Founder/Executive Director | Quest Therapeutic Camps

Dr. Field has provided assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families since 1979. He received his Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology specializing in clinical care of children and adolescents.

After completing the doctoral program, Dr. Field worked as a psychologist at the Benjamin Rush Center for MH/MR in Philadelphia, PA before returning to California to start his private practice. In addition to private practice, Dr. Field also acted as team coordinator and psychologist for the Livermore Unified School District’s special assessment team.

In addition to founding Quest Camps with his wife, Debra Forrester-Field, Dr. Field and Debra have also developed an interactive child therapy website, for parents of 4-12 year olds.

Bob and Debra have four grown children, Josh, Meghan, Rebecca, and Carly, who have all worked at Quest.

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Debra Forrester-Field, M.A.

Administrative Director

Ms. Forrester-Field’s background in Psychology and her desire to assure the highest levels of quality, safety and organization have provided Quest with an exceptionally well developed treatment program.In 2011, Ms. Forrester-Field developed our first online web registration system and continues to manage all administrative aspects of our secure registration system with UltraCamp. All of the information gathered on our campers has been identified and organized to assure health, safety and quality care. Ms. Forrester- Field assures that information is provided to the therapy staff to provide comprehensive understanding of each child’s special needs within a system that protects confidentiality. After many years of assuring Quest's compliance with all aspects of the American Camp Association's criteria for accreditation, Ms. Forrester-Field continues to assure high quality standards for confidentiality, human resources, assuring accurate information for the therapy staff and follow up to assure there is strict maintanence of these policies.

Clinical Director
Pittsburgh, PA

Aprilynn Artz, LPC is the director of Quest summer therapeutic program. She has overseen the Quest program since its inception in Pittsburgh during the summer of 2011. April has a private counseling and consultation practice; Connection Counseling & Consultation Inc. and provides school based consultation services to Hillel Academy, Community Day School, Yeshiva Schools, and the JCC’s early childhood program through JFCS during the school year.

April is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who has been working with children and their families since 2001 in varying capacities. She worked in the wraparound (BHRS) field for over 6 years as a Therapeutic Staff Support, Behavior Specialist Consultant and Mobile Therapist, and through that work, learned a tremendous amount about how to support to children in their homes, schools, and communities. She has several years of experience related to designing curriculum for, and running, play-based and therapeutic social skills groups for children on the autism spectrum at both Pressley Ridge and The Watson Institute. April also previously worked at WPIC's Merck Outpatient clinic where she provided individual and group therapy to youth with autism and other developmental needs.

April is a nationally board certified (NCC) and licensed professional counselor (LPC) who earned her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University.

Orange County, California

Dr. Jodie Knott is a licensed clinical psychologist whose specialties include psychological assessments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, mood disorders as well as child and family therapy.

Dr. Knott has facilitated therapeutic and experiential learning interventions since 2000 and is committed to providing culturally sensitive services that are collaborative in nature. She has provided services to children and adults of all ages and has worked in a variety of settings including university counseling centers (providing services to students, adults, and children and their families), hospital services (inpatient and outpatient), county services (juvenile justice, foster care and day treatment), and private practice.

Dr. Knott’s professional training includes a B.S. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, and both a Masters in Counseling Family Human Services and a Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Oregon.