Kathy Biles

Professor (Clinical), Counseling

Office: 541-322-3111

Graduate & Research Center

Graduate & Research Center 117

650 SW Columbia Street

650 SW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97702
Ph.D. in Counseling
M.S. in Counseling
B.S. in Psychology

Committee and Community Involvement

Lead Consultant/Faculty Advisor - Audit of the Bend/LaPine Comprehensive School Counseling with OSU-Cascades graduate students

Member, OSU-Cascades Sustainability Steering Committee (2009 - present)

Member, OSU-Cascades Award Committee (2010 - present)

Profile Field Tabs

Courses Taught: 

TCE 552 Theories and Techniques of Counseling II for Children

TCE 571 Group Counseling Procedures

TCE 532 Social Cultural Perspectives

TCE 519 Pre-Practicum

TCE 514 Practicum in Counseling

TCE 533 Addictive Behavior Counseling

TCE 597 Consultation

TCE 568 Lifestyle and Career

TCE 591 and 592 Classroom Instruction for School Counselors


Kathy Biles is the Coordinator for the School Counselor, M.S. in Counseling program at OSU-Cascades. Kathy received a B.S. in psychology from Charleston Southern University and an M.S. in counseling from Oregon State University, Corvallis.  While working as a school counselor, Kathy earned a Ph.D. in counseling, with an emphasis in counselor education, also from Oregon State University. She was instrumental in launching OSU-Cascades' Master’s in Counseling program in 2004. 

Kathy’s research interests include addictions and adolescent substance abuse, school counselor leadership, student motivation and academic achievement and social justice and advocacy. Kathy has worked as an addictions counselor, while serving in the Navy, as a counselor for an Upward Bound program and as a middle and high school counselor. She has presented workshops on student motivation and academic achievement at national and state conferences.