Professional Bio

Education

  • PhD, Counseling & Educational Psychology (CACREP accredited), emphasis in Multicultural Counselor Education & Supervision, University of Nevada, Reno, 2006      
  • Master of Arts, Counseling & Educational Psychology (CACREP accredited), emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy and Community Counseling, University of Nevada, Reno, 2002            
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, major in English Literature, minor in French language/literature (University of Bourgogne, France), Wake Forest University, NC, 1995   

Clinical Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Member, Approved Supervisor

Academic Experience

  • Regis University, Assistant Professor, Graduate Counseling, Program Coordinator for post-graduate certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapy Clinical Coordinator, Practicum Coordinator, fall 2010-present
  • Central Washington University, Assistant Professor, Psychology, fall 2006-summer 2010

Research & Scholarship

Recent Publications

Cates, J. & Schaefle, S. (2011). The relationship between a college preparation program and at risk students’ college readiness. Journal of Latinos and Education, 10(4) 320-334.

Schaefle, S., Cates, J., Malott, K., Conwill, W., & Daniels, J. (2011). Implementing a community intervention to promote social justice and advocacy: Analysis of a town hall meeting on race, justice, and peace. Journal of Humanistic Counseling 50, 192-203.

Malott, K., Schaefle, S., Conwill, W., Cates, J., Daniels, J., & D’Andrea, M. (2010). Using group work strategies to continue the national discussion on race, justice, and peace. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 35(3) 299-307.

Zee, A., Cates, J., & Schaefle, S. (2009). Perinatal mental health services: A needs assessment from the consumer perspective.Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice, 2(2) 32-46.

Cates, J. & Schaefle, S. (2009). Infusing multicultural training into practicum. Journal of Counseling Research and Practice, 1(1) 32-43.

Recent Presentations

Cates, J. (2012). Perinatal distress prevention for Mexican immigrant women. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, September, 2012.

Mallot, K., Paone, T., Schaefle, S., & Cates, J. (2012). Reconsidering ‘advanced’ White racial identity:  An empirical investigation.  Second Global Conference on Images of Whiteness: Exploring critical issues, Oxford, UK, July, 2012.

Schaefle, S., Cates, J., & Lingo, J. (2011). Cyberbullying: What school counselors know and need to learn to address the dark side of social networking and technology. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, March, 2011.

Cates, J., Schaefle, S., Cazares-Cervantes, A., Manzo, Y., Duarte, N. & Duarte, R. (2010). Preparing for parenthood together/ Preparándonos juntos para ser padres: Evaluating prenatal couples' groups for new parents. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, March, 2010.

Schaefle, S., Cates, J., Conwill, W., Daniels, J., & D’Andrea, M. (2010). Results from a national community building and research project: What counselors can do to combat oppression. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, March, 2010.

Daniels, J., Malott, K., Schaefle, S., Conwill, W., & Cates, J. (2009). Implementing a national research and community building project: Counselor educators leading the way to promote social respect and relational consciousness. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, October, 2009.

Cates, J, (2009). Needs assessment of rural prenatal and postpartum mental health services: Results of a service provider survey. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, March, 2009.

Cates, J, (2009). Low-income and Latina/o high school seniors: Where are they headed next year and why? American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, March, 2009.

Student Supervised National Research Presentations

Strutz, K. (2010). Speaking up and stepping out: The implementation of a young women’s discussion group in a university based alternative high school. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, March, 2010.

Zee, A., (2009). Needs assessment of rural prenatal and postpartum mental health services: Results of a consumer survey. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, March, 2009.

Awards & Recognition

  • Central Washington University, Faculty Research Appointment, $10,000 of reassigned time to implement a prenatal and postpartum psychoeducation and prevention program, 2009

Community Involvement & Service

Service to Community 

  • Project Homeless Connect Supervisor, Denver, CO, October 2010-September 2012
  • Project Cure Volunteer Togetherness Day, Denver, CO, June 2, 2011

Service to University

  • Ignatian Scholars Program participant (2011-present)
  • Faculty Definitions Subcommittee (Summer 2012)
  • Search Committee for Boettcher Teachers Program Assistant/Associate Professor, Summer 2012
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Post-graduate Certificate Coordinator, 2011-present
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Coordinator, 2011-present
  • Affiliate Mentor, 2011-2012
  • Course Committees, course revisions for Marriage & Family Therapy program accreditation self-study, 2010-present
  • Marriage & Family Therapy Committee, COAMFTE accreditation self-study, 2010-present
  • Clinical Committee, 2010-present
  • Student Remediation Committees, Spring 2011- present
  • Advising for Marriage & Family Therapy program, 2010-present
  • Clinical Orientations, 2010-present
  • New Student Interviews, 2010-present
  • New Student Orientations, 2010-present
  • Internship Fairs, 2010-present