John F. Curry
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Education & Training
Ph.D., Catholic University of America 1978
M.A., Catholic University of America 1972
B.A., Villanova University 1970
Development and investigation of cognitive-behavioral interventions, alone and in combination with medication,for the treatment of adolescent major depression and substance abuse. Treatment outcome in large multi-site trials and in community care settings. Translation of efficacious treatments into community settings, such as brief motivational interviewing and CBT for teen and young adult substance abuse. We have written and tested the manuals for CBT in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS)and contributed to those for the Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters Study (TASA).
Cognitive and behavioral processes contributing to adolescent depression, including attributions, self-perceptions, and coping responses.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, adolescents, depression, substance abuse, translation to community
Doyle, O., et al. “Coping in the Aftermath of Youth's Suicidal Behaviors: A Comparison of Black Mothers and White Mothers (Accepted).” Family Relations, vol. 70, no. 1, Feb. 2021, pp. 77–89. Scopus, doi:10.1111/fare.12484. Full Text
Arias, Albert J., et al. “Temporal dynamics of the relationship between change in depressive symptoms and cannabis use in adolescents receiving psychosocial treatment for cannabis use disorder.” J Subst Abuse Treat, vol. 117, Oct. 2020, p. 108087. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2020.108087. Full Text
Meyer, Allison E., and John F. Curry. “Moderators of Treatment for Adolescent Depression.” J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol, Aug. 2020, pp. 1–12. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/15374416.2020.1796683. Full Text
Zhou, Xinyu, et al. “Comparative efficacy and acceptability of antidepressants, psychotherapies, and their combination for acute treatment of children and adolescents with depressive disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.” Lancet Psychiatry, vol. 7, no. 7, July 2020, pp. 581–601. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30137-1. Full Text
Curry, J. F., et al. “Sex Differences in Predictors of Recurrent Major Depression Among Current-Era Military Veterans.” Psychological Services, Jan. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1037/ser0000397. Full Text
Donoho, Carrie J., et al. “Depression among military spouses: Demographic, military, and service member psychological health risk factors.” Depress Anxiety, vol. 35, no. 12, Dec. 2018, pp. 1137–44. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/da.22820. Full Text
Curry, J. F., et al. “Development and initial piloting of a measure of post-deployment parenting reintegration experiences.” Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, vol. 49, no. 2, Apr. 2018, pp. 159–66. Scopus, doi:10.1037/pro0000185. Full Text
Meyer, Allison E., and John F. Curry. “Pathways from anxiety to stressful events: An expansion of the stress generation hypothesis.” Clin Psychol Rev, vol. 57, Nov. 2017, pp. 93–116. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2017.08.003. Full Text
Shepherd-Banigan, Megan, et al. “Paternal history of mental illness associated with posttraumatic stress disorder among veterans.” Psychiatry Res, vol. 256, Oct. 2017, pp. 461–68. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2017.06.053. Full Text
Curry, J. F., and A. E. Meyer. “Can Less Yield More? Behavioral Activation for Adolescent Depression.” Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, vol. 23, no. 1, Mar. 2016, pp. 62–65. Scopus, doi:10.1111/cpsp.12141. Full Text
Lochman, J. E., et al. “The anger coping program: An empirically-supported treatment for aggressive children.” Innovative Mental Health Interventions for Children: Programs That Work, 2014, pp. 63–73. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9781315786179. Full Text
Fairbank, J. A., et al. “Integrated Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Substance Abuse.” Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.003.0010. Full Text
Meyer, A., and J. F. Curry. “Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Youth Depression.” Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents: A Casebook for Clinical Practice, edited by P. C. Kendall.
Curry, John. “Evidence-based treatments for adolescent depression (Submitted).” Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies: Bridging Science and Practice (2nd Edition), edited by Ric G. Steele and Michael C. Roberts.
IPA - John Curry awarded by Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Psychologist). 2019 to 2020
Treatment for Teens with Alcohol Abuse and Depression awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2020
Auditory Perception and Emotion Recognition in Young People at Risk for Psychosis awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2019
VLZ-MD-21 awarded by Forest Research Institute (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2016
Evaluating the Impact of Adolescent Suicide Attempts on Parents awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2009 to 2015
IPA Extension - John Curry awarded by Veterans Administration Medical Center (Psychologist). 2013 to 2014
IPA - John Curry awarded by Veterans Administration Medical Center (Fellow). 2011 to 2012
Family Based Treatment of Early Childhood OCD awarded by National Institutes of Health (Independent Evaluator). 2007 to 2012
Barriers to Research and Care in Depressed Black Youth awarded by National Institutes of Health (Consultant). 2006 to 2011
Training in Psychological Intervention Research awarded by National Institutes of Health (Training Faculty). 2006 to 2011