Emily Rubin is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Director of Sibling Support at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center. Emily’s research interests relate to resiliency among siblings of people with disabilities. Her current research examines the impact of a child’s mental illness on his/her typically-developing siblings, and strategies to build resiliency and decrease trauma among these siblings.

As a licensed social worker, Emily works with individuals, couples, families and groups. Her trauma-informed practice focuses on interpersonal communication, coping strategies, family dynamics, and the role of forgiveness in one’s life. In addition to therapy, she provides parent coaching as well.

Emily also serves as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network (MSSN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting siblings of individuals with all kinds of disabilities and special health care needs.

Emily writes fiction and non-fiction, and has taught writing at the university and high school level. She has received multiple awards for her writing.

Emily has published and presented her work nationally.