Greg Peterson

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Peterson possesses a Master’s in Counseling from Western Seminary in 2012 and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the CACREP-accredited doctoral program at Adams State University in 2023. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington. Dr. Peterson is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified Tele-Mental Health provider, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. Dr. Peterson is a contributing faculty in the Counselor Education program at Walden University. Dr Peterson has been teaching in Masters of Counseling programs since 2016. He has clinical experience as a university counseling center director, community mental health supervisor and service provider, and within private practice. Dr. Peterson’s area of research is in preparing counselors to address the mental health impacts of climate change. He has served as a content expert on climate change and counseling on the Western Region Association of Counselor Education and Supervision and the national Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Climate Change Taskforces. In 2023, he won the American Counseling Association’s Best Practices in Research Award for his dissertation “Construction and Validation of the Climate-Aware Counselor Scale,” as well as in 2024, he was awarded the Climate Justice Award from Counselors for Social Justice.


PhD, Adams State University

MA, Western Seminary


Peterson, G. (2024). Development and Initial Validation of the Climate Change Counseling Scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development


Peterson, G. (2023). Construction and Validation of the Climate-Aware Counselor Scale.

Peterson, G. (2023). Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and Counselor Education: An Opening Conversation.

Peterson, G. (2023). Climate Change and Environmental Justice Curriculum Competencies for Counselor Educators & Supervisors.

Peterson, G. (2023). Environmental Justice, Social Justice, & Vulnerable Populations.