Prof. Gidi Rubinstein

Curriculum Vitae

gidirubi@netvision.net.il

Research Interests:

Personality (mainly the Big Five and Authoritarianism), Gender Roles, Psychopathology, Psychotherapy

BORN:

August 17, 1955
Haifa, Israel

EDUCATION:

1976-1979 University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel (Undergraduate Studies)

1981-1983 Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel (Undergraduate Studies)

1985-1987 Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv (Graduate Studies)

1989-1991 Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv (Doctoral Studies)

DEGREES:

B.A. – 1979 – University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Majors: Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science

B.A. – 1983 – Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Major: Social Work ("WITH SUCCESS")

M.A. – 1987 – Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Major: Social Work: Supervision and Mental Health ("WITH DISTINCTION")

Title of M.A. Thesis: The Line between Supervision and Psychotherapy and Authenticity Level of the Supervisee and of the Client (Thesis Grade: 97) Supervised by Prof. S. Spiro, and Prof. S Seruk

Ph.D. – 1991 – Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Title of Ph.D. Dissertation Authoritarianism and Ideology of Practitioners and Students of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Social Work, and their Influence on Therapeutic Attitudes Supervised by Prof. B. Beit-Hallahmi, and Prof. S. Spiro

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1983-1998 – Clinical Social Worker at "Kfar-Ganim"
Sanatorium (psychiatric hospital), Petah-Tikva, Israel

1983- – Psychotherapist, Private Practice

1986-1990 – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Tel-Aviv University

1992-1994 – Lecturer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

1994-1995 – Lecturer, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

1996-1997 – Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan,
Israel Ashkelon College, Ashkelon, Israel

1997 –2012 – Senior Lecturer, Netanya Academic College, Netanya, Israel

2006 – 2007 – Adjunct, Psychotherapy Program, School of Continuing Medical
Education, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

2012 –         – Associate Professor, Netanya Academic College, Netanya, Israel

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

1989-1990 – Pulver Fund.

1990-1991 – Dissertation-writing scholarship awarded by ISRAEL FOUNDATIONS

TRUSTEES

1992-1993 – A research grant awarded by the Warburg Fund of the Joint Israel.

1994-1995 – A research grant of the research fund awarded by the School of Social Work, University of Haifa.

2009-2012 – A research grant of the Israeli Association of Insurance Companies (400,000 NIS)

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Rubinstein, G. (1988). The line between supervision and therapy and the authenticity level of the supervisee and of the client. Society and Welfare, 9, 64-76. (Hebrew).
  2. Sharon, D., & Rubinstein, G. (1989). Therapeutic aspects of supervision and the dilemmas they involve. Society and Welfare, 9, 360-371.(Hebrew).
  3. Rubinstein, G. (1990). Individuality vs. adjustment: Authenticity according to different therapeutic approaches. Dialogue: Israel Journal of Psychotherapy, 4, 86-95.(Hebrew).
  4. Rubinstein, G. (1990). The line between supervision and therapy: A second look. Dialogue: Israel Journal of Psychotherapy, 5, 38-44.(Hebrew).
  5. Rubinstein, G. (1992). Supervision and psychotherapy: Toward redefining the differences. The Clinical Supervisor, 10, 97-116.
  6. Rubinstein, G. (1992). Cooperation of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers in research. Society and Research , 12, 276-299. (Hebrew).
  7. Rubinstein, G. (1993). The application of Kubler-Ross's mourning elaboration model to separation from the client: An obstacle to the evaluation of intervention outcome? Society and Welfare, 13, 107-116.
  8. Rubinstein, G. (1994). Political attitudes and religiosity levels of Israeli psychotherapy practitioners and students. Megamot , 35, 76-95. (Hebrew).
  9. Rubinstein, G. (1994). Unmarried mothers out of choice: What have they chosen? Society and Welfare , 14, 365-370. (Hebrew).
  10. Rubinsrtein, G. (1994). Political attitudes and religiosity levels of Israeli psychotherapy practitioners and students. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 48,441-454.
  11. Rubinstein, G. (1994). Attitudes of Israeli psychotherapists toward gay clients. Megamot, 36, 38-48.(Hebrew).
  12. Rubinstein, G. (1994). Expressions of existential philosophy in different therapeutic schools. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 24, 131-148.
  13. Rubinstein, G. (1994). Cooperation pattern of Israeli mental health practitioners. The Journal of Social Psychology, 134, 275-285.
  14. Rubinstein, G. (1995). Authoritarianism in Israeli society. The Journal of Social Psychology, 135, 237-249.
  15. Rubinstein, G. (1995). Sex roles reversal and its influence upon clinical judgment of a male client. Psychologia: Israel Journal of Psychology , 5, 46-55.(Hebrew).
  16. Rubinstein, G. (1995). The decision to remove homosexuality from the DSM: Twenty years later. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 49, 416-427.
  17. Rubinstein, G. (1995). Right-wing authoritarianism, political affiliation, religiosity, and their relation to psychological androgyny. Sex Roles, 33, 569-586. 
  18. Rubinstein, G. (1995). The relation between social attitudes and therapeutic authoritarianism. Megamot, 37, 435-453.(Hebrew).
  19. Rubinstein, G. (1996). Two peoples in one land: A validation study of Altemeyer's right-wing authoritarianism scale in the Palestinian and Jewish societies in Israel. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 27, 216-230. 
  20. Rubinstein, G. (1996). The authoritarian personality and its relation to psychological androgyny. Psychologia: Israel Journal of Psychology,5, 180-189.(Hebrew).
  21. Rubinstein, G. (1997). Aversive conditioning as l'enfant terrible of psychotherapy: scientific findings on therapists' preferences and tolerance. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 27, 105-118.
  22. Rubinstein, G. (1997). Authoritarianism, political ideology, and religiosity among students of different faculties. The Journal of Social Psychology, 137, 559-567. 
  23. Rubinstein, G. (1999). Attitudes of Israeli gay students toward other minorities: An exploratory study. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 36, 272-281.
  24. Rubinstein, G. (2001). Sex-role reversal and clinical judgment of mental health. The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 27, 9-20. 
  25. Rubinstein, G. (2001). Subjective Well-Being and Self-Consciousness. Consciousness and Experiential Psychology, 5, 3-5.
  26. Rubinstein, G. (2002). Authoritarianism among Jewish Students in Israel and Palestinian students in the West Bank. Megamot. 41, 557-574.
  27. Rubinstein, G. (2002). "The Soviet man" and the authoritarian personality: A comparison of authoritarianism levels of immigrants of the seventies and the nineties from the Former Soviet Union. State and Society, 2, 67-84. (Hebrew).
  28. Rubinstein, G. (2003). Authoritarianism and its relation to creativity: A comparative study among students of design, behavioral sciences and law.Personality and Individual Differences, 34, 695-705. 
  29. Rubinstein, G. (2003). Does psychoanalysis really mean oppression? Harnessing psychodynamic approaches to affirmative therapy with gay men. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 57, 206-13 
  30. Rubinstein, G. (2003). Macho Man: Narcissism, homophobia, agency, communion, and authoritarianism: A comparative study among Israeli bodybuilders and a control Group. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 4, 100-110.  
  31. Rubinstein, G. (2004). Locus of control and helplessness: Gender differences among bereaved parents. Death Studies. 28, 211-224. 
  32. Rubinstein, G. (2005). Differences in authoritarianism between immigrants from the Former Soviet Union and native-born Israelis. In R. F. Farnen, H. Dekker, C. De Landtsheer, H. Sunker, & D. B. German (Eds.), Democratization, Europeanization, and Globalization Trends (pp. 295-308). Germany, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
  33. Rubinstein, G. (2005). Knowledge creation. Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, Vol. II (pp. 409-415). San-Diego: Academic Press, Elsevier Inc.
  34. Rubinstein, G. (2005). The Big Five among male and female students of different faculties. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 1495-1503. 
  35. Rubinstein, G. (2005). Characteristics of participants in the "Forum", psychotherapy clients, and control subjects: A comparative study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 78, 481-492. 
  36. Rubinstein, G. (2006). The Big Five and self-esteem among overweight dieting and non-dieting women. Eating Behaviors, 7, 355-361. 
  37. Rubinstein, G. (2006). Authoritarianism among border police officers, career soldiers, and airport security guards at the Israeli border. The Journal of Social Psychology, 146, 751-761. 
  38. Rubinstein, G., & Strul, S. (2007). The Five Factor Model (FFM) among Four Groups of Male and Female Professionals. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 931-937. 
  39. Rubinstein, G. (2007). Two behavioral indicators of dependency and the five-factor model of personality. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 80, 333-342.
  40. Rubinstein, G. (2008). Are schizophrenic patients necessarily creative? A comparative study between three groups of psychiatric inpatients.Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 806–810. 
  41. Rubinstein, G. (2009). Gender roles and the Big Five among male and female weight and aerobics trainees. In J. H. Urlich, & B. T. Cosell (Eds.), Handbook on gender roles: Conflicts, attitudes and behaviors (pp. 255-270). NY: Nova Sciences Publications, Inc.
  42. Rubinstein, G. (2010). The NEO-PI and form of dwelling among elderly women. In A. M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in psychology research (Vol. 64, pp. 219-225). NY: Nova Sciences Publications, Inc.
  43. Rubinstein, G. (2010). Narcissism and self-esteem among homosexual and heterosexual male students, Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy., 36, 24–34. 
  44. Rubinstein, G. (2011). Homophobia from a psychodynamic perspective: A case of identification with the aggressor? Mifgash: Journal of Educational Social Work, 33, 193-210 (Hebrew).
  45. Rubinstein, G. (Guest Editor) (2011).  Special Isssue: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Youth: Adolescence, Identity and Risks while Growing Up in a Heterosexual Environment. Mifgash: Journal of Educational Social Work, 33.
  46. Rubinstein, G., Tziner, A., & Biling, M. (2012). Attachment, relationship quality and stressful life events: A theoretical meta-perspective and some preliminary results. Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones, 28, 151-156. Read online version here
  47. Rubinstein, G. (2012). Car accident prone personality: A 3-year research report. Israel Insurance Association. Read online version here
  48. Rubinstein, G., & Lansisky, L. (2013). Beauty and the beast: Authoritarianism and gender roles of Israeli footballers, bascketballers, and non-athletes, and their wives. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 411-416. Read online version here
  49. Rubinstein, G. (2014).  Narcissism in the third millennium: Personality disorder or cultural phenomenon. In A. Besser (ed.), Handbook of the psychology of narcissism: Diverse perspectives (pp. 105-124). NY: Nova Publishers.
  50. Rubinstein, G. (2014). The bright side isn't that bright: A HIV Treatment Optimism Scale based on attitudes of AIDS specialists and gay laymen. Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research, 5, 1-6 doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000277
  51. Rubinstein, G. (2016). "Modesty doesn't Become Me": Narcissism and the Big Five among male and female candidates for the Big Brother TV show. Journal of Individual Differences., 37(4), 223–230. doi:10.1027/1614-0001/a000209
  52. Rubinstein, G. (in press). Incautious optimism: Attitudes of specialists and laymen as a basis for an AIDS treatment optimism scale. Megamot. (Hebrew).
  53. Rubinstein, G. (in press). Narcissistic Leadership as a barrier to deliberation of human potential at work. In V. Muhlbauer & W. Harry (eds.), Redefining management: Toward smart power and the liberation of human potential at work. NY: Springer, Inc.

PAPERS DELIVERED AT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES:

  1. Rubinstein, G. (1999, August). Attitudes of Israeli Gay Students toward other Minorities. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.
  2. Rubinstein, G. (1999, August). Authoritarianism: An Ideology or a Personality Profile? Paper presented at the meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.
  3. Rubinstein, G. (1999, August). Attitudes of Israeli Gay Students toward other Minorities. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.
  4. Rubinstein, G. (1999, August). Authoritarianism: An Ideology or a Personality Profile? Paper presented at the meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.
  5. Rubinstein, G. (1999, August). Authoritarianism: A Personality Trait or an Ideology? Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  6. Rubinstein, G. (1999, September). Insight: The Way to Happiness? Paper presented at the meeting of the British Psychological Society, Oxford, UK.
  7. Rubinstein, G. (2000, August). Four Personality Discriminants between Parents of Schizophrenics and a Control Group. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.
  8. Rubinstein, G. (2000, August). Authoritarianism in the Israeli Campus and the Palestinian Campus. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  9. Rubinstein, G. (2000, August). Authoritarianism and Career Choice. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  10. Rubinstein, G. (2000, August). Authoritarianism and Gender Roles. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  11. Rubinstein, G. (2000, September). The Bright Side isn't that Bright. Paper presented at the meeting of the British Psychological Society. Oxford, UK.
  12. Rubinstein, G. (2001, August). Professional Tolerance of Psychotherapists from different Theoretical Orientations. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San-Francisco, CA.
  13. Rubinstein, G. (2001, August). Sex-role reversal and clinical judgment of mental health.Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San-Francisco, CA.
  14. Rubinstein, G. (2001, September). Authoritarianism and Creativity: A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the meeting of the British Psychological Society. Durham,UK.
  15. Rubinstein, G. (2002, August). Gender Construction among Israeli Male Bodybuilders. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  16. Rubinstein, G. (2002, August). The Soviet Man and the Authoritarian Personality. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  17. Rubinstein, G. (2002, August). Authoritarianism, Creativity, and Career Choice. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  18. Rubinstein, G. (2003, August). Does Psychoanalysis Really Mean Oppression? Psychodynamic Therapy with Gay Men. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada (whole 50-min. session devoted to this talk).
  19. Rubinstein, G. (2003, August). Locus of Control and Helplessness: Gender Differences among Bereaved Parents. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  20. Rubinstein, G. (2006, August). Authoritarianism among Border Policemen, Career Soldiers, and Airport Security Guards. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  21. Rubinstein, G. (2006, August). Behavioral Indicators of Dependency and the Five-Factor Model of Personality. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  22. Rubinstein, G. (2009, August). Are Schizophrenic Patients Necessarily Creative? A Comparative Study between Three Groups of Psychiatric Inpatients. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, CA.
  23. Rubinstein, G. (2009, August). The NEO-PI and Form of Dwelling among Elderly Women. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, CA.
  24. Rubinstein, G. (2009, August). In His Own Image: Narcissism and Self-Esteem among Homosexual and Heterosexual Male Students. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, CA.
  25. Rubinstein, G. (2013, June). Car Accident Prone Personality: An Israeli Nationwide Survey. Paper presented at the 21st World Congress of Social Psychiatry (Natural / Man-Made Disasters), Lisbon, Portugal.
  26. Rubinstein, G. (2013, September). Condom Burnout: Treatment Optimism or Flirting with Death. Paper presented at 11th Death, Dying, and Disposal Conference of The Open University and The Association for the Study of Death and Society, Milton Keynes, England.
  27. Rubinstein, G. (2014, July). Between risk taking and "Playing it Safe": The NEO-PI-R and ImpSS as personality predictors in car accidents, condom burnout, and  financial investments. Paper presented at the 17th European Conference of Personality. University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Swaziland.
  1. Rubinstein, G. (2014, July). Narcissism Differences in three Cultural Contexts: Gym, Reality TV shows, and Cosmetic Surgeries. Paper presented at the 17th European Conference of Personality. University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Swaziland.

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

  1. Psychopathology in workplace and organizations.
  2. Selected issues in psychotherapy with gay and bisexual men.
  3. The half-empty glass is full: The advantages of pessimism.

BOOKS REVIEWS:

Rubinstein, G. (1995). Review of L.A. Kurdek, Social services for gay and lesbian couples, 1994, and Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 1994. Society and Welfare, 16, 118-120.(Hebrew).

Rubinstein, G. (January 24, 1996). Review of L. Fruto, Take responsibility on your life, 1995, Ha'aretz, Books, p. 11. (Hebrew).

Rubinstein, G. (March 26, 1997). Review of V. Fiefer, Positive thinking, 1996, Ha'aretz, Books, p. 13. (Hebrew).

Rubinstein, G. (in press). Review of M.E. Vargo, Acts of disclosure, 1998, Israel Journal of Psychiatry.

Rubinstein, G. (in press). Review of R.E. Owens, Queer kids, 1998, Israel Journal of Psychiatry.

Rubinstein, G. (in press). Review of J. Price, Navigating differences, 1999, Israel Journal of Psychiatry.

Rubinstein, G. (in press). Review of B. Held, Stop Smiling, Start Kvetching, 2001, Israel Journal of Psychiatry.

Rubinstein, G. (2011). Review of Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Mom, Dad, I'm Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Mifgash: Journal of Educational Social Work, 33, 230-237.

Rubinstein, G. (2011). Review of W. Meezan & J. I. Martin (Eds.), (2003), Special Issue: Research Methods with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 15(1-2). Mifgash: Journal of Educational Social Work, 33.

Ha'aretz – Sefarim.

Yediot Achronot.

Makor Rishon.

REVIEWING PAPERS SUMBITTED FOR PUBLICATION IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

Personality and Individual Differences.

Political Psychology.

Mifgash – Journal of Social-Educational Work.

Sex Roles – A Journal of Research.

Israel Journal of Psychiatry.

Megamot.

Society and Welfare.

MEMBERSHIP IN EDITORIAL BOARDS OF PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Social Sciences

American Journal of Applied Psychology

Journal of LGBT Youth

Mifgash – Journal of Social-Educational Work

 
 
 

COLLOQUIA AND GUEST LECTURES:

 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

 Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

 Ministry of Education, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 Mental Health Department, Israel Defense Forces, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

Departmental Activity in Netanya Academic College

2004 – Academic Adviser

2004 – Supervising students in the program for excellence

1997-2003 Chair, Students Committee

2000-2003 Chair, Departmental Seminar Committee

2000-2003 Chair, Conferences Committee

2002 – Organizer and Chair, Conference on Masculinity and Femininity in Israel

2009 – Organizer and Chair, Conference on Victims of Sexual Abuse

2009 – Academic Adviser

Activity outside Netanya Academic College

1999 – Manager, "Shrink-Friendly" Forum (for GLBT individuals, with Dr. Dalia Gilboa),
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2004 – Manager, "Perfectionism, Workholism, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders"

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2010 – Manager, Perfectionism Forum,
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2002- Chair, Admissions Committee, The "Psychology on the Net" Association