Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Jen L. Lowry, Ph.D.

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Jenny LowryAssociate Professor of Psychology
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Office: Jenkins Hall, Room 120C
Telephone: 410-617-2451
Email: JLowry@loyola.edu

Education and Training:

  • B.S. (Psychology, Summa Cum Laude), 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:

Constance, J. E., Ross, M. J., Lowry, J. L., Gfeller, J. D., &
     Handal, P. J. (in press). Expectations of psychotherapy duration by
     disorder: A comparison between professional and young adult
     expectations. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy.

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
     Bulletin,
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),
     95-104.

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:

PY202D: Abnormal Psychology
PY602: Psychodiagnosics II
PY615: Advanced Abnormal Psychology
PY802: Advanced Assessment and Case Conceptualization
PY845: Models of Psychotherapy-Object Relations and Attachment Theory

D Indicates Course that Meets the Diversity Course Requirement