John Marquina, B.Sc., A.A., M.C., PhD(cand)., CCC, R. Psych Provisional
John completed his Masters in Counselling at the City University of Seattle in Canada, and is currently working on his Doctor in Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. John has a strong passion for working with children, youth, and families. His work is informed with eclectic approach of family system theories, cognitive-behaviour therapy, cultural humility, brief solution therapy, resiliency model, and strength-based approach. In the disability sector, John provides clinical support using combination of Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), Applied Behaviour Analysis informed practice, Positive Behaviour Support, Social Thinking Model, Circles Curriculum, and Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS). He has worked with families experiencing domestic violence in immigrant sectors, providing anger management and parenting workshops. John is also active in the Filipino community in Calgary, where he advocated for mental health within his community. John has strong experience in facilitating positive parenting support, social skills development, and emotional regulation for children.
John’s future aspiration is to continue his career in developing programs and community initiatives that will empower individuals to express their uniqueness and reach their full potential. He has developed support groups for LGBTQ2+ youths and created a network of support for LGBT refugees.
In his free time, John is an avid hiker and has explored different terrains around the Rocky Mountains. John also enjoys traveling and has been to Europe and Asia.