Brian Daly, PhD

Department Head, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Daly is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children with a chronic illness, evaluation of adolescent health risk behaviors, development and evaluation of evidence-based psychosocial evaluations for youth, prevention and resiliency in urban youth and delivery of mental health promotion in schools. 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 pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship program. He has co-authored two books, and more than 40 articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and a reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals.

In The News

Drivers with autism report problems, self-restrictions in Drexel pilot study
Brian Daly, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a July 14 WHYY-FM/ story about the driving behaviors of drivers with autism.
Is Your Child's Temperament a Good Fit With Yours?
Dr. Brian Daly, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted throughout an Associated Press story on parenting children with different temperaments. The story was picked up by numerous outlets, including The New York Times, ABC News, CBS News,, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post.

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