The Quest System
Our Professional Staff
Clinical Director | Bryn Mawr, PA
Dr. Adam Berman is a clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist who has had extensive work experience providing social skills groups for special needs students throughout Montgomery County. Throughout Dr. Berman’s training and post-doctorate work, he has focused on the special needs of children and adolescents. He completed his pre-doctoral internship while providing therapeutic services at the Rose Tree Media School District. In his post-doctorate work, Dr. Berman provided therapeutic services for the Hatboro-Horsham School District. In his private practice, Dr. Berman addresses parents’ concerns about both developmental and behavioral issues.. He also presents parenting educational talks to schools within the Philadelphia Metro area, about the importance of nature, and spending time outdoors, and exercise for children.
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, www.directiveparenting.com 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.
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 online web registration system with Active Networks. All of the information gathered on our campers has been identified and organized to assure health, safety and quality care. Ms. Forrester- Field oversees all administrative aspects of the Quest Therapeutic Camps including accreditation by the American Camp Association.
Dr. Coonerty-Femiano will provide her leadership and expertise to the Bellevue program. She received her Ph.D. from Boston College in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Child Psychology. She completed her pre and post-doctoral internships through Dartmouth’s Department of Psychiatry at West Central Behavioral Health which served children, adolescents and families. Her extensive training provides her with the clinical experience to lead the Quest program. Her expertise is in treating children and adolescents with learning, emotional and social problems.
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 for over 12 years 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.
Bryan Leipper is an adapted physical education teacher and has been the co-owner of ClimbX, an indoor rock climbing gym in Huntington Beach, for over 15 years. He has a master's degree in education and a credential in education and adapted physical education. Bryan has been a teacher for over 12 years. He is certified in CPR and is a member of the Climbing Wall Association and the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (CAHPERD).