I am a clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. I then went on to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fordham University and completed my pre-doctoral internship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. I have trained in inpatient and forensic hospitals, community mental health clinics, and in a variety of medical settings (e.g., neuropsychology, primary care). At Soffer & Associates in addition to providing psychotherapy, I am the co-director of psychological assessment. In my clinical practice, I take a flexible and highly individualized approach to each client and work tirelessly to create a warm and collaborative environment. I enjoy working with people from all different backgrounds, helping them to gain a better understanding of their emotional, cognitive, and behavioral strengths as well as areas of growth. When I am not working directly with clients, I serve as both a clinical supervisor to psychology trainees and as an adjunct faculty member at Fairfield University. Relevant Trainings and Affiliations Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training MMPI-2 RF Workshop Training in the use of SPJ Risk Assessment Instruments (HCR-20, PCL-R, START) Association for Psychological Science Member American Psychological Association Member (Divisions: Independent Practice, Psychology-Law)
Select Awards and Grants American Psychology-Law Society Student Grants-in-Aid Award (2016) American Academy of Forensic Psychology Dissertation Grant in Applied Law/Psychology (2016) John Jay College of Criminal Justice Master’s Thesis Research Grant (2011)
Howe, J., Wijetunga, C., Nijdam-Jones, A., & Rosenfeld, B. (2017). Treatment of the psychopathic personality. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), The Wiley handbook of aggression and violence. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Howe, J., Rosenfeld, B., Foellmi, M., Stern, S., & Rotter, M. (2016). Application of the HCR-20 Version 3 in civil psychiatric patients. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(3), 398-412.
Howe, J., Rosenfeld, B., Foellmi, M., Stern, S., & Rotter, M. (2015, May). Decision making about violence risk. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Conference, New York, NY.
Foellmi, M., Rosenfeld, B., Howe, J., Stern, S., & Rotter, M. (2014, May). A screening tool for violence risk: What are the most useful variables? Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Howe, J., Falkenbach, D., & Massey, C. (2014). The relationship among psychopathy, emotional intelligence, and professional success in finance. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 13(4), 337-347.
Rosenfeld, B., Howe, J., Pierson, A., & Foellmi, M. (2014). Mental health treatment of criminal offenders. In B. Cutler & P. Zapf (Eds.), APA handbook of forensic psychology. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
Massey, C., Howe, J., & Falkenbach, D. (2013, March). Predictors of academic success: Aggression, empathy, and psychopathic personality traits. In D. Falkenbach & T. Barese (Chairs), Understanding the construct of ‘successful psychopathy’ in diverse, noncriminal community samples. Invited symposium presented at the annual meeting for the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
Falkenbach, D., Howe, J., & Falki, M. (2013). Using self-esteem to disaggregate psychopathy, narcissism, and aggression. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 54(7), 815-820.
Howe, J., Massey, C., & Falkenbach, D. (2012, August). Adaptive functioning: Psychopathy and emotional intelligence in corporate and college samples. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, FL.