James A. Cates

James A. Cates, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in northeast Indiana. He works with the Amish in the Elkhart-LaGrange settlement as well as those in the Berne and Grabill area. He offers a broad range of mental health services, with specific areas of focus on substance abuse, adolescents, and domestic violence. He also writes for both the professional and lay press on Amish culture and social service interventions.

Contact information:
Cates & Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 5391
Fort Wayne, IN 46895-5391

About the site

Amish Studies is an academic website developed by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College to provide reliable information on Amish life and culture.

Designed to assist scholars, students and the general public, the site was developed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of a collaborative research grant on Amish diversity and identity in the 20th century. The research team included principal investigator Donald B. Kraybill of Elizabethtown College (Pa.) and two co-investigators, Steven M. Nolt of Goshen College (Ind.) and Karen M. Johnson-Weiner of SUNY Potsdam (New York).

The Amish population statistics are updated annually in the summer. Other information will be revised and added on a periodic basis.

Recent books

The Amish book cover Authors: Donald Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013; paperback available in January 2018)

The Amish: A Concise Introduction book cover

Author: Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)