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Current positions:

Dr. Bloch is a licensed psychologist (#PSY25858) who practices in academia, health tech, and executive coaching. She is Assistant Professor in the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She is also Executive Clinical Director with Two Chairs, a mental health tech start-up aiming to combine expert clinical care with modern technology to reinvent the psychotherapy experience.


Dr. Bloch is a graduate of Stanford University, where she received her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology. She earned 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 relationship therapy within the Stanford University Couples and Family Clinic and also in sports performance psychology within the Stanford University Department of Sports Medicine.


Dr. Bloch's research expertise complements her clinical practice. Her program of research aims to understand how emotional intelligence and communication skills impact the effectiveness of relationship functioning. She continues to publish her research in leading scientific journals in these areas and has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences.

Listen to Dr. Bloch speak about her research on KQED public radio forum here.


Selected publications and presentations:

Holley, S.R., Haase, C., Chui, I., & Bloch, L. (2017). Depression, emotion regulation, and the demand-withdraw pattern during intimate relationship conflict. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Haase, C., Holley, S.R., Bloch, L., Verstaen, A., & Levenson, R.W. (2017). Interpersonal emotional behaviors and physical health: A 20-year longitudinal study of long-term married couples. Emotion.

Haase, C.M., Verstaen, A., Bloch, L., Lwi, S.J., Saslow, L.R., Svoboda, R.C., Hittner, E., & Levenson, R.W. (2017, April). Positive emotions in marriage: Changes, consequences, and contexts. In J.K. Monin (Chair). Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

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.

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.