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

Brian P. Daly, PhD

Department Head
Associate Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Office: Stratton 290
Phone: 215.571.4252
Fax: 215.571.4258

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Evidence-based psychosocial interventions for youth
  • School mental health promotion
  • Prevention and resiliency in urban youth
  • Assessment and treatment of children with chronic illness
  • Adolescent risk behaviors

How I Make a Difference in Research and Civic Engagement:

Daly and his lab members in the Pediatric and Child Adolescent Psychology lab (PCAP) make a difference by engaging in clinical research that supports those youth most in need but least likely to receive evidence-based behavioral health services. Daly and his team study and provide services to underserved children in the community setting where they spend most of their waking hours: the classroom. Our team thoughtfully partners and collaborates with adults who are frequently the most important influences in a child’s life: their caregivers and teachers. Daly and his team are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth by designing and delivering interventions that enhance social skills and behavioral competencies in order to promote positive developmental outcomes and healthy adjustment.


Brian P. Daly, PhD, is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist specializing in the development and evaluation of evidence-based psychosocial evaluations for youth, delivery of mental health promotion in schools, assessment and treatment of children with a chronic illness, and evaluation of adolescent health risk behaviors, 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 & resiliency in urban youth, school mental health promotion, pediatric psychology and neuropsychology, clinical and health psychology, assessment and treatment of children with chronic illness, and evaluation of adolescent risk behaviors. One of his current research projects involves the delivery and evaluation of evidence-based prevention program for Kindergarten, 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.