Dr. Brock received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa in 2012. She was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa from 2012-2015, and joined the UNL faculty in 2015.
She is the director of the UNL Family Development Lab, and is a core faculty member in the Clinical Psychology Training Program (CPTP). Dr. Brock anticipates accepting a CPTP graduate student for fall 2019.
Dr. Brock’s program of research is aimed at understanding the development of mood and anxiety disorders, along with other comorbid forms of psychopathology, across the lifespan with a focus on the family context and its etiological significance. In particular, her work has focused on couple relationships, applying a multidimensional model of relationship quality to understand functioning across several domains (e.g., partner support, balance of respect and control, conflict management strategies, closeness and intimacy, sexual satisfaction). Her research includes the translational goal of developing interventions for preventing and treating adult and child psychopathology and comorbid family dysfunction.
Dr. Brock teaches courses in quantitative methods (e.g., Structural Equation Modeling, Multilevel Modeling) and provides statistical consultation in the department. She also provides clinical consultation (individual and couples therapy).
Upcoming Course Offerings:
- PSYC-948, Structural Equation Modeling in the Behavioral Sciences (every fall)
- PSYC-944, Multilevel Modeling in the Behavioral Sciences (every spring)
Brock, R.L., Kochanska, G., & Boldt, L. (2017). Interplay between children’s biobehavioral plasticity and interparental relationship in the origins of internalizing problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 1040-1050. doi: 10.1037/fam0000335
Brock, R.L., & Kochanska, G. (2016). Toward a developmentally-informed approach to parenting interventions: Seeking hidden effects. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 583-593. doi: 10.1017/S0954579415000607
Brock, R.L., & Kochanska, G. (2016). Interparental conflict, children’s security with parents, and long-term risk of internalizing problems: A longitudinal study from Age 2 to 10. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 45-54. doi: 10.1017/S0954579415000279
Brock, R.L., Kochanska, G., O’Hara, M.W., & Grekin, R. (2015). Life satisfaction moderates the effectiveness of a play-based parenting intervention in low-income mothers and toddlers. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1283-1294. doi: 10.1007/s10802-015-0014-y
Brock, R.L., & Kochanska, G. (2015). Decline in quality of family relationships predicts escalation in children’s internalizing symptoms from middle to late childhood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1295-1308. doi: 10.1007/s10802-015-0008-9
Brock, R.L., & Lawrence, E. (2014). Intrapersonal, interpersonal, and contextual predictors of support overprovision in marriage. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 54-64. doi: 10.1037/a0035280
Brock, R.L. & Lawrence, E. (2011). Marriage as a risk factor for internalizing disorders: Clarifying scope and specificity. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 577-589. doi: 10.1037/a0024941
Brock, R. L., & Lawrence, E. (2009). Too much of a good thing: Underprovision versus overprovision of partner support. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 181-192. doi: 10.1037/a0015402
Brock, R. L., & Lawrence, E. (2008). A longitudinal investigation of stress spillover in marriage: Does spousal support adequacy buffer the effects? Journal of Family Psychology,22, 11-20. doi: 10.1037/0893-318.104.22.168