Dr. Lorraine Freedle Presents at STA Conference; Receives Outstanding Research Award; Hawai`i Hosts International Sandplay Therapy Congress; Pacific Quest Fall Tour 2017; PQ Clinical Team Spotlight
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Dr. Lorraine Freedle Presents at STA Conference; Receives Outstanding Research Award

Pacific Quest’s Clinical Director, Dr. Lorraine Freedle, was a keynote speaker at the National Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) Conference in June. With over 200 doctors, clinicians and consultants in attendance, Dr. Freedle shared her expertise and passion for both Sandplay Therapy and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics® (NMT) in her presentation, “Making Connections: The Neuropsychology of Sandplay Therapy.” Attendees represented Jungian sandplay professionals from all over the world, including the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, and Italy.

While in attendance at the STA Conference, Dr. Freedle was honored with a research award. She was recognized for “Outstanding Contributions to Research in Sandplay Therapy” for original research titled The Role of Sandplay Therapy in the Treatment of Adolescents and Young Adults with Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders and Trauma

Read about the presentation and see more photos!

From Our Blog

Hawai`i Hosts International Sandplay Therapy Congress

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Teresa Bertoncin, LPCC, LMFT

Teresa is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a certified EMDR Therapist, and also has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT). Dr. Lorraine Freedle, Clinical Director, says “I have known Teresa for many years and could not be happier that she chose to join our clinical team. She brings generosity of spirit, international experience, and exceptional clinical skills — particularly in EMDR, relationally-based modalities, and family therapy.”

>> Read more about Teresa & her role here

News & Events

Pacific Quest Fall Tour 2017

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Timothy Mullins, MA, LCPC

With over ten years experience in the outdoor therapeutic industry, Tim brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to his role. Tim is a licensed clinical professional counselor and considers himself an integrative practitioner. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in psychology at California Southern University. Dr. Lorraine Freedle, Clinical Director, comments, “Tim is rock solid. He blends years of experience in wilderness therapy and addictions recovery with a holistic and transpersonal perspective that deepens the work in a unique and powerful way.”

>> Read more about Timothy & his role here

Our Alumni

Alumni Parent Testimonial: Walking the Parenting Path Together

“I have stood in your shoes. I still wear them, although I am further up the path. My child was struggling to the point that sending him to Pacific Quest became our best choice. I had been scared, frustrated, sleepless and worried and deciding to send him so far away added a new, and unwelcome, level of fear to me. If this sounds familiar, then I bet it will also ring true that you are also afraid to hope that this will work. Our hope for our children is fragile, and though surprisingly tenacious, we have learned to hide it for fear that one more failure will finally crush it. I sent my child and my hope to Hawaii. Here’s how it turned out.”

>> Read the rest of this alumni story!

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