Andrew Rubin, Ph.D., Executive Director, New Directions for Young Adults, Inc., Deerfield Beach, Florida
Dr. Rubin is a licensed clinical psychologist, and the founder of the International Society for Autism and Executive Director of New Directions, Inc., a company that specializes in delivering state of the art services for young adults with developmental disabilities. Services focus on the clinical, academic, vocational, and life management arenas. Services also include individual, group, and family therapy, comprehensive psychological evaluations, and consultation services. Dr. Rubin’s background integrates expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy, developmental theory, and neuropsychology, into an evidenced-based treatment approach that is both empathic and based on the current scientific literature.
Dr. Rubin was formerly the lead psychologist at the Unicorn Child Development Clinic at Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies. In this position, he supervised a team of professionals, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral level practicum students, and student interns in the diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental disorders. He was a leader of many of NSU’s parenting programs, teaching a variety of parenting classes on behavior management strategies. Dr. Rubin currently teaches graduate level courses in child development and infant mental health. In addition, Dr. Rubin has taught graduate level courses in child and adult psychopathology, assessment, and therapeutic intervention. Dr. Rubin lectures widely to community organizations, speaking on issues related to the social and emotional development of individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral disorders, depression, anxiety, and addiction disorders.
Prior to working at NSU, Dr. Rubin was on staff at Tulane University’s Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Louisiana State University’s Health Science Center, where he provided treatment and performed comprehensive assessments and neuropsychological evaluations.
Dr. Rubin attended college at the University of Connecticut, New York University, and earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Psychology. He has previously worked at many hospitals and training institutions including University of Chicago Hospital, Department of Child Psychiatry; Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center; Tulane University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology; Tulane-DePaul Behavioral Health Center; Louisiana State University Health Science Center; The Medical Center of Louisiana (Charity Hospital); Illinois Masonic Medical Center; and the Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic of Chicago (PRCC).