All Kinds of News for December 07, 2016
Pacific Quest is pleased to announce a new member of the Wellness and Clinical teams: Dr. Robert Voloshin, Integrative Psychiatrist. Dr. Robert joins Dr. Shelly Ham and will be on-site full time. Pacific Quest’s Medical Director Dr. Britta Zimmer comments, “We are very excited to add another Integrative Psychiatrist to our team! Dr. Robert brings knowledge from his experience in acute hospital settings combined with a passion for integrative psychiatry.”
Dr. Robert received his BS from University of California San Diego (UCSD) in Biology and went on to complete medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area. He chose osteopathic medical school because of its orientation towards integrative care and healing. Dr. Voloshin completed his Psychiatry Residency at the University of New Mexico as well as an additional year of fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. During his residency and fellowship Dr. Voloshin was involved in cutting edge addictions research. He continued to pursue his passion for integrative psychiatry during his training through research, journal clubs, and conferences.
In addition to Dr. Voloshin’s formal psychiatry training, he has pursued external psychotherapy training in Somatic Experiencing and Hakomi. Both therapies utilize mindfulness and are somatically oriented. Some of Dr. Voloshin’s primary influences in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are Daniel Siegel MD and Bruce Perry MD, PhD. Dr. Voloshin places a strong emphasis on neuroscience in his work with young people. The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics which Pacific Quest utilizes and Interpersonal Neurobiology, the study of how our primary relationships affect the development of our brains and nervous systems, has a significant impact on his practice. His multifaceted approach to Psychiatry with an emphasis on family systems theory, developmental psychology, psychopharmacology, nutrition, mind-body approaches, and reconnection to the earth and community makes Pacific Quest an exquisite place for Dr. Voloshin to practice.
Pacific Quest is an outdoor therapeutic program for struggling adolescents and young adults that offers a clinical, yet holistic, approach to treatment. Our neurodevelopmental approach, combined with horticultural therapy, integrates evidence-based therapeutic methods, whole-person wellness and organic gardening to sustain a healthy community and motivate change.