Patricia Marquart, MFT Clinical Director and Co-Founder of CDPL (The Center for Developmental Play and Learning)

Pat Marquart has worked in the field of child development and therapeutic intervention programs for over 30 years. She 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. Ms. Marquart has also worked in private practice and was Director of a program called “First Friends,” which provided services to children with autism and related disorders, using the DIR Floortime®. She is a DIR model certified therapist specializing in services to children with ASD and is on the staff of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL) and the Southern California Regional DIR model Institute. Ms. Marquart has made many presentations to schools and professional organizations over the past years.