I have trained and worked in college counseling centers, inpatient hospitals and outpatient mental health clinics, and have spent my career integrating the most effective theories and interventions into my approach. The intersection of research and practice is always woven into my work. I am also passionate about training and provide individual and group clinical supervision. Graduate students and early-career therapists are welcome to contact me to discuss supervision needs.
EDUCATION FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology Child & Family Specialization Dissertation Title: “Self-Efficacy and Achievement Goal Theories: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a New York Road Runners Youth Running Program” BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
RELEVANT TRAININGS AND AFFILIATIONS
Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training; Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom
Seleni Institute Young Parent Roundtable
Women's Health Consortium Member
Center for Collegiate Mental Health, Advisory Board Member, 2013-16
I-CUBED Diversity Advisory Board, 2010-2017
SELECT AWARDS & GRANTS
SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant, co-PI (collaborator Regina Miranda, Ph.D.), 9/2013, Total Award $300,000 over 3 years.
PSC- Professional Development Grant, Awarded 2013 and 2016, Total Award $3000
SELECT PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS Soffer, A. (2017). The Psychology of Injury and Recovery. Invited Presentation at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Part of Treating the Multisport Athlete. September, 2017.
Renna, M.E., Quintero, J.M., Soffer, A., Pino, M., Ader, L., Fresco, D.M., Mennin, D.S. (2017, in press). An open trial of Emotion Regulation Therapy for generalized anxiety and depression in a diverse sample of young adults. Behavior Therapy.
Soffer, A. & Yannaco, F. (2017). Effectively Addressing Community Referral Needs in a Large Urban College Counseling Center. In Preparation.
Macrynikola, N., Miranda, R., & Soffer, A. (2017). Social Connectedness, Negative Life Events, and Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behavior among Young Adults. Comprehensive Psychiatry.
Soffer, A., Hopkins, N., Cooper, M., & Stauffer, A. (2017). Making Data Work for You: Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) Directors Toolkit, NASPA Mental Health Conference in Austin, TX Jan, 2017
Miranda, R., Soffer, A., Polonco-Roman, L.,Wheeler, A., Moore, A. (2015). Mental health treatment barriers among racial/ethnic minority versus White young adults 6 months after intake at a college-counseling center. Journal of American College Health
Polanco-Roman, L., Tsypes, A., Soffer, A. & Miranda, R. (2014) Diversity Considerations in the Treatment and Assessment of Suicidal Behavior. Symposium, APA Washington DC Aug 2014
Tsypes, A., Polonco-Roman, L., Soffer, A. & Miranda, R. (2013). Risk Factors for and Buffers Against Self-Injurious thoughts and behaviors in LGB versus Heterosexual young Adults, Presentation at the International Association for Suicide Research, Montreal, CA, June, 2013.
Soffer, A., Miranda, R., Ader, L., Wheeler, A. (2011) Suicide Risk Factors: How we Ask Makes a Difference, Roundtable Presentation, NASPA Mental Health Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 2012.
Soffer, A., Ader, L., Caflisch, J., Kozlowski, A. (2011, January) Assessment of Symptoms and Risk: Strategies for Data Analysis and Outreach at Hunter College, Presented at the NASPA Mental Health Conference, Miami, FL, January, 2011.
Soffer, A., Schiaffino, K.M., Udewitz, R., Blakeley, C. (2008, August) Self Efficacy and Achievement Goal Theories: Psychological Health Benefits of a Running Program for School-Aged Youths. Presented at APA, August 2008, Boston, MA.
Skoczenski, A.M., Soffer, A., Otero, M.A., Leabman, R.A. (2002, May) Spatial interactions in vernier acuity during infancy and childhood. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Florida.