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Jen L. Lowry, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Training
Dr. Jen Lowry smiling.


  • B.S. (Psychology, summa cum laude) - University of Evansville
  • M.S. (Research, Clinical Psychology) - Saint Louis University
  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) - Saint Louis University
  • Pre-doctoral Internship - Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Courses Taught

  • PY 101 - Introductory Psychology
  • PY 202 - Psychopathology
  • PY 602 - Personality Assessment
  • PY 615 - Advanced Psychopathology
  • PY 845 - Advanced Techniques: Object Relations and Attachment Theory


  • Boling, M. W., Barry, C. M., Kotchick, B. A., & Lowry, J. L. (2011). Relations among early adolescents' parent-adolescent attachment, perceived social competence, and friendship quality. Psychological Reports, 109(3), 819-841. [doi]
  • Lane, E. J., Lating, J. M., Lowry, J. L., & Martino, T. P. (2010). Differences in compassion fatigue, symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and relationship satisfaction, including sexual desire and functioning, between male and female detectives who investigate sexual offenses against children: A pilot study. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 12(4), 257-266.
  • Constance, J. E., Ross, M. J., Lowry, J. L., Gfeller, J. D., & Handal, P. J. (2008). Expectations of psychotherapy duration by disorder: A comparison between professional and young adult expectations. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 38(4), 177-183. [doi]
  • Lating, J. M., Sherman, M. F., Lowry, J. L., Everly, G. S., Jr., & Peragine, T. F. (2004). PTSD reactions and coping responses of east coast and west coast American Airlines flight attendants after September 11: A possible psychological contagion effect? The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 192(12), 876-879. [doi]
  • Lowry, J. L. (2003). Overview of the Psychotherapy Outcome Assessment and Monitoring System (POAMS). Psychotherapy Bulletin, 38(3), 16-19.
  • Green, J. L., Lowry, J. L., & Kopta, S. M. (2003). College students versus college counseling center clients: What are the differences? Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 17(4), 25-37. [doi]
  • Kopta, S. M., & Lowry, J. L. (2002). Psychometric evaluation of the Behavioral Health Questionnaire-20: A brief instrument for assessing global mental health and the three phases of psychotherapy outcome. Psychotherapy Research 12(4), 413-426. [doi]
  • Kopta, S. M., & Lowry, J. L. (2002). Dosage model. In M. Herson & W. Sledge (Eds.), Encyclopedia of psychotherapy (pp. 655-660). Academic Press.
  • Lowry, J. L., & Olsen, K. G. (2002). A multidisciplinary celebration of undergraduate student scholarship: The Loyola College in Maryland Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Colloquium. CUR Quarterly: Journal of the Council on Undergraduate Research, 23(1), 24-28.
  • Lowry, J. L., & Lating, J. M. (2002). Reflections on the response to mass terrorist attacks: An elaboration on Everly and Mitchell's 10 Commandments. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, 2(1), 95-104. [doi]
  • Lutz, W., Lowry, J. L., Kopta, S. M., Einstein, D. A., & Howard, K. I. (2001). Prediction of dose-response relations based on patient characteristics. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57(7), 889-900. [doi]
  • Lowry, J. L., & Ross, M. J. (1997). Expectations of psychotherapy duration: How long should psychotherapy last? Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 34(3), 272-277. [doi]
  • Kopta, S. M., Howard, K. I., Lowry, J. L., & Beutler, L. E. (1994). Patterns of symptomatic recovery in psychotherapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62(5), 1009-1016. [doi]

Areas of Specialization

Scholarly interests include factors affecting psychotherapy duration and outcome, ethics and professional issues (particularly managed care and supervision), crisis intervention, and instrument development. Current ongoing research projects include evaluation of levels of well-being, psychological symptoms, and life functioning for various populations.


  • Mentor of the Year Award (2008) - Awarded by the Maryland Psychological Association for Graduate Students (MPAGS)

Instruments Developed

Kopta, S. M., & Lowry, J. L. Psychotherapy Outcome Assessment and Monitoring System (POAMS®; 1997, copyright) and Behavioral Health Measure-20 (2000, copyright). Comprehensive assessment instruments, based on the Phase Model of Psychotherapy, designed to track patient progress in treatment. Factors assessed include readiness for treatment, well-being, psychological symptoms, life functioning, therapeutic bond, and treatment satisfaction. Normative data are available for college students, college counseling clients, adult outpatients, and trauma survivors.