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Pediatrics - Psychology

Houston, Texas

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David F. Curtis, Ph.D.

David F. Curtis, Ph.D.David F. Curtis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine

Contact Information
David F. Curtis, Ph.D.
Psychology Service – TCH
6701 Fannin St. CCC1630
Houston, TX 77030-2399
Clinic Phone (appointment requests): 832-822-1900
Office Phone: 832-822-3700
Fax: 832-825-4164

B.A., Psychology, Baylor University, Waco, TX

M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Internship: The Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, Child Specialty Track, Boston, MA

Fellowship Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital-Boston, Boston, MA

• Licensed Psychologist (05/2006)- TX#33421

• Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) – Clinical Investigation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2009

• Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Certification, Auckland, New Zealand/University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. June 2002.

Clinical Focus
• Family-based behavioral intervention for children with disruptive behaviors and other self-regulation problems; Pediatric Primary Care behavioral health screening and consultation

Texas Children’s Hospital Psychology Service Website

Research Interests
• Behavioral interventions for “hard to treat” disruptive behavior disorders; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Patient access and utilization of mental/behavioral health service in primary care settings; Program evaluation and quality assurance.

Current Research and Funding
• Principal Investigator: Family Skills Training for ADHD-Related Symptoms. Sponsored by The Robert Little Foundation and the Psychology Service at Texas Children's Hospital. The goal of this study is to (1) examine the feasibility of adding a structured, child-focused behavioral strategies to Behavioral Parent Training Interventions, and (2) to compare individually focused family intervention to multi-family group intervention.

Special Interests
• Program development; graduate student training, teacher consultation/training; community outreach/training

Selected Publications
• Curtis, D. F., Chapman, S., Dempsey, J. & Mire, S. (submitted for peer review). Do ADHD-related classroom behaviors change in response to clinic-based behavior therapy?

• Curtis, D. F. (2010). ADHD Symptom Severity Following Participation in a Pilot, 10-week, Manualized Family-Based Behavioral Intervention. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 32, (3) 231-241.

• Curtis, D. F. (2007). Coordinated behavioral health services for children with ADHD in primary care settings. Medical Journal Houston, 5 (4), 1, 18-20.

• Curtis, D. F., Pisecco, S., Hamilton, R. J. & Moore, D. W. (2006). Teacher perceptions of classroom interventions for children with ADHD: A cross-cultural comparison of teachers in the United States and New Zealand. School Psychology Quarterly, 21 (2), 171-196.

• Pisecco, S., Huzinec, C., Curtis, D. (2001). The effect of child characteristics on teachers’ acceptability of classroom-based behavioral strategies and psychostimulant medication for the treatment of ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 30 (3), 413-421.

Professional Organizations
• Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
• American Psychological Association (APA) – Divisions 16, 53, & 54
• Texas Psychological Association (TPA)

Awards and Honors
• Fellow – 2010 recipient. Summer Institute on RCTs Involving Behavioral Interventions. Sponsored by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Warrenton, Virginia.

• Outstanding Alumnus, 2007 recipient. Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

• J. William Fulbright Research Fellow, 2000 – 2002 recipient. Student research fellowship to the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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