Dr. Marquez is a San Diego-based licensed psychologist (PSY31865) and staff psychologist at The Center for Men’s Excellence. His research focuses on health psychology, which aims to strengthen the mind-body connection with a holistic, yet individualized approach. His practice concentrates on men’s health psychology, fathers’ perinatal difficulties, and experiences in early fatherhood. Dr. Marquez primarily works with adults using evidence-based treatment methods, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dr. Marquez lives in San Diego with his wife and two small children. He enjoys sports, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Marquez attended St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX for his undergraduate studies in Business Administration and Psychology. He then moved to the Bay Area where he earned a Master’s in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. He worked with children, adolescents, and adults to help them improve mental and physical awareness in order to achieve optimal performance in both life and sport.
Dr. Marquez earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in health psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Marquez also achieved Board Certification in Biofeedback, which helped to inform his research on psychophysiology and multicultural and diversity issues. He completed an APA accredited clinical internship at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Psychiatry Department, followed by an APPIC accredited postdoctoral fellowship with specialty training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego, CA.
Dr. Marquez specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, phobias, panic disorder, trauma, life stressors, substance abuse, and chronic pain utilizing empirically-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He also has extensive experience with sport psychology techniques and interventions.
Research Publications and Presentations
Marquez, J., Ray, D., Lilliston-Gammon, T., Gutman, K., Wildgoose, T., Dawson, B.,… Gevirtz, R. (2014). Vagal recovery in healthy adults: A normative data study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 39(3-4), 316.
Huntley, C., Stern, M., Grampp, L., Marquez, J., Keeran, K., Curci, W., & Gevirtz, R. (March, 2015). Association between trait anxiety, vagal tone, withdrawal, and recovery. Poster presented at the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.
Stern, M., Grampp, L., Huntley, C., Marquez, J., Keeran, K., Wildgoose, T., Curci, W., & Gevirtz, R. (March, 2015). Relationship between cognitive performance and vagal functioning. Poster presented at the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.
Marquez, J., Ray, D., Lilliston-Gammon, T., Gutman, K., Wildgoose, T., Dawson, B., …Gevirtz, R. (March, 2014). Vagal recovery in healthy adults: A normative data study. Poster presented at the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia.
AASP Conference Speaker – Presentation September 20th – 24th, 2011 Honolulu, HI
Presented Master’s Thesis at annual conference for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). An emphasis was placed on empirical evidence and various researcher/practitioner perspectives. Practical implications for sport psychology and other therapeutic options were discussed.
IASD Conference Speaker – Presentation June 24th – June 28th, 2011 Kerkrade, The Netherlands
Master’s Thesis at the 28th International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). An emphasis was placed on the function of dreams with athletes and increasing attendees’ knowledge about dream research, theories, and its application in the field of sport and clinical psychology. Importance placed on how dreams may affect cognitive and somatic anxiety and motivation.