Professor and Chair
- Ph.D. University of Idaho
- M.S. University of Idaho
- B.A. Lewis and Clark College
- RECR 450 Program Evaluation
- RECR 378 Therapeutic Communication and Human Relation Skills
- RECR 260: Introduction to Recreation Services
Areas of Interest
Research emphasis includes program evaluation, the study of human-nature relationships, the therapeutic values of natural environments and adventure therapy, and international protected area management.
Gass, M., Gillis, H. L., Russell, K. C. (2020) Adventure therapy: Theory, practice and research. (2nd Edition). Routledge Mental Health Publishing: New York. [authors acknowledge equal contribution].
Russell, K.C., Gillis, H.L. & Hayes, M. Adventure Therapy Treatment for Young Adult Males Struggling with Addictions. J Health Serv Psychol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42843-020-00003-4.
Russell, K.C, Gillis, H. L. & Harvey, J. D. (2018). An evaluation of Alaska Crossings: Comparison of the client status review and the Youth Outcome Questionnaire. Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, 10, 1, 127-154. http://dx.doi.org/10.19157/JTSP.issue.10.01.05
Russell, K.C., Gillis, H. L., & Couillard, J. (2018). A pilot study examining outcomes associated with the implementation of progress monitoring at a substance use disorder treatment program for adolescents. Child and Youth Care Forum, On Line first, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10566-018-9437-2
Russell, K. C., Gillis, H. L., Kivligan, D. (2017). Process factors explaining psycho-social outcomes in adventure therapy. Psychotherapy, 54, 3, 273-280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pst0000047open_in_new(opens in new window).
Gillis, H. L., & Russell, K. C. (2017). Explaining therapeutic change in residential wilderness therapy groups. [Web article]. Retrieved from: http://www.societyforpsychotherapy.org/explaining-therapeutic-change-in-residential-wilderness-therapy-groups.
Russell, K. C., Gillis, H.L. (2017). The Adventure Therapy Experience Scale (ATES): The psychometric properties of a scale to measure the unique factors moderating an adventure therapy experience. Journal of Experiential Education, 40, 2, 135-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10538259.
Becker, S., Russell, K. C. (2016). Wilderness therapy for adolescents. In, R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence (2nd ed). New York: Springer Books.
Gillis, H. L., Kivligan, D., Russell, K. C. (2016). Between - client and within-client engagement and outcome in a residential wilderness treatment group: An actor partner interdependence analysis. Psychotherapy, 53, 4, 413-423 http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pst0000047open_in_new(opens in new window).