Lorraine R. Freedle, LCSW, PhD, ABPdN, ABSNP, CST-T, is a pediatric neuropsychologist, international sandplay therapy teacher (STA/ISST), and trainer in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). She is the Clinical Director of Pacific Quest, a holistic outdoor behavioral health program in Hilo, Hawaii where she also maintains a private practice, Black Sand Neuropsychological Services. She is on faculty at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. Dr. Freedle has published numerous professional journal articles and chapters and is an award-winning researcher for her studies of sandplay therapy with adults with traumatic brain injury and youth with co-occurring trauma and addiction. She currently serves as Research Editor for the Journal of Sandplay Therapy.
Financial: Dr. Lorraine Freedle is the owner of Black Sand Neuropsychological Services, Inc and the co-founder and chief clinical officer of TeamBuilders Behavioral Health. She has employment relationships with Pacific Quest Corporation, The Trauma Research Foundation, Southwestern College, and the University of Hawaii. Dr. Freedle receives royalties as a published author. She receives compensation as a field instructor. Dr. Freedle receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Lorraine Freedle is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy. She serves on the advisory board of Hawaii Island Psychological Association, is on the board of trustees for Sandplay Therapists of America and is on the board of directors for Sandplay Therapists of Hawaii.