Rebecca Soffer, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Rebecca Softer headshot


  • Ph.D. Developmental Psychology: Ferkauf School of Psychology, Yeshiva University: 2005
  • M.S. Special Education: Adelphi University:  2002                                
  • B.S.  Humanities/Judaic Studies: Maimonides College: 2000

Area(s) of Expertise

Human Development and Disability

Behavior Assessment and Intervention

Research Methods


In progress:

  • ·Caregiving Parents of People with Developmental Disabilities: A Needs Assessment Approach
  • A micro-genetic analysis of conceptual representation development in toddlers

Professional Service

Psychologist, Private practice in far rockaway/5 towns, 2012-present

Psychologist, HASC Center, Brooklyn, NY: 2006-present

Developmental Specialist/Research Associate:  Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Staten Island, NY: 2004-2006

Developmental Interventionist, Lakewood, NJ:  2003-2005

SEIT, Queens & Staten Island, NY: 2003-2005 

Regular Courses Taught

Experimental Psychology

Experimental Psychology Lab

Cognition and Memory

Advanced Topics in Psychology: Infancy

Honors Research Seminar/Honors Research Project

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

I have 3 awesome little girls and mounds of laundry, lunches, and play-dates to organize.  Does that qualify?