Paul Curd Speaker Bio

Paul Curd, Psy.D. began his career in healthcare as an EMT-Paramedic. Years later, while pursuing his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, he worked in Adult Day Health with individuals dealing with a broad variety of physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. He also spent several years working in behavior modification with violent and aggressive youth on the autism spectrum. Additionally, he has provided counsel and support to the parents and family members of individuals with a variety of disabilities.
Before returning to school for his doctoral degree, he provided individual and family counseling, marriage counseling, and family preservation services to foster children and their biological families. While working on his doctoral degree, he completed his practicum working in disability treatment, and fulfilled his doctoral internship by providing mental health treatment to offenders in the correctional system. A portion of his internship involved assisting with research to study traumatic brain injuries among incarcerated offenders.
Dr. Curd is currently a Faculty Counselor at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington where he provides mental health counseling, instruction, and faculty support. Dr. Curd also works as an adjunct graduate professor at Western Washington University where he teaches counseling skills to master’s degree students in the Rehabilitation Counseling program.
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