Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of New Mexico, 1998
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology & Counselor Education, University of Colorado-Denver, 1992
  • B.A., Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 1988

Dr. Arman received his PhD in Counselor Education from The University of New Mexico in 1998. He has held faculty positions at The University of Colorado, Denver (1998-2002) and Heidelberg College, Ohio (2002-2005). Most recently, Dr. Arman has been on faculty in the Master of Arts in Counseling Program in the College of Professional Studies (2005-2013) and the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (2013-present) at Regis University. His areas of research interest include: designing group counseling interventions for children and adolescents, clinical training and supervision, ethical decision making in counseling, and “special topics” in counseling. Dr. Arman’s teaching interests include teaching and supervising in the Clinical Practice areas of the counseling program (MCPY 693/92 Practicum in Counseling and Clinical Supervision; MCPY 698ABC Internship in Counseling; MCPY 677 Counseling Pre-adolescents and Adolescents, and MCPY 625 Professional Orientation Ethics in Counseling.) Dr. Arman’s philosophy of teaching revolves around three main tenets:

  • Integrating the Ignatian Pedagocial Paradigm (IPP) and Jesuit principles into the content, context, and culture of his courses and classroom activities.
  • Maintaining a strong emphasis on Humanistic Psychological principles in teaching, clinical training, and supervision.
  • Integrating personal experience and relevant research into the students’ learning process through the provision of information (knowledge), integration of disparate information, application of new knowledge, and reflection on learning activities (Bloom, 1998 & 2007).

Lastly, Dr. Arman thoroughly enjoys the challenging yet collegial academic atmosphere at Regis University. Working toward the Greater Good and Being in Service to Others, two integral Jesuit principles, guide his work with students, his teaching, research, and service, and his life’s philosophy.

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Certifications & Expertise

Practice Licensure
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado (LPC) #2110

Expertise

  • Clinical Training & Supervision
  • Adolescent Psychotherapy

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES)
  • Colorado Counseling Association (CCA), Governing Council Member

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Group counseling interventions with children and adolescent
Practicum clinical supervision practices
Interprofessional Education
Ethical issues in counseling

Recent Publications

Buchanan, R., & Arman, J. (2015). Celiac disease: Depression, anxiety, social stigma, and implications
for counselors. VISTAS Online, Vol. 1. American Counseling Association: American
Counseling Outfitters.

Arman, J. (2014). Grief counseling group design for Hispanic children, VISTAS Online, Vol. 4. American Counseling Association: American Counseling Outfitters.

Hockersmith, B, & Arman, J. (2014). Counseling Roma Americans, VISTAS Online, Vol. 4, American Counseling Association: American Counseling Outfitters.

Cates, J., Huntington, J., Arman, J., Beres, S. (Spring, 2013).  Applying the Ignatian pedagogical paradigm in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy practica, Regis University Journal of Higher Education (JHE), Vol. 2, Iss. 1.

Recent Presentations (Refereed)

Arman, J. (Fall, 2014). How do we nurture and meet the developmental needs of counseling students in clinical training? Roundtable at Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Educa-tion and Supervision (RMACES) Conference, Jackson Hole, WY.

Arman, J. (Spring, 2014). Counseling Children and Adolescents in the Culture of Family, One hour breakout session at the Colorado Counseling Association (CCA) Annual Conference, Par-ker, CO.

Arman, J. (Fall, 2013). Educating the Psyche, Soma, and Soul of counseling students in clinical practicum: Using culture as a backdrop for the student learning experience. One-hour breakout session at the Wyoming Counseling Association (WCA) Annual Conference, Jackson, WY.Arman, J., Huntington, J, & Cates, J. (Spring, 2013). Applying the Ignatian Pedagogical Para-digm in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Regis University Celebration of Re-search, Scholarship and Creative Excellence, Regis University.

Arman, J. (Spring, 2013). Applying the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP) in Counselor Ed-ucation. Poster session at the Colorado Counseling Association (CCA) Annual Conference, Par-ker, CO.

Arman, J. (Fall, 2012). Ethics in counseling: What to do when you hit a rare bird in mid-flight: An ethical decision making model. One hour breakout session at the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES), Park City, Utah.

Arman, J. (Spring, 2012). Ethical case studies: When you hit a rare bird in mid-flight. One hour breakout session at the Colorado Counseling Association (CCA) Annual conference, Parker, CO.

Arman, J. (Spring, 2011). Group counseling with grieving children. One hour breakout session at the Colorado Counseling Association (CCA) Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Arman, J. (Fall, 2010). A group counseling model for working with grieving children. One-hour breakout session at Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES) in Jackson Hole, WY.

Select Invited Presentations

Arman, J. (Fall, 2012). MFT/MAC Affiliate day.  Scheduling and the Affiliate Process. Affiliate Orientation in the Graduate Counseling Program, CPS, Regis University.

Arman, J. & Fidel Rice, A. (Spring, 2011). Graduate Student Stress Management: A Holistic Approach. Regis University, Internship Fair presentation.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition
  • Distinguished Counselor Educator of the Year, Colorado Counseling Association (CCA) (Spring, 2014)

  • Ignatian Faculty Scholars Certification, College for Professional Studies, Regis University, (Summer, 2013)

  • Selected to attend Heartland Conference representing Regis University at Xavier University in Spring, 2010. (Unable to attend due to university funding deficit.)

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Community  
Governing Council, Colorado Counseling Association, (Spring 2011-present)
Chair, Awards Committee, Colorado Counseling Association (CCA), (Spring 2011-present)
Nominations Committee, Governing Council, Colorado Counseling Association (CCA). (Spring, 2010-present)
President and President-Elect Search Committee, Colorado Counseling Association (CCA). (Fall 2010)
Friends of Van Bibber Creek, Golden, CO (Fall 2013)
Golden Junior Baseball, Coach (2012-2014)

Service to Profession

Editorial Review Board for VISTAS, ACA online journal.  Elected. 3-year term, 2015-2017

Service to University

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), (Fall 2014-present)
Regis University Board of Trustees, Academic Affairs Committee (Summer 2012-Fall 2013)

Service to College
Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, Chair-elect, Academic Council, (Fall 2014-present)
Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, IPE Course Implementation Task Group, (Fall 2014-present)
Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, IPE Logistics Committee, (Fall 2013-Fall 2014)
Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, Service Learning Committee, (Fall 2013)
Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, Academic Council, Member (Fall 2013-Fall 2014)
College of Professional Studies, Academic Council member and representative to Regis College and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, (Fall 2011-Fall, 2013)
College of Professional Studies, Ignatian Scholar Program, Jesuit Commons Program, (Spring 2012-present)
College of Profession Studies, Faculty Evaluation Task Force, (March 2012-Summer 2013)

Service to Division of Counseling and Family Therapy (DCFT) - RHCHP (Fall 2013-present)
MAC Committee member and CACREP Re-accreditation sub-committee, (Spring 2014-present)
Academic Committee, Chair (Summer 2013-present)
Academic Coordinator, (Summer 2013-present)
Clinical Committee, Member, (Summer 2013-present)
Student Ethics Competition, American Counseling Association, Faculty Advisor, (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
Colorado Counseling Association, Faculty representative, (Spring 2011-present)
Program Coordinator for National Counselor Exam (NCE), (Fall 2007-present)

Service to Master of Arts in Counseling Program (MACP) - CPS (Fall 2009-Summer 2013)
Search Committee Member (SEC-Secondary and Gifted and Talented .75 faculty position. CPS School of Education, (Summer 2012)
Affiliate Faculty Day Planning and Implementation Committee, (Spring 2012-Summer 2013)
Mentor, New Affiliate Faculty in MCPY 605, (Spring 2012)
School of Education and Counseling Academic Council, Regis University, (Spring 2008-Summer 2010)
CPS Faculty Evaluation Committee, Member (Spring 2011)
Academic Committee, (Spring 2011-Summer 2013)
Curriculum development for Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) degree program (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)
Search Committee, Chair (Summer 2010)
Chair-Interim (Spring 2009-Fall 2010)
CACREP Accreditation team member-Mid-cycle (Spring 2010)
Clinical Committee, (Fall 2009-Summer 2013)