Office: Hawes 015, Brookline Campus
B.A. (English) 1971, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology and Public Practice) 1977, Harvard University
Stefi Rubin is the Coordinator of both the Certificate in Community-Based Human Services undergraduate program and the Certificate in Parenting Education graduate program. From 1976-'81, she directed Wheelock's federally funded, innovative Master's program, Teaching Young Children with Special Needs, with its year-long internship and use of videotaping as a supervision tool.
She's taught a variety of courses, for example: Families and Chronic Illness Over the Life Cycle, Helping Children Cope With Stress and Fostering Resiliency, Clinical Issues in Child Life, and Working With Families of Children With Special Needs.
In 1996, she received Wheelock's Cynthia Longfellow Teaching Excellence Award. She's twice taught courses on parent-professional partnerships in the Bermuda Master's programs.
A licensed clinical psychologist and family therapist with a commitment to community mental health, she was awarded a NIMH post-doctoral psychology fellowship (1981-'83) in a joint program of the Children's Hospital, Judge Baker Children's Center, and the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Rubin has been a staff psychologist at Human Relations Service, Wellesley, MA, and at the Judge Baker Clinical Services outreach program to DSS and the Child At Risk Hotline staff. Currently, she is a clinician at Children's Charter, a child and family trauma clinic in Waltham, MA.
She is a member of the Disaster Response Network of the MA Psychological Association. Her publications have appeared in journals such as Family Systems Medicine and Child Welfare. She's presented papers at national conferences such as the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Child Life Council.
Some of her teaching interests are: enhancing systems of care in child mental health/child welfare; families and chronic illness; advocacy; patient/professional narratives. Her research has focused on the history of Emma Plank's pioneering work as a child life specialist and on training and support systems for family child care providers.