Ryan Reese

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Ryan Reese

Associate Professor, Counseling

Graduate & Research Center 115
650 SW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97702
United States

Ph.D. Counseling & Counselor Education—University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.Ed./Ed.S School Counseling & Guidance—University of Florida
B.S. Biopsychology—Western Washington University
Licensed Professional Counselor (OR)
Licensed Professional School Counselor (OR)
EMDR Certified

Dr. Ryan Reese is an associate professor of Counseling at Oregon State University - Cascades in Bend, Oregon. He holds licenses as a licensed professional counselor, licensed school counselor, national certified counselor, and approved clinical supervisor. His research agenda focuses on connection with non-human nature and how intentional and contextual affiliations might be integrated effectively into clinical and educational settings to promote optimal wellness and learning.

EcoWellness Blog

Google Scholar Profile

Pub Talk on EcoWellness April 2021

Honors and Awards
WACES Research Award         
OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon State University Faculty Member of the Game
Trillium Keep Oregon Well Mental Health Heroes Award
Cascade Business News The Accomplished Under 40 Award

Courses Taught

CMH/School Counseling Pre-Practicum (COUN 513)
CMH Practicum (COUN 514)
CMH/School Counseling Internship (COUN 515)
Developmental Perspectives in Counseling (COUN 531)
The Counseling Profession (School Counseling) (COUN 541)
Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling (COUN 550)
Theories & Techniques in Counseling I (COUN 551)
Theories & Techniques in Counseling II (COUN 552)
Group Counseling Procedures I (COUN 571)
Trauma-Informed Counseling (COUN 579)
Cross-Cultural Counseling (COUN 581)
Foundations of EcoWellness (COUN 499/599)

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Swank, J., & Reese, R. F. (2021). Do counselors and other helping professionals use nature-based counseling? Advance online publication. The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

Reese, R. F., & Gosling, M. (2020). The Group EcoWellness Model of Change:  A conceptual framework for facilitating groups in nature. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work. 

Reese, R. F., & Lewis, T. F. (2019). Greening counseling:  Examining multivariate relationships between ecowellness and holistic wellness. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 58, 53-67. 

Reese, R. F. (2018). Adult stakeholder perceptions of 4th grade participation in Children’s Forest environmental education programming. Environmental Education Research, 24(8), 1211-1223. doi:  10.80/13504622.2018.1471667. 

Reese, R. F., Myers, J. E., Lewis, T. F., & Willse, J. T. (2015). Construction and initial validation of the Reese ecowellness inventory. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 37, 124-142. doi:  10.1007/s10447-014-9232-1. 

Reese, R. F., & Myers, J. E. (2012). EcoWellness:  The missing factor in holistic wellness models. Journal of Counseling & Development, 90, 400-406. doi:  10.1002/j.1556-6676.2012.00050.x.