As part of Carden Academy’s commitment to educating the whole child, the Health and Wellness program addresses the emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and social needs of each student. It assumes a positive psychology approach and utilizes social/communication skill-building interventions. It is solution-focused, rather than problem-focused. It is strength-based, rather than deficit-based. Our collaborative, relational, and systemic approach includes communications between counselor, parent, teacher, and student in seeking the most positive outcomes possible. Carden’s emphasis on Character Development is integrated in all interventions and strategies whenever possible.
Carden’s Health and Wellness Counselor is Michelle Davenport. Michelle is a Clinical Member of both the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy(AAMFT) and the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), two organizations that focus on relational psychology. She was a presenter at the AGPA annual conference in New York City in 2016 and 2017 and will be again in Houston in 2018. She has given presentations on Maui, on Group Dynamics and Leadership, including at the 2015 Maui Independent Schools Organization (MISO) annual conference in 2015.