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Sanford Drob, Ph.D. - Fielding Graduate University. Brooklyn, NY, US

Sanford Drob, Ph.D.

Professor Emerit - Clinical Psychology | Fielding Graduate University


Philosopher & Forensic Psychologist



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[Talk Gnosis] Lurianic Kabbalah w/ Dr. Sanford Drob




Sanford L. Drob is a core faculty member in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. He served for many years as the Director of Psychological Assessment and Senior Forensic Psychologist at Bellevue Hospital in New York. He holds doctorates in philosophy and clinical psychology and has published numerous professional papers in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and the philosophy of psychology. He is the author of four books on the interface between Jewish Mysticism, theology, psychology and philosophy, including Kabbalah and Postmodernism: A Dialog (Peter Lang, 2009); and Kabbalistic Visions: C. G. Jung and Jewish Mysticism (Spring Journal Books, 2010). In addition, his Reading the Red Book: A Thematic Guide to C. G. Jung’s Liber Novus was published by Spring Journal Books in 2012. He is also a narrative painter whose work traverses religious, philosophical and psychological themes. He operates several websites, including www.newkabbalah.com and www.sanforddrobart.com.

Industry Expertise (3)


Training and Development


Areas of Expertise (9)

Philosophy of Psychology

History and Systems of Psychology

Psychology and Religion

Mysticism and Psychology

Humanistic/Existential Psychology

Dissociation and Hysteria

Jungian Thought

Psychological Assessment

Forensic Psychology

Education (3)

Long Island University: PhD, Clinical Psychology 1987

Bellevue Hospital, New York Medical Center: Internship, Psychology 1983

Boston University: PhD, Philosophy 1981

Affiliations (1)

  • American Psychological Association : Member

Media Appearances (2)

Values: The Foundations for Negotiating Digital Citizenship

The Huffington Post  online


Sanford Drob argues that values are a universal part of being human and that axiology (the study or philosophy of value) is intricately linked with psychology because of the central concern with human motivation, development and welfare ...

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'I didn't do that murder': TH-R investigation raises questions about 1989 conviction

Times Herald Record  online


To explain the videotaped statement and the conflicting stories Lebrew gave police, Beecher relied on psychologist Sanford Drob, who testified that Lebrew, who had an IQ of 66, was highly suggestible, obedient and eager to please authority figures...

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Articles (4)

Jung, Kirsch, and Judaism: Mystical and Paradoxical Transformations

Jung Journal

(2012) In this article, the author explores several themes that emerge from the correspondence between CG Jung and his Jewish disciple, James Kirsch, focusing on their discussions of Jung's purported anti-Semitism, and their exchanges on the Lurianic ...

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Kabbalah, Jungian Psychology, and the Challenge of Contemporary Atheism

Psychological Perspectives

(2012) The major symbols of the Lurianic Kabbalah are examined from both theological and psychological points of view. It is argued that these symbols, including Ein-sof (the infinite), Ayin (divine nothingness), Tzimtzum (divine concealment/contraction), Sefirot (value ...

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Clinical and conceptual problems in the attribution of malingering in forensic evaluations

Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online

(2009) The authors review clinical and conceptual errors that contribute to false attributions of malingering in forensic evaluations. Unlike the mental disorders, malingering is not defined by a set of (relatively) enduring symptoms or traits; rather, it is an intentional, ...

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Fragmentation in contemporary psychology: A dialectical solution

Journal of Humanistic Psychology

(2003) The author proposes a dialectical/realist solution to the problem of multiple paradigms in psychology. Specifically, he argues that theoretical models in psychology are akin to various two-dimensional maps of the three-dimensional, spherical earth. In ...

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