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Patricia Marquart, LMFT
Clinical Director and Co-Founder, CDPL

Our beloved Co-Founder and Clinical Director passed away in February of 2021.  


Pat worked in the field of child development and therapeutic intervention programs for over 30 years. Pat worked in the Therapeutic Nursery School Program in the Child Psychiatry Department of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for 9 years, working with families and children with a variety of developmental disorders, including autism. Pat was a licensed MFT who had worked in private practice and headed a program called First Friends, which provided services to children with autism, using the DIR® model.   For many years, Pat was DIR® Senior Faculty through the Profectum organization.   Pat is missed dearly every day by her family and her DIR family at CDPL.

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