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Dr. Reynolds is an Associate Professor in the Psychology and Counseling Department at Southeast Missouri State University. He is the principal investigator of the Online Psychotherapy Process Lab. The lab focuses on whether online psychotherapy provides a therapeutic encounter similar or different to face-to-face therapy. He explores the therapeutic encounter between client and therapist. He is primarily interested in the emotional experiences during and after these sessions and the nature of the therapeutic relationship.

He is also interested in media representations of mental illness. He is particularly interested in how popular media (e.g. television, cinema, radio, etc.) inadvertently stigmatize individuals suffering from psychological problems. Most recently, he has focused on creating a brief measure to assess professor-student rapport in online teaching and then conducting brief intensive empirically-based interventions for instructors that improve the quality of their online teaching.

Education

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Miami University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Miami University
B.Sc. (Hon.), Psychology, University of Victoria

Courses Taught

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Development of the Adolescent
  • Introduction to Personality
  • Psychological Development Across the Life Span
  • Psychological Perspective on Human Behavior (Online)

Research Interests

Online Therapy, Therapeutic Alliance, Session Impact, Online Teaching, Professor-Student Rapport, Media Representations of Mental Disorders, New Age Therapy

Selected Publications

Nettelhorst, S. C., Chin, E., Krome, L. R., & Reynolds, D. J., Jr. (2019). Change my mind: The impact of online client ratings and reviews on perceptions of therapists. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 23(3), 227-248. doi: 10.1080/15398285.2019.1646009

Young, S. L., & Reynolds, D. J., Jr. (2016). "You can be an agent of change": The rhetoric of new age self-help in Enlightened. Western Journal of Communication, 81(1), 1-20.

Reynolds, D. J., Jr., Stiles, W. B., & Hanley, T. (2015). The online calming effect: Does the Internet provide a more comfortable modality for conducting psychotherapy? In G. Riva, B. K. Wiederhold, & P. Cipresso (Eds.), The psychology of social networking: Identity and relationships in online communities (Vol. 2, pp. 17-28). Warsaw, Poland: De Gruyter Open.

Reynolds, D. J. (2014). How do client and therapists in online text therapy experience their exchanges and relationship? Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine, 12, 123-127.

Reynolds, D. J., Jr., Stiles, W. B., Bailer, A. J., & Hughes, M. R. (2013). Impact of exchanges and client-therapist alliance in online text psychotherapy. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16(5), 370-377.

Reynolds, D. J., Jr., Hanley, T., & Wolf, M. (2012). Reaching out across the virtual divide: An empirical review of text-based therapeutic online relationships. In B. I. Popoola & O. F. Adebowale (Eds.), Online guidance and counselling: Toward effectively applying technology (pp. 64-90). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Selected Conference Presentations

Nettelhorst, S. C., Chin, E., Krome, L. R., & Reynolds, D. J., Jr. (2019, August). Change my mind: The impact of online client ratings and reviews on perceptions of therapists. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Reynolds, D. J., Jr., & Chin, E. (2019, May). The construction of a professor-student scale for use in distance learning. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Reynolds, D. J., Jr. (2014, June). How do clients and therapists in online text therapy experience their exchanges? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference, Washington, DC.

Reynolds, D. J., Jr. (2012, October). Reviewing the evidence of whether a text-based therapeutic connection is possible online. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, Gary, IN.