Linda Trudeau

Linda Trudeau, Ph.D.

(515) 294-4588

Linda Trudeau, PhD, has worked for many years as a mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist. Her intervention interests include child abuse and domestic violence prevention, relationship counseling, and general stress management strategies. She was active in establishing a domestic violence prevention program and served for many years as member and chairperson of the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. She currently is a research scientist at the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute, Iowa State University, and is interested in evaluating the effectiveness of programs designed to prevent adolescent problem behaviors and in exploring mechanisms whereby programs achieve their effects. In addition, she is interested in exploring etiological factors related to mental health and problem behaviors, including individual characteristics, such as personality and temperament, and socializing factors, such as family and peer relations. She is a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed marital and family therapist and a member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselor Association, the American and Iowa Marriage and Family Therapy Associations, the Society for Research on Adolescence, and the Society for Prevention Research. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence and is an ad hoc reviewer for several journals.

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