DAVID A. YEATS, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
350 Broadway, Suite 102
Boulder Colorado 80305
University of Denver, Denver Colorado, 1984-1986:
Obtained Masters Degree in Social Work
University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado, 1980:
Completed one course on teaching developmentally disabled in the regular classroom, upgrading teaching credentials from Illinois to Colorado
National College of Education, (now National-Louis University), Evanston, Illinois, 1974-1976:
Obtained B.A. Degree in Teaching, with a dual major, receiving Divisional Honors in Intermediate Education and Departmental Honors in Social Sciences
Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 1966-1969.
Currently licensed in Colorado as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, #989213.
PSYCHOTHERAPIST, CONSULTANT, SPEAKER
Private Practice 2002-Present
After practicing 14 years in Boulder, Colorado and 3 and a half years in Kauai, Hawaii, David has again been practicing in Boulder since 2002, working with adult women and men (and occasional late teens and seniors) in individual, couple, and group formats.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COUNSELOR
Feb 2003-Aug 2003
At the University of Colorado (Boulder) Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, providing counseling to Faculty and Staff, planning Summer Staff Workshops, presenting workshops, along with involvements with informal supervision of interns and participation in the Organizational Development Consultation Group.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, OHANA VISITATION CENTER. YWCA of Kauai.
Oct 2001-Nov 2002
Responsible for program development, management, administration, clinical supervision, staffing, staff training, community interface, testifying, and all facets of operation for this program, whose mission is to support continuing positive contacts between parents and children of families in crisis, e.g. domestic violence, contentious divorce, blended families, substance abuse, developmental issues of childhood, foster care, sexual abuse.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, DECISION POINT ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE TREATMENT PROGRAM. YWCA of Kauai.
Mar 2001- Nov 2002
Responsible for program development, assessment tools (screening major mental illness, medication need, substance abuse, and sexual abuse), management, administration, clinical supervision, staffing, staff training, community interface, and all facets of operation for this program, which is funded by the Hawaii Judiciary, and whose mission is to enhance safety for victims of family violence through batterers’ intervention group therapy.
ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER
ARGOSY UNIVERSITY (FORMERLY AMERICAN SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY). Masters in Professional Counseling Program, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialty: Instructor for the course “Family Therapy Counseling Skills” fall term, 2002.
CONTINUING EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR
Kauai Community College.
Teaching an all day class each semester in each of the following: Conflict Resolution, Preventing Violence, Anger Management, Stress Management, Dealing with Difficult People (or alternately, Dealing with Hostile People), and Negotiating Skills. Apr 2000-Oct 2002
INNKEEPER. Aloha Breeze Inn.
In September 1999, with his wife, David purchased a property and converted it into an bed and breakfast inn. David offered Couples Relationship Retreats as a ”Special Option Package,” in addition to running the inn, marketing, building a web presence, administrating, and so on, we renovated the entire property inside and out.
PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND CONSULTANT. Private Practice. I maintained a small private practice seeing clients on Kauai and with phone services for continuing mainland clients, along with continuing consultations by request for issues in a variety of areas. Oct 1999- Oct 2002
PSYCHOTHERAPIST, CONSULTANT, SPEAKER
Private Practice 1986-1999
+Individual, Couple, Family, and Group Modalities
+Adults 18-62 years of age, female and male
+Areas of Expertise: Men’s Issues, Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Gender Issues, Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment (voluntary and court ordered), Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Victim Advocacy and Treatment, Gender Identity and Role Issues, Partner of Survivor Issues, Relationship Issues, Divorce/Separation, Codependency and ACA Issues, Communication, Self Esteem, Grief and Loss, Intimacy/Individuation, Depression and Anger Issues.
+Topics of Presentation and Consultation expertise include: men’s issues,
pro-feminism, treatment of adult survivors of child physical, emotional, and sexual trauma, domestic violence issues and treatment, gender issues in the workplace, male violence, the men’s movement, male healing and responsibility, sex role issues, addiction issues, clinical training re treatment of male violence, child onset abuse trauma in adults, men’s issues in psychotherapy, relationship issues.
PSYCHOTHERAPIST, CONSULTANT, CO-DIRECTOR
The Boulder Men’s Center 1986-1999
+In 1986, along with two others, David co-founded the BMC.
+Modalities included Individual, Couple, Family and Group, with specific group offerings such as general men’s treatment groups, sexual and physical abuse survivor groups, partner of survivor groups, domestic violence perpetrator groups, and Adult Children of Alcoholics groups (with women and men, separately). David has organized, led and co-led each type of group.
+The BMC utilized weekly peer supervision, case presentations, and formal supervision, and
trained clinicians and provided student internships, having worked with four local universities.
+Supervision of students, in-house clinicians, and other therapists.
+Through the BMC, David has consulted to the Boulder County Health Department, the University of Colorado (undergraduate level classes, MCCCD, EAP, and Wardenburg Student Health), Metro State College, Naropa Institute, Colorado State University, Boulder Technical Educational Center, the Boulder Police Department, Community Corrections, Probation, The Domestic Abuse Prevention Project, Hewlett-Packard, StorageTek, and other agencies and corporations.
+The BMC has produced three conferences and a public service community forum on men’s issues, and has served as a clearinghouse for agencies and programs for men.
HOME VISIT FAMILY THERAPIST
Hale O’pio Kaua’i, Inc.
Intensive in-home intervention with families having children and adolescents at serious risk for out-of-home placement. October 1994- April 1995.
YWCA of Kauai.
Alternatives to Violence. Domestic Violence Education & Treatment Program, Aug 1994-Apr 1995.
CLINICAL DIRECTOR, ASSOCIATE COORDINATOR and PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Boulder County AMEND (1987-1992)
+AMEND (Abusive Men Exploring New Directions) is an agency formed in 1976 with a specific purpose of ending domestic violence. Initially treating voluntary clients, AMEND moved to working with court-ordered clients as well, as mandatory arrest laws were passed in Colorado in 1985-86. In Boulder, AMEND is sponsored by the Boulder Men’s Center. My involvements included:
+Administrative responsibilities for Boulder County AMEND
+Clinical Direction for the Boulder Office
+Supervision of therapists working on a contract basis with AMEND
+Training of students (e.g. C.U., C.S.U., D.U.)
+Establishing a new Clinical Program: David was responsible for the design of the Longmont (Boulder County) Pilot Domestic Violence Treatment Program and Family Support Services--offering varied supportive services to partners and children of perpetrators and a long term family system treatment model—funded by a grant from the Colorado Trust.
+presenting trainings, workshops, and educational offerings within community agencies and schools
+providing psychotherapy to both voluntary and court-ordered clients
+interfacing regularly with community agencies such as Safehouse, Community Corrections, Probation, the Domestic Abuse Prevention Project, Public Health, and the like through my roles as Advisory Board Member, Treatment Provider Coalition Founding Co-Chairperson, and Clinical and Administrative Representative of AMEND
+Domestic Violence Treatment Involvements while with the Boulder Men’s Center and AMEND included the following:
*Founding Co-Chair Boulder County Domestic Violence Treatment Providers Coalition *Member Boulder County Domestic Abuse Prevention Project Task Force *Member Boulder County Domestic Abuse Prevention Project Task Force Advisory Board (County Commissioner appointed) *Member Colorado State Commission Task Force on Domestic Violence *Member Domestic Abuse Prevention Project Treatment Providers Subcommittee *Member DAPP Treatment Standards Subcommittee *Member DAPP Alternative Lifestyles Subcommittee *Member 20th Judicial District Joint Subcommittee on Standards for Monitoring Treatment Providers
*Certified Domestic Violence Treatment Provider for the State of Colorado
*Certified Teacher in Elementary Education, Social Studies, and Secondary Education
PRESENT AND FORMER AFFILIATIONS:
Member National Association of Social Workers
Member Hawaii State Coalition against Domestic Violence Committee (former)
Member Hawaii State Family Visitation Center Network (former)
Member National Organization of Men against Sexism
Member National Organization for Women
Member YWCA, Sierra Club, National Resource Defense Council, the Population Institute,
NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Native American Rights Fund, and Worldwatch Institute
*“Abortion Policies Reflect the Status of Women” in the Boulder Daily Camera, July 21, 1991, and in Brother (The newsletter for NOMAS), Volume 9, Nos. 2 and 3, Summer/Fall 1991.
*“Men and Anger: View from a Therapist” in Men’s Council Journal No.11, November l99l.
*“Homophobic Dalliance” in Men’s Council Journal. No. 13, 1992.
*"A Key to Caring: Time-Outs" in Okaleo' Wahine; The Voice of Women, Vol. 21, Issue 3, March 2002.
CONFERENCE DESIGN, PRODUCTION, AND PRESENTATION:
*Domestic Violence Treatment. A Trauma Based Perspective. A one-day conference hosted by the Boulder Men’s Center and AMEND, held at the Clarion Hotel in Boulder, Colorado on July 15, 1994.
Perspectives on Men and Change: A Workshop for Helping Professionals. A one day workshop hosted by the Boulder Men’s Center and the Mapleton Men’s Recovery Program on November 2, 1990, in Boulder, Colorado.
Thursday Night Men’s Forum: Perspectives on Men and Change. A series of 9 free public talks, co-sponsored by the Boulder Men’s Center and the Mapleton Men’s Recovery Program, 9/6-11/1/90, Boulder.
On Healing the Batterer: Strategies for Intervention in the Clinical Arena. A two day conference, hosted by David and Doug Wassberg, L.C.S.W., and sponsored by AMEND and the BMC, March 16 and 17, 1990, at the Clarion Hotel, Boulder.
OTHER PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
COUNSELOR: TEACHER, SIXTH GRADE Multicultural Center for Counseling Monroe Elementary School and Community Development Loveland, Colorado University of Colorado 9/78-1/79 Employee Assistance Program
MENTAL HEALTH WORKER III MENTAL HEALTH WORKER II Boulder Psychiatric Institute Boulder Psychiatric Institute (now Centennial Peaks Hospital) Adolescent Unit Adult Inpatient Unit Boulder, Colorado Boulder, Colorado 8/7 7-3/78
PRACTICUM STUDENT TEACHER, SIXTH GRADE Boulder County Mental Health Center Elm Place Junior High School Adult Treatment Team/Geriatric Treatment Team Highland Park, Illinois Boulder, Colorado 9/76-8/77
MENTAL HEALTH WORKER Ill ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / ASSOCIATE FAMILY THERAPIST Glencoe Youth Center Boulder Psychiatric Institute Glencoe Illinois
Partial Hospital Program 6/74-6/76
MENTAL HEALTH WORKER III MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN Boulder Psychiatric Institute Illinois State Psychiatric Institute
Adult Inpatient Unit Chicago, Illinois
Boulder, Colorado 6/71-6/73