Before Dr. Rueben Brock entered the world of politics, he had already built a successful career in the field of mental health. Always a social servant and an advocate for change, Dr. Brock has been fighting for the underserved for nearly 20 years. His recent entrance into the political world is just the latest chapter in a career that has been dedicated to helping others.
Dr. Brock is a 2006 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he received a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. Brock went on to complete a Masters degree in Community Counseling at California University of PA in 2008.
A Pennsylvania licensed and nationally certified counselor, Brock has been working in the social services since 1998 and his work has ranged from residential treatment of mentally ill adolescents to family therapy and drug & alcohol treatment.
Dr. Brock earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University on a W.E.B Dubois Fellowship. In Addition to being a Dubois Fellow, Brock received a SAMHSA Minority Fellowship through the American Psychological Association. This highly selective honor is awarded to promising doctoral students dedicated to substance abuse and mental health treatment among underserved and minority populations. Brock’s research interest is in career and academic self-efficacy among Black students.
Dr. Brock currently runs a private practice just south of Pittsburgh, in McMurray, PA. He specializes in work with adolescents, but continues to work across the lifespan with adults, couples and families. Brock is also an assistant professor at California University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches clinical coursework in Psychology.