Faculty180 – Vita and Individual Profile Data Sheet

Marc Bock, PhD, DC, MS

Fall 1980 - Fall 2120

Associate Professor I

Los Angeles College of Chiropractic - Pre-clinical Education


Current Position

  • Position: University Faculty


Dr. Marc Bock practices in Huntington Beach, CA, as a chiropractor, clinical psychologist, consultant, and educator. His chiropractic practice focuses on spine and extremity injuries and stress related problems. His psychology practice focuses on anger management, stress reduction, pain management, communication, and relationship issues with individuals and couples.

He continues to provide consulting and education by giving presentations and seminars in the U.S. on anger management, conflict management, domestic violence, relationships, communication, and on the interaction of the mind with the body.

Dr. Bock’s passion for teaching has allowed him to experience great fulfillment by being able to dynamically share with and learn from students while involving them directly in their process of growth. He has the honor to continue this educational process with individuals at universities, corporations, businesses, churches, and community groups, in person and through various medias.

His unique dual licensure and practice as a Chiropractor and Clinical Psychologist allows him to be fully aware of patients’ complex mind/body connections which affect the patients’ health and their response to their conditions. Dr. Bock shares his real-world clinical experiences providing students the opportunity to gain proficiency while learning the importance of addressing the total patient in the clinical environment by engage them in a dynamic learning environment.

He believes it is important to remember, when you say a person is “a pain in the neck,” you really mean it. The students can develop practical skills learning how to treat the whole person, enabling them to provide a healing opportunity to their patients’ body, mind, and spirit to meet the true goal of health care which is total health.

Dr. Bock continues his work as an educator and consultant at SCU for the betterment of the individual, the university, and the community.



Ph.D., Psychology, United States International University, San Diego, California, United StatesDissertation: The Attraction of Scent: The Awareness of Human Olfactory Stimulation and its Relationship to Interpersonal Interactions


M.A., Clinical Psychology, United States International University, San Diego, California, United States


D.C., Chiropractic, Los Angeles College of Chirop[ractic, Glendale, California, United States


B.Sc., Human Biology, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Glendale, California, United States

B.A., Scholastic Philosophy, St. John's College, Camarillo, California, United States

Certifications (Healthcare)

Southern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Hypnosis Training, none, 2002, 2022-09-28, Yes

Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Training in Batterers Treatment, none, 1996, 2022-09-28, Yes

Professional Licensures and Certifications

Psychologist, June 1988, June 2023, Board of Psychology, California, United States, PSY 13409, Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist

Doctor of Chiropractic, November 1976, June 2023, Board of Chiropractic, California, United States, DC 11553, Chiropractor, Chiropractor

Post-Graduate Training

Type: Post-Doctorate, multiple, multiple, California, United States, June 1976, PRESENT

Scholarly Contributions and Creative Productions

Journal Article


Bock, M. Stretch and Shrink. The California Psychologist 2007, 24.
Bock, M. Stretch and Shrink. The California Psychologist 2007, 24.
Bock, M. Physical Anger: The Effects of Anger on the Mind and the Body. Orange County Psychological Association 1997.
Bock, M. Physical Anger: The Effects of Agner on the Mind and the Body. Orange County Psychological Association 1995.

Other Scholarly Work


Bock, M.; Miller, J. Gathering Storm. OC Family magazine 2001, 26–29.
Bock, M. The Attraction of Scent: The Awareness of Human Olfactory Stimulation and Its Relationship to Interpersonal Interactions. Dissertation 1988, 66.

Other Teaching Materials


Bock, M. Violent Anger: Theory and Soultions: Assessment and Treatment Issues for the Practicing Therapist; A Domestic Violence Treatment Program Seminar for Mental Health Practitioners Approve for Six Hours of Continuing Education Credit; 1998.
Bock, M. Safe STEP Program for STEP Instructors; 1993.

Honors and Awards

Spring 1990 - Fall 1990

Intern of the Year, 1990, Center for Creative Alternatives

Spring 2002 - Fall 2002

Orange PSI Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology, 2002, Orange County Psychological Association

Spring 2008 - Fall 2008

2008 Instructor Award, 2008, Southern California University of Health Sciences

Spring 2010 - Fall 2010

2010 Certificate of Recognition for Exceptional Instruction, 2010, Southern California University of Health Sciences

Spring 2011 - Fall 2011

2011 Certivicate of Recognition for Exceptional Instruction, 2011, Southern California University of Health Sciences

Spring 2015 - Fall 2015

2015 Huntington Village Estates Recognition of Devotion and Tireless Efforts for the Betterment of the Community, 2015, Huntington Villages Estates Homeowners Association

Professional Membership

Spring 1972 - Ongoing

Washi Dojo of American, 1972, PRESENT, Martial Arts organization

Spring 1976 - Ongoing

MENSA, 1976, PRESENT, Community organization

Spring 1990 - Ongoing

Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai, 1990, PRESENT, Martial Arts, Jujitsu

Spring 1974 - Ongoing

Delta Tau Alpha International Fraternity of the Healing Arts, 1974, PRESENT, Chiropractic organization

Spring 1977 - Ongoing

Orange County Chiropractic Association, 1977, PRESENT

California Chiropractic Association, 1977, PRESENT, Life member

American Chiropractic Association, 1977, PRESENT

Spring 1986 - Ongoing

Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, 1986, PRESENT

Spring 1988 - Ongoing

American Psychological Association, 1988, PRESENT

California Psychological Association, 1988, PRESENT

Orange County Psychological Association, 1988, PRESENT

California Psychological Association, Division of Professional Practice and Advocacy, 1988

Spring 1996 - Ongoing

Coalition Against Domestic Violence of Orange County (CADVOC), 1996, PRESENT

Hear from the Students Who’ve Been in Your Shoes

I chose SCU when looking for a PA program because of their Integrative Medicine approach. I am from Michigan, and not many programs focus on this Integrative, Holistic approach when it comes to patient care in the Midwest, and I felt that was very important for me to learn as a future provider. My transition to semi-virtual learning has been very smooth and quite enjoyable. My favorite part about attending SCU is how tight-knit and diverse the community is. Coming from a large undergrad university and moving so far, it was very important for me to have a PA program that made me feel valued and invested in my success. At SCU, they do a great job of making you feel that.


Brianna Hadley

Student, Master of Science: Physician Assistant

One of the great things about SCU is we do have a campus layout, so all your classes aren't in a single room. We have our cadaver lab. We have different specialty rooms for physical assessment classes vs. acupuncture classes. All our acupuncture-specific classes have all the herbs in the room. You can pull out the herbs and look at them, whether in class or in between classes to get that extra studying in.

My favorite part of SCU is the collaboration from our beginning terms. We were working alongside chiropractor students, PA students, and ayurvedic students. It's a unique community where we get to learn about these different fields and sit in classrooms with them and work with them in the clinic. It allows you to get an understanding of all the different fields and how they can work together, and what is unique about your field. I think that is a wonderful aspect that I didn't think was going to be as prominent as it is here; even now, in my upper term classes and I am not in class with chiropractic students, I can still reach out to them about a certain aspect I may not understand or if I am working on a case. I want another perspective I know I have them to reach out to, so that has been a great networking community to have resources for.

Jamie Kuljis

Student, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

"There are a lot of things that I love about the program at SCU. The first one is that the faculty come from a long line of Ayurvedic knowledge deeply rooted in ancient classical text. They studied Ayurveda, but they also lived it. When you learn from people who embody this wisdom, it's much easier to grasp this knowledge. The second thing I love is the camaraderie within the cohort. The combination of the training, supportive faculty, and the support of my peers and classmates has given me the confidence I need to start my own practice."

Portia Harris

Student, Ayurveda Program

Some of my favorite courses at SCU have to be the chiropractic procedure classes; those are the classes you get to hone in on your chiro skills, your palpation skills and ultimately work on the adjustments that make you a chiropractor. Those are the classes I feel enhance my knowledge the most and are some of the reasons I chose to become a chiropractor here are SCU.

On top of chiropractic procedures classes, my favorite is the cadaver lab experience. The cadaver classes opened up my perception of what the human body is made up of. It allowed me to get an in-person perspective of how the body works and looks on the inside. I am genuinely thankful for those experiences because they opened and broadened my horizons to the human body and anatomy in general.

Jordan Vega

Student, Doctor of Chiropractic

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