October 21, 2015

European Steering Committee Member Appointed

IRCEP selects Andreas Bienert, a doctoral candidate at Regent University, as European appointment to the Steering Committee. Andreas is originally from Austria.

Andreas Bienert is a native of Austria and has lived in the United States since 2008. His bi-cultural background and focus on Community Mental Health has led him to a number of volunteer opportunities and leadership roles.  As an Austrian with professional experience and associations in Europe, Andreas brings a broad and rich cultural sensitivity to the counseling and other mental health fields. Andreas received his Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Ministries at Southwestern A/G University, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision. In addition, Andreas serves as a Mental Health Clinician in the Hampton Roads area, and currently teaches as Adjunct Professor. Andreas carries a strong vision that includes the development of counselor education and professional services in European countries where these services are still in early developmental stages. His strong interest in global development of the counseling profession has led him to educate and supervise counseling students cross-culturally, particularly in Ukraine, where he has been involved in an International counselor-training program for three years.