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Dr. Lawrence C. Rubin
  • Ph.D., Nova University; M.A., Wayne State University; B.A., Brooklyn College
  • Professor of Education, Counselor Education/Student Counseling, and Guidance Services
  • (305) 628-6585
  • lrubin@stu.edu

Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S, is a Professor of Counselor Education in the Dept. Of Social Sciences  & Counseling, Biscayne College, St. Thomas University. Dr. Rubin is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and current president of the Florida Association for Play Therapy.

Interests:
  • Play therapy for children and teens
  • Counseling and psychotherapy for teens and adults
  • Family therapy (Narrative)
  • Gifted and Learning Disabilities Testing
  • Custody Evaluation
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Pre-adoption Psychologicaly
  • Pre-adoption and Adoption Counseling
  • Home-studies and Post-placement Interview
  • Public speaking on parenting, motivation, learning strategies, self-esteem
  • Keynote Addresses for Professional Organizations

Professional Affiliations:
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Play Therapy

Publications:
  • Rubin, L. (2012). Are superhero stories good for us: Reflections from clinical practice. In R. Rosenberg (Ed.). Our Superheroes, Ourselves. London: Oxford University Press.
  • Rubin, L. (in 2011). Playing on the Autism spectrum. In L. Gallo-Lopez & L. Rubin (Eds.) Play-based interventions for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. New York: Routledge.
  • Gallo-Lopez, L., & Rubin, L. (2012). Play-based interventions for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Routledge.
  • Rubin, L. (2012). Mental illness in popular media: Essays on the representation of psychiatric disorders. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Rubin, L. (2012). Are superhero stories good for us: Reflections from clinical practice. In R. Rosenberg (Ed.). Our Superheroes, Ourselves. London: Oxford University Press.
  • Rubin, L. (in 2011). On the Wings of Icarus: Exploring the Flawed Superhero. In L. Rubin (Ed.), Mental Illness and Popular Culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Rubin, L. (2010). Superheroes and superegos: Analyzing the Minds behind the masks by Sharon Packer. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. In the Journal of Popular Culture, 43(5), 1142-1143.
  • Rubin, L. (2010). In Defense of food: An eater’s manifesto by Michael Pollan. New York: Penguin. In the Journal of Popular Culture, 43(2), 430-431 
  • Rubin, L. (in 2011). Playing on the Autism spectrum. In L. Gallo-Lopez & L. Rubin (Eds.) Play-based interventions for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. New York: Routledge.
  • Rubin, L. (in 2011). On the Wings of Icarus: Exploring the Flawed Superhero. In L. Rubin (Ed.), Mental Illness and Popular Culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Rubin, L. (2008). Even superheroes have problems. In L. Lowenstein (Ed.). Assessment and treatment activities for children, adolescents, and families: Practitioners share their most effective techniques. Toronto: Champion Press.
  • Rubin, L. (2008). Big heroes on the small Screen: Naruto and the struggle within. In L. Rubin (Ed.). Popular culture in counseling, psychotherapy and play-based interventions. New York: Springer.
  • Rubin, L. (2008). Popular culture as a resource for growth and change. In L. Rubin (Ed.). Popular culture in counseling, psychotherapy and play-based interventions. New York: Springer.
  • Rubin, L. (2008). Beyond bread and circuses: Professional competitive eating. In L. Rubin (Ed.). Food for Thought: Essays on eating and culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 
  • Rubin, L. (2008). Welcome to the Table. In L. Rubin (Ed.). Food for thought: Essays on eating and culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Website: http://www.lawrencerubinpsychology.com/