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Andrew S. Rubin, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Florida, California & New York

Andrew Rubin, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, founder of the International Society for Autism (, and the founder and CEO of New Directions for Young Adults. Dr. Rubin was appointed by Governor Rick Scott in August 2013 to the Florida Department of Health/Board of Psychology where he served until August 2020, retiring as Chairman of the Florida Board of Psychology. Dr. Rubin’s background integrates expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy, developmental theory, and neuropsychology into an evidenced-based treatment approach called Direction Therapy. Both empathic and based on scientific literature, Direction Therapy is a flexible model/clinical approach specific to certain diagnoses. Dr. Rubin has expertise working in multi-disciplinary treatment settings and was formerly the lead psychologist at the Unicorn Child Development Clinic (Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies. In this position, he supervised, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral-level practicum students, and student interns in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental disorders. He was a leader of many of NSU’s parenting programs, teaching a variety of parenting classes and behavior management strategies. Clinical Expertise in child development, infant mental health, child and adult psychopathology, assessment, and therapeutic interventions. He proudly volunteers and has lectured professionally on both university and community levels. 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. In those roles, he provided treatment and performed educational and neuropsychological evaluations. Licensed clinical psychologist State of Florida (Lic. #PY 7082), California (Lic. #PSY29086, & New York (Lic. #018730-1).
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