Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Jon K. Reid

Dr. Jon K. Reid

Dr. Jon K. Reid, Professor of Counseling Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling Program Director

Dr. Reid is a native of Wichita Falls, Texas and received his BA degree in Psychology (1980) at Midwestern State University. He earned a Ph.D. in Family Studies (1990) from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. After beginning his teaching career at Eastern Kentucky University in the Department of Administration, Counseling, and Educational Studies, Dr. Reid joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southeastern (SE) in 1993, serving as Department Chair from 1999-2005. In 2002, Dr. Reid founded the annual Behavioral Sciences Scholarship Workshop, later renamed in memory of Dr. Wayne Dixon.

Dr. Reid was granted the LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in 1988, later certified as an LPC-Approved Supervisor (Texas), and then as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Dr. Reid is also certified as a “Fellow in Thanatology” by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), co-chaired the 2009 ADEC conference held in Dallas, and was recently installed as President of the ADEC Board (2013-2014). In addition to ADEC, Dr. Reid is a long-time member of the American Counseling Association, as well as, a member of the Texas Counseling Association.

An experienced counselor, Dr. Reid has conducted counseling in a variety of contexts, such as public schools, churches, counseling agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and in private practice. Recently he has worked part-time at the Child and Family Guidance Center of Texoma (2006-2011). For six years he served as consultant and supervisor of grief counselors for Camp Strong Heart, a summer camp for grieving children held at Lake Texoma.

Dr. Reid has been recognized while at SE for Excellence in Research/Scholarly Achievements and has been published in several journals including Death Studies; School Psychology International; Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss; Psychology in the Schools; and Illness, Crises and Loss; and a chapter in The Handbook of Death and Dying (2003). Recently he served as an Associate Editor on the two-volume Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience (2009) which was selected as a “CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title” by CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.

Dr. Reid has gained international teaching experience by teaching conversational English to university students in Wuhan, China during three summer terms. He has consulted with earthquake survivors in Sichuan Province, China and has made professional presentations in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Barbados. Eager for a challenge, Dr. Reid has also taught SAT writing courses to middle-school students at a Chinese Language School in Dallas, Texas. As a member of the SE Core Counseling Faculty, Dr. Reid regularly teaches courses on human sexuality, grief counseling, diagnosis and treatment planning, counseling children and adolescents, cultural diversity, orientation to counseling, religious and spiritual issues in counseling, and LGBT issues in counseling.

While at SE, Dr. Reid has been a recipient of the “Spirit of Southeastern” Award, attended the Oklahoma Outstanding Professors Academy, and received an award for Excellence in Service.

Dr. Reid, Director of the Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling Program, may be contacted directly via the following methods:

  • Telephone: (580) 745-2390
  • E-mail:
  • Office Location: Russell 301