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Brian Daly, Director of Clinical Training, Associate Professor, Department Head, Drexel University Department of Psychology

Brian P. Daly, PhD

Department Head
Associate Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Office: Stratton 118
Phone: 215.571.4252
Fax: 215.571.4258

Additional Sites:

Pediatric and Child Adolescent Psychology Lab


  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, 2005
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Boston College, 2000
  • MA, General Psychology, Boston University, 1998
  • BA, Psychology, Boston College, 1997

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • School mental health
  • Mental health promotion
  • Socioemotional learning (SEL)
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Trauma
  • Risk and resilience
  • Child and adolescent intervention


Brian P. Daly, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist specializing in the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based psychosocial prevention and intervention programs for youth, and mental health promotion in schools. His work seeks to improve school-based efforts to promote social and emotional skills, mental health, and academic success. He received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. Following the completion of his doctorate in counseling psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, he completed a clinical internship in child psychology at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium. Subsequently, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Temple University Health Sciences Center.

Following the fellowship, Daly was an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Temple University as well as the Director of Training for the APA-approved predoctoral clinical psychology internship program.

Daly is an associate professor and the Department Head in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. He teaches undergraduate and graduate psychology courses including Pediatric Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Child Psychopathology. Daly’s research has been funded by federal, foundational and corporate agencies.

His research interests include evidence-based psychosocial interventions for youth, prevention and resiliency in urban youth, school mental health promotion, clinical and health psychology, and evaluation of adolescent risk behaviors. One of his current research projects involves the delivery and evaluation of an evidence-based socioemotional learning (SEL) prevention program for first and second children in a school-based setting. The goals of this study are to promote positive teacher behavior management techniques and social competence for at-risk young children attending inner-city elementary schools located in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Selected Publications:

Puhy, C.P., Daly, B.P., Leff, S.S., & Waasdorp, T.E. (2022). Identifying relationally aggressive students: How aligned are teachers and peers? School Mental Health.

Puhy, C.E., Litke, S. G., Silverstein, M., Kiely, J., Pardes, A., McGeoch, E., & Daly, B.P. (2021). Counselor and student perceptions of an mHealth technology platform used in a high school counseling setting. Psychology in the Schools, 58, 1284-1298.

Daly, B.P., Puhy, C., Silverstein, M., & Jones, L. (2020). Bias-motivated victimization of immigrants in schools: Incidence, impact, and intervention. Adolescent Psychiatry, 10(2), 123–141.

Daly, B.P., Hildenbrand, A., DeMatteo, D., Baker, C., & Fisher, J. (2018). Psychosocial treatment and prevention of Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder in the adolescent years. Invited book chapter in J. Lochman & W. Matthys (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Disruptive and Impulse-Control Disorders (pp. 467-484). Wiley Press.

Daly, B.P., Hildenbrand, A.K., Turner, E.., Berkowitz, S., & Tarazi, R.A. (2017). Executive function among college students with and without history of childhood maltreatment. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 26, 717-735.

Daly, B.P., Nicholls, E., & Brown, R.T. (2016). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in adults. Boston, M.A. Hogrefe Publishing.

Daly, B.P., Hildenbrand, A., Haney-Caron, E., Goldstein, N., Galloway, M., & DeMatteo, D. (2016). Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline: Strategies to reduce risk of school-based zero tolerance policies resulting in juvenile justice involvement. In K. Heilbrun, D. DeMatteo, & N.E.S. Goldstein (Eds.), APA Handbook of psychology and juvenile justice (pp. 257-275).Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Daly, B.P., Hildenbrand, A.K., & Brown, R.T. (2015). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in children and adolescents. Boston, MA. Hogrefe Publishing.

Daly, B.P., Jameson, J.P., Patterson, F., McCurdy, M., Kirk, A., & Michael, K.D. (2015). Sleep, mental health, and substance use among rural adolescents: Developmental correlates. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 39, 108-122.

Daly, B.P., Nicholls, E., Patrick, K., Brinkman, D., & Schultheis, M. (2014). Driving behaviors in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 44, 3119-3128.

Daly, B.P., Sander, M., Nicholls, E., Medhanie, A., VandenBerk, E., & Johnson, J. (2014). Three-year longitudinal study of school behavior and academic outcomes: Results from a comprehensive expanded school mental health program. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 7, 24-41.

Daly, B.P., Nicholls, E., Aggarwal, R., & Sander, M. (2013). Promoting social competence and reducing behavior problems in at-risk youth: Implementation and efficacy of universal and selective prevention programs in schools. In M. Weist, N. Lever, C. Bradshaw, & J. Owens (Eds.), Handbook of school mental health: Research, training, practice, and policy (2nd ed., pp. 131-144). New York, NY: Springer.

Daly, B.P., Buchanan, C., Dasch, K., Eichen, D., & Lenhart, C. (2012). Prevention of conduct disorder: Do we have reason to be hopeful? Handbook of prevention in counseling psychology (pp. 268-284). New York, NY: Oxford Press.

Daly, B.P., Shin, R.Q., Selders, M., Thakral, C., & Vera, E. (2009). School engagement among urban adolescents of color: Does perception of social support and neighborhood safety really matter? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38, 63-74.

Daly, B.P., Cohen, J., Carpenter, J., & Brown, R. T. (2009). Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in the pediatric context. In M. Roberts and R. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of pediatric psychology (4th ed., pp.540-555). New York: The Guilford Press.