Wayne Bowers, PhD


Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Office: 2916 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-353-6301



BA, Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
PhD, Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Post Doctorate, Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Licensure and Certifications

Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
Health Care Service Provider in Psychology, National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Research Summary

I am interested in understanding and treating eating disorders. Also, in the use of Cognitive Therapy with a wide variety of individuals. I have knowledge and experience in training and supervision in Cognitive Therapy.

Selected Publications

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Bowers W, Ansher L.  The effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy on changing eating disorder symptoms and psychopathology of 32 anorexia nervosa patients at hospital discharge and one year follow-up.  Ann Clin Psychiatry.  2008. 20(2):79-86.

Bowers W, Andersen A.  Cognitive therapy with eating disorders: the role of medications in treatment.  J Cogn Therapy.  2007. 21:16-27.

Bowers W.  Cognitive models of eating disorders.  J Cogn Psychother.  2001. 15(4):331-340.

Watson T, Bowers W, Andersen A.  Involuntary treatment of eating disorders.  Am J Psychiatry.  2000 November. 157(11):1806-10.

Bowers W, Ansher L.  Cognitions in anorexia nervosa: Changes at discharge from a cognitive therapy milieu inpatient treatment program.  J Cogn Psychother.  2000. 14:393-401.

Temple S, Bowers W.  Supervising cognitive therapies from diverse fields.  J Cogn Psychother.  1998. 12:139-152.

Bowers W, Evans K, Andersen A.  Inpatient treatment of eating disorders: A cognitive therapy milieu.  Cogn Behav Pract.  1997. 4:291-323.

Bowers W, Andersen A.  Inpatient treatment of anorexia nervosa: review and recommendations.  Harv Rev Psychiatry.  1994. 2(4):193-203.

Bowers W.  Treatment of depressed in-patients. Cognitive therapy plus medication, relaxation plus medication, and medication alone.  Br J Psychiatry.  1990 January. 156:73-8.

Yates W, Sieleni B, Bowers W.  Clinical correlates of personality disorder in bulimia nervosa.  Int J Eat Disord.  1989. 8:473-477.

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