader/Educator for both the Gottman “Seven Principles of Making Relationships Work” and “Bringing Baby Home” programs.
Dr. Curry also holds a unique specialization in animal-assisted therapy, having previously served on the boards of Hawaii State Hospital’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program and the Hawaii Canine Assistance Network (HI-CAN) service dog organization. In her latter role, Dr. Curry led a program for Wounded Warriors wherein they assisted with the training of future service dogs. Today, Dr. Curry is a certified therapy dog handler through the National Alliance of Therapy Dogs. She regularly lectures on the mental health benefits of animal-assisted therapy and the distinguishing requirements between service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support animals. Dr. Curry’s own dog, Gunnar, is a trained and certified therapy dog who can be spotted making the rounds at the Curry Psychology Group office.
Dr. Shannon Curry Johnny Depp
Forensic Psychologist Dr. Shannon Curry was hired by Johnny Depp’s legal team to evaluate Amber Heard. The defamation trial between Depp and Heard began on 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia following Depp’s lawsuit against his ex-wife in March 2019. Depp is arguing that she defamed him in a December 2018 op-ed published in The Washington Post titled “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change”.
Dr. Curry took the stand on April 26, 2022, saying that she met with Heard on “two separate dates” as she conducted her evaluation – 10 and 17 December 2021. She said they spent 12 hours together and that “the result of Ms Heard’s evaluation supported two diagnoses – borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder”.
Dr. Shannon Curry Husband
Is Dr. Shannon Curry married? She is married to her husband named Ty, according to an Instagram post on the Curry Psychology Group page. The couple married in April 2021 in a ceremony at a courthouse. The since-deleted Instagram post says: “When Shannon was nervous about it Ty said to her, ‘It’s ok, we are just going to choose to be married today and every day.’”
On April 26, 2022, Dr. Shannon Curry’s husband, Ty, was mentioned during the cross-examination of Dr. Curry at the defamation trial between actor Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard.
Dr. Shannon Curry indicated that she wanted to “stop talking about muffins” after Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft questioned her about her husband buying baked goods for Heard.
“You said you brought muffins from your husband, and you gave those to Ms Heard, correct?” Ms Bredehoft asked.
“May I clarify what occurred so that we can stop talking about the muffins?” Dr Curry said. “What happened was that I was getting ready that morning, I frequently bring muffins to the office.
“My husband did happen to know that there was going to be a celebrity client coming in because on the morning that that occurs, which often occurs, we have to actually clear the office and move the staff to the other office.”
“So yes, on the one hand, he was aware of that. I was getting ready, I asked him to go to the bakery near our house and pick up the muffins for me because I was running late – he often has to do that because I often do run late,” Dr Curry said.
“He brought the muffins back to the house, I brought them into the office, Ms Heard and I enjoyed the muffins together.”
“I think I made a comment to her along the lines of ‘my husband got these for us today’, meaning he purchased the muffins we are now enjoying them because of him,” she added.
“Why did your husband get the muffins for Amber Heard?” Ms Bredehoft later asked Dr Curry.
“He did not get the muffins for Amber Heard,” she said with a chuckle.
“He knew you had a high-profile client and you were preparing for a very long time and you asked him to pick up the muffins, correct?” Ms Bredehoft asked.
“I asked him to pick up the muffins for me, yes,” Dr Curry said.
Dr. Shannon Curry Age
Dr.Shannon Curry was born in 1979 in California.
Dr. Shannon Curry Net Worth
Dr. Shannon Curry’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. She is the founder and owner of Curry Psychology Group, “a group of multi-specialty mental health providers helping adults, children & couples live happier lives.”
Dr. Shannon Curry Instagram
Psychologist Dr. Shannon Curry’s Instagram handle is @shannonjc123.