Joseph M. Currier, Ph.D.
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UCOM 1036
By Appointment
Ph: (251) 460-7819
Joseph M. Currier, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Training
Clinical Psychology

Dr Currier will be reviewing graduate student applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Apply here.
Research Interests
  • Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
  • Trauma and Loss
  • Moral Injury
  • Help-Seeking and Stigma
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Military Veterans
  • Psychotherapy

PH.D., University of Memphis        2009
Clinical Psychology
M.A., Wheaton College                  2001
Clinical Psychology 
B.A., University of Saint Thomas   1999
Psychology and Catholic Studies

Dr. Currier’s Trauma Reactions and Interpersonal Loss (TRAIL) Group is committed to understanding both the etiology of PTSD and other trauma- and loss-related problems, as well as how people achieve restoration and often paradoxically grow in these contexts. Drawing on a variety of scientific methodologies, the TRAIL Group strives to conduct clinically-meaningful and integrative research that appreciates psychological, physical, social, and spiritual dimensions of coping with potentially traumatic events (e.g., military combat, community violence, serious illness) and bereavement. Looking ahead, we are ultimately interested in disseminating our findings and enhancing clinical practices with individuals and families struggling to overcome challenges associated with these types of experiences

Highlighted Research


Lisman, R., Currier, J. M., & Harris, J. I. (in press). Religion and cognitive processing of trauma among newly returned US Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture.

Currier, J. M., McDermott, R. C., Hawkins, D. E., Greer, C. L., & Carpenter, R. (in press). Seeking help for religious and spiritual struggles: Exploring the role of mental health literacy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Currier, J. M., Drescher, K. D., Nieuwsma, J. A., & *McCormick, W. (in press). Theodicies and professional quality of life in a nationally representative sample of chaplains in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community.

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