Dr. Rueben Brock is an assistant professor of psychology at California University of Pennsylvania. 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 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. He also sits on the Training and Advisory Committee for the American Psychologic Association’s Minority Fellowship Program.
Dr. Brock is a 2006 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he received a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Psychology, Sociology, and Creative Arts. Brock went on to complete a Masters degree in Community Counseling at California University of PA in 2008.
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 funded 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.
In 2017, Brock tried his hand at politics with a bid for the democratic nomination in a special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. After a strong showing in this first outing, Brock went on to seek a seat in Pennsylvania’s State Legislature. Although unsuccessful, Brock made considerable waves in the Western Pennsylvania political scene and many still look for Dr. Brock to make another run at politics. Brock used his new found popularity as momentum to help him launch a web show called “House Call with Dr. Rueben Brock” which is housed on Youtube. The show launched in the spring of 2019 and focuses on issues ranging from politics to health and wellness.