Ryan Reese, PhD

Assistant Professor, Counseling

Office: 541-322-2021

Graduate & Research Center

Graduate & Research Center 115

650 SW Columbia Street

650 SW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97702
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
Honors and Awards: 

WACES Research Award          November 2018

OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon State University Faculty Member of the Game          November 2018

Trillium Keep Oregon Well Mental Health Heroes Award        May 2017

Cascade Business News The Accomplished Under 40 Award        October 2014

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Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Reese, R. F., Seitz, C. M., Gosling, M., & Craig, H. (2019). Using photovoice to foster a student vision for natural spaces on a college campus in the Pacific Northwest. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. doi:  10.1080/09603123.2019.1593950

Reese, R. F., Webster, L. C., & Biles, K. (2019). School counselor roles and opportunities in promoting ecowellness:  Integrating nature connection in K-12 settings. Professional School Counseling, 22, 1-12. doi:  10.1177/2156759X19839651

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

Reese, R. F. (2019). A qualitative exploration of the barriers and bridges to accessing K-12 outdoor environmental education programming. Journal of Outdoor & Environmental Education, 22, 21-37. doi:  10.1007/s42322-018-0019-4

Reese, R. F. (2018). EcoWellness:  Contextualizing nature connection in traditional clinical and educational settings to foster positive childhood outcomes. Ecopsychology, 10(4), 289-300. doi:  10.1089/eco.2018.0031

Reese, R. F., Gosling, M., & Craig, H. (2018). EcoWellness:  Integrating the natural world into wilderness therapy settings with intentionality. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning. Advance online publication. doi:  10.1080/14729679.2018.1508357

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. (2016). EcoWellness & guiding principles for the ethical integration of nature into counseling. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 38, 345-357. doi:  10.1007/s10447-016-9276-5

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., Lewis, T. F., Myers, J. E., Wahesh, E., & Iversen, R. (2014). Nature relatedness and holistic wellness: An exploratory study. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 53, 63-79. doi:  10.1002/j.2161-1939.2014.00050.x

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

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)

OSU Cascades

Dr. Ryan Reese is an assistant 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.

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