Jenna Rowen, PhD
Director of OAPS, Clinical Assistant Professor
Office of Applied Psychological Services
1007 W Harrison Street
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Dr. Jenna Rowen received her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University. She then received her Master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology from The University of Virginia. During graduate school, Dr. Rowen sought out and received specialized training as a Certified Family Mediator through the Supreme Court of Virginia, to further pursue her research and clinical interests in working with high-conflict families. Dr. Rowen completed her doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, specializing in child and family therapy, and most recently, she received advanced training as a postdoctoral fellow at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, in couple, child, and family therapy.
Dr. Rowen has worked in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, community-based clinics, university centers, and specialized institutions, delivering empirically-based treatment to individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families. Since the beginning of her graduate work, Dr. Rowen has conducted research investigating ways in which high levels of family negativity and inter-parental conflict adversely impact the co-parenting relationship, parent-child relationships, and child psychological well-being. She has published several articles and book chapters and given numerous presentations in the areas of inter-parental conflict, effective co-parenting, and child custody. As the current Associate Director at the Office of Applied Psychological Services at UIC, she teaches the undergraduate intervention course and provides supervision to clinical psychology graduate students for therapy and cases at OAPS.