Dr. Cowdery serves as a board member for the AAMFT-CA division as their Associate Representative and she is also a leader for the Bay area Networking district.
Her professional focus is on death, dying, and bereavement, and especially narrative approaches to grief in her practice. She also studies older adults, motherhood, and couples and gender equality.
Publications Include the following:
Cowdery, R. S., Scarborough, N., Lewis, M., S., Knudson-Martin, C., & Mahoney, A. (2009). Gendered Power in Cultural Contexts: Part II. African American Couples. Family Process. Unknown.
Cowdery, R. S., Knudson-Martin, C., & Mahoney, A. (in press) (2008?). Motherhood: Innate talent or conscious collaboration. Couples, Gender, and Power: Creating Change in Intimate Relationships. New York, NY: Springer Publications.
Cowdery, R. S., Scarborough, N., Lewis, M., S., & Seshadri, G. (in press). (2008?). Pulling together: African American couples confront social inequalities. In C. Knudson-Martin & A. Mahoney (Eds.), Couples, Gender, and Power: Creating Change in Intimate Relationships. (Unknown). New York, NY: Springer Publications.
Cowdery, R. S (2006). Remembering and Loss. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. California Division News. (Volume 14(3), 6-7).
Cowdery, R. S., & Knudson-Martin, C. (2005). The construction of motherhood: Tasks, relational, connection and gender equality. Family Relations. (54, 335-345).
Cowdery, R. S (2005). A discourse analysis: Narrative practice and grief among elder women. Dissertation Abstracts International. Unknown. (Unknown). Unknown.