Theodore Isaac Rubin

Theodore Isaac Rubin (born April 11, 1923) is an American psychiatrist and author. He lives in New York City. Rubin is a past president of the American Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Karen Horney Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is married to Eleanor Katz. He is a long-time contributing columnist to the Ladies' Home Journal (1972-?), and the author of more than twenty-five works of fiction and nonfiction. In 1962, director Frank Perry made the acclaimed film David and Lisa from Rubin's story "Lisa and David". The film was remade by entertainer Oprah Winfrey in 1998. His book Shrink, The Diary of a Psychiatrist, was written in the times of his residences in different psychiatric hospitals in the West Coast of the United States until his decision to move to New York. For a clinician who rose to prominence within psychoanalysis during the heyday of what is known as "ego psychology" (a movement often criticized for its equation of mental health and conformity to normative American cultural values, exemplified by the pathologizing of homosexuality), Rubin is iconoclastic with regard to psychoanalytic and cultural orthodoxy.

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