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Stephen Soffer

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Psychologist IV, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Training Director - Psychology Internship Training Program , Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Chief, Clinical & Professional Affairs, Division of Outpatient Behavioral Health, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

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Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia,
Education:
BA
Emory University, 1991.
PhD (Clinical Psychology)
Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University, 1996.
Post-Graduate Training
Clinical Psychology Internship, University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, 1995-1996.
Clinical Psychology Post-doctoral Fellowship in Adolescent Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine Division of Adolescent Medicine Department of Pediatrics, 1996-1997.
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Selected Publications

Soffer SL, Lewis J, Lawrence OS, Marroquin YA, Doupnik SK, & Benton TD: Assessing Suicide Risk in a Pediatric Outpatient Behavioral Health System: A Quality Improvement Report. Pediatric Quality & Safety 7: e571, June 2022.

Soffer, S.L. & Lewis, J. : Suicide Risk in Children During The Pandemic. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Research In Action Blog, https://injury.research.chop.edu/blog/posts/suicide-risk-children-during-pandemic March 2021.

Lewis, J.A., Wallace, W., Lawerence, O., Boyd, R., Greenspan, M., Law, C., & Soffer, S. L. : Outpatient Behavioral Health and Primary Care Clinical Pathway for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients at Risk for a Diagnosis of Depression. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Clinical Pathways, https://www.chop.edu/clinical-pathway/depression-clinical-pathway June 2020.

Soffer, S. L., Lawrence, O., & Lewis, J. A.: Outpatient Behavioral Health Care Clinical Pathway for Assessment and Care Planning for Children and Adolescents at Risk for Suicide. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Clinical Pathways, https://www.chop.edu/clinical-pathway/suicide-risk-assessment-and-care-planning-clinical-pathway June 2019.

Stephen Soffer, Ph.D., O’Nisha Lawrence, M.D., Jason Lewis, Ph.D., Stephon Proctor, Ph.D., & Abigail Zisk: Improving Suicide Risk Assessment Processes in Pediatric Outpatient Behavioral Health. Poster presentation at the 51st Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology (Washington, DC) April 2018.

Boyd, R. and Soffer, S.: “13 Reasons Why” and Youth Suicide. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PolicyLab Blog http://policylab.chop.edu/blog/%E2%80%9C13-reasons-why%E2%80%9D-and-youth-suicide?utm_source=Total+List&utm_campaign=b6ba075931-eNews_2017_06_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_126f34d1fc-b6ba075931-29102683 June 2017.

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., Blum, N. J., Jawad, A.F: Evaluation of family-school success program for elementary students with ADHD Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL Aug 2012.

Soffer, S.L.: Homework problems for Children with ADHD. MedStar television interview 2010.

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