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.  


Read more at Beliefnet >

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 >

  • Media appearances

    Dr. Rubin has appeared on television and radio programs  including CTV News and USA Radio Network, Dr. Drew and The Blaze, Progressive Radio Network and WBAI. He has given over 50 television and radio interviews on The Art of Flourishing, Sexual Harassment and Raising Healthy Boys, Children and Sports, Holiday Blues, and Father’s Day. He is active online via podcasts and social media. Appearances include:


    • AM800 CKLW, The TKO Show with Kara Ro


    • Bridge City News, which aired on the Miracle Channel


    • Sirius XM, The Blaze Radio Network, Nationally Syndicated

    • CTV News, Winnipeg, Canada


    • Bill Martinez Live


    • KABC AM, Dr. Drew Midday Live


    • KGO, Ethan Bearman Show


    • MyNDTalk, On the Psychological Side with Dr. Pamela Brewer


    • Newsradio 1070 and 98.9 FM WINA, The Schilling Show, Audio of interview


    • including “Selfless Listening” and “The Inspiration of Bruce Lee”


    • USA Radio Network, “Trending Today USA” with Ernie Brown


    • WCGO, French and Friends, Chicago


    • WSRQ 98.3 FM, The Zen Leader

  • Publications

    In addition to professional and academic journals, Dr. Rubin has published in the following popular publications:


    • Huff-Po/Ted Weekends: “Why Mental Health is Losing Its Soul”


    • Psychology Today: “Meditative Psychotherapy”; “A Subversive View of Happiness”; “Doing Self Better”; “It Would Be a Pity to Waste a Good Crisis”; “The Real Oedipal Crisis”; “How Anthony Weiner Might Save His Marriage”

    • Big Think: “Living Our Values, Closing the Ethical Gap”


    • Truthout: “The McMindfulness Craze”; “The Unhappy Truth about Positive Psychology”


    • Huffington Post: “Experience Beauty Like a Child;” “When ‘It’s Over’ Doesn’t Really Mean It’s Over”; “Why Winning in a Relationship is a Losing Strategy”; “How to Be a Behavioral Buddha


    • “Fools in Love: Zen and Intimacy”; “Selfless Listening”; “Doing the Right Thing”; “Why You Can’t Always ‘Just Do It’”; “Cavorting with Genius: The Antidote to Cultural Pollution”; “Zen Buddhism and the Cultivation of Character”; “How to Make a Change: Build It In”; “In Praise of Love”; “Training Your Weakness Not Your Strengths; “Training Your Weakness in Relationships”; “The Perils of Relentless Optimism”

    • Elephant Journal: “Cooking a Spiritual Scandal

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

Contact Dr. Rubin

Dr. Rubin sees clients in New York City and Bedford Hills, NY.  He leads workshops and offers talks throughout the USA.​ Contact him to learn more about his psychotherapy practice or his workshops and retreats. 

333 East 34th Street 1K 
New York, NY 10016

212-664-0751 / 914-953-1123

© 2020 by Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D. 

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