Chad Drake | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Chad Drake

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

Chad Drake

Office: Life Science II 271E
Phone: (618) 453-8331
Contextual Behavioral Science Lab

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, and his practicum team is developing a unique ACT protocol called Life Skills Modules.  His research interests are guided by Relational Frame Theory, a contemporary behavior analytic account of language and cognition. 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

Representative Publications:

Drake, C. E., Primeaux, S. J., & Thomas, J. (in press). Comparing implicit gender stereotypes between men and women with the implicit relational assessment procedure. Gender Issues.

Drake, C. E., Timko, A. C., & Luoma, J. B. (2016). Exploring an implicit measure of acceptance and experiential avoidance of anxiety. The Psychological Record, 66, 463-475.

Drake, C. E., Seymour, K., & Habib, R. (2016). Testing the IRAP: Exploring the reliability and fakability of an idiographic approach to interpersonal attitudes. The Psychological Record, 66, 153-163.

Drake, C. E., Kramer, S., Sain, T., Swiatek, R., Kohn, K., & Murphy, M. (2015). Exploring the reliability and convergent validity of implicit racial evaluations. Behavior and Social Issues, 24, 68-87.

Wiggs, K. A., & Drake, C. E. (2015). Building psychological flexibility to mitigate adjustment disorder: Assessing treatment progress with a measure of treatment processes. Clinical Case Studies, 1-17.

Drake, C. E., Kramer, S., Schuler, K., Blankenship, L., & Locke, J. (2015). Honest politics: Evaluating candidate preference for the 2012 U. S. election with the implicit relational assessment procedure. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 4, 129-138.

Blackledge, J. T., & Drake, C. E. (2013). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Empirical and theoretical considerations. In S. Dymond & B. Roche (Eds.), Advances in Relational Frame Theory and Contextual Behavioral Science: Research and Application (pp. 219-252). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.