E. Thomas Dowd

Tom Dowd
We are sadden to announce the passing of our colleague, Dr. E. Thomas Dowd, on January 6th, 2018. Please visit the website for further details. 
Research Interests

I am interested in the application of cognitive-behavioral/developmental therapy to a wide variety of psychological disorders with adults. I am interested in hypnosis and hypnotherapy and its integration into CBT. I am interested in the effect of individual differences in psychological reactance on the therapy process and outcome. I am currently investigating memory processes and tacit knowledge structures (including tacit cultural assumptions) in psychological functioning and malfunctioning. More recently I have examined the juxtaposition of religion and psychotherapy, especially the thinking processes of people of different religious belief structures.

Courses Frequently Taught
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Professional and Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology Practicum
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Dowd, E.T. (2017). Anger management. In G. Elkins (Ed.), Clinician’s Guide to Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Applications, and Professional Issues. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Dowd, E.T. (2016). Resistance and the wounded self: Self-protection in service of the Ego. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 59, 100-113.
  • Dowd, E.T. (2015). Tacit knowledge awareness in international negotiations. In M. Galluccio (Ed.), Psychology of international negotiation: Interpersonal, intercultural, and diplomatic perspectives. New York: Springer.
  • Dowd, E.T. (2013). Nocturnal Bruxism and Hypnotherapy: A case Study. International Journal of clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 61, 205-218.
  • Dowd, E. T. (2012).  Cognitive therapy and hypnotherapy:  A cognitive-developmental approach.  Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 12, 103-119.
  • Klepac, R. K., Ronan, G. F., Andrasik, F., Arnold, K., Belar, C., Berry, S., Christoff, K., Craigheard, L. W., Dougher, M. J., Dowd, E. T., Herbert, J., McFarr, L., Rizvi, S., Sauer, E. M., & Straumann, E. J. (2012).  Guidelines for cognitive behavioral training within doctoral psychology programs in the United States of America:  Report of the Interorganizational Task Force on cognitive and behavioral psychology doctoral education.  Behavior Therapy, 43, 687-697.
  • Dowd, E.T., & Roberts Miller, A. (2011). Tacit knowledge structures in the negotiation process. In M. Galluccio & F. Aquilar (Eds.), Psychological and Political Strategies for Peace Negotiation: A cognitive approach. New York: Springer.
  • Dowd, E. T., Clen, S., & Arnold, K. D. (2010). The specialty practice of cognitive and behavioral psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41, 89-95.
  • Caserta, D.A., Dowd, E.T., Lynn, S.J., David, D., & Ellis, A. (2010). Rational and irrational beliefs in primary prevention and mental health. In D. David, S.J. Lynn, & A. Ellis (Eds.), The role of rational and irrational beliefs in human functioning and disturbances: Implications for research, theory, and clinical practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Dowd, E.T. & McCleary, A. (2007). Elements of Buddhist philosophy in cognitive psychotherapy. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 67-79.
  • Dowd, E.T. (2006). What changes in cognitive therapy? The role of tacit knowledge structures. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 6, 21-29.
  • Dowd, E.T. & Nielsen, S.L. (2006). The psychologies in religion: Working with the religious client. New York: Springer.
Job Title

Professor Emeritus

Job Department

Department of Psychology



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