All Kinds of News for January 08, 2020
Summit Achievement is happy to announce that Tighe Blackadar, L.C.S.W., has joined the clinical team as of January 2, 2020. Summit’s Clinical Director, Caitlyn Cook, L.C.P.C., in announcing the new hire, said, “We are excited to be expanding our team and are confident that Tighe’s enthusiasm, energy, and experience will be a wonderful addition to the Summit community.” Tighe joins the Summit Achievement Clinical Team, not to replace a clinician but to expand Summit’s capacity to provide services to the students and families that we serve.
Tighe achieved his Bachelor of Arts in English and Outdoor Education at the University of New Hampshire (U.N.H.) in 2011 and his Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) in 2015 at University of New Hampshire and his independent license as a Clinical Social Worker in 2017. He has worked with youth since 2012 in a variety of settings, including being an Adolescent Mental Health Clinician at the Center for Life Management in New Hampshire, Clinical Social Worker at Adventurelore, LLC in New Hampshire as well as the Outdoor Teen Leadership Program Coordinator at Peabody Outdoor Adventures in Massachusetts. Most recently, Tighe has worked as a Clinical Social Worker at Marshwood High School in South Berwick, Maine.
Tighe's approach to therapy pulls from a variety of evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems Social Work. He is licensed as an independent clinical social worker in Maine and New Hampshire and certified in Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS) by The Praed Foundation. He believes in the effectiveness of family work and the power of interpersonal relationships. He enjoys traveling and spending as much time in the backcountry as he can.
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.