Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Bradley Donohue, Ph.D., is a psychology professor and director of The Optimum Performance Program. His current professional focus concerns the development, evaluation, and dissemination of family-supported performance interventions to assist goal achievement in populations with specialized skill sets (e.g., athletes) and disadvantaged populations. Dr. Donahue has directed projects funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Dr. Donohue is a developer of Family Behavior Therapy (FBT) and its adaptation to sport culture (i.e., The Optimum Performance Program in Sports), an evidence-based treatment listed in national clearinghouses and internationally presented in keynote presentations. Dr. Donohue is a recipient of awards, including the James Mikawa Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychology, Western Psychological Association Early Career Research Award, UNLV Barrick Scholar Award for Distinguished Research, the UNLV Alumni Association’s Outstanding Faculty Award and Student-Focused Award, and the Harry Reid Silver State Research Award.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


  • 1995 
    Nova Southeastern University, Ph.D./Clinical Psychology