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Dow, Michael, PhD

Dow, Michael, PhD

In addition to his work in the Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling,  Dr. Michael Dow is a Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. He also has a graduate minor in research design and statistics. Dr. Dow is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and was previously Associate Editor of Behavior Therapy. 

Dr. Dow is interested in applied clinical research including outcome evaluation. He is also interested in social service programs designed to help low income people become self-sufficient, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI). He was the Principal Investigator of the Florida mental health and substance abuse state outcomes project and is involved in several projects with Hillsborough County Dept. of Health and Social Services. Other current work includes developing procedures for risk-adjusting outcomes data and a follow-up study on evaluating procedures for SSI determination. Dr. Dow is a Florida licensed psychologist.

Recent Publications

Clark, C., Young, M. S., & Dow, M. G. (2013). Can strengthening parenting couples’ relationships reduce at-risk parenting attitudes? The Family Journal, 21(3), 306-312. 

Dow, M. G.(2013). The roots of the recovery movement in psychiatry: Lessons learned. Journal of Human Development, Disability, and Social Change, 20(2), 123-124. 

Bahr, R. H., Silliman, E. R., Berninger, V. W., & Dow, M. (2012). Linguistic pattern analysis of misspellings of typically developing writers in grades 1-9. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 55(6), 1587-1599.  doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2012/10-0335)