Dr. Lawrence Rubin
Professor of Counselor Education
PhD, Nova University; MA, Wayne State University; BA, Brooklyn College
Phone: 305-628-6585
Office: Mimi Dooner Hall, Room 217-N

Lawrence Rubin, PdD, ABPP, LMHC, RPT-S is a Professor of Counselor Education at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, where he directs the Mental Health Counseling Program and has taught hundreds of graduate students the counseling skills necessary to help people in a rapidly changing world, including, children, adolescents, adults and families. He is a private practitioner in Fort Lauderdale, where he specializes with children, teens and their families and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Rubin’s research interests and publications lay at the intersection of psychology, counseling and popular culture.

  • Schwitzer, A. & Rubin, L.. (2014). Diagnosis and treatment planning skills : A popular culture casebook approach. (2nd ed.). New York: Sage.
  • Gallo-Lopez, L., & Rubin, L. (2012). Play-based interventions for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Routledge.
  • Rubin, L. (2013). Are superhero stories good for us: Reflections from clinical practice. In R. Rosenberg (Ed.). Our Superheroes, Ourselves. London: Oxford University Press.
  • Rubin, L. (2012). Mental illness in popular media: Essays on the representation of psychiatric disorders. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Rubin, L. (2012). Superheroes on the Couch: Exploring Our Limits. The Journal of Popular Culture, 45(2),410-431.
  • 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. ( Spring 2006). Psychotropia: Medicine, media and the virtual asylum. The Journal of Popular Culture, 39 ( 2), 260-271