Department / Division
Psychiatry / Medical Psychology
2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27705
Clinical child and adolescent psychology, psychological testing, individual and group psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, adolescent depression, substance abuse
Investigation of cognitive-behavioral interventions, alone and in combination with medication,for the treatment of adolescent major depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. Development and testing of interventions for comorbid 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 are participating similarly in the Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters Study (TASA).
Cognitive and behavioral processes contributing to adolescent depression, including attributions, self-perceptions, and coping responses.
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
Curry, JF; Wells, KC; Lochman, JE; Craighead, WE; Nagy, PD. Cognitive-behavioral intervention for depressed, substance-abusing adolescents: development and pilot testing. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2003;42:656-665. (2003) Abstract
Curry, JF. Specific psychotherapies for childhood and adolescent depression. Biological Psychiatry. 2001;49:1091-1100. (2001) Abstract
March, JS; Curry, JF. Predicting the outcome of treatment. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 1998;26:39-51. (1998) Abstract
Curry, JF; Craighead, WE. Attributional style in clinically depressed and conduct disordered adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1990;58:109-115. (1990) Abstract