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Alexander Rubin

Clinical Assistant Professor, Field Education

“Field education is a pivotal aspect of social work education that helps students not only synthesize the classroom and the practice world, but also find themselves within the profession.”

Contact Information

647 Baldy Hall
Amherst, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-1225
Fax: 716-645-3157

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Contact Information

647 Baldy Hall, Amherst, NY 14260 (view map)
Phone: 716-645-1225; Fax: 716-645-3157


  • MSW, University at Buffalo School of Social Work (2015)
  • BA, Drama, University of Toronto (2009)

Professional/Research Interests

Field education; acceptance and commitment therapy; health care access; self-care for the professional; professional resilience; immigrant and refugee rights


Alexander (Alex) Rubin, LCSW, is a clinical assistant professor for field education at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. In the Office of Field Education, Rubin helps to link students with enriching and robust field placements. He is passionate about both the technical learning that comes with a graduate school education, as well as the self-learning that helps students prepare to enter and meet the evolving challenges of the profession.

Prior to joining the School of Social Work, Rubin served as a therapist for individuals, groups and families in a variety of settings. He also has extensive experience as a trainer for evidence-based practices and clinical skills.