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Anna Marie Yates, Ph.D., NCC, LPC


Assistant Professor
Counseling and Human Services Program
College of Professional Studies and Advancement

Programs/Classes Taught:

M.S. in Counseling


Internship I

Internship II

Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling


Theories and Techniques of School Counseling


Areas of Expertise:


School Counseling

Group Work

Supervision for Practicum, Internship I & II

Strengths-Based Counseling

The ASCA Model

Developmental Counseling Model for Illinois Schools

Fundamentals of Counseling

Grief and Loss Counseling

Counseling for College and Career Readiness

Counseling for Post-High School Planning


Dr. Anna Marie Yates is currently Assistant Professor at National Louis University in the Program of Counseling and Human Services. She has had over 20 years of experience as a High School Counselor in Illinois in District 214 (Northwest Suburban). She was the first Counselor on the faculty of Harper College in Palatine, IL and she has taught at Roosevelt University and Northern Illinois University. Dr. Yates has twice been named High School Counselor of the Year in Illinois and has been awarded the distinction of Illinois State University's College of Education Hall of Fame. Dr. Yates is Past President of ICDA (Illinois Career Development Association), IAACE (Illinois Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education), and IAADA(Illinois Association for Adult Development and Aging). Dr. Yates served as Treasurer of IASGW (Illinois Association for Specialists in Group Work), and she is the current past President of the Northwest Suburban Chapter of ICA (Illinois Counseling Association). She is a Rainbows (Groups for Grief and Loss) certified Facilitator and Coordinator and is serving as a Rainbows Coordinator.

Education: Counseling - Northwestern University          Evanston, Illinois

MS in Counseling - Illinois State University       Normal, Illinois

BS in Education - Illinois State University          Normal, Illinois


Additional Education

College Counseling Course Completion - State University of New York at Buffalo

Group Procedures Course Completion - Indiana University    Bloomington, Indiana

Grief Recovery Method - Course Completion and Certificate

College Counseling Academy - 101, 201, 301, 401 Course Completion and Certificates
                                                           Elmhurst College     Elmhurst, Illinois

Research and Interests:

Comprehensive Developmental Counseling Programs in Schools

Strengths-Based Counseling

Recent Presentations:

"On Becoming a Student-Centered Site Supervisor" to the Illinois School Counselors Association annual conference, April 29, 2016


Contact Information:


Phone:  224/233-2307  Office     847/259-8657


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