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Donald Kates

Donald Kates

Donald Kates

Associate Professor, Psychology

(630) 942-2309
Office: Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2707J

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Computer Applications in Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Statistical Properties of Computerized Case Simulations
  • Adjustment Issues in Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Statistical Concerns of Computerized Psycholocial Assessment Methods


Clinical Experience:

  • Director, Department of Psychological and Vocational Assessment, Goodwill Industries
  • Psychological/Vocational Evaluation, Pioneer Center
  • Rehabilitation Counselor, New Medico Head Injury System
  • Psychological/Vocational Assessment, Rehabilitation Associates, Inc
  • Rehabilitation Counselor, Illinois Department of Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Adjustment Counselor, Special Education District of Lake County
  • Counselor, Edgewater Uptown Mental Health Center


Selected Publications, Presentations, Books:

  • "Medications Used in Rehabilitation Settings: Considerations for Therapists and Counselors", Book Chapter
  • "Prestige Ratings of Contemporary Occupations: Perceptions of High School Students and Implications for Counselors", Journal Article
  • "Computerized Case Simulations for Rehabilitation Counselor Training", Book Chapter.
  • "The Controversy over the General Aptitude Test Battery", Journal Article.
  • "Computer Applications in Vocational Rehabilitation", Book Chapter.
  • Testing Issues and the General Aptitude Test Battery, Journal Article.
  • "McCarron-Dial System as a Neuropsychological Indicator," Worldwide Association for the Study of Traumatic Brain Injury, Presentation, Tokyo, Japan.
  • "The Controversy over the General Aptitude Test Battery" National VEWAA Conference, Presentation, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • "State Imposed Moratorium of the General Aptitude Test Battery", Illinois State VEWAA Conference, Presentation, Champaign, IL.
  • "Computerized Multiple Case Simulators", National Multiple Sclerosis Society Health Care Symposium, Presentation, Madison, WI.
  • "Using Computerized Assessment Techniques, Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Conference, Presentation, Milwaukee, WI.



  • M.S. Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B.S. University of Illinois


Certification and Licensures:

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  • Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE)


Professional Affiliations:

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
  • National Rehabilitation Counseling Association
  • National Rehabilitation Association
  • Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association
  • National Rehabilitation Association of Job
  • Placement and Development - Illinois Division Board Member (Past)


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