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Joel Block, Ph.D. (born 1943) is a psychologist and author. He is a specialist on relationships and sexuality, and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. Block has also been a Psychology consultant for ABC. Block is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He is also a senior psychologist at Northwell Health, where he was the training supervisor of the hospital's Sexuality Center for twenty years, until 2002. He currently resides in Melville, New York.


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Early life and education

Block was born in 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, and later attended the State University of New York, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education/Psychology. He also obtained a Master of Science degree in Psychology, and later went on to obtain his Doctorate in psychology from Syracuse University. He also undertook a one year postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Albert Ellis Institute.

Published author

Block has published numerous works relating to his specialty of relationships and sexuality, as well as many articles in such magazines as New Woman, Family Circle, Working Woman, Parents, Boardroom Reports and Newsday and has been interviewed in Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Men's Health. His books include:

  • The Other Man, The Other Woman: Understanding and Coping with Extramarital Affairs: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978, ISBN 0-448-14568-5
  • To Marry Again: Grosset & Dunlap, 1979, ISBN 0-448-16420-5
  • Lasting Love: Macmillan, 1982, ISBN 0-02-511800-5
  • Friendship: Macmillan, 1983
  • Secrets of Better Sex: Parker/Simon & Schuster, 1996, ISBN 0-7352-0283-4
  • The Romance of Sex, Parker/Simon & Schuster, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-2098-3
  • Sex Over 50, Parker/Simon & Schuster, 1999, (updated and reissued, 2008), ISBN 0-399-53436-9
  • Broken Promises, Mended Hearts: Maintaining Trust in Love Relationships, Contemporary/McGraw-Hill, 2000, ISBN 0-8092-2398-8
  • Step-living for Teens, Adams Media, 2001
  • Mommy or Daddy, Whose side Am I On, Adams Media, 2002, ISBN 1-58062-605-X
  • Naked Intimacy: How to Increase True Openness in Your Relationship, Contemporary/McGraw-Hill, October 2002, ISBN 0-07-139518-0
  • Staying Cool: A Teen Guide to Getting a Grip on Anger, Wellness Institute, 2002, ISBN 1-58741-103-2
  • Making it Work When You Work a Lot: 10 Power Strategies for Connecting as a Couple, Kensington, 2005, ISBN 0-8065-2713-7
  • The Art of the Quickie: Fast Sex, Fast Orgasm/Anywhere, Anytime, Quiver, 2006, ISBN 1-59233-240-4
  • The Real Reasons Men Commit: Why He Will—or Won’t—Love, Honor and Marry You, Adams Media, 2008, ISBN 1-59869-643-2
  • Sex Comes First: 15 Ways to Save Your Relationship…without leaving the bedroom, Adams Media, 2009, ISBN 1-59869-971-7
  • Cracking the Love Code: A Journey of Discovery, Pop Psych Literary, 2011
  • The Wrong Schwartz, Pop Psych Literary, 2011
  • Casualties of Love, Pop Psych Literary, 2011
  • Saving My Life: A Least Likely to Succeed Success Story, Pop Psych Literary - currently in press
  • His books have been reviewed extensively.


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