Dr. Keith Russell


Ph.D. University of Idaho; M.S. University of Idaho; B.A. Lewis and Clark College

(360) 650-3529

Carver 102C

Current Courses

RECR 450 Program Evaluation

RECR 378 Therapeutic Communication and Human Relation Skills

RECR 201 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure Services

Areas of Interest  

Research emphasis includes program evaluation, the study of human-nature relationships, the therapeutic values of natural environments and wilderness therapy, and international protected area management.

Selected Publications

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/pst0000047.

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/pst0000047

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