Ph.D. – University of New Mexico
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psychology – Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Doctoral Internship in Psychology – Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Theoretical orientation: Dr. Daugherty describes her therapy style as rooted in third-wave behaviorism or applied clinical behavioral analysis.
Clinical and research interests: Dr. Daugherty is committed to utilizing her training in evidence-based practice and program development to promote strong foundations in young adults. She has substantial advanced training in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and mindfulness-based interventions for substance abuse, trauma and mood disorders. She is also an experienced MINT trainer of motivational interviewing (MI) and has developed original intervention guidelines for the use of MI to promote academic success in minority college students. Dr. Daugherty’s work utilizing MI with substance using college students and Greek organizations has also resulted in publication.
Dr. Mikyta Daugherty is the director of Counseling Services and a licensed Georgia psychologist. She graduated with her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and completed her clinical internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. While at UNM, she was awarded training fellowships from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to develop expertise in program development, management and outcomes research focusing on the dissemination of evidence-based interventions within university, hospital and community health settings.
Dr. Daugherty has since become an accomplished researcher and has cultivated an expertise in clinical program design and implementation. She has served as the southwest regional protocol coordinator on three nationwide clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA CTN) and as a health science specialist coordinating post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment trials conducted by the Cooperative Studies Research Program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. More recently, she was Project Manager and Clinical Team Leader for a federally funded health prevention initiative designed to integrate substance use prevention methods into regular medical practice within the Grady Health System and other community health settings throughout Georgia.
Dr. Daugherty is committed to utilizing her training in evidence-based practice and program development to promote strong foundations in young adults. Dr. Daugherty has provided numerous professional trainings and consultation in overall program design and quality assurance methods within several university settings including UNM, Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University. She has provided direct clinical supervision and didactic seminars for behavioral health graduate students and professionals, in addition to medical residents. Dr. Daugherty has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at UNM, Clayton State University, Emory University and Georgia State University.
Clinically, Dr. Daugherty most enjoys working with young adults and would describe her therapy style as rooted in third-wave behaviorism or applied clinical behavioral analysis.