Jessica Dowell, BA

Clinic Assistant

Marlena Debreaux at our ocd clinic

Jessica Dowell, BA, is a key staff member at the Behavioral Wellness Counseling Clinic. She helps to maintain daily functioning at the clinic, ensuring things move smoothly, as well as discussing and scheduling the clinic treatment options with new clients. Jessica is a recent graduate of the University of Louisville, and will received a bachelors degree in Psychology and a bachelors degree in Political Science. She is now pursuing graduate studies in Counseling Psychology.

She is also a research assistant who has assisted in several scientific projects, including validation of measures studies. Her work aids in helping to ensure that the treatment methods offered remain the on the cutting edge of the field.

Research Presentations

Ellsworth, M., Tellawi, G., Dowell, J., Salmon, P., & Williams, M. (2015, March). The Role of Self-Compassion in Mental Health Outcomes of Sexual Minorities. Poster presented at Kentucky Psychological Association Spring Academic Conference, Midway College, Midway, KY.

Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M., Siev, J., Tellawi, G., Dowell, J., Schauldt, V., Slimowicz, J., Davis, D., & Wetterneck, C. (2017, July). Assessing sexual orientation-obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms: Development and validation of the sexual orientation worries and cognitions scale (SOWACS). Poster presented at the 24th International OCD Foundation Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.