Clark H. Hammond, Ph.D.

Clark H. Hammond, Ph.D., is the Director of Outreach and Admissions for Kaizen Academy. He has worked in the wilderness therapy and residential treatment world for the past 15 years, specializing in mood and behavior disorders, family systems issues, and strengths-based approaches to helping with a variety of therapeutic issues.

Prior to joining the Kaizen team in 2014, Dr. Hammond worked with several of the nation’s top therapeutic programs in various capacities such as primary therapist, clinical director, and founding partner. He is passionate about the mission and purpose of Kaizen Academy.

Clark attended Oregon State University and earned a Doctorate in Family Resource Management – a blended program joining family systems and therapeutic principles with business management concepts.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Clark attended Brigham Young University, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Family Science. He has always been intrigued with how principles and concepts from one domain in life can be applied to other domains through comparative and integrative strategies.

Dr. Hammond has presented at various national and regional events.

Some of the latest have been at the national IECA and NATSAP conferences, focusing on the collaborative relationship between programs and referring professionals, and establishing a common understanding for effective strategies for working together on behalf of the families in need.

Although Clark has lived in Utah for the past 15 years, and in South Dakota before that, he is a beach bum at heart.

He grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where the beach was not only his playground, but a place of solace and rejuvenation.

He enjoys getting outdoors with his wife, Tyra, and their 8 kids, whenever possible. He and Tyra have apparently outdone the Brady Bunch, as they each brought 4 kids into their blended family.