Patricia Broderick, Ph.D. is a Research Associate with the Prevention Research Center at Penn State University and former director of the Stress Reduction Center at West Chester University of PA. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Villanova and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Temple University. She is a licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist (K-12), certified school counselor (K-12). and certified teacher. She was trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) at UMASS Medical Center and has taught MBSR since 2003. Her research interests include mindfulness in education, gender differences in coping styles of early adolescents, and relationships between rumination and the development of depression. Her developmental psychology textbook, The life span: Human development for helping professionals (Broderick & Blewitt, 2010) is now in its third edition. She is also the creator of Learning to BREATHE, a school-based mindfulness curriculum for adolescents.
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