Connecting Across Borders
April 24, 2008
Dr. Gary R. Collins, Distinguished Visiting Professor presented a discussion at the School of Psychology & Counseling sponsored luncheon on April 24, 2008 titled: Connecting Across Borders: Skills for Relating Internationally.
Guest Discussants included:
Jean-Christophe Bieselaar, ThM, who is the Pastor of Eglise Protestante Evangelique de La De-fense in the business district of Paris and a Ph.D. student at King’s College, University of London where his dissertation concerns counseling with couples of different cultural/national backgrounds.
Sergio E. Mijangos, PsyD, a Pioneer in the field of Christian Counseling in Latin America and a Professor at the Seminario Teologico Centro Americano in Guatemala City.
The question was presented: "How can we transcend international and cultural borders to be effective counselors, teachers, mentors, servants and business people?" Drawing on research data, informative case examples, and his experience in international consulting and teaching, Dr. Collins provided innovative guidelines for building relationships, being effective in ministry, and learning from people in other countries.