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Dr. Brandon Wilde

Dr. Brandon Wilde
Director of Assessment


PhD Counselor Education & Counseling, Idaho State University, 2010
MS Counseling-Marital, Couple, & Family, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2007
BS Behavioral Science-Social Work, Utah Valley University, 2002


Dr. Brandon Wilde is a professional counselor and counselor educator and has taught in CACREP accredited counseling programs since 2007.  He has over 10 years of experience teaching and supervising Clinical Mental Health, Addiction, and MCFC (Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling) masters students, as well as experience advising doctoral students in Counselor Education and Supervision. As the 2017 recipient of the CACREP Martin Ritchie Award for Excellence in Advocacy, Dr. Wilde is passionate about promoting a strong action-oriented advocacy identity both in and outside of the classroom. In addition to over thirty peer-reviewed presentations at national, regional, and state counseling conferences, Dr. Wilde has published in The Qualitative Report; Counseling & Values; The Family Journal; The Romanian Journal of Counseling; and The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Professional Counseling & Psychology and has served as a chapter faculty advisor for Chi Sigma Iota: Academic and Professional Counseling Honor Society, International. Dr. Wilde loves trips to National Parks and any beach where he spends time with his family.


Elliott, G. M., Audsley, R. W., Runck, L., Pechek, A. A., de Raet, A., Valdez, A., & Wilde, B. J. (2018). The Development of Self-Efficacy to Work with Suicidal Clients. The Qualitative Report, 23(12), 3004-3018. Retrieved from

Binkley, E.E., Rogers, J.L., & Wilde, B.J. (2018). Advocacy for the counseling profession. Interviews with leader-advocates. Romanian Journal of Counseling, 4, (1), 3-17.

Wilde, B., Feit, S.S., Harrawood, L.K., & D.M. (2015). A Phenomenological Exploration of Beginning Counselor Educators’ Experiences Developing a Research Agenda. The Qualitative Report, 20 (7), 996-1008. Retrieved from

Letourneau, J.L.H., Wilde, B., Wells, P.C. (2019). Using reflexivity to become a practitioner-researcher. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, New Orlean’s, LA

Binkley, E.E., & Wilde, B. (2017). Creative strategies for teaching crisis response. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Biennial conference, Chicago, IL.

Letourneau, J.L.H., Wells, P.C., Howells, R.C., & Wilde, B. (2017). Smarter not harder: Simple ways to turn the work you are already doing into research. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Wilde, B., & Elliott, G.. (2016). Do I really have to ask that? Suicide risk assessment competency in counselor training. American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA.

Elliott, G., & Wilde, B. (2015). Do I really have to ask that? Advocating for suicide risk assessment and competency in Counselor Training. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Biennial conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Audsley, R., Elliott, G., Pechek, A., deRaet, A., Runck, L., Valdez, A., & Wilde, B. (2015). The development of the perception of competence to work with suicidal clients. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Biennial conference, Philadelphia, PA.