Pacific Quest Presenting At NATSAP

Pacific Quest’s Dr. Lorraine Freedle and Travis Slagle will present at the 2014 NATSAP Conference in Henderson, NV.

Title: “Ready, Set…Grow!  A Horticultural Perspective of Integrative Health, Rites of Passage & Future Therapeutic Programs”

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Time: Session B4 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Location: La Luna Room at Green Valley Resort and Spa

As an innovative outdoor therapeutic program for struggling adolescents and young adults, Pacific Quest is proud to be part of the 2014 NATSAP conference.  This presentation will highlight the benefits and implications of Horticultural Therapy as a growth-focused treatment model.  Research studies suggest gardening provides cognitive, emotional, and physiological benefits that can lead to increased overall life satisfaction.  Horticultural therapy offers experiential techniques that place the client in a care-giving role. By engaging individuals and families in the restorative process of cultivating beauty and health in one’s environment, it becomes increasingly possible to internalize beauty and health in one’s self.  This presentation asks the question, how would the world be different if growing a garden were a universal therapeutic task?

Dr. Lorraine Freedle is the Clinical Director at Pacific Quest and a board certified Pediatric and School Neuropsychologist with over 25 years experience in clinical practice and administration in children’s behavioral health.  Travis Slagle is the Horticultural Therapy Director at Pacific Quest. He has over ten years experience working with youth in outdoor and experiential therapy programs.