Joel Block

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Joel Block (born 1943) is a psychologist and author on relationships and sexuality.[1] 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.

Early life and education[edit]

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 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.


Block's books include:

  • The Other Man, The Other Woman: Understanding and Coping with Extramarital Affairs, Grosset & Dunlap, 1978ISBN 0-448-14568-5
  • To Marry Again, Grosset & Dunlap, 1979 ISBN 0-448-16420-5
  • 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


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