Lian Bloch, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium

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Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

Emotion, emotion regulation, impact of emotion and communication on couple relationships and health


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Psychology, Stanford University
B.A., Psychology, Stanford University


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.

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Holley, S.R., Haase, C., Chui, I, & Bloch, L. (in press). 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. (2016). Interpersonal emotional behaviors and physical health: A 20-year longitudinal study of long-term married couples. Emotion, 16(7), 965-977.

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, 32(11), 1692-1707.

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

Haase, C.M., Saslow, L.R., Bloch, L., Rodrigues, S.M., Casey, J.J., Seider, B.H., Coppola, G., Lane, J., & Levenson, R.W. (2013). The 5-HTTLPR Polymorphism in the Serotonin Transporter Gene Moderates the Association between Emotional Behavior and Changes in Marital Satisfaction Over Time. Emotion, 13(6), 1068-1079.

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.).

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., Moran, E.K., & Kring, A.M. (2009). On the need for conceptual and definitional clarity in emotion regulation research on psychopathology. In A.M. Kring & D.M. Sloan (Eds.), Emotion regulation and psychopathology (pp. 88-104). New York: Guilford Press.