Dr. Andrew Block, PhD, Plano, TX, 75093

Andrew Block, Ph.D. joined Texas Back Institute as a Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Block serves as the Director of the Division of Behavioral Medicine, and the CoPE chronic pain management program and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Dr. Block earned his undergraduate degree from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He then completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied-Experimental Psychology at Dartmouth College where he was a Clinical Intern in the Behavioral Medicine Unit at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Block’s fellowships include work at Dartmouth, Indiana University, a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neurobehavioral Science from Duke University Medical Center and Bio-Behavioral Sciences with the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Andrew Block is a Psychologist with Texas Back Institute.

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Doctor Quote

I believe that there is a strong connection of body and mind in both the assessment and treatment of pain. I encourage patients to fully understand and treat their medical conditions while simultaneously taking steps to gain self-control over both the pain itself, and the effects of pain on their lives.

Type of Spine Professional

  • Psychologist

Areas of Expertise


  • Behavioral Modification
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation


  • Fellow, The American Psychological Association, Division of Health Psychology

Professional Distinctions

  • Post-doctorate, Neuroscience, Duke University Medical Center, National Institutes of Health

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • American Pain Society
  • American Psychological Association