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Neal Rubin





  • Ph.D., Committee on Human Development, University of Chicago, 1987.
  • M.A. Committee on Human Development, University of Chicago, 1983.
  • B.A., Anthropology, Northwestern University, 1972.


Dr. Rubin is a Professor and University Fellow at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago (ISPP, Chicago) and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University (Anthropology) and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Committee on Human Development, Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago. Dr. Rubin has been certified as a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology (AACP). He is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA). He is a former Chief Psychologist at the Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Institute (P&PI) of Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center where he was also a Research Associate on the Chicago Follow-up Study, a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and MacArthur Foundation funded study of the long term course of the lives of psychiatric patients.

More recently, Dr. Rubin's interests have focused on international psychology, social justice and the role of psychologists in promoting human rights. Since 2003 Dr. Rubin has pursued these international interests serving on the American Psychological Association's United Nations Non-Governmental Organizations Team at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City. In this role, he works to contribute to psychologically informed global policies, utilizing research-based psychological information and resources pertinent to the behavioral dimensions of social issues worldwide. This team provides expertise to the UN for its many initiatives and activities as well as disseminating global human rights perspectives to the membership of the APA. In addition, Dr. Rubin has been elected to the Executive Board of Division 52 (International Psychology) of the APA as Secretary from 2008-2010, President-Elect (2011) and President (2012) of the division. He has also served as the Division 52 Liaison. Dr. Rubin has been elected to the Executive Board of the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) as Director at Large-Elect (2011-2013). Dr. Rubin has been an initiated speaker nationally (APA) and internationally at the XII European Congress of Psychology in Istanbul, Turkey in July 2011 and the XXX International Congress of Psychology in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2012.


  • International Psychology.
  • Human Rights.
  • Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy.
  • The Treatment of Severe Disorders.

Selected Publications

  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2013). UN Matters: The International Day of Holocaust Remembrance: Honoring the courage of rescuers. Psychology International, Vol. 24, No. 1. Retrieved from: http://www.apa.org/international/pi/2013/03/un-matters.aspx
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, (2012). UN Matters: Are LGBT rights human rights? Recent developments at the United Nations. Psychology International, Vol. 23, No. 2, Retrieved from: http://www.apa.org/international/pi/2012/06/un-matters.aspx
  • Chitayat, D., Dingman, S., Gary, J., Nolan, S., Rubin, N., Sigal, J., Vietze, D., Brunzawabaya, B., & Schaffner, R. (2012). Does educating girls matter? A United Nations perspective on barriers and promises. International Psychology Bulletin.
  • Rubin, N. & Neljak, M. (2012). The history of peace psychology. In Rieber, R. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the history of psychological theories. New Delhi, India: Springer.
  • Rubin, N. (2010). Honoring their legacy: United Nations' loss of life in the Haiti earthquake. International Psychology Bulletin, 14(2), pp. 27-29. Retrieved from www.itopwebsite.com/InternationalPsychology/Newsletter.html.
  • Rubin, N. & Denmark, F. (2008). Psychology Day at the United Nations, 2008: The psychological dimensions of social justice in the twenty first century. International Psychology Bulletin, 12(4), 17. Retrieved from www.itopwebsite.com/InternationalPsychology/Newsletter.html.
  • Craig, R., Loheidi, R., Rudolph, B., Leifer, M., & Rubin, N. (1998). Relationship between psychological needs and the five factor model of personality classification. Journal of Research in Personality, 32, 519-527.
  • Rudolph, B., Craig, R., Leifer, M., & Rubin, N. (1998). Evaluating competency in the diagnostic interview among graduate psychology students: Development of generic scales. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 29(5), 488-491.
  • Rubin, N.S., & Harrow, M. (1993). Deficit-negative and positive symptoms during the acute and post-hospital phases of schizophrenia: A longitudinal study. In Cromwell, R.L.& Snyder, C.R. (Eds.), Schizophrenia: Origins, processes, treatment and outcome (pp. 241 - 259). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Harrow, M., Rubin, N. S., Pogue-Geile, M. F., & Marengo, J. T. (1987). Prognosis and positive symptoms in schizophrenia [Abstract]. Scientific Proceedings of the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, (p. 149). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association.


  • American Psychological Association (APA), Fellow.
  • American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), Diplomate.
  • American Academy of Clinical Psychology (AACP), Fellow.
  • International Council of Psychologists (ICP), Member-at-Large.
  • Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), Fellow.


  • Rubin, N., Gary, J. & Kerner, D. (2013, August). From New York to the Pacific: Is climate change a form of violence against island populations? In J. Sigal (Chair), Global Violence: Psychological perspective and the United Nations. Presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Rubin, N. & Scott, J. (2013, August). Psychology Day at the United Nations: Connecting psychological science and human rights. In J. Scott (Chair), Promoting international human rights: Advocacy of psychologists at the UN. Presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Rubin, N. (2013, August). Gender violence and the peace process: What women offer. In S. Sidun (Chair), Crime against humanity: Gender violence and human rights. Presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Rubin, N. (2012, July). Human rights advocacy: Linking psychology with global imperatives. In N. Rubin (Chair), Enriching our shared humanity: Imperatives for a human rights framework for psychologists. To be presented at the 30th International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Rubin, N. (2011, August) Universal education for girls does matter: A report from Psychology Day at the United Nations. In D. Chitayat (Chair), Does educating girls matter? Barriers and promise from a United Nations perspective. Paper presented at the 119th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Selected Lectures

  • Rubin, N. (2012, November). Psychologists' emerging roles: Human rights advocacy at the United Nations. Invited address presented at the Annual Convention of the Illinois Psychological Association, Schaumburg Illinois.
  • Rubin, N. (2010, August). Diplomatic engagement and military strategy at the cultural interface. In J. de Rivera (Chair), War in Afghanistan: East-West clashes of civilization. Paper presented at the118th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Rubin, N. (2009, April). Working across borders (Discussant). Symposium presented at 89th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.
  • Rubin, N. (2008, August). Psychologists in action at the United Nations (Discussant). Symposium presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Rubin, N. (2006, November). An introduction to international clinical psychology. Presented at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.