525 East 4500 South, Suite 125, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107-2995
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Rob Pramann, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Director, Psychologist, Marketing Project Coordinator
Office Ext. 13, Office Locations: SLC, Ogden, & Sandy

   
Education History
 
Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Major: Undeclared
Honors: Hewlett Packard Scholarship

Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California 93108
Major: Psychology
Degree: BA
Honors: Magna Cum Laude


9/73 - 6/74




5/77

Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon 97215
Major: Clinical Psychology
Degree: MA
PhD

Dissertation: Commitment to Spouse and God: The Relationship Among Measures of Marital Commitment and
Spiritual Maturity
Chairman: Rodger K. Bufford, PhD
Honors: Graduate Fellow in Psychology



6/83
8/86





9/83 - 6/85

   

Professional Positions/Related Experience

 
Psychologist, Shepherd’s Staff Christian Counseling Center, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah
Full-time Position (58 hours per week)
Duties: Individual, group, couple/marriage, and family
psychotherapy and psychological assessment of
personality, intellectual, neuropsychological functioning and
academic achievement for children, adolescents, and
adults; supervision of Psychology Residents, Licensed
Professional Counselor Interns, and Psychological
Assistant; and consultation as part of treatment team.

1/89 - Present
Clinical Director, Shepherd's Staff Christian Counseling Center, Inc.,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Part-time Position (2 hours per week)
Duties: Clinical leadership and oversight of clinical services
including setting and maintaining standards, staff
development, supervision, and training, reports directly to
the Board of Trustees.
 
3/98 - Present
Director, Shepherd's Staff Training in Psychodrama, Salt Lake City, Utah
Part-time Position Variable (as training, consultation, etc. is offered/requested)
Duties: Direction of training program including development/ implementation of training sequence, assisting students in developing an individualized training plan, and additional
roles including advisor, teacher, examination coach,
evaluator, and practicum supervisor, and consultation
commensurate with accepted training standards.

8/97 - Present
Mental Health Professional, Utah Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Salt Lake City, Utah
Part-time Position
Duties: Leadership of CISM team on on-site "call outs" as needed
for debriefings, demobilizations, and defusings for
emergency services personnel, and attendance at annual
and special meetings and trainings.

9/00 - Present

Adjunct Instructor in Psychiatry, Volunteer Auxiliary Faculty, University of
Utah, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Salt Lake
City, Utah 84112
Part-time Position (variable hours)

Duties: Teaching, mentoring, and consultation as requested.


9/04 - present


Interim Chief Executive Officer, Shepherd’s Staff Christian Counseling
Center, Sandy, Utah 84094
Part-time position (up to 8 hours per week)
Duties: Overall leadership and oversight for this non-profit
counseling center, reported directly to Board Trustees,
participated in administrative reorganization, led Executive
Committee in thedevelopment of the CEO position and the
efforts to recruit and fill the position, provided orientation
andintroductions during the initial six week period after CEO
was hired.

9/08 - 4/09

Interim Administrative Director, Shepherd’s Staff Christian Counseling
Center, Sandy, Utah 84094
Part-time position (up to 8 hours per week)
Duties: Administrative leadership and oversight for this non-profit counseling center, responsible for most of the day-to-day operations at the Center, supervision of Administrative
Director, Administrative Assistant, and Billing and Accounts
Manager, reported directly to the Board of Trustees.

1/05 - 9/08
3/02 - 12/03

Contract Faculty, University of Utah, College of Social Work, Salt Lake
City, Utah 84112
Part-time Position (variable hours)

Duties: Taught 18.5/18.75 contact hour, 2 unit graduate/
undergraduate courses in psychodrama, sociometry, and
group psychotherapy.


6/05,
6/06

Professional Development Workshop Presenter, Idaho State University,
Kasiska College of Health Professions, Department of Counseling,
Pocatello, Idaho
Part-time Position (variable hours)
Duties:
Taught 15 contact hour, 1 graduate credit course in
psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.

5/06

Contract Faculty, University of Utah, School of Education, Department of
Educational Psychology,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Part-time Position (variable hours)
Duties:
Co-taught 35 hour course in psychodrama, sociometry and
group psychotherapy.

5/01
Interim Clinical Director, Shepherd's Staff Christian Counseling Center, Inc., Sandy, Utah
Part-time Position (2.5 hours per week)
Duties: Clinical leadership and oversight of clinical services
including setting and maintaining standards, staff
development, supervision, and training, reported directly to
the Board of Trustees.

3/93 - 2/98




Psychodrama Director, Recovery Unit, Western Institute of Neuropsychiatry, 501 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, Utah
Part-time position (contracted for 2 hours/week)
Duties: Staff preparation, training, and debriefing, and direction of inpatient Psychodrama.

5/88 - 9/91


Director of Psychological Services, Mount Olympus Christian Counseling Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Full-time position (40 hours per week)
Duties: Individual, group, couple/marriage, and family
psychotherapy and psychological assessment of
personality, intellectual, and neuropsychological functioning
and academic achievement for children, adolescents, and
adults; and supervision/consultation to other staff members
regarding psychological assessment.

1/88 - 12/88






Psychology Resident, Mount Olympus Christian Counseling Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Half-time position (10 hours per week)
Duties: Couple/arriage/marriage, family, group, and individual psychotherapy and psychological assessment of
personality, and intellectual functioning, and academic
achievement for children, adolescents, and adults; and
participation in ongoing supervision and training.
Supervisors:Ralph Packard, PhD, Marcia Stroup, PhD

9/86 - 12/87






Postdoctoral Intern in Psychological Assessment, Psychological Services Unit, Division of Rehabilitation Services, Salt Lake City, Utah
Full-time position (40 hours per week)
Duties: Assessment of personality functioning, intellectual abilities, learning disability, neuropsychological functioning, and vocational readiness; psychotherapy services to clients with special disabilities; case consultation and educational presentations to vocational evaluators and counselors.
Supervisor: Juan Mejia, PhD

9/86 - 9/87








Clinical Psychology Intern, Philhaven Hospital, Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania
Full-time position plus on-call duties (48 hours per week)
Duties: Provision of inpatient services to adults (first six months)
and adolescents (second six months) and outpatient
services to children, adolescents and adults with varied
presenting problems (personality disorders, thought
disorders, affective disorders, conduct disorders,
adjustment reactions, etc.). Inpatient/outpatient duties
included admission/intake evaluations, individual,
couple/marriage, family, and group therapy, psychodrama,
school consultations and treatment planning as part of a
multi-disciplinary team. On-call duties included
admission/intake evaluations, management of psychological
emergencies and crisis intervention. Also participated in
ongoing supervision and inservice training of various types.
Supervisors: David Rogers, PhD, John Hower, PhD, Curt Nicholson, PhD, Roger Fretz, PhD

9/85 - 9/86







   

Licensure/Registration

 

Psychologist, Utah License #114495-2501
Listed in National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology,
Registrant #36449
Certified Group Psychotherapist # 038896
Board Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama
Certification in Clinical Hypnosis # R9098
Board Certified Trainer, Educator, Practitioner of Psychodrama
Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor # 0243
Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis C9252
Board Certified in Group Psychology #
7837

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5/88
2/96
2/97
2/01
3/01
1/07

2/10

2/15

   

Membership in Professional Organizations

 

American Association of Christian Counselors
America Group Psychotherapy Association - Clinical Member
American Psychological Association
Division 29 Psychotherapy
Division 42 Psychologists in Independent Practice
Division 56 Trauma Psychology
American Society for Clinical Hypnosis
American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (Fellow)
Christian Association for Psychological Studies
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
Utah Psychological Association

 
   

Professional Activities

 

Administrative
Psychology Graduate Fellow, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, 1983 - 1985.

Library Committee, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, 1983 - 1985.

Psychology Students' representative to the Faculty of the Clinical Psychology Department, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, March 1983 - April 1984.

Associations and Divisions
Coordinator of Utah Region, Christian Association for Psychological Studies, 6/05-12/12,
88-89

Founder and Coleader of the Wasatch Front Professional Group, 8/96-12/12.

Registration Chairperson, Christian Association for Psychological Studies - West Convention, Portland, Oregon, 6/82.

Editorial Activities
Executive Editor, Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy 3/10 -
present.

Publications
Pramann, R. (2016). [Review of the book The philosophy, theory and methods of J.L.
Moreno: The man who tried to become God, by John Nolte]. The Journal of
Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy, 64, 88-91.

Pramann, R. (2016). [Review of the book Psychodrama papers
, by John Nolte]. The Journal
of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy, 64, 92-94.

Burgess, M. & Pramann, R. (2014, April). Many faces/places: Getting past our polarization.
Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and
Psychodrama, Oakland, CA.

Pramann, R.F. (2013). Letter from the Executive Editor. Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group, 61, 5-6.

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (2003, May). Stages of Faith (Spiritual World View) Development in
Psychodrama. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Group
Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (2001) [Review of the book Beyond Talk Therapy: Using Movement and
Expressive Techniques in Clinical Practice]. The International Journal of Action
Methods, 54,
123-126.

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (1999, April). A critique and biblical evaluation of God and spirituality in
the psychodrama,
sociometry, and group psychotherapy approach of Jacob L.
Moreno: Review, evaluation, and identification of helpful emphases.
Paper presented
at the meeting of Christian Association for Psychological Studies
.

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (1999, April) A conversation between Carl R. Rogers and Jacob L.
Moreno on their approaches to people: Comparison and contrast of two systems.
Paper presented at the meeting of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and
Psychodrama, Philadelphia, PA, .

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (1985, April). Review and biblical evaluation of emotions in the person
centered model of
Carl R. Rogers. Paper presented at the meeting of the Christian
Association for Psychological Studies
, Grand Rapids, MI.

Oral Professional Presentations
Pramann, R. (April, 2016). Behind The Glitz and Glamor: The Director’s Dilemmas.
Experiential session presented at the 74th Annual Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama Conference, “Desert Oasis – Healing the Spirit Within,” Phoenix,
Arizona.

Pramann, R. & Burton, K. (March, 2016). Using Action Methods To Evaluate & Reconcile
Personal And Relational Spiritual Issues That Arise In Clinical Work. Experiential session presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) 2016 International Conference, “CONNECT: The Power of Relationship,” Pasadena, California.

Pramann, R. (April, 2012). Evaluating & Reconciling Your Relationship to God.
Experiential
session presented at the 70th Annual Group Psychotherapy &
Psychodrama Conference, “We Are One: Trust, Risk, Expand Through
Psychodrama,” Jersey City, New Jersey.

Pramann, R. (December, 2011). Healing Couples and Families through Psychodrama and
Sociodrama. Experiential and didactic session presented at the Blomquist Hale
Consulting CEU Group, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pramann, R. (October, 2011). Psychology Interns Training Presentation: Clinical Applications of Psychodrama. Experiential and didactic session presented at the University of Utah
Psychiatric Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pramann, R. (September, 2011). Healing Families through Psychodrama and Sociodrama
(Part I and II). Experiential and didactic session presented at the 20th Annual UDVC
(Utah Domestic Violence Council) Conference, “Restoring Wellness: Healing for
Families and Helpers,” Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pramann, R.., Pramann, F., & Pramann J. (April 2011). H.E.L.P., A Christian Mental Health Support Group: Opportunity for the Church and the Critical Role of the Professional.
Didactic session presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies
(CAPS) 2011 International Conference, “Resilience and Renewal,” Indianapolis,
Indiana.

Pramann, R. and Stringer, J. A. (June, 2009). Grieving and Grief Intervention, Didactic session presented at Critical Incident Stress Management Annual Training The Conference, Yarrow Resort Hotel and Conference Center," Park City, Utah.

Pramann, R. (2008, April). Empirically Supported Relationships Elements and Spiritual
Transformation in Addressing Addictive Issues: Encountering God and Others
Psychodramatically.
Didactic and demonstration session presented at the Christian
Association for Psychological Studies, 2008 International Conference, IMAGO DEI: In
God's Image, Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa Hotel, Mesa, Arizona.

Pramann, R. (2008, April). The Creative Consciousness: The Psychodramatic Approach to
Dreaming
. Didactic and demonstration Pre-conference Workshop presented at the
66th Annual ASGPP (American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama)
Meeting, Blazing New Trails Into Creative Consciousness, Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San
Antonio, Texas.

Pramann, R. (2008, March). Psychodrama and Empirically Supported Relationships in
Therapy and Supervision: Introduction and Demonstration
. Didactic and demonstration
sessionpresented at the Brown Bag Lunch Series of the Utah Psychological
Association, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Sandy, Utah.

Pramann, R. (2007, March). Face to face encounters leading to transformation: An
integration and formulation of Bibliodrama as Lectio Divina. Didactic and
demonstration session presented at the Christian Association for Psychological
Studies (CAPS) 2007 International Convention, “Transformation of the person in
Christ,” Crowne Plaza Valley Forge Hotel, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Pramann, R. (2007, January). Psychodrama & creativity: Introduction & demonstration.
Didactic and demonstration session presented at the Idaho Counselor Association
Annual Conference, “Developing our Creativity as Counselors -- Put Your Signature
on the World,” Red Lion Hotel, Pocatello, Idaho.

Pramann, R. (2007, January). Psychodrama & creativity: Applications ready-to-use. Didactic
and demonstration session presented at the Idaho Counselor Association Annual
Conference, “Developing our Creativity as Counselors -- Put Your Signature on the
World,” Red Lion Hotel, Pocatello, Idaho.

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (2006, September). Psychodramatic approaches to treatment of resistant
clients
. Didactic and demonstration presented at the Utah Domestic Violence Advisory
Council 12th Annual Treatment Providers’ Conference, University Park Marriott, Salt
Lake City, Utah..

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (2006, April). Playback Bibliodrama: A new innovation. Demonstration
session presented at the ASGPP American Society for Group Psychotherapy and
Psychodrama) 64th Annual Conference, Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco,
California.

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (2005, September). Using psychodrama to address the rrauma and pain of victims and perpetrators (Part I and II). Didactic and demonstration presented at the
Utah Domestic Violence Advisory Council 11th Annual Treatment Providers’ Conference, Park City Marriott, Park City, Utah..

Pramann, Jr., R.F. and Carvalho, E. (2005, April). Evaluating and reconciling your
relationship to God using action methods. Presentation and paper presented at the
Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) 2005 International
Convention, Marriott Quorum by the Galleria, Dallas, Texas.

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (2004, September). Addressing heart and soul as well as head and body:
psychodramainterventions and the treatment of substance abuse
. Utah Fall
Conference on Substance Abuse,” sponsored by the Utah Division of Substance
Abuse and Mental Health and Utah Behavioral Healthcare Educational Corporation,
Dixie Center, St. George, Utah.

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (2002, September). Psychodrama with domestic violence offenders. Presentation at the Utah Domestic Violence Advisory Council Annual Treatment Providers Conference, Provo, Utah.

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (2002, April). Play therapy: Psychodrama and fairy tales. Demonstration session presented for Utah Association for Play Therapy, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (2002, February). Psychodrama: An experiential presentation.
Demonstration session presented at the Utah Counseling Association Annual
Conference, Taylorsville, Utah.

Pramann, Jr., R.F. (1999, April). Evaluating and reconciling your relationship to God using action methods. Demonstration session presented at the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) Conference/57th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

   
Statement of Professional Interests and Therapeutic Orientation
 

Primarily interested in providing individual, couple/marriage, family and group psychotherapy/ psychodrama and administering diagnostic evaluations with both inpatient and outpatient
populations. Prefer to work as part on a multi-disciplinary team or in a group private practice.

Therapeutic orientation is primarily eclectic and holistic incorporating psychodynamic, (family) systems, and cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations but with special sensitivity toward a Person-Centered approach and with groups Moreno’s Triadic System of Psychodrama,
Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy approach, within a Christian framework. Major
interests are in the individual and interpersonal relationships and all orientations and
approaches incorporating and emphasizing the health of a person and his/her relationships
yet also appreciating the "spiritual," emotional, cognitive and physical aspects of his/her
functioning. Specialty interests include (religious) faith related issues, the treatment modality
known as Action Methods or Clinical Psychodrama, and treatment of psychological trauma.
Treatment istailored to the needs of the individual and primacy is given to short-term
approaches whenthey are applicable. Populations served include adults, adolescents, and children.

   

References

 

Vinessa K. Trotter, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist
Federal Correctional Complex--Hazelton
1640 Sky View Drive
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
(304) 379-1659

Michael Fordham, PhD, CAS
12456 Fort Street #250
Draper, Utah 84040

Richard Heaps, Ph.D.
Counseling and Career Center
1500 WSC, Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
801-422-3035

(Further references available upon request)

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