Alon Ben Gurion
Brigadier General Gal Hirsch
Mike and Janet Huckabee
Dr. Mark Goulston
Heroes to Heroes Outcome Research:
Team Lead – Dr. Joseph Currier, University of Southern Alabama
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 Moral Injury 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. They are ultimately interested in disseminating their findings and enhancing clinical practices with individuals and families struggling to overcome challenges associated with these types of experiences.
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.