All Kinds of News for July 12, 2017
Pacific Quest is excited to announce enhanced clinical services in their young adult program. The second of six phases, Kuleana (personal responsibility) is the foundation of the Young Adult Program at Pacific Quest. Based on the need and intensity during the Kuleana Phase, PQ has added another therapist to support students through this critical stage of the program. Students will continue to meet with their primary therapist and now will also engage with the Kuleana therapist, resulting in field-based therapy four days per week during the Kuleana phase to target individualized treatment goals.
This immersion model of therapy is an exciting development for this important phase of the program. The Kuleana therapist will coordinate directly with the primary therapist and the field team, and will function as a field-based extension of the primary therapist while students are in Kuleana. Alex Stitt has been selected to pioneer this role.
“By having someone there more frequently to manage the steps incrementally, we’ll be able to take full advantage of this specific phase of the program,” shares Dr. Lorraine Freedle, Clinical Director. “Alex brings not only clinical expertise but field expertise from his extensive experience over the past three years at Pacific Quest. His keen understanding of the identity level work and how it ties into the land work makes him an ideal Kuleana therapist.”
Alex adds, “Given that Kuleana is about personal responsibility, the phase is spent doing a lot of depth work around one’s personal values, what one is accountable for, and one's locus of control and responsibility. Progressively, students begin to take ownership of their life.”
With this added layer of clinical support, young adults will more effectively navigate Kuleana and develop a solid foundation for their treatment at Pacific Quest.
About Pacific Quest
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.