Chad Drake | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Chad Drake

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Chad Drake

office: Life Science II 271E
phone: (618) 453-8331


Dr. Drake received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mississippi.  He did an internship at the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta, Maine, and a postdoctoral residency at the Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, and Training Center in Portland, Oregon.  Throughout his training and career he has focused on contextual behavioral science.  As a clinician, he specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Training.  Relational Frame Theory, a contemporary behavior analytic account of language and cognition that serves as the foundation for his clinical specialty, guides his research interests.  His lab focuses on the development of behavioral measures of cognition and the examination of components and processes of therapeutic change.

Find out more about Dr. Drake's research activities here.

Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Graduate Advisees
Kail Seymour

Representative Publications:

Luoma, J.B., Drake, C.E., Hayes, S.C., & Kohlenberg, B.S. (2011). Substance abuse and psychological flexibility: The development of a new measure. Addiction Research and Theory, 19(1), 3-13.

Adcock, A., Merwin, R.M., Wilson, K.G., Drake, C.E., Tucker, C., & Elliott, C. (2010). The problem is not learning: Facilitated acquisition of stimulus equivalence classes among low-achieving college students. Psychological Record, 60, 43-56.

Drake, C.E., Kellum, K.K., Wilson, K.G., Luoma, J.B., Weinstein, J.H., & Adams, C. (2010). Examining the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure: Four preliminary studies. Psychological Record, 60, 67-86.

Drake, C.E., & Wilson, K.G. (2008). Instructional effects on performance in a matching-to-sample study, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 89, 333-340.

Weinstein, J.H., Wilson, K.G., Drake, C.E., & Kellum, K.K. (2008). A Relational Frame Theory contribution to theories of social categorization. Behavior and Social Issues, 17, 39-64.