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BIO AND PRESS

PRESS RELEASE


 
     Pamela Lowell, MSW, LICSW has spent her entire career as a psychotherapist tending to the people whom she thought most needed healing: the traumatized, the depressed, the grief-stricken and adolescents in placements or foster care. She has also written several books in different genres, two young adult novels, a parenting book and in 2017, she even co-edited a humorous cookbook! A few years ago, however, she decided to spend less time in her role as clinical supervisor for a minority-owned not-for-profit, and to begin the journey towards "semi-retirement."
Turning to her passions for birding, art, and the environment, she started to envision how to combine all three and help contribute to what needs healing most of all: our Mother Earth. She decided to begin painting large watercolors of Ospreys, their nests, and platforms, and donate them to local nature organizations to use as fundraisers. Last summer, she jumped at the chance to accompany Mass Audubon in their weekly Osprey nest monitoring project on the Westport River. She initially thought she'd get some photos of cute Osprey chicks to use in her paintings—but she got way more out of the adventure than she ever could have imagined!
Lowell is an astute observer of both human behavior and the natural world. In her latest book, My Summer with Ospreys, she weaves together observations and personal experiences into a humorous and exciting narrative as a passenger on the Lucky Me along with the scientists of Mass Audubon, and a cast of dedicated volunteers. With original watercolor illustrations throughout, her journey towards hope, community and healing our planet is one that can inspire us all to be better stewards of our ever-changing world.
 

CONTACT 

email Palwrites@aol.com

Instagram: @palwrites

Facebook: PamelaLischkoLowell

RESUME

PAMELA LOWELL, MSW, LICSW
Email: palwrites@aol.com
Insta @palwrites
Facebook: PamelaLischkoLowell
Web site: www.pamelalowell.com
 
 
ARTIST STATEMENT
Artist donating large watercolors of Osprey to environmental non-profits.   
Raising awareness of our fragile ecosystems.

 
EDUCATION Masters of Social Work 1984, Rutgers University. 
 Bachelor of Arts, 1980, Rutgers University. 
 Art and Education, University D'Urbino, Italy.
 
EMPLOYMENT Psychotherapist Private Practice, September 2001-present
Therapist treating women and their families. Depression, anxiety, self-care, evidence-based trauma treatment.

 

CONSULTANT: Clinical director and trauma training for Minority-Owned not-for profits
 
EXHIBITS
Westport River Watershed Alliance 2023 (highest bid in show)
Spring Bull Gallery Newport 2023 (juried exhibit)
Rhode Island Watercolor Society 2023 (National juried exhibit)
Cape Cod Museum of Art 2023 (International juried exhibit)
Westport Public Library (Spring 2024 ½ space solo exhibit)
Bridgewater Public Library (July 2024 solo exhibit)
 
ART DONATIONS/FUNDRAISERS

TRWA Taunton River Watershed
WRWA Westport River Watershed
DNRT    Dartmouth Natural Reserve Trust
Lloyd Center for the Environment
Friends of Kalangarai  (Widows in India)
South Coast Osprey Project

 
BOOKS         

My Summer with Ospreys: a therapist's journey towards hope, community and healing the planet (Stillwater River Press, Spring, 2024)

Returnable Girl. (Marshall Cavendish. New York. 2006.) Awards: ALA Popular Paperback 2010, Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Top Shelf Middle School 2006. American Library AssociationQuick Picks for Reluctant Readers 2006. NYPL Books for the Teen Age. International Reading Association 2008 Young Adult Choices.

Spotting for Nellie (Marshall Cavendish, May 2010). Traumatic brain injury ensues after a champion gymnast is injured in a car driven by her sister. Awards: Society of School Librarians book of the year.


CONFERENCES/ PRESENTATIONS
Scheduled for 2024

DNRT Spring 2024

Barrington Land Trust 2024

RI Audubon Society 2024
Westport Public Library (Spring 2024)
Chappaquiddick Center (July 2024
Mass Audubon (Spring 2024)


Presenter on Adolescent issues and Trauma
Resilient Child Series    RI  2007 (keynote 100 attendees)
National Foster Parent'sDC 2007
Connecticut Foster Parents   CT 2007 (keynote 150 attendees)
Let's Talk Adoption        NJ 2007
RIC Continuing Ed Adoption      RI  2008
ACONE Conference       MA 2008/2010
Caritas Annual Fundraiser   RI  2008  (keynote 100 attendees)
LaSalle AcademyRI 2010 (Visiting Author Grant)
Parenting Matters RI 2010 annually (Teens and Parenting)
Lincoln School Dept         RI 2010 (Teen Brains)
Adopted Teens Conference   RI 2010
Think Tank Adoption       OH, 2011
Pathways to Permanency   MI, 2012
Exploitation and Trafficking RI, 2015
RIC Family Formation      RI,2015
 
FACULTY      Adoption and Foster Care Certificate Program: Core Instructor.

Family Formation Stages. 2015-present. Rhode Island College.
 
BOARDS  Taunton River Watershed Alliance
Turning the Corner Treatment Facility
 
 
AWARDS     Recognized Community Partner Award (Adoption Rhode Island 2008)      

 International Reading Association
 
MEMBERSHIPS
South Coast Artists
Dartmouth Cultural Center, Inc.
Licensed RI/MA Social Worker LICSW
Author's Guild