It matters that people have a way to use the latest findings in psychology beyond buying a pill for depression. It matters that people have a way of looking at their lives that lets them ask the big questions and determine how they want to live – and that this is supported by therapists and mental health professionals.

Meet the Existentialists

Shawn Rubin
Shawn Rubin

Shawn Rubin, PhD

Shawn Rubin serves as the PsyD Program Chair and Executive Faculty at Saybrook University.

Dr. Rubin brings an impressive record of experience and contributions to humanistic psychology in general, and integrative approaches to the discipline in particular, as well as experience in leadership roles, including those of PsyD Program Chair and Director of Clinical Training. He has presented nationally on case studies in experiential supervision and on applications of an integrative existential-humanistic-contemporary psychoanalytic approach to clinical work, an approach that informs his private practice, supervision and teaching. Since 2005 he has served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. He is also Member at Large of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32) and is a former Editor of the online Newsletter of the Society.

Dr. Rubin is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children and their parents, adolescents, and adults. He is also certified in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy by the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and previously served as the Coordinator of Clinical Services to Children & Families at Catholic Social Services of Wayne County in Detroit.  Other areas of particular interest include: post-traumatic growth throughout the lifespan & resiliency; play therapy; adolescents and young adults; multicultural, diversity and LGBTQ issues; sexuality; states of consciousness & dream clarification, personal growth and authentic identity development.  Clinical research areas include humanistic-integrative approaches to graduate training, psychotherapy and clinical supervision, play therapy, and case study, heuristic, phenomenological and narrative methods.

Samples of Work by Shawn Rubin

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