Karin Lifter

Professor, Director of the Certificate Program in Early Intervention
  • Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology

Office: 404 International Village
Phone: 617-373-5916
Email: k.lifter@neu.edu

Education:
PhD, Columbia University
MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
BA, Temple University

Specializations:
Developmental Psychology
Developmental Disabilities
Early Intervention/Special Education

Research:
Dr. Lifter is a Professor in theDepartment of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston. She conducts both descriptive and intervention studies on the play, language, and social development of young children with and without disabilities, bridging cognitive and behavioral theories. She developed the Developmental Play Assessment (DPA) Instrument. She is the principal investigator of the interdisciplinary, federally funded, Project Collaborative Teams Early Intervention Preparation Program. She directs the Certificate Program in Early Intervention, and she is a member of the core faculty of the Combined School/Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program, at Northeastern. She serves on state and national committees regarding early intervention, and on the editorial board for Journal in Early Intervention.