Stephen Shumate


Stephen Shumate

Office: 226 Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: 715/232-1300

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., 1997     Counselor Education (CACREP Accredited)
                           University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • J.D., 1989       School of Law
                           University of Montana
  • M.S., 1978      Counseling (Addictions Concentration)
                           North Dakota State University

Teaching and Academic Experience

       2009 - present

Graduate Mental Health Program

Department Chair
       2003 - 2010

Department of Rehabilitation and Counseling
College of Human Development

Associate Professor
       2003 - 2008

UW - Stout, Menomonie WI

Assistant Professor
       1999 - 2002


Courses Taught

  • REHAB 333/533 – Adolescent Substance Use & Abuse
  • COUN 715 – Orientation to Mental Health Counseling
  • COUN 720 - Psychopharmacology
  • COUN 721 – AODA Treatment
  • COUN 722 – Advanced Topics in Compulsive Behavior Disorders
  • COUN 727 – Mindfulness Applications in Counseling
  • COUN 750 – Counseling Theories
  • COUN 788 – Counseling Process Laboratory

Professional Experience

Therapy Supervisor
          1995 - 1999

Pathways Treatment Center
Kalispell, MT

Affiliate Instructor
          1987 - 1995

University of Montana
Professional Education - Guidance and Counseling

Professional Counselor
          1986 - 1999

Licensed Private Practice: Counseling and Consulting
Missoula and Kalispell, MT
Emphasis: Marital and couples counseling
                Substance abuse counseling

Executive Director
          1980 - 1985

Recovery Foundation, Inc., Missoula, MT
Non-profit outpatient substance abuse treatment clinic.


Shumate, S. (Ed.) (in review). Student voices: Personal and professional growth in counselor education.

Zirkle-Brouillard, D., & Shumate, S. (2009). Graduate counseling student perceptions of peer and faculty ethical conduct. The Wisconsin Counselor, 23, 13-24.

Hamilton, M., & Shumate, S. (2006). CCWAVES 2002 CVE role and function study: Key results.  The Issues Papers: Eleventh National Forum on Issues in Vocational Evaluation, Assessment, and Work Adjustment. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals (VECAP).

Hamilton, M. & Shumate, S. (2005).  The role and function of certified vocational evaluation specialists. The Journal of Rehabilitation, 71(1), 5-19.

Shumate, S., Hamilton, M., & Fried, J.  (2004). Vocational Evaluation: The Development of a Profession. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals Journal, 1(1), 25-39.

Shumate, S. (2002).  In Review: Chemical Dependency Counseling (2nd ed).  Journal of Rehabilitation, 68(4), 68-69.

Shumate, S. G. (2001). Marriage preparation update: A brief literature review.  Journal of the Professional Counselor, 16(1), 67-86.

Shumate, S. G. & Espina, M. (1999).  Report of the ACA Ethics Committee: 1997-1998.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 77(2), 243-245.

Forester-Miller, H. & Shumate, S. (1998)  Report of the ACA Ethics Committee: 1996-1997.  Journal of Counseling and Development 76(2), 231-234.

Scholarly Presentations

“To Read or Not to Read: Pedagogy Meets the Complexity of Graduate Student Life.” 60 minute presentation for the bi-annual national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) conference, October, 2009, San Diego, CA  

“The Myth of Masculinity: Gender Role Conflict and the Masculine Gender Role.” Wisconsin Counseling Summit, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Joint presentation with graduate student Chad Cartier.

“Mindfulness Applications in Addiction Recovery”, N.W. Conference on Behavioral Health & Addiction Disorders, 60 minute presentation, Seattle WA, May, 2007

“Substance Abuse in the Workplace”, 6-hour training, Dunhill Multi-Educational Centre, Waterford, Ireland, April, 2007

“Strategies for Native American Recruitment in Graduate Rehabilitation Programs”, 60 minute presentation, CANAR conference, Washington, D.C., February, 2007

“Mindfulness Applications for Counseling Practitioners”, 60-minute co-presentation with Matthew Anderson, graduate student, Wisconsin Counseling Summit, November, 2006, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

“Meditation Training for Graduate Counseling Students”, 60 minute presentation for the bi-annual national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) conference, October, 2005, Pittsburgh, PA.

“Graduate Counseling Student Perceptions of Peer and Supervisor Ethical Conduct”, research presentation at the National American Counseling Association (ACA) conference, March, 2004, Kansas City, Missouri.

“Client Feedback in Counseling Skill Development Laboratory Curriculum”, for the bi-annual ACES conference, Fall, 2002, Park City, Utah..

“Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: An Introduction”, Presentation accepted for the ACA National Conference, New Orleans, LA, March, 2002.

“Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training”, Presented at the Body, Mind, & Spirit Conference, UW-Stout, October.     

“Shame, Addiction, and Suicide: A Cumulative Model”, Presented at the ACA National Conference. San Antonio, TX, March, 2001.

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