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January 15, 2015

On Friday, February 6, 2015 from 1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m., Pacific Quest’s Medical Director, Dr. Britta Zimmer and Primary Therapist, Dr. Brian Konik will present “Quirky Kids In the Great Outdoors: An Integrative Approach to Assessments and Interventions for Students Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder” at the 2015 NATSAP Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pacific Quest is proud to be part of the 2015 NATSAP conference.  This presentation will highlight how a specialized outdoor therapeutic environment coupled with naturopathic medicine modalities can specialize care and improve outcomes for the ASD population.  Participants will receive a comprehensive overview exploring evidence-based techniques and strategies utilized for ASD students in a base camp model setting. This presentation will examine case studies that demonstrate how the use of naturopathic interventions along with comprehensive psychiatric evaluations elucidates the best course of treatment for an ASD student.

Dr. Britta Zimmer is the Medical Director at Pacific Quest and a board certified, licensed Naturopathic Physician.  Naturopathic Physicians (N.D.) are trained to serve as primary care practitioners who are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of both acute and chronic health conditions. Her goal is for the students at Pacific Quest to be empowered and inspired to take control of their own health by learning about nutrition, the healing arts, and how their bodies work.

Dr. Brian Konik earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Vermont, and completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Outpatient/Inpatient Neurobehavioral Unit with the Kennedy Krieger Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Konik has extensive training in and experience with parent/child interaction therapy, parent training, and family group counseling, as well as specialized training in suicide/crisis intervention.  His education, training, and experience allow him to provide a variety of specialized clinical services to his students at Pacific Quest.

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