Stephen L. Soffer, PhD

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Stephen L. Soffer, PhD, is a psychologist and director of outpatient services in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Assessment and treatment of ADHD, Disruptive behavior disorders, Family-school collaboration, Parent management training (PMT), Parent training to improve parent-child interactions
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees; Center for Advanced Behavioral Healthcare
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Baltimore, Md.


University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

Graduate Degree

Hahnemann University - PhD in Clinical Psychology

Titles and Academic Titles


Director, Outpatient Program

Associate Training Director, Psychology Internship Program

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Behavioral treatment of ADHD Complementary and alternative treatments for ADHD Behavioral interventions for disruptive behavioral disorders Learning disorders


Posters and Presentations

Power, T. J., Blom-Hoffman, J., Soffer, S. L., & Werba, B. (2002, February). Promoting family school success for children with ADHD. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Soffer, S. L. (2001, March). Behavior change strategies across school and home settings. Presentation for the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, Norristown, PA.

Soffer, S. L. Overview of DSM-IV for children and adolescents. Workshop presented for the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth, and Family Services, Philadelphia, PA. (multiple presentation dates).

Soffer, S. L. (2002, March). Homework and organizational strategies for students with ADHD. Presentation for Doylestown Health and Wellness Center, Doylestown, PA.

Soffer, S. L. (2003, March). Complementary and alternative treatments for ADHD. Presentation for the 23rd Annual Conference on the Future of Psychology in the Schools at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.