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 UMASS . She is 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.
She has been involved in research and has written extensively on child development and mindfulness. Her other works include the developmental psychology textbook entitled The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals (5th ed., Broderick & Blewitt) published in 2019 by Pearson Education and Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Adolescents (2019, Norton).