Walter L. Lowe (PhD)Assistant Professor/Marriage and Family Therapy Program
Department of Applied Psychology
Before entering my doctoral training I spent nearly two years as a therapist for an Employee Assistance Program, and a significant portion of my cases involved either substance abuse or domestic violence. For the next five years I worked as a senior therapist at a residential treatment facility for adolescent males, most of whom were diagnosed with oppositional-defiant disorder or conduct disorder. During that time I also developed and was director of the facility’s adolescent substance abuse treatment program. The models of therapy I most frequently drew upon during those years were Structural Family Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy.
I have had a wide variety of clients of various racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds, as well as gay, lesbian and transgendered clients. I’ve also seen more clients with obsessions and phobias than I would have expected when I entered the field.