Dr. Vance earned his M.S. in psychology and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Texas. He completed his pre-doctoral internship with Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska through the Nebraska Internship Consortium and Professional Psychology. This consortium is the largest in the country and Catholic Social Services provides the only APA accredited internship site that integrates Catholic spirituality into therapy. Dr. Vance completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Catholic Social Services’ Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center where in addition to clinical services, Dr. Vance conducted assessments for seminarians and candidates for religious life.
Dr. Vance is trained in the Therapeutic Assessment model of collaborative assessment. In addition to collaborative therapeutic assessments and seminarians/religious assessments, he provides clinical, diagnostic, and personality assessment. Dr. Vance is a member of the American Psychological Association. He is also an active member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, the Society for Personality Assessment, and the Therapeutic Assessment Institute. Dr. has presented to all of these groups on a variety of psychological testing topics.
Dr. Vance treats a wide range of personal difficulties such as mood and anxiety disorders, reactions to trauma, interpersonal difficulties, and adjusting to stressful life events. His theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, rooted in theories of object relations and attachment. Dr. Vance integrates therapeutic interventions from a variety of modalities including Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Processing Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Positive Psychotherapy.
• Personality Disorders
• Phase of Life Issues (emerging adulthood, empty nest)
• Psychospiritual Difficulties
• Seminarian/Religious Assessment
• Psychodiagnostic Assessment
• Therapeutic Assessment