Phelista Musili

Name: Phelista Marura Musili
Title/Qualifications: PhD
Department/Unit/Section: Psychology
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Position: Lecturer
Contact Address:  P.O. Box 5265-80401, Diani

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Area of Specialization: Counselling Psychology, Trauma & Palliative Counselling ,EMDR

Research Interests:

  • Psychological/Vicarious Trauma in caregivers
  • Palliative/Hospice care and Counselling
  • Family and Adolescence Counselling
  • Substance Addiction & Rehabilitation Studies
  • Mental Health Research
  • Stress management
  • HIV and AIDS

Publications & Manuals

  • Musili, P.M. (2021), Teaching Interactive Module, Psychology of Gender: Kenyatta University Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning
  • Wasanga C. & Musili,P.M., (2021), Teaching Interactive Module: Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling: Kenyatta University Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning
  • Gachara E. & Musili, P.M. (2020).  Teaching Interactive Module: Basic Counseling and Psychoeducation Skills for Addiction Professionals.  Kenyatta University Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning.
  • Musili, P.M., Gatua, D., & Nthangi A., (2020). Teaching Interactive Module, Introduction to Psychopathology: Kenyatta University Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning.
  • Githae, E., Musili, P.M., Kimotho S., (2020). Teaching Interactive Module:Skills and Techniques of Counselling: Kenyatta University Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning.
  • Otanga, H., Musili, P. M., Tanhan, A., Buluş, M., & Arslan, G. (2020). Exploring college students’ biopsychosocial spiritual wellbeing and problems during COVID-19 through a contextual and comprehensive framework. Manuscript under review.
  • Musili, P.M., Sirera A.M. & Kathungu, B.M. (2016). Vicarious Trauma among Professional Caregivers and Support Staff in Selected Hospices in Kenya. International Scientific Invention Journals (ISIJ) ISSN 2455-6289 Vol. 2 (7) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338852314_
  • Ouma, C.A., & Mwenje, M., & Musili, P.M. (2012). Relationship Between Locus of Control and Criminal Behavior among Inmates at Thika Prison, Kenya. Kenyan Journal of Guidance, Counseling and Psychology. ISSN 2226-0552 Volume 2 (1).
  • Musili, P.M. (2009). Teaching Module: Health Psychology. A Module for E-Learning. Nrb: Kenyatta university Press
  • Musili, P.M., & Ouma, C.A., (2014). Teaching Module: Human Sexuality. A Module for E-Learning. Nrb: Kenyatta University Press

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers

  • Challenges and Obstacles facing Mediators in Kenya – In a seminar by Glory Mediation Centre on 24th January 2020
  • ‘Personal Trauma History and Occurrence of Vicarious Trauma among Caregivers in Hospices in Kenya’ In the Oncology Nurses Chapter-Kenya and Association for Psycho oncology in Africa International Conference, 10th August, 2018
  • ‘Assessing Risk Factors and Frequency of Alcohol Use among Palliative Care Patients in Kenya’; on  31st May 2018, in 44th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) in Thailand
  • ‘Prevalence of Alcohol and Substance Use among Patients in Palliative Care’; on 21st February 2018 in Kenyatta University
  • ‘Awareness of Drug Policy and Drug Prevention Measures among Students of Selected Secondary Schools in Kenya’ on 20th Feb. 2018 in Kenyatta University
  • ‘Vicarious Trauma among Professional Caregivers and Support Staff in Selected Hospices in Kenya.  On 1st July 2016 (Kenyatta University)
  • Psychological Issues among the Terminally ill: Lessons from a Qualitative Interview Study of Patients and their Care givers,’ in the 3rd Bennial Kenya National Palliative Care Conference (KEHPCA), on 12th -14th Sept, 2012 at Sarova Panafric Hotel, NRB.
  • Poster presentation:Hidden Patients in Palliative Care’ in the 3rd Bennial KEHPCA, on 12th to 14th Sept, 2012 at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.

Research

  • Exploring College Students’ Biopsychosocial Spiritual Wellbeing and Problems during COVID-19 through a contextual and comprehensive framework.
  • ‘Assessing Risk Factors and Frequency of Alcohol Use among Palliative Care Patients in Kenya’
  • 'Awareness of Drug Policy and Drug Prevention Measures among Students of Selected Secondary Schools in Kenya’
  • Research: ‘Prevalence of Alcohol & Substance Use among Patients in Palliative Care’.
  • ‘Psychological Issues among the terminally ill: Lessons from a Qualitative Interview Study of Patients and their Care givers’
  • ‘Vicarious Trauma among Professional Caregivers and Support Staff in Selected Hospices in Kenya.
  • ‘Utilization of VCTs among selected sec. school students in Kwale County’
  • Research Assistant in a Survey on ‘The Changing Family & Kinship in Kenya; Kwale County’

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars Attended

  • Oct      2020:     A Focus on Treatment and Recovery: A Virtual Conference on Drug Demand Reduction in Africa, Prevention, Epidemiology & Treatment; by International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP)
  • Oct      2020:    Epidemiology & Its Role in Drug Demand Reduction: A Virtual Conference on Drug Demand Reduction in Africa, Prevention, Epidemiology & Treatment; by International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP)
  • Jan      2020  :The Mediators’ Seminar - Glory Mediation Centre - Royal Court Hotel Mombasa
  • Sept     2019 :Training of Trainers (TOT) in Mediation (MTI –E.Africa)
  • May    2019  : Sustainability and Health Promotion (K.U. & University of Finland)
  • Sept     2018  :The Oncology Nurses Chapter - Kenya and Association for Psycho-Oncology in Africa International Conference, 2018
  • June   2018  :  44th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) in Chiang Mai Thailand
  • Feb     2018 :  1st Regional Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Drugs Demand Reduction and Supply Suppression (Kenyatta University)
  • July    2017  :Certified Professional Mediator (MTI-EA)
  • Aug    2016  : Palliative Care (Kenyatta University/Nairobi Hospice)
  • 2014 - 2015  :Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Part 1 &2 Training
  • Nov    2014 :The 4Th Kenya National Palliative Care Conference (KEHPCA) - Nairobi
  • Nov    2013 :3rd National Conference of Kenya Guidance, Counselling & Psychological Association (KGCPA) – Egerton University
  • Nov     2012 : Conference: on Peace Agenda for Kenya: (KCPA) - NRB
  • Sept     2012: The 3rd Kenya National Palliative Care Conference (KEHPCA)
  • April   2012 :Counselling Supervision Workshop – Kenyatta University
  • Aug     2010 : Training of Trainers (TOT) in Psychological Counselling - KIPC
  • Nov     2009 :Leadership Training – SERVE Ministry International
  • Nov     2008 :Voluntary Counselling and Testing Course –NASCOP & KAPC
  • Aug     2006: Practical Counselling Skills and Application – Maranatha College
  • Nov     2004: National DFID Global Sch. Partnership Conference: British Council
  • Feb      2004 : Life Skills & HIV/AIDS

Dr. Eunice Githae
Chairperson
Department of Psychology


 

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