WEforum Health and Wellness Conference 2016


Ph.D., Director of the Psychosocial Curriculum for the Department of Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center, Little Silver

Health Psychology Center

Building Resilience: The Antidote to Anxiety and Adversity

Wednesday, April 20th 3:30-4:15 PM – Oceanport Room


Many women do not recognize when anxiety strikes and develop inappropriate ways of dealing with it.  In addition, we all deal with adversity at times, from outside sources, our jobs, our families or our relationships. The best way to combat anxiety and adversity is to learn the skills of to develop resilience. Not only will it help you to deal with the impact of anxious moments and difficult times, it will help you to be healthier, have better relationships and be more successful in your endeavors.  It will also help you be a better role model for your children, who may experience their own anxieties and problems. Come learn about the components of resilience and the things that you can do to learn to “bounce back” successfully.


  • The learner will examine life skills the speaker defines in order to develop resilience to help combat anxiety and adversity.
  • The learner will be able to recognize the impact of anxiety, when intervention may be needed and methods to help minimize the impact of anxiety.



Alison P. Block, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and the Director of the Health Psychology Center in Little Silver, NJ. Dr. Block works closely with other professionals including physicians, learning disabilities specialists, nutritionists and education professionals in order to provide patients with comprehensive care and meet their individual needs.

Dr. Block is also the Director of the Psychosocial Curriculum for the Department of Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center, an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System. In this role, she is responsible for training medical residents about the psychological effects of chronic and acute illness, how to understand mental illness, break bad news, deal with death and dying, and how to deal empathically with their patients. She is also a clinical instructor in Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

An accomplished public speaker, she often hosts seminars and gives presentations to charitable organizations and businesses.   Dr. Block consults to medical practices and other professional groups/small businesses regarding team building, leadership and stress management.  She also provides individual services to employees in the areas of anger management and executive coaching.

Dr. Block was a member of the Board of Managers for the American Cancer Society Shore Region for 15 years and is a winner of the American Cancer Society Marie D. Marshall Award for Excellence in Breast Cancer Treatment and Rehabilitation. She has also volunteered at the American Lung Association’s camp for asthmatic children. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the News Jersey Psychological Association.

Further information can be found at www.dralisonblock.com.