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Media and Publications

Mystic in Sneakers

When I was 18 basketball rewarded me in an unexpected way—it was my first ‘Zen’ meditation teacher. 

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Dealing with Depressing Headlines

Dr. Rubin and John W. Kennedy

of Beliefnet discuss media, religion, and getting through trying times.  


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A Subversive View of Happiness

When practiced with artistry and discernment, psychotherapy and meditation can help us create more harmonious lives. 

Read more at Psychology today >

Articles and Reviews
  • ​​"Deepening Psychoanalytic Listening: The Marriage of East and West"

  • In: Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy, Eds. Uwe Gielen  & Jefferson Fish. NY: Routledge, 2008, pp. 373-389

  • "Psychoanalysis and Spirituality". In: Psychoanalysis and Religion in the 21st Century,Ed. David M. Black. London & NY: Routledge, 2006, pp. 132-149.

  • "Stand Back from the Rope," O, Oprah Magazine, March 2005

  • "Hang Up the Gloves," O, Oprah Magazine, August 2004

  • "Stand Back from the Rope." In: Live Your Best Life: A Treasury of Wit, Wisdom, Advice,

  • Interviews, and Inspiration from O, The Oprah Magazine. Oxmoor House, pp. 191-193.

  • "Spirituality and the Self" J. Religion and Health, 43:3: 217-220, 2004.

  • "Psychoanalysis and Buddhism." In: U.Gielen, J. Fish and J. Draguns (Eds.), Handbook of

  • Culture, Therapy, and Healing. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 253-276, 2004.

  • "Psychoanalysis after Postmodernism": Review of Jung and the Postmodern: The Interpretation of Realities. Quadrant: Journal of the C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology,33: 1: 88-95, 2004.

  • "The Well-Lived Life: Psychoanalytic and Buddhist Contributions." In: Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue, ed. Jeremy Safran. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003.

  • "Close Encounters of a New Kind: Reflections on Psychoanalysis and Buddhism." In: Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teachings, ed. Seth Segal. NY: SUNY Press, 2003.

  • "Social and Psychological Uses of the Internet." In: Deciphering Cyberspace, L. Shyles (Ed.), Thousand Oaks: CA, 2003, pp. 201-219.

  • "Psychoanalysis and Creative Living." J. of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. 31: 2:361-380, 2003.

  • Review of Michael Eigen's Ecstasy. Psychoanalytic Review. 90: 2: 261-265, 2003.

  • Review of Harold Coward's Yoga and Psychology: Language, Memory, and Mysticism. J. Religion and Health. Forthcoming 

  • "Reflections on Values in Psychoanalysis." In: A. Molino & C. Ware, (eds), Where Id Was: Challenging Normalization in Psychoanalysis. London: Continuum Press, 2001. 

  • "Religion, Freud, and Women." In: Gender and Psychoanalysis. 4: 4: 333-365, 1999.

  • "Close Encounters of a New Kind: Toward an Integration of Psychoanalysis and Buddhism." The American Journal of Psychoanalysis. 59: 1: 5-24,1999.

  • "The Illusion of a Non-Future: Reflections on Psychoanalysis and Its Critics." In: R. Prince (ed), The Death of Psychoanalysis: Murder? Suicide? Or Rumor Greatly Exaggerated? Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, pp. 335-351.

  • "Freud's Legacies: Towards a Posthumanist Subjectivity and Practice." The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Forthcoming.

  • "Fostering Tolerance and Creativity in the Culture of Psychoanalysis." J. of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. 24:3: 457-483

  • "Reflections on Values and Ethics in Psychoanalysis," Division 39 Newsletter, Spring 1997.

  • "The Analyst's Authority" J. of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. 25:1: 15-35.

  • "Psychoanalysis is Self-Centered." In: C. Spezzano and G. Gargiulo (Eds.), Soul on the Couch. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Analytic Press, 1997.

  • Review of Peter Loewenberg's Fantasy and Reality in History, Psychoanalytic Books, 7:4: 560-566. 

  • Review of Adam Phillips' Terrors and Experts, Psychoanalytic Books, 8:3: 284-290.

  • Review of Adams & Szaluta's Psychoanalysis and the Humanities, Psychoanalytic Books, 8:3:360-365.

  • Review of Adam Phillips' On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored, Psychoanalytic Books 8:1:128-132.

  • Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: Toward an Integration." In G. Stricker & J. Gold (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy Integration. New York: Plenum Press, 1993.

  • "Psychoanalytic Treatment with a Buddhist Meditator." In M. Finn and J. Gartner (Eds.)

  • Object Relations Theory and Religion: Clinical Applications. Westport, CT: Praeger Press, 1992.

  • "Clinical Integration of Buddhist Meditation in Psychoanalysis." J. of Integrative and Eclectic Psychotherapy, 10 (2):173-181, 1991​

  • "Object Relations Theory and Religious Experience." The American Psychological Association Division 36 Newsletter. 8/89.​

  • "Meditation and Psychoanalytic Listening." Psychoanalytic Review, 72:4: 599-612. 1985

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