BRiDGE scholar Dr. Jean Pierre Ndagijimana

Friday, December 2, 2022 12:00pm

BRiDGE scholar Dr. Jean Pierre Ndagijimana

PBS will be hosting BRiDGE scholar Dr. Jean Pierre Ndagijimana this week! His BRiDGE events will occur Thursday, December 1st, 2022, and Friday, December 2nd, 2022. Dr. Ndagijimana is a Senior Clinician at Capacity Building for Solid Minds Counseling Clinic in Rwanda.

Dr. Ndagijimana earned his Doctorate and Master’s degrees in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco in California, with a particular focus on cross-cultural counseling. He also did graduate studies in Public Health and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Rwanda. His interests are in decolonial and innovative approaches to individual and collective healing in Rwanda post-genocide and Africa in general. His most recent peer-reviewed publication, “Kongera Kwiyubaka (rebuilding ourselves again): Culturally responsive and contextually relevant collective healing in post-genocide Rwanda,” explores culturally specific and decolonial approaches to healing in Rwanda and the importance of homegrown community solutions.

Dr. Ndagijimana's BRiDGE events are listed below, and we particularly want to highlight the BRiDGE2Impacts event as it is meant to be accessible to all disciplines.

December 1st, 2022

·         Time: 10:00 - 11:15 am EST
·         Title: Rethinking Mental Health: Culturally Specific and Decolonial Approaches to Healing in Rwanda and the Importance of 'Home-Grown' Community Solutions
·         Zoom Meeting ID:  91267060028 

December 2nd, 2022

·         Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am EST
·         Title: 
Heal Me as I Heal You: A Community Mental Health Conversation with Menders of the Heart (Abegamirwa) in Rwanda 
·         Zoom Meeting ID:  91267060028

·         Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
·         Description: An event for students to engage in an informal conversation with BRiDGE scholar Dr. Jean Pierre Ndagijimana. Join us for an open conversation about navigating academia or any questions you may have for our visiting scholar. Graduate Students from all disciplines are encouraged to attend!
·         Zoom Meeting ID:  91267060028