John M. Dougherty, Ph.D.



Dougherty, John 2012


Phone: (252) 830-3300 x 225



B.A., Psychology & Sociology, Concord College
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Radford University
Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Summary Statement:

Dr. Dougherty is the Director of TEACCH-Greenville, a comprehensive regional autism program serving twenty-seven counties in northeastern North Carolina. The Center provides diagnostic, treatment and consultation for persons with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Dr. Dougherty also trains professionals and para-paraprofessionals in the region as well as training, rotations and internships for the Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Special Education at East Carolina University. Dr. Dougherty works closely with colleagues in northern Europe providing: (1) consultation to Boards of Directors, Advisory Boards, program administrators, psychological and educational teams, in-patient and out-patient psychiatric teams, training teams, and direct service staff, (2) training of staff in their home country and TEACCH-Greenville, and (3) lectures on TEACCH as a program model in assessment, diagnosis, education, family concerns/interventions, professional issues, and service coordination.  His current interests are staff and program development, individual/family case consultation and the development of high-quality administrative leadership within programs serving individuals with development disabilities.

Representative Publications:

  1. Durnik, M, Dougherty, JM, Andersson, T, Persson, B, Bjorevall, G, Emilsson, B: Influence of the TEACCH program in Sweden. International Journal of Mental Health, 29 (1), 2000.
  2. Dougherty, JM: Book review, Dunst, C, Trivette, C, Deal, A: Enabling and empowering families: Principles and guidelines for practice. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 19, 478- 480, 989.
  3. Dougherty, JM, Moran, JD III: Piagetian theory and mental retardation. Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, 18, 260-265, 1983.
  4. Dougherty, JM: Book review, Perske, R, Perske, M: Hope for families - New directions for parents of persons with retardation or other disabilities. Family Relations, 28, 157-158, 1983.