Patricia (Trish) Broderick is a research associate at the Bennett-Pierce  Prevention Research Center  at Penn State University and Professor Emerita, founder, and former director of the Stress Reduction Center at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Villanova University and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Temple University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist (K-12), certified school counselor (K-12) and a graduate of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction advanced practicum at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She was a member of the Contemplation and Education Leadership Council of the Garrison Institute, a member of the 2010 Mind and Life Summer Research Institute faculty, an advisory board member for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, CASEL,on the intersection of social and emotional learning and mindfulness, and a member of the  practice committee of the American Mindfulness Research Association.

Dr. Broderick has taught courses in Stress Management, Mind-Body Health, Counseling Theory and Practice, Educational Psychology, and Human Development to undergraduate and graduate students. Her current research interests include mindfulness-based approaches in prevention and treatment and mindfulness teacher preparation and supervision. She was a Co-Principal Investigator on a grant from the Department of Education to study mindfulness in schools and is currently an advisor on several active grant projects. She provides L2B training workshops and supervises L2B trainers. The sixth edition of her developmental psychology textbook, entitled The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals (Broderick & Blewitt, 2025), is published by Pearson Education. Published in 2019, the second edition of Learning to BREATHE is available at New Harbinger Publications and on Amazon. It is also available in Spanish (Kindle Direct) and in Chinese (Acorn).


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