Loyola University Maryland


Jen L. Lowry, Ph.D.

Dr. Jen Lowry smiling.Associate Professor of Psychology

Associate Chair of Psychology & Chair of the Faculty

Office: BE 204
Telephone: 410-617-5314
Email: JLowry@loyola.edu

Education and Training:

  • B.S. (Psychology), University of Evansville
  • M.S. (Research, Clinical Psychology), Saint Louis University
  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), Saint Louis University
  • Predoctoral Internship, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Teaching Awards:

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

Scholarly Interests:

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.

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, community-adults, and trauma survivors.

Representative Publications:

Boling, M. W., Barry, C. M., Lowry, J. L., & Kotchick, B. A. (2011).
     The relations among parent-child attachment, perceived social 
     competence, and early adolescents' friendship quality. Psychological Reports.

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, 
     177-183. doi: 10.1007/s10879-008-9079-z.

Lating, J., Sherman, M.F., Everly, G. S., Lowry, J. L., & Peragine, T. F.
     (2004). PTSD reactions and coping responses of east coast and
     west coast American Airlines flight attendants after September 11:
     A possible psychology contagion effect. Journal of Nervous and
     Mental Diseases,
192(12), 876-879.

Lating, J., Sherman, M.F., Everly, G. S., Lowry, J. L., & Peragine, T. F.
     (2004). PTSD reactions and functioning of American Airlines flight
     attendants in the wake of September 11. Journal of Nervous and
     Mental Diseases
, 192(5), 1-6.

Lowry, J. L. (2003). Overview of the Psychotherapy Outcome
     Assessment and Monitoring System  (POAMS). Psychotherapy
38(3), 16-19.

Green, J. L., Lowry, J. L., & Kopta, S. M. (2003). College students
     versus counseling center clients: What are the differences? Journal
     of College Student Psychotherapy
, 17(4), 25-37.

Kopta, S. M., & Lowry, J. L. (2002). Psychometric evaluation of the
     Behavioral Health Questionnaire-20: A brief, comprehensive
     instrument for assessing mental health. Psychotherapy Research,
     12(4), 413-426.

Kopta, S. M., & Lowry, J. L. (2002). The dosage model. In M. Herson
     and W. Sledge (Eds.), Encyclopedia of psychotherapy, Vol. 1: A-H
     (pp. 655-660). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Lowry, J. L., & Olsen, K. G. (2002). A multidisciplinary celebration of
     undergraduate 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. (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),

Lutz, W., Lowry, J. L., Kopta, S. M., Einstein, D., & Howard, K. I.
     (2001). Prediction of dose-response relations based on patient
     characteristics. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57(7), 889-900.

Lowry, J. L. & Ross, M. J. (1997). Expectations of psychotherapy
     duration: How long should psychotherapy last? Psychotherapy,
     34(3), 272-277.

Kopta, S. M., Howard, K. I., Lowry, J. L., & Beutler, L. (1994). Patterns
     of symptomatic recovery in psychotherapy. Journal of Consulting and
     Clinical Psychology
, 62, 1009-1016.

Course Offerings:

PY101: Introduction to Psychology
PY202: Psychopathology
PY602: Personality Assessment with Lab
PY615: Advanced Psychopathology
PY845: Models of Psychotherapy-Object Relations and Attachment Theory

Rachel Grover

Rachel Grover, Ph.D.

Rachel Grover, Ph.D., has taught psychology at Loyola for over a decade, including courses in her favorite topic: heterosocial competence