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Patricia Broderick

Assistant Research Professor

Introduction & Projects

Patricia Broderick's areas of expertise include child development, the psychology of adolescence, developmental psychopathology, and adolescent development. She is the creator of the Learning2Breathe program, which is used in schools and communities throughout the country.

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 (MBSR) advanced practicum at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. She is part of a Penn State Prevention Research Center team on a U.S. Department of Education-sponsored study on mindfulness in public schools, and an advisory board member for CASEL on the intersection of social and emotional learning and mindfulness. She is the co-author of the developmental psychology textbook, The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals, Fourth Edition (Broderick & Blewitt, 2014, Pearson) and the author of Learning to BREATHE: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents (2013, New Harbinger).

Recent Publications

Stress and well-being: A systematic case-study of adolescents’ experiences in a mindfulness-based intervention

Schussler, D. L., Oh, Y., Mahfouz, J., Levitan, J., Frank, J. L., Broderick, P. A., Mitra, J. L., Berrena, E., Kohler, K., Greenberg, M. T. (2021). Stress and well-being: A systematic case-study of adolescents’ experiences in a mindfulness-based intervention. Journal of Child and Family Studies 30, 431-446. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-020-01864-5

New avenues for promoting mindfulness in adolescence using mHealth

Lucas-Thompson, R. G., Broderick, P. C., Coatsworth, J. D., & Smyth, J. M. (2018). New avenues for promoting mindfulness in adolescence using mHealth. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-018-1256-4

Evaluating the quality of mindfulness instruction delivered in school settings: Development and validation of a teacher quality observational rating scale

Broderick, P. C., Frank, J. L., Berrena, E., Schussler, D. L., Kohler, K., Mitra, J., Khan, L., Levitan, J., Mahfouz, J., Shields, L., & Greenberg, M. T. (2018). Evaluating the quality of mindfulness instruction delivered in school settings: Development and validation of a teacher quality observational rating scale. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0944-x

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