About Dr. Beaudoin:
Beata Sylvia Beaudoin, Ph.D., ABPP-CN: Dr. Beaudoin is Board Certified in the practice of Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology, one of the few with this standing in New Jersey. She is licensed to practice in New Jersey (35SIO 0407100) and New York (015112-1). She specializes most heavily in the evidence-based assessment of child developmental issues such as ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum, and mood, as well as changes due to head trauma, epilepsy, stroke, and other neurological events. She also performs career assessments for young adults and pre-employment/pre-service screenings for military, police, and other organizations. She directs the neuropsychological and psychological testing service at Rutgers University Behavioral Health, where she supervises doctoral students and teaches seminars on psychological and neuropsychological assessment. She serves as an expert in neuropsychology in forensic (court) settings. Over the past decade, Dr. Beaudoin has continued to actively remain up-to-date with research in assessment, while developing an increasingly person-centered, therapeutically-informed and culturally-sensitive assessment approach. She lives in the northern New Jersey area with her family.
Dr. Beaudoin graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and Biology minor. She completed her Master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2001, where she earned a research fellowship and investigated childhood anxiety disorders and subtypes of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her post-doctoral specialty training was in neuropsychological assessment through fellowships at Hackensack University Medical Center in the Institute for Child Development and Epilepsy Center, as well as at UMDNJ’s Psychiatry and Neurology Departments. Subsequently, she also conducted research on the treatment of depression and developmental disorders.
Throughout her career, Dr. Beaudoin has evaluated and treated children, adolescents, and adults in many settings, such as inpatient and outpatient settings in hospitals including Hackensack University Medical Center, University Hospital, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, as well as clinics at Fairleigh Dickinson University, University Behavioral HealthCare, and in private practice. She was the Director of Psychology Training at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Newark for over 6 years, directing the graduate training of eight child and adult psychology interns in their final year of doctoral training, and securing accreditation by the American Psychological Association. She also served as Coordinator of Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment there for 10 years, supervising and mentoring graduate students. She remains involved with the program as a voluntary faculty member. She is an adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she has maintained faculty status since 2003. Dr. Beaudoin has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University and New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers/UMDNJ. She maintains contracts with a number of schools, as well as state and national agencies.
Dr. Beaudoin served as President of the New Jersey Neuropsychological Society, where she was a member of the Board of Directors for 10 years. She is also a full member of the New Jersey Psychological Association, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and International Neuropsychological Society. Dr. Beaudoin is the author of a number of publications and presentations, predominantly on issues regarding child development. She is a reviewer for the scientific journal, Child Neuropsychology.