Steven Hoff

Associate Professor of School Psychology, Licensed Psychologist

Degrees

Psy.D.Child/School PsychologyNew York University
C.A.S.School PsychologyCity College, New York
B.A.PsychologyBaruch College, New York

Professional Experience

September 2004-Present: Associate Professor of School Psychology, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York

  • Full time, tenured faculty member in the School Psychology Program within the School of Education
  • Development of School Psychology program philosophy and curriculum
  • Courses taught: Personality Development/Abnormal Psychology; Practice and Interventions in Schools; Counseling Skills; Group Counseling; Advanced Fieldwork Seminars
  • Supervision of students in field placements
  • Participation in a wide range of College activities

September 2008-Present: Private Practice, Barrington Psychology Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

  • Co-founder of Barrington Psychology Center, providing psychotherapy, training, and consultation to children, teens, adults, families, schools, agencies, and businesses
  • Psychological and educational consultation to private and public schools, including:
    Albany City School District
    Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth
    Berkshire School
    Great Barrington’s regional alternative school
    Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School
    Hotchkiss School
    Southern Berkshire School District

January 1998-September 2004: Clinical Director, Valleyhead, Inc., Lenox, Massachusetts, a residential school for adolescent girls with significant emotional and learning needs

    • Development and implementation of team based model of care and relationship based motivational system
    • Development of comprehensive staff training program
    • Planning and implementation of program expansion
    • Supervisory oversight of all clinical and psychiatric services

Leader of therapy groups for girls with significant trauma issues

November 1990- December 1997: School Psychologist, New York City Public Schools, Queens and Bronx, New York

  • Trainer and co-leader of district wide crisis response team
  • Creation of parenting workshops on self-esteem building, effective discipline and child abuse awareness
  • Individual and group counseling for children and teens at risk and in crisis
  • Consultation with teachers, parents and administrators on developing successful programs and interventions
  • Psychological assessment
  • Development of afterschool football club

Teaching Interests

  • Full time, tenured faculty member in the School Psychology Program within the School of Education
  • Development of School Psychology program philosophy and curriculum
  • Courses taught: Personality Development/Abnormal Psychology; Practice and Interventions in Schools; Counseling Skills; Group Counseling
  • Advanced Fieldwork Seminars
  • Supervision of students in field placements

Research/Creative Works

Publications:

  • Hoff, S. (2006, September). Internship, a rite of passage. The Communiqué – Newspaper of the National Association of School Psychologists. 35(1).
  • Hoff, S. (2006, Winter). Internship, a rite of passage. New York School Psychologist. 24(2).
  • Hoff, S. and Buchholz, E (1993). Multiple applications of psychodrama technique in schools: Past, present and future. (PC Reports 7-94-11) New York University, Psychoeducational Center.
  • Hoff, S. and Buchholz, E. (1996). School psychologist know thyself: Creativity and alone time for adaptive professional coping. Psychology in the Schools. 33(4), 309-317.
  • Hoff, S. and Wishner, J. (1994). Job stress among school psychologists of a large urban system: Rediscovering need theory to understand underlying factors. (PC Reports 7-95-12) New York University, Psychoeducational Center.
  • Hoff, S. and Wishner, J. (1995, Summer). Job stress: Experience versus understanding. The School Psychologist, p. 8.

Recent Professional Presentations:

  • Trauma Panelist, Mental Health Panel on Child Abuse, The College of Saint Rose, sponsored by the New York Association of School Psychologists, Albany, New York, April 2015
  • Working with Self-injurious Youth, Federation of Nurses Professional Issues Conference, New York, New York, November 2016
  • NYSUT Health Care Professionals Workshop, Albany, New York, April 2015
  • New York Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Albany, New York, October 2014
  • New York Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Niagara Falls, New York, October 2012
  • Rutland Special Education Professional Development Day, Rutland, Vermont, March 2012
  • New York Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Verona, New York, October 2011
  • New York Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Bolton Landing, New York, November 2010
  • Waukegan Public School District 60, Waukegan, Illinois, March 2009
    National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, February 2009
  • New York City Public Schools Psychologist in Training Program, New York, New York, January 2009
  • International School Psychology Association Colloquium Utrecht, Holland, July 2008
  • Bennington School, Bennington, Vermont, November 2008
  • Central Berkshire Regional School District, Dalton, Massachusetts, October 2008
  • Westchester County Department of Social Service, White Plains, New York, October 2008
  • Columbia County Department of Social Services, Hudson, New York, October 2008
  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 2008
  • International School Psychology Association Colloquium Tampere, Finland, July 2007
  • Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, Canaan, New York, December 2007
  • Warren County Department of Social Services, Warren County, New York, December 2007
  • Coxsackie-Athens Central School District Superintendent’s Day, Coxsackie, New York, March 2007
  • Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, September 2006

Team Building:

  • Berkshire Meadows Special Education Residential School, June, 2011
    Brightside Residential School for Children and Families Springfield, Massachusetts, March 2009
  • Bay State Health Systems Regional Headquarters Springfield, Massachusetts, November 2008 and March 2007

Media

  • Suicide Postvention Expert Speaker, WRCR radio, Lunchtime Talk with Jeff and Kerrie