Mary S. Curby

Mary S. Curby

Mary S. Curby

Adjunct Faculty

Mary Curby, MA works as an advanced psychological examiner at the George Mason Center for Psychological Studies. She works with students and adults from George Mason and from the wider community to provide psychological and educational assessments. With a service-oriented, client-centered approach, she works to help each client determine their unique strengths and areas of challenge to help provide diagnostic clarity and treatment planning. Assessments finish with a feedback session in which the complex findings are described in an understandable way so each client can be advised on meaningful next steps on their journey.  
 
Additionally, she has taught several sections of in-person and online classes for the GMU psychology department as an adjunct professor. Her classes include Theories of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, and Intro Psychology. She also developed a new course to teach at GMU, the Psychology of Aggression and Bullying. She also taught Therapeutic Communication Skills over several semesters, which involved instructing and modeling interviewing and active listening skills for undergraduates. 
 
Previously, she worked for the University of Virginia (UVA) Early Steps project, a multi-site preventative intervention with low-income at-risk families in the Charlottesville area. She served as the Assessment Coordinator for the UVA site, where she supervised assessment staff and performed in-home assessments.  She managed a large group of undergraduate research assistants and created site-wide data organizational systems.

Courses Taught

Abnormal Psychology

Psychology of Aggression & Bullying

Therapeutic Communications

Introduction to Psychology

Theories of Personality

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, BA in Psychology, December 1997
University of Detroit-Mercy, Detroit, MI, MA in Clinical Psychology with a child-clinical specialization, May 2004