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Current positions:

Dr. Bloch is a licensed psychologist (#PSY25858) and Assistant Professor in the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She is also Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


Dr. Bloch is a graduate of Stanford University, where she received her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology. She was awarded her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her clinical internship was conducted at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Dr. Bloch completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine, with specialized training in couples therapy within the Stanford University Couples and Family Clinic.


Dr. Bloch's ongoing research complements her clinical practice. She studies how factors such as emotion and communication impact satisfaction in marriages, and has published in leading scientific journals in these areas. For example, her publication in the journal Emotion (Bloch, Haase, & Levenson, 2014) investigates how long-term married couples manage negative emotion during conflict. She has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences, including the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Veterans Affairs Psychology Leadership Conference.


Selected publications and presentations:

Haase, C., Holley, S.R., Bloch, L., Verstaen, A., & Levenson, R.W. (in press). Emotions and changes in physical health over 20 years in long-term married couples: A tale of specificity. Emotion.

Holley, S.R., Ewing, S.T., Stiver, J.T., & Bloch, L. (2015). The relationship between emotion regulation, executive functioning, and aggressive behaviors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Haase, C.M., Bloch, L., & Levenson, R.W. (2014, September). Emotion regulation during marital conflict and mental health: Concurrent and longitudinal associations. In M.N. Shiota (Chair), Implications of close relationship processes and mechanisms for emotion: A psychophysiological perspective. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

Bloch, L., Haase, C.M., & Levenson, R.W. (2014). Emotion regulation predicts marital satisfaction: More than a wives’ tale. Emotion, 14(1), 130-144.

Levenson, R.W., Haase, C.M., Bloch, L., Holley, S.R., & Seider, B.J. (2013). Emotion regulation in couples. In J.J. Gross (Ed.), Handbook of Emotion Regulation (2nd ed.). 

Haase, C. M., Saslow, L. R., Bloch, L., Saturn, S. R., Casey, J., Seider, B. H., Lane, J., Coppola, G., & Levenson, R. W. (2013, October). The 5-HTTLPR polymorphism in the serotonin transporter gene moderates the effect of stress on declines in marital satisfaction over 13 years. In R. W. Levenson & C. M. Haase (Chairs), New frontiers in research on the neurogenetic sources of emotional and stress reactivity. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Florence, Italy.

Bloch, L., & Guillory, P.T. (2011). The attachment frame is the thing: Emotion focused family therapy in adolescence. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 10(3), 229-245.

Bloch, L., Haase, C., & Levenson, R.W. (2010, July). Let it all out?: Anger behavior during marital conflict and change in cardiovascular symptoms over 20 years. Invited talk given at the annual meeting of the NIMH Training Consortium in Affective Science, Berkeley, California.

Bloch, L., Holley, S.R., Gyurak, A., & Levenson, R.W. (2009, May). Empathic Accuracy and Relationship Satisfaction in Long-Term Marriage. Presentation at the Emotional Ups and Downs: Experiencing, Self-Regulating, and Capitalizing on Affect special session, annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, California.