Stephen L. Soffer, PhD, is a psychologist and Chief of Clinical and Professional Affairs for the Division of Outpatient Behavioral Health in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Behavioral treatment of ADHD Complementary and alternative treatments for ADHD Behavioral interventions for disruptive behavioral disorders Learning disorders
Soffer SL, Lewis J, Lawrence OS, Marroquin YA, Doupnik SK, & BentonTD: Assessing Suicide Risk in a Pediatric Outpatient Behavioral Health System: AQuality Improvement Report. Pediatric Quality & Safety 7: e571, June 2022.
Clarke, A.T., Marshall, S.A., Mautone, J.A., Soffer, S.L., Jones, H.A., Costigan, T.E., Patterson, A., Jawad, A.F., Power, T.J.: Parent attendance and homework adherence predict response to a family-school intervention for children With ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 44(1): 58-67, 2015.
Power, T.J., Mautone, J.A., Soffer, S.L., Clarke, A.T., Marshall, S.A, Sharman, J., Blum, N.J., Glanzman, M., Elia, J., Jawad, A.: A family-school intervention for children with ADHD: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 80(4): 611-623, Aug 2012.
Power, T.J., Soffer, S.L., Mautone, J.A., Costigan, T.E., Jones, H.A., Clarke, A.T., Marshall, S.A.: An analysis of teacher investment in the context of a family-school intervention for children with ADHD. School Mental Health 1(3): 107-117, Sept 2009.
Power, T.J., Soffer, S.L., Cassano, M.C., Tresco, K.E., Mautone, J.A.: Integrating pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for ADHD: An evidence-based, participatory approach. Treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Assessment and Intervention in Developmental Context. S. Evans & B. Hoza (eds.). Civic Research Institute, New York, Page: 13-1 to 13-9, 2001.
Anthony, B.J., Soffer, S.L.: The process of psychological assessment. Handbook of child and adolescent outpatient, day treatment, and community psychiatry. H. S. Ghuman & R. M. Sarles (eds.). Brunner/Mazel, New York, Page: 85-106, 1998.
Posters and Presentations
Soffer SL. "Development of a Suicide Care Clinical Pathway in a Pediatric Healthcare Setting", State of Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention Learning Collaborative, virtual presentation. Oct 2021.
Soffer SL. "Development of a Clinical Pathway for Children and Adolescents with Identified Suicide Risk", Program: An Aspirational Goal of Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide Deaths Within the Healthcare System Through Individual and Organizational Change, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Virtual Conference. Oct 2021.
Soffer SL. "Applying Zero Suicide in a Pediatric Care Setting", Suicide Prevention Resource Center (Waltham, MA), Webinar. July 2020.
Awards and Honors
2014, Psychology Internship Training Program Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2007, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Teacher of the Year, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Editorial and Academic Positions
2014-present, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Attention Disorders
Academic and Institutional Committees
2020-present, Healthy Planet Project Workgroup, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2019-present, Project Team Member, Communicating and Connecting Mental Health Needs of Patients, Chair's Initiative, Department of Pediatrics
2018-present, DCAPBS Education Council, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2018-present, Faculty Affairs Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2018-present, CHOP Education Council
2018-present, Behavioral Health Population Health Workgroup
2015-present, Founding Member, Zero Suicide Program, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
2014-present, Grand Rounds Planning Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
1999-present, Division 53 of the American Psychology Association [Clinical Psychology]
1996-present, American Psychological Association
Patient Experience Ratings
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