Aviva Bock is a licensed psychotherapist with 30 years of experience. She works primarily with adults and offers consultation to families dealing with issues related to birth, to newborns, children, teens, aging parents, etc. She also sees and works with couples around their own issues and their parenting issues.
Aviva maintains a private practice in Newton Center, Massachusetts. She has been a teaching associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of London, and she has advanced degrees from Harvard and Brandeis.
Religion plays a central role in how Aviva orients her life and work. When appropriate, she integrates a spiritual and universalistic dimension into the healing art of therapy, in harmony with the beliefs and background of the client.
Aviva runs workshops for teachers, mothers, families, rabbis, and physicians. She frequently has taught parenting classes in schools, synagogues, and other community settings. She has presented at the Harvard/Cambridge conferences on Spirituality and Religion and directed and taught a course for rabbis who are working with issues pertaining to death and loss. She has also presented at Limmud both in the UK and in the Boston where she now lives.
Aviva has participated in trainings and seminars in: Trauma theory and its application in therapy; Sensorimotor Psychotherapy EMDR and Energy Therapy, including TAT ® and EFT. Infant Mental Health (at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy), Psychoanalytic Studies (as a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis); and IFS. Internal Family Systems with Richard Schwartz.
Her publications include clinical papers in the Journal of Jewish Communal Service ("Adolescents and Jewish Continuity through the Lens of Life span developmental theory. Vol. 74 No.1) and the Exploring Issues of Gender Conference at Brandeis University (Roots and Wings: Revisiting Living and Working with our Early Adolescents") and popular articles in such publications as Moment Magazine "The Freedom of Passover."