Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
Position:Chairperson Department of Psychology
Contact Address: Kenyatta University,P.O Box 43844-00100, Nairobi
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Area of Specialization:Counselling Psychology, Substance Abuse and addiction

 

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Research Interests

  • Substance Use in Athletic Performance (Doping)
  • Behaviour Change in Substance Use Disorders
  • Recovery Oriented Care Systems in Substance Disorders
  • Family and Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Peacebuilding Leadership

Publications/ Academic Reports and Manuals

  • Githae, E. N. & Namukoa, S.N. (2021). Exploring Spousal Communication as a Predictor in Relapse Occurrence among Individuals in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders: Implications for Treatment Programs. African Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse –AJADA, 5, 57-80. 
  • Mugendi, S. M. & Githae, E. N. (2021). Relationship between Psychological Distress and Non-Completion among Postgraduate Students in Selected Public Universities in Kenya. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2 (1) 43-52.
  • Githae, E. N. (2019). Psychosocial Burden among Close Family Members of Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder in Inpatient Treatment Centers in Kenya. African Journal of Educational & Social Science Research 7(2)60-65.
  • Githae, E. N. (2019). Perceived Harmful-Criticism in Family Interactional Patterns and Relapse Risk among Recovering Inpatients with Alcohol Use Disorder in Kiambu County, Kenya. African Journal of Clinical Psychology 2(02)1-18.
  • Githae, E. N. (2016). Family Expressed Emotion in Relapse of Alcoholism. International Organization of Scientific Research, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (IOSR-JHSS), 21(9)33-41.
  • Githae, E. N., Sirera, M., & Wasanga, C. (2016). Family Over-involvement and Relapse among Inpatient Alcoholics in Nairobi, Kenya. International Organization of Scientific Research, Journal of Humanities & Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 21(7)44-50.
  • Research Report (2019): World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) Social Science Research, 2018-2019: Topic: Gender Outcomes of Using Brief Motivational Interventions (BMI) on Beliefs and Attitudes against Doping among Athletes in Secondary Schools in Kenya
  • 2019: Trainer’s Guide: Rwanda Correctional Services. NCO 023: Guidance and Counseling in Prison Settings.
  • 2020: Teaching Manual: Rwanda Correctional Services. NCO 023: Guidance and Counseling in Prison Settings.
  • 2020: Teaching Module: Health Psychology, Kenyatta University Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning
  • 2020: Teaching Interactive Module: Counselling Skills and Techniques, Kenyatta University Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning
  • 2020: Teaching Interactive Module: Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality and Psychopathology, Kenyatta University Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning

Conferences/Workshops/Seminar Papers:

  • 2017: Georg Arnhold International Summer School, 2017: Braunschweig, Germany. Topic: Contextual and Systemic Factors Enhancing Effectiveness of Education in Emergencies (EiE) Practices in Conflict Prone Areas of Kenya.
  • 2015: Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia USA: Women Peacebuilding and Leadership program 2014-2015. Presented a paper on “Analysis of Key drivers of Gender Based Violence in Kenya” as a product of a research project.
  • 2015: Presented a paper at the National Campaign Against Drugs and Alcohol abuse (NACADA). Topic: Role of Family Over-involvement in Occurrence of Relapse among Recovering Alcoholics in Kiambu County, Kenya.
  • 2016: Psychosocial Consequences of taking alcohol and other drugs. Paper presented at Kenyatta University Drug Awareness Week.
  • 2015: Impact of Positive Leadership and its Impact on Organizational Success. EDULINK II Project, Kenyatta University.
  • 2014: Gender-based violence: Breaking the Cycle. Paper presented in a symposium “Healing the Human Person” at Kenya Methodist University
  • 2014: “Analysis of Key drivers of Gender Based Violence in Kiambu County”: intervention project and unpublished paper written under Eastern Mennonite University.
  • 2016: Codependence: Understanding cycle of addiction. Presentation done at Asumbi Rehabilitation Center.
    Currently directing a team developing a leadership book “Strengthening Leadership Competencies in Higher Education; A manual for education managers”.
  • 2019: Karura Community Chapel: Triggers of Mental Ill-Health and Coping Strategies for Wellness: Presentation made at Karura Community Chapel, Nairobi.
  • 2018: Asumbi Treatment Center: Codependence: Understanding cycle of addiction. Presentation done at Asumbi Rehabilitation Center.

Reviewed Conference Papers

  • 2017: Georg Arnhold International Summer School, 2017: Braunschweig, Germany. Topic: Contextual and Systemic Factors Enhancing Effectiveness of Education in Emergencies (EiE) Practices in Conflict Prone Areas of Kenya.
  • 2015: Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia USA: Women Peacebuilding and Leadership program 2014-2015. Presented a paper on “Analysis of Key drivers of Gender Based Violence in Kenya” as a product of a research project.

Project Reports:

  • Githae, E. N. (2020). Research Report 2: World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) Social Science Research, 2018-2019: Topic: Gender Outcomes of Using Brief Motivational Interventions (BMI) on Beliefs and Attitudes against Doping among Athletes in Secondary Schools in Kenya
  • Githae, E. N., & Ndungo, C. W. (2019). Research Report 1: World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) Social Science Research, 2018-2019: Topic: Gender Outcomes of Using Brief Motivational Interventions (BMI) on Beliefs and Attitudes against Doping among Athletes in Secondary Schools in Kenya

Research: Funded Projects

  • December 2020: Team Member: Funded for Course Development Application: The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) & International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE)

  • 2018-2020: Principal Investigator (PI): World Anti-doping Agency (WADA): 2018 Social Science Research Grant, 2018. Topic: Gender Outcomes of Using Brief Motivational Interventions (BMI) on Beliefs and Attitudes against Doping among Athletes in Secondary Schools in Kenya

  • 2019: Principal Investigator (PI): National Research Fund (NRF), Kenya for further processing of the 2020 Big Four projects. Topic area: “Implementing Comprehensive Recovery-Oriented Practices for Health Promotion, Resiliency and Productivity of Persons with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in Kenya

  • 2014-2015: Funded Training: Nominated for a 2 year Women Peacebuilding and Leadership Program (WPLP) by USAID in collaboration with Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia, USA.

Affiliation/ Editorial Positions/Networks and Partnerships

Editorial Position and Peer Reviewer

  • 2019 to date: Editor and Peer Reviewer: African Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (AJADA). A Journal of National Authority for the Campaign Against Drugs and Alcohol Abuse (NACADA)
  • 2020: Peer Review for the Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research Initiative
  • 2021: Appointment as Peer Reviewer for Africa Journal of Clinical Psychology (AJCP)

Collaborations and Partnerships:

  • NACADA Research Partnership: National Research Fund (NRF): Implementing Comprehensive Recovery-Oriented Practices for Health Promotion, Resiliency and Productivity of Persons with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in Kenya
  • Directorate of Mental Health Kenya: Research Partnership: National Research Fund (NRF): Implementing Comprehensive Recovery-Oriented Practices for Health Promotion, Resiliency and Productivity of Persons with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in Kenya
  • Ministry of Health (Kiambu Genral Hospital and Kilifi County Hospital as Research Partners) Research Partnership with National Research Fund (NRF): Implementing Comprehensive Recovery-Oriented Practices for Health Promotion, Resiliency and Productivity of Persons with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in Kenya

Dr. Eunice Githae
Chairperson
Department of Psychology


 

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