PQ Safety Record
Founded in 2004 as an alternative to the traditional nomadic wilderness experience, safety is at the core of our approach. Experienced, vetted, and well-trained staff provides 24/7 supervision in a purpose-built campus with access to resources.
Full-Time, Awake Night Staff
PQ is the only outdoor therapy program with full-time, awake night staff, 365 days per year. In addition, PQ is the only outdoor therapy program with an on-site Medical Director, multiple Naturopathic Doctors (ND), nurses on-site seven days a week, and on-staff Psychiatrist who see adolescents and young adults. On-site registered nurses augment this team.
Learning by Doing
One way our staff gains insights into the student experience is by living it. Our company-wide training allows the whole team to connect while learning new skills and strategies to work with our students.
Experienced, Compassionate Staff
Pacific Quest has an impeccable safety record and only employs the highest quality staff. Our staff have multiple years of experience and/or applicable college degrees. All of PQ’s behavioral health workers, from logistical support staff to doctors and psychologists, prioritize the best possible care for each and every student. Steps we take to ensure participant safety include:
* Required and ongoing training in nonviolent crisis intervention techniques for all staff members
• Rigorous 3rd party background checks and random drug screening for all staff
• Daily 3:1 student to staff ratio (not including medical and clinical staff)
• 24/7 staffing, including awake night staff
• Regular on-site inspections from the Department of Health
We take these extra measures to ensure students receive the alert and professional support they may need at any hour of the day.
Our daughter went to Pacific Quest (PQ) in the spring of 2018. She suffered from depression and anxiety. Regular therapy at home was not enough and we heard about PQ. We were very reluctant to send her away from home. However, the staff made us feel better about the decision. Now, we know it was the best decision we could have made. It changed her life! The healthy living made a huge difference. The on-going therapy with Andrew Vispo (who was absolutely fantastic) helped her immensely and helped us. We will be forever grateful to PQ, Andrew and the rest of the staff.