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SHSS Welcomes Delegation from Beijing Normal University

Honggang Yang, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), along with Tommie Boyd, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Department of Family Therapy, and Anthony J. DeNapoli, Ed.D., executive director of NSU’s Office of International Affairs, recently welcomed a delegation of scholars from Beijing Normal University (BNU). The delegation was here to formalize agreements for collaborative research and outreach in the field of family therapy.

The foundation for this collaboration began during the summers of 2011 and 2012 when SHSS faculty John Miller, Ph.D., led a group of students from the Department of Family Therapy at SHSS, to Beijing, China as part of a course he was teaching, International Perspectives in Counseling and Therapy. The group participated in a collaborative symposium with students and scholars from BNU and other American universities, providing an opportunity for student-scholars to exchange ideas about the field of family therapy from an intercultural perspective. SHSS faculty Martha Marquez, Ph.D., was also a part of the 2011 group from NSU.

Prior to joining the faculty at SHSS, Miller, as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, participated in collaborative research, and developed clinical training strategies in the field of marital and family therapy in China from 2009-2010. While there, he worked at BNU with several members of the visiting delegation.  Miller along with Xiaoyi Fang, Ph.D., Director of the Institute of Developmental Psychology at BNU recently published an article in a special section of the Journal of Family Psychotherapy regarding their academic work together.

During their visit, the delegation was able to tour NSU’s campus, interacting with students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The delegation also presented at The Qualitative Report’s 4th Annual Conference held here at NSU. They also visited Disney World and Epcot Center during their stay as well.

The collaborations and a subsequent Memorandum of Understanding will provide SHSS students and faculty with greater opportunities to advance collaborative research and outreach in the profession of family therapy.