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Sanford Drob
Sanford Drob, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
Brooklyn, NY

PhD, Clinical Psychology
Long Island University (APA Approved), 1987

PhD, Philosophy, Boston University, 1981

Areas of Instruction:

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Psychology and Religion
  • Mysticism and Psychology
  • Humanistic/Existential Psychology

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

Research Interests: 
  • Dissociation and Hysteria
  • Malingering
  • Philosophy and Psychology
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Jungian Thought
Practice Interests:
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Existential/Humanistic Psychotherapy


  • Drob, S (2012) Reading the Red Book: A Thematic Guide to C. G. Jung’s Liber Novus (Spring Journal Books, 2012).
  • Drob, S. (2010) Kabbalistic Visions: C. G. Jung and Jewish Mysticism (Spring Journal Books, 2010).
  • Drob, S., Meehan, K, and Waxman, S. (2009) Clinical and Conceptual Problems in the Attribution of Malingering. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law 37(1), 98-106.
  • Drob, S. (2009a) Kabbalah and Postmodernism: a Dialogue (New York: Peter Lang).
  • Drob, S. (2008) James Hillman On Language, Escape from the Linguistic Prison. In S. Marlan (Ed.). Archetypal Psychology: Reflections in Honor of James Hillman, New Orleans, La.: Spring Journal Books, 2008.
  • Drob, S. (2008b) Volition, Compulsion and Insanity, Review of Rationality and compulsion: Applying action theory to psychiatry by Lennart Nordenfelt, PsycCRITIQUES, 53 (7).
  • Drob, S. (2007). Jung for Academics? Negotiating the Obstacles. Review of “The Handbook of Jungian Psychology: Theory, Practice and Applications.” By Renos K. Papadopoulos (Ed.). PsycCRITIQUES. Vol 51 (51).
  • Drob, S. (2005). Giegerich and the traditions: Notes on reason, mythology, psychology and religion. Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice, 7(2), 61-73. 
  • Drob, S. (2005). Jung’s Kabbalistic visions. Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice, 7(1), 33-54, 61-64.
  • Drob, S. (2005). The mystical symbol: Some comments on Ankori, Giegerich, Scholem, and Jung. Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice, 7(1), 25-30. 
  • Drob, S. (2003). Fragmentation in psychology: A dialectical solution. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 43(4), 102-123.
  • Drob, S. (2003). Towards a Kabbalistic psychology: C. G. Jung and the Jewish foundations of alchemy. Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice, 5(2), 77-100. 
  • Drob, S. (2000). Kabbalistic metaphors: Mystical themes in ancient and modern thought. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.
  • Drob, S. (2000). Symbols of the Kabbalah: Philosophical and psychological perspectives. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson. 
  • Drob, S., & Meehan, K. (2000). The diagnosis of Ganser Syndrome in the practice of forensic psychology. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 18(3), 37-62. 

Professional Experience:

  • Doctoral Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.

Other Professional Activities:

  • Present: Expert Witness in Clinical and Forensic Psychology: New York State Supreme Court: Manhattan, Kings, Queen, Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau, and Broome counties; Federal District Court: Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
  • 1987-present: Private Practice, Clinical and Forensic Psychology (part time), Brooklyn, NY.
  • 1981-2011: Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (part time), New York University Medical Center.
  • 1990-2003: Director of Psychological Assessment, Bellevue Hospital, New York University Medical Center. 
  • 1987-2003: Clinical Supervisor (part time), John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York. 
  • 1984-2003: Senior Psychologist, Bellevue Hospital Division of Forensic Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center
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