Education, Training, Experience:

Dr. Overman received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts in 2003 and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1986. He competed his internship at Bethesda Hospital and Community Mental Health Center in Denver, Colorado. He has been in the mental health field for over 30 years. He is a senior training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society o Jungian Analysts and is on the graduate faculty of the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Capella University. He is director of the C. G. Jung Center of Costa Rica (Centro C. G. Jung de Costa Rica) and is a past president of the Board of the Center of for Jungian Studies of South Florida.

 

Dr Overman has always been drawn to helping people. Following an early period of introspection and visionary experience, Dr. Overman became interested in the psychology of religious and spiritual experience. This led him to the study of Buddhist/Dzogchen psychology and the psychology of C. G. Jung. He has received the Dzogchen the pointing our instructions from Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, as well as teachings from Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche.

 

In his training and career, Dr. Overman has worked in many different settings, including hospitals, community mental health centers and private practice and has experience with a wide range of people with differing issues and cultural backgrounds. If he cannot help you, he can help you find the right professional to assist you with your needs.

For a full history of Dr. Overman's training and experience please see his CV below.

CURRICULUM VITAE

RICK L. OVERMAN, PSY. D.

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST • JUNGIAN PSYCHOANALYST

EDUCATION

Diploma in Analytical Psychology, Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, 2003.
- Thesis: Who Feels it Knows It : Bob Marley, A Modern Self Symbol.

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois, 1986.
- Dissertation: Paradox or Polarity? A Jungian Perspective on Reframing and Symptom Prescription.

Master of Arts in Religious Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1980.
- Thesis: The Story of the Wisdom Dakini Sukhasiddhi

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Religious Studies, Indiana University, 1974.

CLINICAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE 

Private Practice

South Florida/Costa Rica: 6/91 to present.

Denver, Colorado, 9/84 to 5/91.

Specialize in Jungian psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, spiritual and creative issues. Provide supervision and training for mental health professionals. Provide in-patient and out- patient psychotherapy, psychological evaluations and consultations for individuals, couples, families, adults, and adolescents. Treat a full range of difficulties including depression, anxiety disorders and agoraphobia, family, marital and relationship problems, addictions, co-dependency, eating disorders, gay and lesbian issues.

 

Psychologist

CPC Fort Lauderdale Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: 3/92 to 11/92.

Provided group psychotherapy for in-patients and partial hospital patients with a full range of problems from addiction to major mental illness. Coordinated treatment for patients in the Open Adult Unit. Program development for Open Adult and Rapid Stabilization Units.

 

Psychologist

Student Counseling Center, Florida International University, Miami, Florida: 10/91 to 3/92.

Provided psychotherapy, evaluations and stress management for students. Supervision of psychology practicum students.

 

Psychologist

Colorado Biodyne, Colorado Springs, Colorado: 10/89 to 6/91.

Provided in-patient and outpatient short-term problem focused psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children. Crisis intervention and emergency services.

 

Psychologist

Adams Mental Health Center, Brighton, Colorado: 3/88 to 9/89.

Psychological testing and evaluation of adults and adolescents. Forensic evaluations for Adams County Probation Department.

 

Psychologist

Denver Center for Mental Health, Denver, Colorado: 1/85 to 10/87.

Outpatient adult, adolescent, individual, group, family and marital therapy, crisis intervention and case management. Psychological testing and evaluation. Served a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, varied socio-economic- population having a full range of mental health problems, including the chronically mentally ill and "difficult to treat" clients. Initiated and developed psychology practicum program. Selected, supervised, and evaluated doctoral level practicum students. Initiated psychological testing and evaluation program.

 

Intern

Bethesda Hospital/Community Health Center, Denver, Colorado: 9/83 to 8/84.

Inpatient, outpatient, adult, adolescent, individual, group, family and marital therapy. Psychological testing and evaluation. In-patient coordinator of Adult/Child Team.

 

Psychometrist

Associates in Adolescent Psychiatry, Chicago, Illinois: 10/82 to 7/83.

Psychological testing and evaluation of inpatient adolescents

 

Psychology Trainee

Chicago, Illinois: 9/81 to 6/83.

Illinois Institute of Professional Psychology, Lakewood Community Mental Health Center, Barclay Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital.

Inpatient, outpatient, adult, adolescent, individual, group, family and marital therapy with diverse urban population. Crisis intervention. Psychological testing and assessment.

 

Crisis Clinician

Institute of Psychiatry, Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago, Illinois: 1/82 to 6/82.

Crisis intervention, diagnostic assessment and triage of emergency room patients.

 

Mental Health Worker

Chicago, Illinois: 6/77 to 6/83.

Barclay Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Stone Institute of Psychiatry, Evanston Hospital, Department of Psychiatry. 

Inpatient individual and group counseling with adults and adolescents. Milieu evaluation and intervention. Activities therapy.

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

Florida Psychology License #PY4503

Colorado License #1283

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Florida Association of Jungian Analysts

Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

International Association of Jungian Analysts

 

TEACHING/ADMINISTRATIVE/ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCE

Director

C. G. Jung Center of Costa Rica (Centro  C. G. Jung de Costa Rica): 1/21 to present

 

Faculty

Capella University, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Masters Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology: 4/11 to present

 

Teaching and assessment in graduate level psychology/counseling program, including utilization of on online teaching techniques and technologies, residential colloquia, comprehensive examinations, doctoral dissertation committees.

 

Training Coordinator

Florida Association of Jungian Analysts/Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts: 6/11 to 6/12

 

Administer and provide vision and direction for a postgraduate training seminar for mental health professionals seeking advanced training and supervision leading to certification in analytical (Jungian) psychology. 

 

President

Florida Association of Jungian Analysts: 9/04 to 6/11

Provide vision, direction and administration for a postgraduate training seminar for mental health professionals seeking advanced training and supervision leading to certification in analytical (Jungian) psychology.

 

Senior Training Analyst

Florida Association of Jungian Analysts and Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts: 4/08 to present

Train, supervise and examine Jungian Analytical candidates and other mental health professionals.

 

Training Analyst

Florida Association of Jungian Analysts: 9/04 to 4/08

Train and supervise Jungian Analytical candidates and other health professionals.

 

Advisor to

Board of Directors: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida: 8/05 to 6/14.

Develop, administer, organize and teach programs about Jungian psychology.

 

Member

Board of Directors: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida: 9/92 to 8/05.

Develop, administer, organize and teach programs about Jungian psychology.

 

President

Board of Directors: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida: 6/94-6/98.

Provided vision and direction for a non-profit organization dedicated to professional training, community education and research in Jungian Psychology. Administered, oversaw and directed programs, committees and operations in conjunction with the Chair of the Board.

 

Adjunct Faculty

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL: 1/94 to 6/97.

Taught graduate level courses in personality theory, psychopathology, psychotherapy and counseling.

 

Director

Continuing Education Program: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida: 8/93 to 6/94.

Administered, developed and maintained quality of professional training programs providing Department of Professional Regulation approved continuing education credits to licensed mental health professionals.

 

Chair

Program Committee: C.G. Jung Institute, Denver, Colorado: 1/86 to 6/87.

Planned, implemented and taught lectures, workshops and classes in Jungian psychology.

 

Student Senator

Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois: 1980 to 1982.

Associate Instructor

Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University: 1974 to 1975.

Assisted teaching undergraduate comparative religion courses.

 

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES AND COURSES PRESENTED

Group Counseling Skills, Graduate School of Psychology, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University, 2013

Basic Counseling Skills, MS Psychology Colloquium, Graduate School of Psychology, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University, 2013

Counseling Skills and Procedures, Graduate School of Psychology, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University, 2013

Counseling Theories, Graduate School of Psychology, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University, 2012

Learning Theories in Psychology, Graduate School of Psychology, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University, 2012

Ethics and Diversity, MS Psychology Colloquium, Graduate School of Psychology, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University, 2011

Ethics and Diversity, MS Psychology Colloquium, Graduate School of Psychology, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University, 2011

Ethics and Diversity, MS Psychology Colloquium, Graduate School of Psychology, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University, 2011

Ethics and Diversity, MS Psychology Colloquium, Graduate School of Psychology, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Capella University, 2011

Jung’s Journey to the East: seminar: The Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, 09/11

Alfred Hitchcock’s Dark Fairy Tale: Notorious: An Exploration of Anima and Animus: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida film commentary, 04/11

Anima and Animus: 4 part seminar: The Florida Association of Jungian Analysts, 2008-09

Forbidden Planet: The Negative Senex and the Captive Puella: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida film commentary, 2008

Jung and Eastern Religion: 2 part seminar: The Florida Association of Jungian Analysts, 2006-07

Ego and Archetype” Fundamental Works in Jungian Psychology: 5-part seminar. The Florida Association of Jungian Analysts, 2007-08

The Dream in Clinical Practice: 4 part seminar: The Florida Association of Jungian Analysts, 2007

Jung and Religion: 8 part seminar: The Florida Association of Jungian Analysts, 2006-07

The History and Development of Jungian Psychology: The Florida Association of Jungian Analysts, 2005-06

Finding Neverland: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida film commentary, 2005

Trauma and Vision: Terrorism as the Nightmare Shadow: The First Annual Young Clinician Award Lecture: Broward Psychological Association and Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Psychological Studies, 2003

Eyes Wide Shut: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida film commentary, 2002

The Evolution of Jungian Psychology: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida, 2001

Introduction to Jungian Psychology: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida, 2001

The Myth and Meaning of Madness: Depression and Psychosis as Psyche’s Attempts at Self Healing: Boulder Mental Health Center, 1999

 Sex, Love and Romance: Relationship as Spiritual Path: St. Thomas University Institute for Pastoral Ministries, 1999

Contemporary Perspectives on Analytical Psychology: Sunrise Regional Medical Center, 1998

Jung and Theosophy: Psychology Meets Metaphysics: The Theosophical Society of South Florida, 1998

Unlocking the Door of Dreams: The Center for Jungian Studies, 1997

The Numinous Experience: Archetypal Feeling Value in Dreams, Spirituality and Psychotherapy: The C.G. Jung Society of Northeast Florida, 1997

Dreaming and Dying: Hospice of Fort Lauderdale, 1997

The Healing Power of Mind: Center for the Healing Arts/Imperial Point Hospital. 1996

Jung, Dreams and Personal Transformation: Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis, 1996

Counseling Theories and Techniques: Florida Atlantic University, Department of Counselor Education, Masters Program, 1994-97

Psychopathology: Florida Atlantic University, Department of Counselor Education, Masters Program, 1997

Introduction to the Psychology of C.G. Jung: 7 week course, 1996

On the Track of the Numinous: Religion and Spirituality in the Psychology of C. G. Jung: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida, 1994

An Introduction to Jungian Psychology: New York Institute of Technology, 1993

Death, Suicide and Individuation: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida, 1993

Creativity and Healing: Broward County Depressive and Manic Depressive Association, 1992

Aspects of Group Psychotherapy: CPC Fort Lauderdale Hospital, 1992.

The Simple Complex Theory: Practical Steps to Beginning Jungian Work: Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida, 1992

Memories, Dreams, and Reflections: An Introduction to the Psychology of C.G. Jung: C.G. Jung Institute of Denver, 1986

Ethology, Archetypes and Adolescents: Barclay Hospital, Chicago, 1982

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

 

The Stephen Shank Recognition for significant contribution to learning and success, Capella University 04/13

 

Featured in “Why do we still hold on when love is all wrong?” Tanarive Due, The Miami Herald, 10/14/ 97

 

Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service and dedication to the field of ethical hypnosis, Society for Ethical Hypnosis, 12/96

 

Featured in “A visit to no man’s land,” Leonard Pitts, Jr. The Miami Herald, 11/21/96

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