In 1993, David Jaquess received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University under the guidance of Jack Finney. He also worked on research there with Thomas Ollendick and Richard Winnet.
Dr. Jaquess completed a predoctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has taught at various levels in higher education from undergraduates in a comprehensive liberal arts college to postdoctoral fellows. He holds a faculty appointment as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Jaquess is the Director of Professional Training for Marcus Autism Center. In this capacity, he is the contact person for all formal training experiences through Marcus Autism Center. The Professional Training Office plays a key role in Marcus Autism Center’s mission by disseminating empirically supported assessments and treatments—many developed in clinical and research programs at the Marcus Autism Center—to be used providers throughout Georgia and across the nation.
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Jaquess has been licensed in the states of Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, and Virginia. His current clinical service activities are focused on the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program. Areas of research interest include empirical support of using behavior analytic techniques for pediatric feeding disorders, factors predictive of developing feeding problems in high-risk children, and techniques to increase clinician competence professional training.
Sean Ahlberg’s aggressive behavior was keeping him from enjoying time with his family and getting out into the world. Since beginning his treatment at Marcus, Sean's behavior has changed and he has even become verbal with help from the Language and Learning Clinic.
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