KATHY E. BILES, Ph.D., NCC,
Focus in Counselor Education and Supervision 2004
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Dissertation: A formative evaluation of pre-service
preparation of substance abuse counseling in
CACREP accredited school counseling programs
Dual focus in Community and School Counseling 2000
Endorsements, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
BS Psychology 1996
Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC
Professional Teaching Experience
TCE 598 Consultation
Consultation theory and practice.
TCE 547 Leadership in School Counseling
Current trends in school counseling, on both a local and national level.
Prepare school counselors as ethical practitioners within the K-12 school system
and team leaders in the development and implementation of comprehensive
school counseling programs.
Develop school counselor role to include principles of leadership, system change,
State and National Comprehensive School Counseling models are examined.
COUN 519 Pre-Practicum
Develop competencies in basic counseling skills and processes.
Develop appropriate use of descriptive feedback skills.
Critically reflect on self and peer counseling skills.
COUN 509 Practicum I & II
Field practicum. Continue developing competencies in
basic counseling skills and processes.
Integrate current counseling theory, techniques, research
and ethical content while in the school setting.
COUN 571 Group Counseling Procedures
Conceptual and experiential introduction to group dynamics, group counseling
approaches and models, issues of group leadership, styles of leadership, and group
COUN 552 Theories and Techniques of Counseling
Introduction to theories, techniques and clinical applications of childhood and
Current research, theory, techniques, ethical issues, cultural matters, and
counseling approaches applied to the childhood population in mainstream
treatment centers, culturally diverse clinical and non-clinical settings.
COUN 512 Classroom Instruction
Provide Supervision to students assigned to public schools in roles where they are
responsible for directing classroom learning.
Collaborate with mentor teachers in instructing and supervising student teaching
COUN 511 Study of Schools K-12
Provide students with information and observational data that enable them to
understand the classroom teaching experience.
Assist students in defining his/her educational beliefs as they relate to the
Provide the student with information to understand the administrative structure of
a public school and how it relates to classroom teaching.
Provide a basic understanding of learning styles and developmentally appropriate
COUN 532 Social and Cultural Perspectives
Examines social and cultural factors affecting counseling.
Examines oppression, social justice, advocacy, and their relationship to the
Explores the role of counselors as advocates, and the acquisition of advocacy
skills is emphasized. Includes studies of change, ethnic groups, subcultures,
changing roles of women, sexism, urban and rural societies, population patterns,
cultural mores, use of leisure time, and differing life patterns.
ED 320 Fostering Supportive Learning Environments
Introduce and explore effective classroom management, school
climate, and factors that allow for a multicultural supportive
Utilize Blackboard to generate discussions on course topics.
Course is designated by OSU as writing intensive.
COUN 580 & COUN 533 Addictions Counseling
Facilitate graduate students’ study and understanding of substance abuse and
addiction, theories of addiction, treatment modalities, youth risk and resiliency
factors, and relapse prevention.
Facilitate application of Motivational Interviewing with different populations.
COUN 580 Fundamentals of School Counseling
Introduce graduate students to role of school counselors.
Facilitate graduate students’ developing and implementing comprehensive school
counseling programs, utilizing the National Standards for School Counseling,
Oregon Administrative Regulations for School Counselors, and
Oregon’s school reform legislation.
COUN 525 Fundamentals of Counseling for Teachers
Facilitate study of issues of contemporary youth and how classroom teachers can
work with youth who are at risk.
Introduce and practiced fundamental counseling skills.
Facilitate students’ development in critical thinking and
problem solving skills, while discussing principles of critical thinking.
Presented for Upward Bound students.
Assist undergraduate students in developing strategies for creating success in
college and life. (Fall 2001)
Assist Upward Bound high school students in planning for freshman year and
developing strategies for creating success in college and life. (Summer 2001)
NROTC Naval Science and Leadership
Facilitate learning and discussion of health and wellness issues such
as suicide prevention and alcohol abuse awareness.
Introduce and facilitate knowledge of sexual harassment awareness
and policy, performance evaluation counseling, and naval administration
Program Coordinator of Masters in School Counseling Program 2004 – Present
Department of Teacher and Counselor Education
Oregon State University, Cascades Campus
Coordinate and ongoing development of a new school counseling and community
agency counseling program, now in its third year. This program is designed to
meet the needs of full-time employed students.
Advise 35 Masters’ Students (60 students in program).
Responsible for recruiting and selecting applicants for program, with fourth
cohort beginning summer 2007.
Interview, select and manage adjunct faculty.
NCATE coordinator for OSU Cascades Counseling Program.
Coordinator for CACREP and Oregon’s Teachers and Standards Practices
Commission’s Standards, ensuring program meets and adheres to rules in the
development of this new program. Currently in self-study year for renewal of
Develop collaborative partnerships with three school districts.
Graduate Teaching Assistant 2002 – 2004
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Taught graduate and undergraduate courses in counseling and
School Counselor 2002 – 2004
LaCreole Middle School, Dallas, OR
Implemented evidence-based substance abuse prevention for seventh and eighth
grade students. Provided interventions and support to 28 students expelled from
school for drug use, or struggling with substance abuse issues.
Provided ongoing and crisis counseling for students with diverse
issues and backgrounds.
Scheduled students’ course work, maintain student records, and
manage students’ 504 plans.
Coordinated and conducted team meetings and conferences with parents.
Coordinator for Peer Helpers’ Program.
Conducted a group for at-risk students to help with transition to high school.
Team member for Transition to High School Committee.
Coordinated resources and referrals with community agencies.
Facilitated groups in substance abuse issues, anger management,
teen issues and social skills.
Coordinator for state testing for 8th graders.
School Counselor 2003 – 2004
Dallas High School, Dallas, OR
Implemented a new counseling program to provide substance
abuse interventions and support to students expelled from
school due to alcohol or drug use, or struggling with substance abuse issues.
Provided transition counseling for ninth graders.
Provided ongoing guidance and crisis counseling for students
with diverse issues and backgrounds.
Counseling Supervisor 2001 – 2004
Oregon State University Counselor Education Program
Supervise masters-level interns from the OSU counseling department.
Assess skill development through audio-taping and self-reflection.
Consult and collaborate with campus supervisors.
Counselor, Upward Bound Program 2000 – 2002
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Counselor and School Coordinator for 50 students from diverse backgrounds and three
different high schools. Acted as advocate, recruiter and mentor to students.
Ensured students were enrolled in challenging course work that would
prepare them for college level work. Advocated for students with English as
Second Language, ensuring they were not automatically enrolled in sheltered
Coordinated tutoring labs and additional resources to meet students’ needs.
Provided assessments and academic advising.
Conducted workshops in career exploration, college preparation,
study skills, personal growth, goal setting, and financial aid.
Coordinated and conducted college visitations, cultural events,
and weekly tutoring labs.
Developed and fostered cooperative relationships with high
school counselors, teachers, school staff, and parents.
Assisted with planning, coordination of facilitators, and conducted
two six week residential summer academy.
Developed, implemented and coordinated a summer work study/internship
program which placed 16 high school students in educational, business,
law and other professions requiring a college degree.
Facilitated individual and group counseling.
Elementary School Counselor Intern 2000
Englewood Elementary School, Salem, OR
Conducted social skills group for 4th graders.
Facilitated individual counseling.
Taught weekly classroom guidance lessons.
Middle School Counselor Intern 1999
Cheldelin Middle School, Corvallis, OR
Provided academic advising.
Co-facilitation of 6th grade social skills groups.
Participated in 504 staffing/team meetings.
Facilitated individual and group counseling.
Children and Family Therapist Intern 1998 – 1999
Children’s Farm Home, Corvallis, OR
Residential Treatment Facility
Conducted individual assessments, provided treatment planning and counseling
for adolescent girls.
Facilitated a symptoms management group, utilizing cognitive therapy.
Co-group facilitator of boundaries group.
Facilitated family counseling and provided case management.
Completed 600 hour agency internship.
Administrative Officer/Instructor 1997 – 2000
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit,
Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
Managed administration office.
Individual advising and career counseling.
Managed active duty students’ records, planned graduates’ commissioning
and transfer to military schools.
Coordinated and arranged Midshipmen assignments and travel
around the world for hands-on training in career fields.
Counseled and monitored personnel on weight/nutrition management program.
Led approximately forty undergraduate students, from a group of 300 students,
through a four week training program in San Diego, CA. The students
participated in training on ships, submarines, helicopters, and
Marine Corps field training.
Instructed classes in suicide prevention awareness, alcohol and drug abuse
awareness, sexual harassment awareness, and performance evaluation counseling.
Drug and alcohol program advisor. Provided screening and
referrals for students experiencing substance abuse issues.
Administrative Officer 1994 – 1996
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Six,
Managed fast paced administration office and supervised four personnel.
Managed annual travel and training budget of $250K.
Responsible for issuing travel orders, coordinating travel, transportation,
lodging and general logistics, often on moments notice, (such as
Flight TWA 800 Dive). Instrumental in team effort to have two dive teams
(28 personnel) diving off the coast of New York, with less than a day’s notice.
Supported short notice secret service missions for the President and
Vice President of the United States by coordinating travel and issuing orders for
Conducted general military training for command personnel and their families.
Coordinated training, maintained personnel records, and tracked
mandatory qualifications of over 100 personnel.
Actively participated in several world-wide exercises, working with personnel
from foreign countries.
Recognized for superb leadership. Received “Bravo Zulu” (top marks)
on surprise major inspection of records and travel funds, as part of the
overall command inspection.
Instrumental in creating and conducting command assessment survey.
Assisted in proctoring advancement exams for entire Charleston area.
These exams are standardized exams and conducted much like the SAT’s,
NCE, or Praxis exams.
Ship’s Secretary 1993 – 1994
USS ALAMAGORDO (ARDM 2), Charleston, SC
Managed an administration office and six personnel.
Coordinated the decommissioning of this vessel, transferring over 175 personnel
to new commands, processing documents for archives in Washington, D.C.,
and writing/processing award recommendations and evaluations.
Processed legal documents for seven court martials.
Ship’s Secretary 1992 – 1993
USS SIERRA (AD-18), Charleston, SC
Managed seven junior personnel.
Provided customer service to 900 personnel.
Coordinated archiving ships’ records and documents during the
decommissioning of the ship.
Organized and supervised the processing of 38 officer transfers and 700 award
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor 1989 – 1992
U. S. Navy, Counseling and Assistance Center,
Provided individual assessments, ongoing individual counseling, and
Facilitated chemical dependency outpatient groups and aftercare planning.
Provided psycho-educational instruction on nutrition, family dynamics,
relapse prevention, stress management and cognitive therapy.
Designed and facilitated three one day seminars on rape prevention,
fetal alcohol syndrome, personal choices for women.
Co-counseled children from families experiencing domestic violence,
utilizing play therapy.
Facilitated community outreach classes to various military departments
and community organizations.
Facilitated group and outpatient programs for personnel with eating disorders.
Invited to facilitate chemical dependency outpatient groups on several occasions
for military personnel in Bremerton, Washington.
Attended Naval Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor Training.
Earned Naval Certification as Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor.
Administrative Assistant 1980 – 1989
Defense Communication Agency, Washington D.C.
Naval Telecommunications Command, Honolulu, HI
Naval Communications Unit, Cheltenham, MD
Provided administrative assistance, management and leadership to military
Instrumental in reviewing and rewriting command directives, evaluations,
and processing a plethora of correspondence.
Promoted higher education and job training for personnel while at each command.
Often served additional roles and duties as physical fitness coordinator, career
counselor and drug and alcohol program advisor.
Biles, K & Eakin, G., (June 2007). The transtheoretical model of change,
motivational interviewing and academic counseling. Selected to present
half day pre-conference at the American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
National Conference June 2007 in Denver Colorado.
Biles, K & Eakin, G (March 2007) Enhancing motivation to achieve. Pre-conference
presentation, Joint Conference of the Oregon and Washington School Counselor
Associations, Vancouver, WA. (115 school counselors attended)
Biles, K., & Eakin, G., (November 2006). Academic counseling and leadership
using Motivational Interviewing and the transtheoretical model of change,
Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Las Vegas,
Biles, K., Ingram, M., & MacGregor, M., (November 2006). An innovative use of a
movie and a self disclosure exercise for the selection process of applicants
for master’s in counseling program, Western Association of Counselor
Education and Supervision, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Biles, K., & Eakin, G., (April 2006). The transtheoretical model of change,
motivational interviewing and academic counseling, conducted one day
workshop for Oregon School Counselors, Lewis & Clark University, Portland,
Biles, K., & MacGregor, M. (October 2005). Perception of poverty and classism, impact
in the helping professions, Oregon Diversity Conference, Bend, Oregon.
Biles, K., & Eakin, G., (October 2005). The transtheoretical model of change,
motivational interviewing and academic counseling, Oregon School Counseling
Association Conference, Hood River, Oregon.
Biles, K., & Eakin, G., (June 2005). The school counselor as the leader of
academic development teams, National Center for Transforming School
Counseling Sixth Summer Academy, Houston, Texas.
Biles, K., (March 2005). Graduate school counseling programs training counselors in
substance abuse issues, OSU Cascades Community Research Round Table, for
OSU and COCC faculty, Community members, Bend La Pine and Redmond
School Counselors, Bend, OR.
Biles, K., (February, 2005). Facilitated middle school and high school students in
team-building exercise and learning reflection and evaluation, Annual
Central Oregon Youth Prevention, Redmond, OR.
Biles, K., (January 2005). Adolescents’ tough questions; teaching lifeskills/quest to
middle school students, answering tough questions, Deschutes County Mental
Health/Family Access Network, Bend, OR.
Biles, K., (January, 2005). Counseling as a career, Central Oregon Community
College and Oregon State University Cascades Visit Day for Students of Color,
Biles, K., Low, L., (October 2004). Collaborative research design for doctoral
students, Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision,
Biles, K., Low, L., (October 2004). Teaching the tough topics: is it a
generation gap? Western Association of Counselor Education and
Supervision, Sacramento, CA.
Bartley, A., Biles, K., Low, L., Nakazawa, M., Windish, B (October 2003).
Evidence based research: applications for counselor education.
Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Tuscan, AZ.
Biles, K. (February 1999 & February 1998). Non-traditional careers for women.
Discovering New Horizons Seminar for middle and high school girls.
Oregon State University, Corvallis OR.
Biles, K. (August 1992, April 1992 and September 1992). Substance abuse, date rape
and fetal alcohol syndrome. Naval Women’s Issues and Health Seminars.
Vallejo, CA, for the USS MAUNA LOA, USS SAMUAL GOMPERS, & Naval
Air Station, Alameda, CA.
Professional Certification & Licenses
Initial School Counselor License, State of Oregon, (#1016848)
National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors Inc, (#64409)
Professional Membership and Service
Research Chair for Oregon School Counselor Association (OSCA)
Editor – OSCA On-line Journal (2007)
Site Trainer for and member of American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
American Counseling Association member
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision member
Awards Board Committee Member - Western Association for Counselor Education and
Team member of Polk County Community Integrative Services (2000 – 2004)
Past President, Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society,
Omega Sigma Upsilon Chapter, Corvallis, OR June 2003 – June 2004
Various Ad Hoc committees, 2005 – present
Committee member for three Doctoral Candidates’ Boards
Major or minor professor on Master Students’ committees and Oral Defense Boards
Student Scholarship Committee
OSU Cascades, Bend, OR
Member of Institutional Review Board, 2004
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Biles, K (2006) School counselors as researchers. . Oregon School
Counselors Association (OSCA) Newsletter, Fall 2006.
Biles, K., (2006) Addictions Counseling Training for School Counselors.
Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES)
Wire, Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2006.
Bartley, A., Biles, K., Low, L., Nakazawa-Hewitt, M., & Windish, B., (2003).
Evidence Based Research: Applications for Counselor Educators.
ERIC Clearinghouse #CG 032490
Manuscripts submitted or in preparation:
Biles, K. The confluence of bibliotherapy and motivational enhancement
therapy in developing elementary school children’s academic success.
Biles, K., & Eakin, G. School counselors’ use of motivational interviewing with
academic disengaged students.
Best practices in counselor education and supervision for personnel in schools
Admissions selection process in graduate counseling programs
Recruiting students of color and diversity for graduate programs
School Counseling Leadership
School Counselors’ interventions and impact on academic achievement
Adolescent Substance Abuse
Volunteer, Civic and Related Experience
Dallas Action Together Team - Awarded grants to community organizations promoting
substance abuse prevention.
Committee Member of “Girls Night Out” organization. Implemented this organization
for middle school girls, their mothers or older sisters, and mentors.
Mentor: First generation high school students from Upward Bound,
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Past volunteer for Naval and Marine Corps Relief Society, raised funds
and provided budget counseling for military personnel and their families.
Past assistant youth soccer coach.
Past volunteer fund raiser coordinator for Combined Federal Campaign.