About Joe

joe-dowling-204x300In June of 2015, Joe was named the peak performance/mental strength training coach for the University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team. After a successful first season with the basketball program, Joe was offered and accepted the same position with four more Penn programs.  These include women’s basketball, women’s lacrosse, baseball, and softball.

Joe has worked extensively with athletes on the high school, collegiate, and professional levels for 20 years.  He is a specialist in sport and performance psychology who guides clients via specialized zone exercises to create and maintain peak performance.  He emphasizes the unique strengths of each individual while magnifying their personal history of success and their future memories of success.

Joe facilitates sport psychology and team building workshops for teams in the Philadelphia area as well as throughout the country.  He has designed and implemented programs for student-athletes at Cornell University, Boston College, LaSalle College High School, and The Agnes Irwin School, to name a few of his clients.

Joe is a licensed professional counselor who conducts his private psychology practice in Philadelphia, PA.  Working with individuals, couples, and families, Joe can be best characterized as a peak performance, strength based, future focused practitioner who facilitates therapy as an experiential process.  He specializes in solution-focused/strategic therapy while having an expertise in clinical and medical hypnotherapy.

Joe practices a state of the art approach to the treatment of anxiety.  Clients are taught via mindfulness, hypnotic zone experience, and strategic task assignments.  Joe also specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, pain management, and habit control for weight management and smoking cessation.

Joe has worked as a corporate consultant, facilitating peak performance seminars for professionals in the pharmaceutical, advertising, and human services industries. He has been an invited speaker to numerous national and international conferences.  He has also published articles in national and international professional journals (see below).

He worked as a clinician and the director of training for The Milton H. Erickson Institute of Philadelphia from  2000-2009.  He currently sees clients out of his home office in Philadelphia where he lives with his wife, Lisa.

 

Education

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, Villanova, PA
Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, 1992

ALBRIGHT COLLEGE, Reading, PA
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 1987

 

Licensure & Certification
Awarded Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC), The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, March, 2002

National Certification as a Counselor (NCC), The National Board of Certified Counselors, April, 1996

 

Professional Publications

An Ericksonian Template for Smoking Cessation
The Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis,
Volume 30 Number 2.

Book Review, The Handbook of Ericksonian Psychotherapy
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Volume 45,  #2
Co-authored with John H. Edgette, Psy.D.

TOWARD A NEW SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Newsletter, Vol. 43, #3
Co-authored with John H. Edgette, Psy.D.

 

Invited Faculty/Guest Speaker

2016:  The National Association of Basketball Coaches Convention, The Final Four, Houston, TX
Course Title: ZONEfulness:  The Ultimate Guide for Student Athletes

2016: The Brief Therapy Conference, San Diego, CA.
Course Title: ZONEfulness: An Ericksonian Approach to Peak Performance in the Game of Life

2015:  The Twelfth Erickson Congress, Phoenix, AZ
Course Title:  ZONEfulness:  An Ericksonian Approach to Peak Performance in the Game of Life.

2014 The Brief Therapy Conference, Anaheim, CA
Course Title:  How To Become Smart Enough to Know When To Stop Thinking

2012 The Brief Therapy Conference, San Francisco, CA
Course Title:  How To Become Smart Enough to Know When To Stop Thinking

2011 The Eleventh International Ericksonian Congress, Pheonix, AZ
Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Course Title:  How To Become Smart Enough to Know When To Stop Thinking

2010 Brief Therapy Conference, Orlando, FL
Course Title:  How to Become Smart Enough to Know When To Stop Thinking

2008 Brief Therapy Conference, San Diego, CA
Course Title:  The Handbook of Habit Control – An Ericksonian Template

2007 The Tenth International Ericksonian Congress, Pheonix, AZ
Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Course Title:  How To Become Smart Enough to Know When To Stop Thinking

2006 The Sixth Brief Therapy Conference, Anaheim, CA
Course Title:  How Do You Dismantle An Atomic What If?

2004 The Ninth International Ericksonian Congress
Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, Phoenix, AZ
Course Title:  Zone In: Ericksonian Sport Hypnosis

2001 PA Psychological Association (PPA) Bi-Annual Continuing
Education Conference, Exton, PA
Course Title:  Brief Solution-Focused Therapy