Title/Qualifications: PhD
Department/Unit/Section: Psychology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 35027-00200,Nairobi.
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TEL.Landline: 020-8710901 ext.3522
Position: Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Rehabilitation Counseling, Service provision in Juvenile Offender  Rehabilitation institutions

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Research Interests: Empowering youth and communities to fight alcoholism and drug abuse through research, training, rehabilitation and psycho social empowerment


  1. 2015:Kathungu, Mwaura &Wambugu (2015).Extent and patterns of drug use among persons with disabilities.International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders.Vol.1Issue 3&4,

  2. 2013:African Brotherhood Church NACADA/ABC Lower Eastern Alcohol and Drug abuse Programme Consultancy for preparation of tools and instruments for monitoring, evaluation, data collection and capacity building, 2013

  3. 2013:Empowering youth with disability in Kenya: A community based self efficacy model for reducing drug abuse and enhancing participation in utilization of Government poverty reduction funds (developed  proposal   –Principal investigator)
  4. 2012-2013:Alcohol and drug abuse among persons with disability -funded by NACADAA grant (Principal      Investigator) -successfully concluded       
  5. 2013 (on going):Drug use among university students in Kenya-(Principal investigator)
  6. 2011 -2012:Impact of continuing education on family stability (Principal investigator)
  7. Dr Beatrice Kathungu et al, 2011/2012, Alcohol drugs and substance use among persons with disability
  8. 2011:Situational analysis on juvenile justice system in Kenya –For Dept of Children’s services and JICA (Co- investigator)
  9. 2010:Impact of alcoholism on rural communities in Kenya: implications for intervention (Principal investigator)
  10. 2010:Emotional intelligence and job performance among service providers in rehabilitation schools

 Papers Presented

  1. 2013:Alcohol and drug use among persons with disability.Presented at the 2nd NACADAA conference held at Kasarani Gymnasium, Nairobi 10th-13th June 2013
  2. 2012:Value Education in Alcohol and Drug Abuse among the Youth:Insights from a Counseling Psychologist Presented at the NACADA workshop held on 16th to 18th May 2012 at the Kenya School of Law, Karen
  3. 2012:Balancing between Work and Family Presented at the Embu Diocese Catholic Secondary Schools  Head Teachers Annual Workshop Held at JJ McCarthy Center from 5th-9th March 2012                  
  4. 2011:The Juggling Game:Balancing Diverse Demands of Work,Family and Social Life.  Presented at the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) Embu Branch Managers Forum held at Izaak Walton Inn on 12/10/2011
  5. 2011:Alcohol use and performance of gender roles and gender role socialization among selected rural communities in Kenya.Presented at first NACADA national research workshop at KIA Nairobi 29th&30th Feb 2011
  6. 2010:Impact of alcoholism on gender roles and gender roles socialization in rural communities in Kenya. Implications for the future of the boy child in Kenya. Presented  at the annual KBS conference on alcohol epidemiology and research -Kampala 15th -19th Nov. 2010
  7. 2006:Career guidance and counseling in educational institutions,during the workshop on development of Ministry of Education career book for schools held from 14th to 24th May 2006
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