Last summer, Dr. Nathan Gehlert had the wonderful opportunity to serve as a guest professor at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This opportunity was made possible through the professor exchange program that has been established between JCU and University of Social Sciences and Humanities. On February 15, 2016, Gehlert shared his experiences about teaching and traveling to Vietnam with the rest of the JCU counseling community.
While visiting Ho Chi Minh City, Gehlert had the chance to meet and form lasting professional relationships and friendships with the faculty at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Additionally, he shared how much he loved teaching the undergraduate psychology students about counseling theories and techniques such as Motivational Interviewing and Imago Therapy. He hopes that the skills discussed during his lectures will help the psychology students throughout their counseling careers. Gelhert also discussed how experiencing a new culture, immersing himself into a new learning and teaching atmosphere, and getting to interact closely with the students made his visit extremely memorable and rewarding.
Dr. Gehlert, along with two graduate counseling students, will be returning to Vietnam this summer for two weeks to teach and lead workshops at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Gehlert hopes that the opportunity to visit and teach in Vietnam will become a recurring event.
By: Samantha Arrowsmith, Graduate Assistant for the Department of Counseling