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Meet the Doctor
 
 

 
Rosemary Bowes, Psychologist

Dr. Bowes specializes in cognitive behavioral therapies to help high-achieving professional people and dual-career couples--in all dimensions of couplehood (see sidebar)--find practical solutions to stress-based mental health challenges.

Dr. Bowes serves on the medical staff of The George Washington University Hospital, the clinical faculty of the university's Medical School (team teaching the Practice of Medicine to medical students), the hospital's Ethics Committee and The Organ Donation Review Committee. She also served on the clinical faculty of the Georgetown University School of Medicine (teaching in the Family Practice Residency program). She was the only psychologist on the active medical staff of the Columbia Hospital for Women before its closure. She has provided consultation to the Physician Rehabilitation Program of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland. She also serves, when called, on the Health Advisory Council of "National Woman's Health Report" published by the National Women's Health Resource Center.

Dr. Bowes developed her emphasis on focused, practical therapy in the 20 years she directed the Mental Health Program of the U.S. Department of Labor's Job Corps. (Job Corps provides skills training to 60,000 young adults annually at more than 100 residential centers nationwide. While in residence, trainees receive medical, dental and mental health support.)

Dr. Bowes' memberships include the American Psychological Association and the Maryland Psychological Association; the North American Society for Psychosocial OB/GYN, a part of the North American Menopause Society; and she is associated with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms. She has other affiliations relating to weight stabilization, bariatric surgery and aesthetic procedures. She was admitted to membership in the Cosmos Club for "Distinction in Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences."

She taught at the University of Maryland's Department of Psychology and in The George Washington University's Women's Studies Program. Her views have appeared in "The Journal of Women's Health & Gender Based Medicine," "USA Today" and "The Ladies Home Journal." She was a member of and mentor for the then Women of Washington. She is a former member of the Grandparents Committee of the National Child Research Center and has been active with three schools affiliated with Washington National Cathedral: Beauvoir, St. Albans and the Cathedral College.

Dr. Bowes is interested in politics and political affairs and is active in the Foreign Policy Discussion Group. She also reads widely and is a member of a book club that has been convened for 25 years.

Dr. Bowes was reared in a U.S. Navy family--moving often. She is married and has three step-children and two step-grandchildren. She has lived in Puerto Rico, Italy and Germany. She has traveled widely in the United States and in both Eastern and Western Europe; the United Kingdom; North, East and West Africa; the East--Egypt and East of the Suez: India, Nepal and China; and the Levant; Central and South America; Australia and New Zealand. She has studied the cultures of these regions and countries.

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Dimensions of Couplehood
 
Wanting to meet someone...

Shy when meeting people...

Just dating, but not seriously...

Would become engaged with better communication...

Engaged, but there are extended family issues...

The stresses of a first year together...

Infertility...

Becoming pregnant, or not...

Having a child, or loss...

The difficult child...

Serious or chronic illness...

Strained intimacy...

Separation or divorce...

The empty nest...

Stresses of retirement...

Widowhood and widowerhood...