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Chad Yates, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling

Office: Garrison 718

(208) 282-3158


Specialty Areas: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Addictions Counseling

Ph.D., Kent State University (2012)
M.A., The University of Toledo (2008)
B.A., The University of Toledo (2005)

My name is Dr. Chad Yates. I joined the ISU Department of Counseling in 2013. I received my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University and my M.A. in Community Counseling from the University of Toledo. At ISU, I teach Prepracticum Counseling Techniques, Addictions Counseling, Group Counseling Techniques, Small Group Activity, and Advanced Psychological Testing and Assessment. I also supervise students within our practicum course.

My research interests include educational practices in addiction and the treatment of substance use disorders. I also research the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) within counseling and addictions counseling. For a description of my current research and past research, please visit my ResearchGate page.

I enjoy providing service to ISU and my campus community. I currently serve as a Faculty Senator for ISU and as a board member of the ISU Human Subjects Committee. I also coordinate the ISU Safe Space Program. ISU's Safe Space program fosters an inclusive environment that challenges oppression and supports LGBTQ+ students by providing education and resources for faculty and staff at ISU committed to inclusion and equity. For more information about ISU's Safe Space Program and upcoming trainings, please visit our Facebook page.

I am fortunate to serve as the Counseling Coordinator of ISU’s Northwest Center for Fluency Disorders (NWCFD). The NWCFD offers a two-week interprofessional intensive stuttering clinic for adolescents and adults who stutter, which is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Counseling at Idaho State University. This unique clinic is the first of its kind in the world that has Speech Language Pathologists and Counselors working together to treat the holistic needs of clients who stutter through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based mental health approach. Please visit our website for more information.

My personal interests include hiking, camping, skiing, and golfing. I love living close to Yellowstone and Teton National Park. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want further information on our program or the counseling profession. I look forward to speaking with you!



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