School of Humanities staff and students during the Career Week held between january 28 - February 2, 2019 at the Graduation Square
Registrar RIO graced the launch of Professor. Githiora's book on Sheng' at the Graduate School Building Room 202
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Confucius Institute Event held at BSSC Room 14
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
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Position: Chairperson Psychology Department

Department: Department of Psychology,

School: School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)

Contact Address: Kenyatta University, P.O Box 43844-00100, Nairobi

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Area of Specialization: Counseling Psychology, Substance Abuse and Addictions

Research Interests: Mental Health, 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

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DKQJkhkAAAAJ&hl=en

ORCID Id: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9594-8846


 

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Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • 2015: PhD in Counseling Psychology, Kenyatta University
  • 2008: MA in Counseling Psychology, Daystar University
  • 1995: Bachelor of Education (Arts) Kenyatta University
  • 2015 December: Graduate Certificate in Peace-building and Leadership Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Virginia, USA
  • 2014: Certificate in Conflict Analysis: Understanding Conflict: EMU, Virginia, USA
  • 2014: Certificate in Philosophy & Praxis of Forgiveness & Reconciliation EMU, Virginia, USA
  • 2014: Practice: Certificate in Skills for Peacebuilding: EMU, Virginia, USA
  • 2014 July: Certificate in Substance Abuse & Addictions Training. Kenya Methodist University
  • 2006: Certificate of Competence & Confidence in the Use of ICT, Cambridge Institute of Technology
  • 2005: Higher Diploma in Psychological Counseling, Kenya institute of Professional Counseling
  • 2005: Certificate in Trainer of Trainers (TOT), Kenya institute of Professional Counseling
  • 1995: Bachelor of Education (Arts) Kenyatta University

Employment History

  • Sept 2015 to date: Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Kenyatta University
  • Dec 2014-Sept 2015: Tutorial Fellow, Kenyatta University
  • 2009-2014: Lecturer, Department of Counseling, Kenya Methodist University.
  • 1996-2009: Senior Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Service Commission

Professional Membership

  • 2023: Member: International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and other Drugs (INEBRIA)
  • 2020: Member College of Experts: Member of the College of Experts of the National Institute of Health Research (NHIR) UK
  • 2006 to Date: Member Kenya Professional Counselors and Psychologists Association (KCPA)
  • 2016 to Date: Member Daima Amani Women Network (DAWN)
  • 2020 to date: Member International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP)

Achievements

  • December 2020, Co-Course Developer: Successful Funding for Course Development Application: The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) & International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE)
  • March 2019, Principal Investigator: 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”
  • September 2019, Principal Investigator: Research Project Selected for funding by National Research Fund (NRF) of Kenya for the 2nd Multidisciplinary call. Topic area: “Implementing Comprehensive Recovery-Oriented Practices for Health Promotion, Resiliency and Productivity of Persons with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in Kenya
  • 2014-2015: Nominated for a 2 year Women Peacebuilding and Leadership Program (WPLP) by USAID in collaboration with Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia, USA.

Publications/ Academic Reports and Manuals

  • Mwasiaji, E. T., Githae, E. N., & Ogutu, J. O. (2022). Research direction on entrepreneurs’ mental health and wellbeing for global sustainability agenda. International Academic Journal of Innovation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship2(2), 339-356.
  • Mwende Mugendi, S., & Githae, E. (2021). Demographic Factors Associated With Non-Completion Among Postgraduate Student In Selected Public Universities In Kenya. Isagoge - Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences1(6), 79–101.
  • Mugendi, S., & Githae, E. (2021). Prevalence of non-completion among postgraduate students in selected public universities in Kenya. European journal of education studies, 8(12).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Githae, E. N. (2020): Teaching Manual: Rwanda Correctional Services. NCO 023: Guidance and Counseling in Prison Settings.
  • Githae, E. N. (2020): Teaching Module: Health Psychology, Kenyatta University Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning
  • Githae, E. N., Kimotho, S. & Musili, P. (2020): Teaching Interactive Module: Counselling Skills and Techniques, Kenyatta University Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning
  • Githae, E. N. (2020): Teaching Interactive Module: Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality and Psychopathology, Kenyatta University Digital School of Virtual and Open Learning
  • Githae, E. N. (2019): Trainer’s Guide: Rwanda Correctional Services. NCO 023: Guidance and Counseling in Prison Settings.

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)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Conferences/Workshops/Seminar Papers

  • 2022: Presented a paper in the 4th International Health Promotion Conference. Topic: Promoting entrepreneurs’ mental health and wellbeing for 2030 global sustainability agenda amidst coronavirus pandemic.
  • 2020, Eldoret: Training Seminar for Games Coaches on Research Intervention for Using Brief Motivational Interventions (BMI) on Beliefs and Attitudes against Doping among Athletes in Secondary Schools in Kenya (KU/WADA Research Project)
  • 2019 October, Iten: Workshop Role of School Principals and Games Coaches in Shaping Beliefs and Attitudes Against Doping among School Athletes
  • 2019, KUCC: Workshop for manual development: Brief Motivational Intervention for School Coaches
  • 2018: Kenyatta University 1st Regional Conference on Drug Demand Reduction and Supply Suppression that the Department of Psychology: Community Understandings of Alcohol Dependence among Families and Communities and Implication on Treatment and Recovery in Kenya.
  • 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.
  • 2016: Codependence: Understanding cycle of addiction. Presentation done at Asumbi Rehabilitation Center.
  • 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
  • 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.

Affiliations/ Editorial Positions

  • 2023: Member: International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and other Drugs (INEBRIA)
  • 2021: Appointment as Peer Reviewer for Africa Journal of Clinical Psychology (AJCP)
  • 2020: Peer Review for the Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research Initiative
  • 2019 to date: Editorial Board 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)
  • 2019: 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
  • 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: 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
  • 2019: Ministry of Health (Kiambu General 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

Community Service

  • 2023: Spearheaded the Mental Health Awareness Campaign in May, 2023.Led external and internal (Kenyatta University) stakeholders on the Walk & Talk forum and other sensitization campaigns for mental wellness.
  • 2023: Guest Speaker on Healthy Relationships at Mt Kenya University ‘Mind & Beyond’ program for youth
  • 2023: Mental Health Awareness and Sensitization at Karura Community Chaper, Nairobi.
  • 2022: Developed an Aptitude Test that tested over 1500 job recruitment for National Cohesion and Integrity Commission
  • 2022: Guest Speaker on Healthy Relationships at Mt Kenya University ‘Mind & Beyond’ program for youth
  • 2007-2008: Trauma counselor at Kirathimo in Limuru during Post Election Violence (PEV)
  • 2008-Present: Consultant and Volunteer Rehabilitation Counselor, Asumbi Treatment Center (ATC) and Redhill Rehabilitation Center
  • 2015 to date: Appointment as a staff Mentor at Kenyatta University
  • 2013: Trauma Counselor in conjunction with Kenya Psychologists Association during Westgate attack in Nairobi, 2013.
  • 2017 to date: Secretary, Anchor Welfare Association a community savings and welfare association that I founded.
  • 2018: Mental Wellness and Awareness: Seminar presentation, Karura Community Chapel, Nairobi
  • 2019, May 15: NTV Guest Speaker: Gender Based Violence; 2020: Thursday April 30th NTV Guest
  • 2020: Speaker: Your World Program, Disaster Preparedness and Psychological wellbeing during the pandemic
  • 2020: Newspaper articles:
  • Eunice Githae: Mental Wellness during Quarantine and Lockdown, Daily Nation, Saturday March 21st 2020.
  • Eunice Githae: Calming Anxiety in Children as the Pandemic Rewriting the rules, Saturday Nation May 23rd 2020.

Administrative Positions Held

  • 2020 August: Chairperson, Psychology Department
  • 2016-2020 July: Chairperson Board of Postgraduate Committee Department of Psychology
  • 2015 to date: Lecturer, Psychology Department
  • 2010-2014: Assistant Lecturer and Coordinator Counseling Programs, Kenya Methodist University (KeMU)
  • 2010 – 2014: Examination Coordinator, Department of Counseling, Kenya Methodist University (KeMU)

Executive Dean

Dr. Richard M. Wafula 
Executive Dean School of Law, Arts and Social Sciences
 

Dr. Tom Ratemo

Dr. Tom Ratemo

Deputy Executive Dean


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