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Dr. Bowler's educational history reflects his deep commitment to the field of psychology as well as to his goal to become an effective and culturally sensitive clinical psychologist.
When Dr. Bowler completed his undergraduate degree with Cum Laude honors at the University of Scranton, located in Northeast Pennsylania, he had already done a great deal of preparation to become a doctor of psychology. At the University Of Scranton, 130 miles west of New York City, he was very active in both academic and extra-curricular arenas. He chose the university because of both it's excellent scholastic reputation and friendly student body. The two accurately reflected two of his values: a strong education coupled with strong
While at the university his major area of study was in Clinical Psychology. He was active within the psychology department as a lab assistant, as a teaching assistant, and as an investigator in independent research studies. His academic success led him into induction to both the Psi Chi and Alpha Sigma Nu psychology and undergraduate honor societies, respectively. Having an interest in substance abuse issues, he became part of a select six member team within the campus Drug and Alcohol Information Center that educated students on safe use of substances campus-wide.
Outside of psychology, he pursued socially-geared activities in acting as a new-student orientation aide, a resident assistant and counselor, a member of the campus Kiwanis club, a member of the multicultural embassadors, and a member of the campus choir. An avid singer/songwriter, he also wrote the university's fight song, was lead singer in a student-formed band, and performed an original composition at graduation.
Knowing he wanted to attend a diverse and multi-culturally focused program, he applied and was accepted to the American Psychological Association's model program for diversity at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
In 1998, Dr. Bowler graduated from Wright State University, a doctoral program modeled to produce psychologist's who have an excellent understanding of how diversity issues play into the process of psychotherapy.
Within his doctoral program, he was trained in the art of psychotherapy by an expert in strategic, rapid crisis intervention as well as by an expert in multiculturally sensitive psychotherapy. Working within the university's health center and the university's community center in downtown Dayton, he was able to meet with individuals who represented diversity in terms of gender, race, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, physical ability, and sexual orientation.
Group therapy was a focus of his training, as he facilitated a gay male couples group, a group for individuals with chronic infection, for parents of children with attention-deficit disorder, for children with attention-deficit disorder, for court-mandated adult batterers, for child survivors of homicide loss, and for parent survivors of homicide victims. His work surrounding homicide loss sparked the subject of his doctoral dissertation. He graduated with a four point grade point average.
The final year of his doctoral program was spent at one of the most highly sought after predoctoral internship programs in the country: the American Psychological Association approved internship at the University of Southern California (USC).
At USC, the university with the greatest percentage of international students in the country, he gained further experience in understanding the needs of different populations. He organized a special set of presentations targeting the needs of gay and bisexual identified men and was at the forefront of what is now a men's health clinic. Interested in sharing his understanding of cultural diversity with other practitioners, he presented about bridging the multiple dimensions of cultural and sexual identity at the California Psychological Association Convention in Pasadena, California.
Upon completion of his predoctoral internship, he completed a postdoctoral residency at the Claremont Colleges in the Pomona Valley. He later became an adjunct faculty member within the psychology department at Pasadena City College, where he taught for three years.
His continued interest and experience in the treatment of substance abuse disorders led him to become the addictive behaviors/substance abuse specialist at AIDS Project Los Angeles as well as a psychologist within a local inpatient substance abuse detoxification program.
Dr. Bowler then spent his time between his clinical private practice in Beverly Hills and a non-profit substance abuse residential recovery program in Los Angeles where he provided psychotherapy and consultation to clients on-site as part of their 12-Step Detox and Recovery Program. In 2006, Dr. Bowler relocated to his hometown of New York and began his clinical practice in New York City where he opened his private psychotherapy practice in Chelsea, New York while also offering psychotherapy to residents in local area long-term nursing home facilities. One facility, the Brookhaven Obesity Clinic, was the focus of a Discovery Health documentary.
At present, Dr. Bowler is accepting new psychotherapy clients in his Manhattan psychotherapy office. His long-term commitment to the field of psychology now enables him to provide effective and informed individual, family, and couples therapy to those with whom he works in efforts to promote psychological health and well-being.
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