Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Stuart Squires

Stuart Squires is one of our great therapists at Diamond Ranch Academy. He has been with us for 4 years. He took a brief sabbatical to live near his family in American Fork, but realized his true place was with Diamond Ranch Academy in Southern, Utah. Stuart has a Master’s in Social Work from Brigham Young University, he mentioned Nike has tried to endorse him for years but he was not ready to sign with them, he is waiting to hear back from Coca-Cola.

Some of his areas of expertise are working with traumatized children, substance abuse, and mood disorders. Stuart really enjoys working with the youth in the program. He enjoys learning about their lives and getting to know them. He also enjoys working with the clinical team. There is always a good laugh or two when the team gets together. Stuart has a lot of yellow and white in his personality color scheme. He enjoys having a lot of fun but also try’s to keep it under control.

Stuart has published a few articles with some of his college professors in noted journals. He received a few awards in High School. The most noted were the prom king and an all-state athlete.

Stuart was born in Denver, Colorado. He has lived a majority of my life in American Fork, Utah, and comes from a family 10. He has 6 sisters and 3 brothers. Stuart has been married for almost 10 years now and has 5 children. They just recently had their 5th child, a little girl.

Stuart enjoys all sports, especially football and basketball. His favorite thing to do around this time is to go blackpowder hunting for deer. He also enjoys fishing and camping with his 4 boys.

Stuart’s supervisor made the following comments:

Stuart is a wonderful therapist and connects easily with his students. He has a great sense of humor and keeps things lively in the clinical department. We are lucky to have Stuart with us.


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