Stephen F. Curran, Ph.D., ABPP

SFCStephen F. Curran, Ph.D., ABPP Dr. Curran is Board Certified in Police Psychology and Public Safety Psychology.  He was among the first psychologists in the United States awarded certification during 2011 by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

Dr. Curran provides forensic and psychological services and is a consulting police psychologist to federal, county and local law enforcement agencies. He provides traumatic stress intervention to victims and survivors of workplace trauma, along with presenting educational training/intervention to employees of high-risk businesses on topics of stress and fear management. 

Dr. Curran is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • American Correctional Association (ACA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • APA Police and Public Safety (Division #18)
  • APA Law Society (Division #41)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • Society of Police and Criminal Psychology

The following are some of Dr. Curran’s recent publications, presentations and papers:

  • Curran, S.F. (2016, Publication Pending). Confidential Counseling: The Key to Law Enforcement Officers Utilizing Psychological Services. InSuicide and Law Enforcement. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Behavioral Research and Instruction Unit.
  • Curran, S.F., Holt, E., and Afanador, J. (2016, September). Transition and Reintegration of Military Personnel to Law Enforcement Careers. In C. L. Mitchell & E. H. Dorian (Eds.), Police Psychology and its growing impact on modern law enforcement. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Curran, S.F. (2014, November). Assessment and evaluation: Collecting the requisite building blocks for treatment planning. In Clevenger et al. Behind the Badge. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (pp. 23-43).
  • Curran, S.F. (October 25, 2014).  Legal and Ethical Issues With Preemployment Psychological Evaluations. Workshop Presentation at the IACP Police Psychological Services Section Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Curran, S.F., Allen, S.W., Clark, D.W., Craig, D. and Gardner, L.M. (September 2014). Managing Encounters with Returning Veterans. The Police Chief, 81, No. 9, pp. 52-55.
  • Curran, S.F. (2012, September 29). Progress Report: Effects from Combat Stress Upon Reintegration for Citizen Soldiers and on Psychological Profiles of Police Recruits with Prior Military Experiences. Presentation at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Psychological Services Section, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Curran, S.F. (2011, August). Identifying MMPI-2-RF and IPI Predictors of Firefighter Selection and Fire Academy Training Outcomes. Symposium on Effects of Interventions in Police Psychology. 2011 APA Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Gupton, H.M., Axelrod, E., Cornell L. Curran, S.F., Hood, C.J., Kelly, J., and Moss, J. (August, 2011). Support and Sustain: Psychological Intervention for Law Enforcement Personnel. The Police Chief, pp 92-97.

Curran, S.F. and Thomas, J. (June 2011). Videotaping and Police Behavior. AELE Monthly Law Journal. (6) 501.