Frances Bock taught psychology at Wagner from 1972 to 1980, when she had to leave because of the College’s “financial exigency,” as she delicately puts it. She went on to complete postdoctoral studies at the Albert Ellis Institute. Then, she had a successful private practice in Manhattan and Long Island, taught at Hofstra and St. John’s, and retired in 2002. A book she co-authored in 1989, Coping with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Emotional Survival Guide, is still in print. “I really enjoyed teaching at Wagner,” she recalls. “The students were fabulous and really interested in everything.” She still keeps in touch with a few of them, including Hal Theurer ’79, who put us in touch with her.
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