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Andrew R. Block, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
- Practicing Location:
- Plano, TX
- Dr. Block’s Personal Quote:
"I believe patients should be fully prepared to undergo surgical procedures. I work with patients to overcome emotional difficulties, deal with stress and control medications so that they can achieve the best surgical outcomes. When possible, I explore alternatives to surgery with patients, so that they may be able to regain control over their lives through more conservative treatments."
- Clinical Health Psychology - Behavioral Medicine
Clinical Health Psychology by American Board of Professional Psychology
Fellow, The American Psychological Association, Division of Health Psychology
- Dr. Block’s Education:
1980-1981 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neurobehavioral Science, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Pain Syndromes and Post-Myocardial Infarction Patients, Biofeedback and Psychophysiology, Francis Keefe, Ph.D., Preceptor
1979-1980 Clinical Internship, Behavioral Medicine Unit of Dartmouth Medical School, Brattleboro, Vermont, Behavioral Interventions with Chronic Pain and Other Disabled Patients, Research on Interpersonal Factors in Physical Injury, Supervised by Jeremy Burch, Ph.D.
1976-1980 Ph.D., Applied-Experimental Psychology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, Behavioral Medicine, Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain and Disability, Program Evaluation, Behavior Modification, Biofeedback and Self-Regulation Strategies
1974 B.A., Psychology, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania
- Dr. Block’s Awards/Recognition:
Appointed to the Executive Council of the Academy of Clinical Health Psychology
Board Member, Academy of Clinical Health Psychologists
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Associate Clinical Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
Director, The WellBeing Group, Plano, Texas
National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Bio-behavioral Sciences
Summer Faculty Fellowship, Indiana University
- Dr. Block’s Publications
- As world-renowned leaders in the field of neck and back care, Texas Back Institute doctors are continuously writing and presenting professional articles, publications and speaking engagements to national and international audiences. To view a list of Andrew R. Block's impressive contributions to spine health research and education, click here.