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Yvette Castillo Bio
Yvette Castillo

Yvette Castillo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: West Texas A&M University - Amarillo Center
           600 S. Tyler St., Ste. 706, Lockbox 12132
           Amarillo, Texas 79101
Email: ycastillo@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-8233

Professional Profile

Dr. Castillo joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in the spring of 2007. She received a B.A. in psychology in 1997, a M.A. in clinical psychology in 1999, a M.S. in counseling in 2001, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in 2008.

Dr. Castillo is the Chair of the Counselor Education Program and currently holds the Helen Piehl Professor of Education Honor. Dr. Castillo is a licensed professional counselor and licensed professional counselor-supervisor in the state of Texas.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Castillo is an assistant professor who teaches courses within the Department of Education and Social Sciences' counselor education program. Castillo serves as the adviser to the MA program in clinical mental health counseling and as the advisor to the MEd program in school counseling. Dr. Castillo has developed and taught courses such as Theories of Counseling, Group Counseling, Career Counseling, Cross-cultural Counseling, Techniques of Counseling, Human Development, Theory and Practice of Counselor Supervision, Psychopharmacology for Counselors, Practicum in Counseling and Internship in Counseling.

Dr. Castillo is the author of international, national, regional and local presentations and has co-authored several publications with colleagues in her field. She has also served as a keynote speaker to local organizations committed to the attainment of professional development and equal opportunities to education.

She is a member of the American Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, American School Counseling Association and the International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors. She also belongs to Counselors for Social Justice, Amarillo Association of Mental Health Professionals and to the High Plains Counseling Association.

Dr. Castillo currently serves as the Plains region representative to TACHE, the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, and as adviser for the local chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the International Honor Society in Counseling, and advisor for the local chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. Dr. Castillo was a previous advisor to Kappa Delta Chi, a Latina honor society on the WTAMU campus.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Castillo's research interests illustrate the social and emotional experiences of females diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, the development of multicultural competencies in counseling students, the adjustment of post military individual and family trauma, and the effects of the digital revolution upon interpersonal relationships.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Castillo lives in Amarillo with her husband Rick Martinez and their cat named PurrC. She and her family moved to the Texas panhandle from Corpus Christi, Texas. Dr. Castillo enjoys dance, travel, musical concerts, going to the theater and entertaining friends and family.

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