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ELIZABETH J. DALY, PH.D.

Dr. Daly is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia. In her work at Commonwealth Psychological Associates, PLC, she provides therapy and neuropsychological assessment services to a broad range of people, including adults, adolescents, and children.

Dr. Daly specializes in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, chronic pain, relationship problems, and ADHD, and has worked extensively with US Military Veterans. She works with individuals, couples, and groups using a large assortment of treatment modalities, which she tailors individually to each patient's needs. Dr. Daly also specializes in psychological assessment, and conducts neuropsychological evaluations for mood disorders, anxiety issues, memory disturbance, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and pre-surgical evaluations.

Dr. Daly earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, where she also completed a doctoral minor in Quantitative Psychology. Her training at Notre Dame focused on measuring, assessing, and treating adult personality, psychopathology, and functioning issues. Dr. Daly was the recipient of the Notre Dame Department of Psychology Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, as well as the Notre Dame Graduate Student Research Award and the Ernest Swarm Graduate Research Award for her work involving personality assessment.

Dr. Daly completed her Internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo, NY, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow of trauma psychology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. While training in the Veterans Affairs healthcare system, Dr. Daly also worked extensively with trauma and substance abuse issues. Dr. Daly has also served as an adjunct professor of clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.

Dr. Daly has been trained in all three major empirically-supported treatments for trauma, with certification in Cognitive-Processing Therapy (CPT) and extensive training training in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is also skilled in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Interpersonal Therapy for more general psychological issues.

Dr. Daly is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12), Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists, and the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology. Dr. Daly has also been a member of the Society for Personality Assessment, the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), the Sigma Xi Research Society, and the Society of a Science of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12, Section 3).

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