Charma D. Dudley, Ph.D. FPPR

Charma D. Dudley, Ph.D., FPPR is a member of the NAMI Board of Directors and is a native Pittsburgher. She is a licensed psychologist and also employed as an Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services at Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania. She previously served in the role as Clinical Director for several years at Family Resources, a private non profit agency that provides prevention and treatment services to families affected by abuse and neglect.

In private practice, Dr. Dudley specializes in the treatment of individuals with affective disorder illnesses (depression, anxiety) and children and adolescents who exhibit behavioral problems. Dr. Dudley is also a consultant and trainer for behavioral health and social service agencies in the areas of cultural competency, mental health concerns for children and adolescents, diagnostic assessment, clinical documentation, child abuse, cognitive behavioral treatment and other therapeutic approaches.

Dr. Dudley is the author of Treating Depressed Children published by New Harbingers. She has also achieved diplomate certification in Psychopharmacology from the Prescribing Psychologist Register.

Dr. Dudley is a member of the American Psychological Association and Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Dr. Dudley currently serves as president of the Board of Directors of NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania. While serving as the Board President, Dr. Dudley has appeared on radio and television programs educating the community on mental health issues. Dr. Dudley was nominated for Entertainment Industry Council’s 3rd Annual Mental Health Media Awards, for TV Community Affairs Program of the Year WPXI-TV NBC for the segment The Effect of Violence and PTSD on Children.

For the 2016-2017 NAMI Board term, Charma will serve as a member of the Education and Support Programs, Governance and Personnel Committees.