Dr. Trudel is a licensed Psychologist, specializing in Psychoeducational and Neuropsychological evaluations. She provides comprehensive testing and comprehensive reporting that supports a variety of populations with individualized needs.
Dr. Trudel received her undergraduate degree in psychology from George Washington University in 1984, where she was a member of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society. She received her master’s degree in applied experimental psychology from The Catholic University of America in 1986 and her doctoral degree in school psychology from Temple University in 1994. Dr. Trudel also completed a post-graduate certificate in early childhood mental health through the Widener University Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology in 2010.
While working on her doctoral degree, Dr. Trudel worked as a research assistant to Dr. Irwin Hyman at The Center for Corporal Punishment and Alternatives in the Schools at Temple University. Dr. Trudel’s work at the Center led to her dissertation, which explored the relationship between corporal punishment at school and the subsequent development of trauma disorders in children.
Dr. Trudel’s predoctoral internship was spent at Nemours Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children, an internationally recognized children’s hospital, in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Trudel worked in the outpatient psychology department of the hospital performing assessments and therapy, as well as consultation with hospital staff.
Since receiving her doctoral degree in 1994, Dr. Trudel has worked in a variety of child and adolescent-focused settings including several school districts, private practices, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, and a child guidance clinic. She has served as a consulting psychologist to numerous charter schools in the city of Philadelphia and has also served as a consulting psychologist for an Early Intervention Center in Delaware. Dr. Trudel is a licensed psychologist, as well as a certified school psychologist. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Maryland School Psychologists’ and The National Register of Health Service Psychologists.
While Dr. Trudel’s area of expertise includes the evaluation of autism, ADHD, executive functioning, learning disabilities, and psychological/emotional disorders, she also enjoys working with children and adolescents in therapy. Dr. Trudel believes strongly in the power of early intervention and takes a developmental approach to work with clients as she believes that we all are constantly growing, shifting, developing, and transforming.