• James Ungvarsky, PsyD, MPA, LMFT

    Associate Professor
    Program Coordinator for post-graduate certificate in Counseling Military Families
    Clinical & Internship Coordinator
    Clinical/Counseling Program Coordinator, Colorado Springs Campus

    Graduate Counseling Programs

    Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

    719.264.7032
    jungvars@regis.edu

Professional Bio

Education

  • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), specialization in Organizational Leadership, Colorado School of Professional Psychology/University of the Rockies, CO
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, Chapman University, CA
  • Certificate in Financial Planning, College for Financial Planning, CO
  • Master of Public Administration, San Jose State University, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cleveland State University, OH

Practice Credentials 

  • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clincal member, Approved Supervisor Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), State of Colorado, 1998-present

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA), 2005-present
  • National Latino/a Psychological Association, 2008-present
  • American Counseling Association (ACA), Professional Member, 2010-present
  • International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), 2011-present
  • California Community Colleges, Instructor Credential (#246804) – Psychology; Public Services & Administration

Recent Academic Experience

  • Regis University, Associate Professor, Graduate Counseling, Program Coordinator for post-graduate certificate in Counseling Military Families, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010-present
  • Saybrook University, College of Mind Body Medicine, Adjunct Faculty, San Francisco, CA, 2011-present
  • Regis University, Affiliate Faculty, Graduate Counseling, Colorado Springs, CO, 2009-2010

Recent Clinical & Professional Experience

  • Confidential Health Consultants, Marriage & Family Therapist, Colorado Springs, CO, 2011-present
  • Springs Counseling Center, Marriage & Family Therapist, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010

Research & Scholarship

Recent Publications and Presentations

Ungvarsky, J. (May, 2012). Dare to Know! - In search of truth, wisdom, goodness, and meaning in life. Presentation at the 2nd International Existential Psychology Conference, Shanghai, China.

Ungvarsky, J., Conaty, M., & Bellflower, S. (2012). Back on Track: Recovery for veterans with mental health, cognitive and substance use issues in the criminal justice system. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas12/Article_20.pd.

Ungvarsky, J., Conaty, M., & Bellflower, S. (March, 2012). Back on Track: Recovery for veterans with mental health, cognitive and substance use issues in the criminal justice system. Presentation at the National Conference of the American Counseling Association, San Francisco, CA.

Ungvarsky, J., Conaty, M., & Bellflower, S. (March, 2012). Back on Track: Recovery for veterans with mental health issues in the criminal justice system. Presentation at the Colorado Counseling Association, Denver, CO.

Conaty, M., Bellflower, S.  & Ungvarsky, J. (March 2012).Three R’s of counseling military and their families: Recognition, Resilience, and Re-Integration. Poster presentation at the Colorado Counseling Association, Denver, CO.

Ungvarsky, J. (January, 2012). Amped: The War after fighting is over. 38th Annual Winter Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Mental Health, and Behavioral Health, Colorado Springs, CO.

Dias, J., Chan, A., Ungvarsky, J., Oraker, J., & Cleare-Hoffman, H. P. (2011).  Reflections on marriage and family therapy emergent from international dialogues in China. The Humanistic Psychologist, 39, 268-275.

Numbers, M., Osterlund, L., & Ungvarsky, J. (2011). Military spouses: The overlooked, underpaid, and stressed-out casualties of war. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas11/Article_15.pdf

Ungvarsky, J. (April, 2011). Virtue Ethics Revisited. American Psychological Association Humanistic Conference, Chicago, IL.

Yang, M., Wang, X., Hoffman, L., Ungvarsky, J., Bargdill, R., Claypool, T., Moats, M., Mendolowitz, E., & Oraker, J. (April, 2011). Existential Psychology Lessons from Indigenous Chinese Existential Psychology and East-West Dialogues. American Psychological Association Humanistic Conference, Chicago, IL.

Claypool, T., Hoffman, L., Calvert, C., Fehl, S., Galaska, D., Ungvarsky, J., Calhoon, K., Oraker, J., Olson, E., Kaklauskas, F., Altayli, B., McGuire, K., & Bower, M. (April, 2011).  Teaching through Being and Other Relational Factors in Mentoring & Training: Unwritten History – The Contributions of Emory G. Cowan, Jr. & Susan Cooper to Existential & Humanistic Psychology. American Psychological Association Humanistic Conference, Chicago, IL.

Reynolds, J., Osterlund, L., Ungvarsky, J, & Alvarez, R. (March, 2011).  Military Families and Wartime Stress: Implications for Counseling. Presentation at the National Conference of the American Counseling Association. New Orleans, LA.

Numbers, M., Osterlund, L, & Ungvarsky, J. (March, 2011). Military Spouses Supporting Spouses. National Conference of the American Counseling Association. New Orleans, LA.

Numbers, M., Osterlund, L, & Ungvarsky, J. (February, 2011). Spouses Supporting Spouses: A Military Family Support Program. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Winter Symposium on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders, Colorado Springs, CO.

Ungvarsky, J. (April, 2010). Supervision in Integrative Existential Therapy. 1st International Existential Psychology Conference. Nanjing, China.

Ungvarsky, J. (April, 2010). Self Deception. 1st International existential psychology conference. Nanjing, China.

Ungvarsky, J., & Oraker, J. (March, 2010). Lecture Series: Counselors’ Emotional Competence. Hong Kong Baptist University.

Cited in http://www.epchina.org/yjdt/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=161

Ungvarsky, J., Cleare-Hoffman, H., & Hoffman, L. (March, 2010). Lecture Series: An Existential Approach to the Satir Model and Family Therapy. Hong Kong Baptist University.

Hoffman, L. & Ungvarsky, J. (March, 2010). Lecture Series: Existential Psychology and Substance Abuse. Hong Kong Baptist University.

Hoffman, L., Yang, M., Ungvarsky, J., & Cleare-Hoffman, H. (March, 2010). Lecture Series: Existential-Integrative Psychology and the Common Factors of Therapy. Hong Kong Baptist University.

Ungvarsky, J. (March, 2010). Self-deception in therapy. Hong Kong Institute of Christian Counseling, Hong Kong.

Ungvarsky, J. (March, 2010). Humanistic approaches to marriage and family therapy. Hong Kong Institute of Christian Counseling, Hong Kong.

Ungvarsky, J. (January, 2010). Self-deception in therapy. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Winter Symposium on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders, Colorado Springs, CO.

Ungvarsky, J. (October, 2009). The psychology of self-deception: The day I made a holy man swear. 3rd Annual APA Division 32 Humanistic Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

McGuire, K., Chan, A., Claypool, T., Dias, J., Deloia, C., Moats, M., Ren, J., Saxon, E., Ungvarsky, J., Wang, X., Yang, M., & Hoffman, L. (October, 2009). Existential psychology in China: Challenges and possibilities. Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual APA Division 32 Humanistic Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

Ungvarsky, J. (September, 2009). Deception and self-deception in therapy. Paper presented at Albuquerque, NM.

Ungvarsky, J. (April, 2009). Psychology of self-deception. Paper presented at James Cook University, Singapore.

Cited  in : http://existentialpsychology.typepad.com/my_weblog/east-west/

Ungvarsky, J. (April, 2009). Psychology of deception with special emphasis on self-deception. Existential Psychology International Forum, Nanjing, China.

Ungvarsky, J. (March, 2009). Research in self-deception. Paper presented at Hong Kong City College and Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.

 

Awards & Recognition

  • Cambridge (Manchester) Who’s Who, 2012 Pro-Files Magazine feature
  • Cambridge (Manchester) Who’s Who, 2010 Counseling Academics, Top 100
  • Cambridge (Manchester) Who’s Who, 2009 Academia Professional of the Year
  • Cambridge (Manchester) Who’s Who, Lifetime Member, 2005
  • Premier Who’s Who, Colorado Professional of the Year, 2008-2009
  • Madison Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professional, 2008-2009

Recent Grants

  • Victims Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE), 4th Judicial District, CO, Mental Health Services for Victims of Crime, awarded 2010 ($64k), 2009 ($64k), 2008 ($64k), 2007 ($65k), 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
  • Colorado Trust, 5-year, Community Mental Health Grant awarded to consortium of providers in El Paso County providing Dual Diagnosis (SMI/Substance Abuse) integrated care, 2005-2010. $500,000.
  • JVA, Technical Assistance Grant to Switzer Community Counseling Center, 2005

 

Community Involvement & Service

Regis University

  • Academic Committee
  • Marriage & Family Committee
  • Cultural Issues Committee
  • Regis University Center for Student Academic Support Advisory Council
  • University Research and Scholarship Council

Professional Service

  • Colorado Marriage and Family Therapist Board of Examiners, Governor Appointment to Department of Regulatory Agencies, 2012
  • Leadership Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO
    • Board of Trustees, 2008-2011
    • Education Day Planner, Signature Program, 2008-2010
    • Quality of Life Indicators Report Vision Council Member, 2009
    • Dream City Vision 2020, Colorado Springs Planner, 2008-2009
    • Annual Event Planner, 2008, 2009
    • Signature Program Participant/Graduate, 2007-2008
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, National Conference Abstract Reviewer, 2007, 2010-2011
  • Western Strategies Center, Healthcare Infrastructure in Colorado Springs, Subject Matter Expert, 2008
  • Kiwanis, Colorado Springs Member, 2006-2007
  • Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Board of Directors, Colorado Springs, CO, 2004-2006
  • Pikes Peak Partnership, Board of Directors, Colorado Springs, CO, 2005-2007
  • International Winter Symposium of Addictive Disorders & Behavioral Health, Planning Committee Member, Colorado Springs, CO, 2000-2012
  • Mental Health Association (Mental Health America) of the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado Springs, CO
    • Board of Directors, 2002-2007
    • VP, 2004
    • President, 2005-2007
  • Justice Advisory Council, Member, El Paso County, CO, 2000-2003
  • Switzer Counseling Center, Board of Directors-Treasurer, Colorado Springs, CO, 1999-2000

 

Community Service

  • Holy Apostles Catholic Church, Marriage Ministry, Colorado Springs, CO, 1993-1994
  • The Ridge Homeowners’ Association, Board of Directors, Colorado Springs, CO, 1993-1995
  • Internal Revenue Service, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, 1990
  • American Red Cross
    • Disaster Action Team-Public Affairs, Mental Health Crisis Intervention, 1995-1998
    • Station Chairman, Lajes, Portugal, 1989-1991
    • CPR/First Aid/Basic Life Support Instructor, 1985-1999
    • Instructor Trainer, 1989-1999
  • Boy Scouts of America, Belleville, IL (Okaw Valley)
    • Adult leader for Co-ed Sea Explorers Unit, 1985-1988
    • Coordinated District-wide Career Awareness Program, 1986-1988, used in local high schools       
    • Trained adult leaders for Scouting programs, 1986-1988
  • USAF Aero Clubs, Board of Governors Resource Officer, Vice-President, Secretary, and Member-at-Large, Andrews AFB, MD; Scott AFB, IL, 1982-1988