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EIU Department of Counseling and Student Development

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Dr. Angela M Yoder, Associate Professor, Counseling and Student Development

Office: 2105 - Buzzard Hall
Phone: 217-581-2400
Email: amyoder@eiu.edu

Dr. Angela Yoder graduated from Indiana State University with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Yoder teaches in all three programs: Clincal Counseling, School Counseling, and College Student Affairs. She has extensive experience in clinical therapy with children. Research interests include: play therapy, Child-Senior Relationship Training, Adaptations of Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, and creative expressive techniques in individual and group settings.

 


Frequently Taught Courses

Play Therapy 

Foundations in Clinical Counseling 

Individual and Group Intervention 

Practicum 

Special Topics

Speakers Bureau

For more information, please visit the Speakers Bureau Webpage.

Research

Connect101
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kUOFSYl8jk&list=PL9CXT6I6PY00Aha87Qlq41raer2-tlcL


Being Well 709: Parent-Child relationships
http://youtu.be/MZiXBbJubV0

06/2017-          Department of Counseling & Student Development
present            Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • The effect of a creative expression therapy group intervention on the stress levels of traditional college aged females in a university setting  
  • Research team members: Sydney Meningoz, Anna Farris, Courtney Dundee
/16-05/17    Department of Counseling & Student Development
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • Creative expressive group therapy for adolescent girls
  • Research team members: Tiffany Somerville, Kelsey Oglesby, Paige Spangler, Danielle Pincente, Samanth Kledzick, and David Ehlers

Selected Publications

Yoder, A., Somerville, T., Pincente, D., Spangler, P., Oglesby, K., Ehlers, D., & Pickowitz, J.(2017). The effect of school-based creative expression group therapy on the self-concept of female adolescents. Manuscript submitted for publication.
 
Yoder, A. (2017). Unanticipated magic: The transformative power of child-senior relationships. Play Therapy, 12 (4), 24-27.
 
Yoder, A., Carter, D., Yantis, B. Swan, A., Allison, A. (2016). Playing in schools: Adaptation of CPRT with senior volunteers to help at-risk children.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 2 (2), 143-158.

http://www.modernpubsonline.com/Play-Therapy/PlayTherapyDec17/html/index.html?page=28&origin=reader

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Aaron, S., Moultrie, K., & Yoder, A. (2017). Cinematherapy. Poster session presented at the Southern Illinois Counseling Association, Collinsville, IL.
  • Ehlers, D., Pincente, D., & Yoder, A. (2017). Game play therapy. Poster session presented at the Southern Illinois Counseling Association, Collinsville, IL. 
  • Somerville, T., Kledzick, S., & Yoder, A. (2017). Play therapy with behavior disorders. Poster session presented at the Southern Illinois Counseling Association, Collinsville, IL.
  • Yoder, A., Somerville, T., Pincente, D., Spangler, P., Oglesby, K., Ehlers, D., & Pickowitz, J. (2017).The effect of school-based creative expression group therapy on the self-concept of female adolescents.Poster session presented at the Southern Illinois Counseling Association, Collinsville, IL.
  • Ehlers, D., Pincente, D., & Yoder, A. (2017). Game play therapy with children and adolescents. Poster session presented at the Eastern Illinois University College of Education and Professional Studies 20th Annual Research Fair, Charleston, IL.
  • Somerville, T., Kledzick, S., & Yoder, A. (2017). Play therapy for children with behavior disorders. Poster session presented at the Eastern Illinois University College of Education and Professional Studies 20th Annual Research Fair, Charleston, IL.
  • Yoder, A., & Pincente, D. (2017). The power of play for senior citizens. Poster session presented at the Eastern Illinois University College of Education and Professional Studies 20th Annual Research Fair, Charleston, IL.
  • Yoder, A., Somerville, T., Pincente, D., Spangler, P., Oglesby, K., Ehlers, D., & Pickowitz, J. (2017).The effect of a school-based creative expression therapy group on the self-concept of female adolescents.Poster session presented at the Eastern Illinois University College of Education and Professional Studies 20th Annual Research Fair, Charleston, IL.
  • Meagher, J., & McQueen, M. (2017) Music Therapy: A unique intervention for youth with autism spectrum disorders. Poster session presented at the Eastern Illinois University College of Education and Professional Studies 20th Annual Research Fair, Charleston, IL. Faculty mentor: Dr. Angela Yoder
  • Ehlers, D., Pincente, D., & Yoder, A. (2017). Game play therapy. Poster session presented at the Illinois Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Itasca, IL.
  •   Meagher, J. (2017) Music Therapy. Poster session presented at the Illinois Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Itasca, IL.                                                                      
  • Somerville, T., Kledzick, S., & Yoder, A. (2017). Play therapy with behavior disorders. Poster session presented at the Illinois Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Itasca, IL.
  • Yoder, A., & Pincente, D. (2017). The power of play in seniors’ lives. Poster session presented at the Illinois Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Itasca, IL.
  • Yoder, A., Somerville, T., Pincente, D., Spangler, P., Oglesby, K., Ehlers, D., & Pickowitz, J. (2017).The effect of school-based creative expression group therapy on the self-concept of female adolescents.Poster session presented at the Illinois Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Itasca, IL.
  • Yoder, A., Swan, A. (2016). The power of play in seniors’ lives: Senior responses to Child Senior Relationship Training. Poster session presented at the 33rd Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Louisville, KY.

Funding & Grants

Dr. Angela Yoder offers several opportunities to her students for them to succeed. In the Spring of 2017, she assisted all of the students below recieve the Williams Travel Grant for conferences they were presenting at for the Illinois Counseling Association and the Illinois Association for Play Therapy.
  • Sheldon Aaron for Southern Illinois Counseling Association Spring 2017
  • Kendra Moultrie for Southern Illinois Counseling Association Spring 2017
  • David Ehlers for Southern Illinois Counseling Association Spring 2017
  • Samantha Kledzik for Southern Illinois Counseling Association Spring 2017
  • Danielle Pincente for Southern Illinois Counseling Association Spring 2017
  • Jacki Pickowitz for Southern Illinois Counseling Association Spring 2017
  • Tiffany Somerville for Southern Illinois Counseling Association Spring 2017
  • Kelsey Oglesby for Southern Illinois Counseling Association Spring 2017
  • David Ehlers for Illinois Association for Play Therapy Spring 2017
  • Samantha Kledzik for Illinois Association for Play Therapy Spring 2017
  • Jamie Meagher for Illinois Association for Play Therapy Spring 2017
  • Danielle Pincente for Illinois Association for Play Therapy Spring 2017
  • Jacki Pickowitz for Illinois Association for Play Therapy Spring 2017
  • Tiffany Somerville for Illinois Association for Play Therapy Spring 2017
  • Kelsey Oglesby for Illinois Association for Play Therapy Spring 2017

Dr. Angela Yoder as achieved several awards during her professional career. Her two most recent achievements have been the Borah Faculty Development Award in 2016 for the Counseling and Student Development Department at Eastern Illinois University. As well as, the Award for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity in 2017 as a Faculty Mentor from Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University. 

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Counseling & Student Development

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2400
Fax: (217) 581-7800
csd@eiu.edu


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