Dr. Amy Yillik’s professional career highlights include serving as a Central Oregon Regional CARE Coach, School Psychologist in the Bend LaPine Public Schools, School Counselor in Washington State, an Oregon State TBI Coach and as Adjunct Faculty for University of Southern California, Oregon State University and Seattle Pacific University. She is a Certified Trauma Specialist, a CONNECT Trainer, and a Happy Teacher Revolution Facilitator. She currently resides in Bend, Oregon where she works as a systems-level coach to promote trauma-sensitive schools, teaches for USC in Rossier’s School Counseling program and regularly presents lectures at local and state conferences on the topics of minimizing educator toxic stress & maximizing resilience, trauma, threat assessment, suicide pre- and post-vention, and reflective peer consultation. Her own personal overcoming of trauma, addiction and mental illness fuels her passion for the work in our region and in education for over 25 years.
Dr. Yillik attended Central Oregon Community College, earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Washington, her M.Ed in School Counseling and her Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Seattle Pacific University. Her personal wellness plan includes activities such as spending time with her 3 children, husband, extended family and friends, loom beading and weaving, crocheting, singing, playing the guitar, being in nature, traveling, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, skiing, creating art, reading and enjoying her home and four animals.