Kim Abbott, Psychiatric Mental Health DNP
Kim Abbott was raised in Burbank, CA and graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a master’s degree in Health Care Systems Administration. She went back to school after learning children were waiting 6 months to see a psychiatric practitioner. Kim graduated with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Utah and was awarded the Outstanding DNP Student award. Her undergraduate thesis focused on a community health program for disadvantaged women, her graduate thesis highlighted welfare to work issues of substance abusing women, and her doctoral project focused on implementing a trauma screener here at Families First Pediatrics.
Kim is trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Theraplay, and Attachment Focused Family Therapy (AFFT). Her medical internship was spent at The Children’s Center and Primary Children’s Child Day Treatment program. Kim is the psychiatric medication provider piece of our mental health team and has experience working in the psychiatric inpatient and outpatient settings. She believes in a strength based approach and collaborating with families to find the best course of treatment for their child. Kim has 7 children and knows first hand the chaos, fun, and laundry that comes with raising a large family. She enjoys running, date nights to the Hale Centre Theatre, being a volunteer sign language interpreter, and skiing with her family.