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Russi Soffer, PsyM

Psychology Extern

Russi Soffer, Psy.M, is a psychology extern at CBC where she conducts individual, family, and group therapies with adults, adolescents, and children. She is currently a fourth-year doctoral student at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Russi obtained her B.A. from Touro College and her master’s degree in School Psychology from Rutgers University.

Russi is trained in Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), CBT for anxiety and depression, as well as Game-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (GB-CBT), Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Emotion-Focused Therapy and DBT. Russi has significant training and exposure working in clinical, research and school settings. Prior to her externship at CBC, Russi served as a diagnostic evaluator at the Youth Anxiety Depression Clinic (YAD-C), a research clinic focusing on the treatment of youth anxiety and depression. In addition, Russi worked as a psychology extern at the Foster Care Counseling Project at Rutgers University where she implemented empirically supported trauma-focused treatment to children and families involved with the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Russi has also completed a psychology externship at the Marlboro Township School District in New Jersey, where she provided individual counseling, administered comprehensive cognitive, social-emotional, and psychoeducational assessments to elementary and middle school students, collaborated with teachers and school administration, and helped to facilitate school leadership programs.

In addition to her work at CBC, Russi provides individual therapy and conducts psychological testing at the Center for Psychological Services at Rutgers University, along with her role as a clinical service coordinator. In addition to delivering evidenced-based treatments and psychoeducational testing for individuals across the life span, Russi conducts triage screenings and intake interviews, provides training and supervision for students, and leads a graduate student clinician intake peer supervisory program.

Russi’s current research interests relate to youth and anxiety mood disorders, childhood trauma and school discipline and restorative practices. Russi is a member of American Psychological Association (APA), New York State Psychological Association (NYPSA), New York City-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association (NYC-CBT), and New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA), and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).