Neal Rubin

Professor

International Psychology.

312.777.7695

nrubin@argosy.edu

Degrees

  • 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.

Biography

Dr. Rubin is a Professor and University Fellow at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago (ISPP, 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 Organization 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 and Council Representative (2016-2017). 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 serves on the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (CSFR) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which promotes the application of science in the service of human rights. Dr. Rubin has been an invited speaker nationally (APA) and internationally at the XII European Congress of Psychology in Istanbul, Turkey in July 2011, the XXX International Congress of Psychology in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2012, and the XXXI International Congress in Yokohama, Japan in July 2016.

Expertise

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

Memberships

  • 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.

Selected Publications

  • Rubin, N. & Bortnik, K. (2017). UN Matters: The march for science, the human right to science and the benefits of psychological science. Psychology International, 28(2)
    Reprinted as: Rubin, N. & Bortnik, K. (2017). The march for science, the human right to science and the benefits of psychological science. PsyTalk, (3)
  • Flores, R., Gaba, A., Jaipal, R., Quintero, N., & Rubin, N. (2017). From surviving to thriving: The role of mental health in facilitation global health and attaining sustainable development. In C. stout (Ed.) Why global health matters. CreateSpace Publishing.
  • Rubin, N. & flores, R. (2017). UN Matters: A new Secretary General, a new UN vision as psychologists contribute to the 2030 global agenda. Psychology International, 28(1).
  • Gary, J. & rubin, N. (2016). UN Matters: Rejecting ageism: Psychological perspectives and international human rights law. Psychology International, 27(4).
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2016). UN Matters: Issues facing international psychology: APA interns respond. Psychology International, 27(3).
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2016). Sport promoting human development and well-being: Psychological components of sustainability. UN Chronicle, LII(2).
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2016). UN Matters: International decade for people of African descent. Psychology International, 27(2).
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2016). UN Matters: COP21: A turbulent 2015 ends with a historic agreement to save our planet- how might psychologists help? Psychology International, 27(1).
  • Gary, J., Rubin, N., & Jaipal, R. (2015). UN Matters: United Nations celebrates 70 years and uses psychological science to confront world challenges. Psychology International, 26(4).
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2015). UN Matters: Contributions of APA interns at the United Nations. Psychology International, 26(3).
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2015). UN Matters: Global awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Impact and interventions. Psychology International, 26(2).
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2014). UN Matters: A first person account of the refugee experience: Identifying psychosocial stressors and formulating psychological responses. Psychology International, 25(4).
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2014). UN Matters: Global violence: Psychological Perspectives, Prevention, Intervention, and future trends. Psychology International, 25(3).
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2014). UN Matters: The abducted Nigerian girls and Malala: Gender based violence at its worst and how the international community is responding. Psychology International, 25(2).
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2013). UN Matters: Nelson Mandela’s legacy, the United Nations and the APA- Parallel and intersecting lines. Psychology International, Vol. 24, No. 4.
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2013). UN Matters: Does climate change compromise fundamental human rights? Psychology International, Vol. 24, No. 3. Retrieved from: http://www.apa.org/international/pi/2013/10/un-climate.aspx.
  • Rubin, N. (2013). The hidden worldwide mental health issue in the gun debate: Suicide. International Psychologist, Vol. 53, No. 1.
  • Gary, J. & Rubin, N. (2013). UN Matters: When will violence against women and girls stop in developing countries? The struggle continues. Psychology International, Vol. 24, No. 2. Retrieved from: http://www.apa.org/international/pi/2013/06/un-matters.aspx
  • 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

Selected Lectures

  • Rubin, N. (2014). Is psychology relevant to global social justice advocacy? A view from the United Nations. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology.
  • 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.

Selected Presentations

  • Rubin, N. (2017). When greed goes unchecked: Big oil and human rights in Indian country. In W. Peters (Chair), Economic booms and the potential for collateral damage. Presented at the 125th meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Rubin, N. & Ober, T. (2017). Human well-being and the environment: Human rights and the U.N.’s 2030 global agenda. In J. Sigal (Chair), The UN and Well-Being in the 21th Century: Psychological Contributions of Contemporary Social, Economic, and Environmental Challenges. Presented at the 125th meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Rubin, N., Gary, J., & Rathi, A. (2016). Human migration and climate change: An emerging global challenge to promoting resilience. In J. Sigal (Chair), Psychological perspectives on the U.N. response to the global migration crisis: promoting resilience amidst trauma. Presented at the 124th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado.
  • Rubin, N. (2016). Climate Change, SDG’s and Human Rights: Educating Global Citizens to Preserve our Environment. In J. Gary (Chairs), Educating Global Citizens about Mental Health, Well-Being, Empowerment, and Resilience to Achieve Sustainable Development for All at All Ages. Presented at the 66th Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference, Gyeongju, Republic of South Korea.
  • Rubin, N. (2016). In N. Rubin, (Chair), Psychoanalysis around the world series: Psychoanalysis during Argentina’s dirty war: Torture, collusion, resistance and their resonance today. Presented at the Annual Spring Meeting of the division of Psychoanalysis (39), Atlanta, Georgia.

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