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Kathleen Eldridge, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Psychology
Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Phone: (310) 568-8559
E-mail: kathleen.eldridge@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety/mood disorders
  • Relationship distress/discord
  • Marital/couples therapy
  • Premarital counseling
  • Relationship communication

Kathleen Eldridge is a practitioner-scholar interested in psychotherapy research, couples/marital and family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. She teaches courses in marital and family therapy, research methods and statistics, and theories and techniques of psychotherapy. She also has taught courses and supervised clinical psychology doctoral students at UCLA. Eldridge serves as the Pepperdine University faculty cosponsor of the Southern California Student Chapter of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, West Region.

Eldridge collaborates with investigators at UCLA on a clinical trial of marital therapy. She also conducts psychotherapy research at Pepperdine within the University clinics as Co-Principal Investigator of the Pepperdine Applied Research Center. She publishes research on couples/marital therapy and relationship communication, in outlets that include Psychology Today and the Journal of Marriage and the Family, and presents the results of this research at national and international conferences, such as the Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Eldridge currently has a private practice and has worked in clinical settings with diverse populations comprised of children, adolescents, college students, adults, couples and families.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
Veronica Orozco
Public Relations Manager
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Direct: (310) 568-5773
E-mail: veronica.orozco@pepperdine.edu


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Dennis W. Lowe, Ph.D.,  
Professor of Psychology and M. Norvel and Helen Young Endowed Chair in Family Life
Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Phone: (310) 506-4609
E-mail: dennis.lowe@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Mental Illness, mental health, and family life
  • Reducing the stigma of mental illness
  • Qualities associated with long-term, successful marriages
  • Patterns associated with relationship failure
  • Marriage preparation and marriage education
  • Depression and marriage

Dennis Lowe is a licensed psychologist and a marriage and family therapist. He teaches in the areas of psychopathology and marriage and family therapy. His specialties include couple relationships as well as the intersection between mental illness and family life.

Lowe was the founding director of Pepperdine's Center for the Family and currently holds the M. Norvel and Helen Young Chair in Family Life at Pepperdine. Lowe has been quoted as an expert in several publications including Business Week, Reader's Digest, USA Weekend, Los Angeles Times, Ladies Home Journal, Women's Day, Redbook, and Parenting. He is also the recipient of the Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award at Pepperdine.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
Veronica Orozco
Public Relations Manager
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Direct: (310) 568-5773
E-mail: veronica.orozco@pepperdine.edu


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Emily Scott-Lowe, Ph.D. 
Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Social Work
Seaver College

Phone: (310) 506-7483
E-mail: emily.scott-lowe@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Marriage

Emily Scott-Lowe and her husband, Dennis Lowe, are nationally known marriage experts who have been featured in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Redbook, Ladies' Home Journal, and Business Week. Together, the Lowes have conducted family and marriage seminars and counseled numerous couples and families throughout the United States and internationally.

Scott-Lowe is a licensed clinical social worker with twenty years of clinical experience. She received her master's degree in social work from the University of Tennessee and her doctorate in child development from Florida State University.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138
E-mail: pr@pepperdine.edu
 

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