All Kinds of News for August 08, 2018
Summit Achievement is excited to announce that Michael DeLuca, LCSW is joining the clinical team at Summit Achievement, starting in September 2018. Michael is well known to the Summit Community as he had previously worked at the organization from 2008-2011 as a team leader and guide. He went on to complete a Masters of Social Work (MSW) after leaving Summit and then worked at Carroll County Mental Health Center as an adolescent clinician providing rural outpatient mental health treatment in Northern New Hampshire.
Michael received his Bachelors in Adventure Recreation from Green Mountain College and his MSW from the University of New Hampshire. He has worked with youth since 2005 in a variety of settings and is especially proud of his time at Outward Bound and at Summit Achievement. His approach to therapy pulls from a variety of evidenced-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Exposure Therapy.
He is licensed as an independent clinical social worker, certified in Modular Approach to Treatment with Children (MATCH) from the Judge Baker Institute at Harvard Medical School, and has extensive training in cultural competence and creating inclusive safe places. Michael believes in the effectiveness of groups and the power of interpersonal relationships. He enjoys traveling and is often out canoeing during the warm weather months and skiing in the winter.
About Summit Achievement
Summit Achievement is, and always has been, guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice. Our outcome-focused program employs effective therapeutic and educational principles. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics and exciting wilderness expeditions, students experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated wilderness therapy program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.