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Katherine Daly, PhD


Dr. Katherine Daly has over a decade of experience as a licensed psychologist working in integrated health settings. She received her MA in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Florida. Her initial research and clinical focus were on attachment theory applied to chronic health populations and using psychology to reduce health disparities for community members with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Since 2014, she has worked at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine where she is the director of counseling & wellness services at their health sciences campus and associate professor of clinical sciences. At UCF, she has focused her clinical practice on the mental health needs of medical students and using psychology to improve wellness and reduce burnout, depression, and anxiety for this population. She has received national grants to promote her work in building resiliency and reducing mental health symptoms for healthcare professionals. As a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Daly loves research and applying what she learns from research to inform best practices in her clinical work. The health promotion and wellness field is very popular and exciting right now as clients strive to find better work life balance. Dr. Daly has authored over 14 peer reviewed articles and presented over 30 posters and presentations at national conferences. She most recently served as one of the appointed representatives for the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) working group on wellbeing. Her clinical approach is informed by her training and experiences working with adults in integrated health settings and hospitals, especially medical students and healthcare professionals. She draws from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and existential theoretical frameworks in her clinical work.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Katherine Daly has an employment relationship with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She received a grant from the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation. She receives a speaker honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Katherine Daly has no relevant non-financial relationships.