DR. EUNICE JEMALEL NYAVANGA


POSITION
FACULTY: SOCIAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: SOCIAL AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
CURRENT DESIGNATION: LECTURER
OFFICE EMAIL: enyavanga@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254(020) 2219929, 3341639, 3343672
CONSULTATION HOURS: 8AM-5PM MON - FRI
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2012
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2008
BACHELOR OF PHILOSOPHY (B.PHIL)PSYCHOOLOGY(COUNSELLING)UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2005
DIPLOMAEDUCATIONSIRIBA TEACHERS COLLAGE (KENYA)1985
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2012 - 2013LECTURERKENYA METHODIST UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2002 - 2012ADMINISTRATORTEACHERS SERVISE COMMISSION (KENYA)
2008 - 2010PART-TIME LECTUREREGERTON,MOIMBARATON,NAZARENE UNIVERSITIES (KENYA)
1985 - 2001SECONDRY SCHOOL TEACHERCHEWOYET,NASAKA,TARTAR,ELDAMARAVINE SECONDARY SCHOOLS (KENYA)
02.08.2013 - *LECTURERTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
Opinions about Mental illness; Attitudes towards Professional Psychological Treatment for Mental illness and Expectations about Psychotherapy for a Mental Health Problem; Prevalence, Patterns, Risk factors and treatment for Psychoactive Drug use
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Prevalence, and Patterns of Psychoactive Substance Use among Somali Youth in Eastleigh.Nairobi Area
Opinions, attitudes and expectations about counseling for a mental health Problem among univeristy studentsClinical psychology
prevalence and correlates of depression among university students in KenyaClinical Psychology
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- National Alcohol and drug Abuse research workshop,Held at KIA,Kenya
Baseline survey of Alcohol and Drug Abuse among Teachers in kenya(March 2012 NACADA Report)
- x. Correlations Between Opinions About Mental Illness and Attitudes Towards Psychological Help Seeking for a Mental Illness Among College Students in Kenya. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2017; 6(4): 54-58. http://www.doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20170604.12.
- ix. Efficacy of psycho-education on improving Attitudes towards Professional Psychological Help Seeking for a Mental Illness Among Teacher Trainees in Kenya. European Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2016; 4(5): 120-124. 
 http://www.doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20160405.13
- xii. Factors that Contribute to Attitudes Towards Professional Psychological Help Seeking for Mental Health Issues Among Teacher Trainees in Kenya. American Journal of Applied Psychology, 2017; 6(6): 142-146. http://www.doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20170606.11
- viii. Effectiveness of Psycho education ion Improving Opinions about Mental illness among Primary School Teacher Trainees in Kenya, Science Journal of Public Health, 2016,4(6): 422-429. http://www.doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20160406.11
- vii. Expectations about Counseling for a Mental Illness Among Primary School Teacher Trainees in Kenya. Science Journal of Public Health, 2016; 4(4): 305-311. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20160404.16
. http://www.doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20160404.16
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- vi. Attitudes Towards Professional Psychological Help Seeking Among Young Adults: A Case Study of Public Teacher Training Colleges. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2016; 5(3): 69-76. 
. http://www.doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160503.12
- v. Opinions about Mental Illness Among Primary School Teacher Trainees in Kenya. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2016: 5(3): 62-68. http://www.doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160503.11

- xi. Psychoeducation Effectiveness on Expectations About Counseling for a Mental Illness Among the Youth: A Case Study of Teacher-Trainees in Kenya. American Journal of Applied Psychology, 2017; 6(4): 57-63. http://www.doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20170604.
- Shisha Use and Its Associated Factors Among Somali Youth Living in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya International Journal of Psychological and Brain Sciences Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2018, Pages: 22-27 http://www.doi: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20180303.12
- Miraa Use Among Somali Youth Living in Eastleigh, Nairobi Kenya http://www.doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20180604.12
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
WAWA SARAH KPREVALENCE AND SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CORRELATES OF DEPRESSION AMONG STUDENTS AT THE KENYA METHODIST UNIVERSITY.2016-2018
ADAN ADEN KORIOPrevalence and Patterns of Psychoactive Substance Use and its Associated Demographic Characteristics among Somali Youth Living in Eastleigh, in Nairobi, Kenya2016-2018
COURSES TAUGHT
Course Name Brief Description Period
Project BThis course aims at helping students be able to collect data and write discussion for the resultsJanuary 2018 - April 2018
Drug and Substance RehabilitationThis course is aimed at learners to develop skills, attitudes and techniques of managing substance dependence in a RehabilitationSeptember 2018- - TO-DATE
Drug and Substance AbuseThis course aims at helping learners understand the psychology and counseling skills of individuals with alcohol and substance abuseSeptember 2018 - December 2018
Fundamentals of CounselingThis course aims to introduce learners to fundamentals of counselingSeptember 2018 - TO-DATE
Project AThis course aims at helping learners to develop research skills in project proposalSeptember 2018 - TO-DATE
Industrial PsychologyThis course aims to introduce the psychology of work and the workplaceJanuary 2018 - April 2018
Forensic PsychologyThis course aims to introduce to learners the psychology and counseling skills in criminal justice systemanuary 2018 - April 2018
Homes for Seniorsthis course aims to impact to the learners the skills and techniques used in a Home for the Seniors January 2018 - April 2018
Psychometrics BThis course aims at helping learners be able to do comprehensive assessments of individuals with Psychological problems using standardized tests, observations etc in a variety of settingsJanuary 2018 - April 2018
Reseach MethodsThis course aims to help students develop thier research projects to completion for their Diploma CertificateJanuary 2018 - April 2018
Introduction to SociologyThis course aims to introduce Sociological principals to learnersJanuary 2018 - April 2018
Cognitive PsychologyThis course aims to introduce the major principals of CognitionSeptember 2018 - December 2018
Counseling People witih Special NeedsThis course aims at counseling individuals witih special needs appropriatelySeptember 2018 - TO-DATE
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
Certificate in health Systems , AMREF,
VCT councelor, NASCOP
Certificate for Addiction Prof, NACAADA
Certificate in Distance Learni, African Nazarene University
Certificate in Health Research, African Mental Health foundations, Kenya
Certificate in Suicide Counsel, Samaritans, Kenya
Management and Rehabilitation , SAPTA, KENYA
Basic Counseling Skills, Amani Centre Kenya
Certificate in Research Method, Catholic University of Kenya
HIV/AIDs Management in the wor, L. Bogoria Hotel
Certificate IV in Management M, University of Melbourne
ANY OTHER EXTRA INFORMATION

International Conferences       2011-2017

 

a.

National Alcohol and Drug abuse Research Workshop, held at KIA, Nairobi, Kenya

“Baseline Survey of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among Teachers in Kenya”

March 2012 NACADA Report of 2012

b.

37th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruum Society held in Melbourne, Australia

“ Prevalence of Alcohol and Drug Abuse among teachers in Kenya”

April 2011 Report of the 37th KBS

c.

4TH African International Psycho-trauma Conference and the Training Towards Mental health Policy and Practice on Psychotrauma-African Solutions to African Problems.

“Prevalence of PTSD among primary school teachers soon after the post-electro-violence in a rural District in Kenya”

July 2011 report of the 4th African International Psycho-trauma Conference

d.

Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Conference of the Kettil Braum Society held in Kampala, Uganda

“The alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy at the work place for Teachers Service Commission employees, Kenya”

July 2011 Report of the Report of the KBS Conference

e.

3rd Regional Training Conference/on Psycho-Trauma, healing and reconciliation held at the Catholic university of East Africa, Nairobi Kenya

“ Discussant on factors to consider in reconciliation in Somalia”

 

f.

The 2nd East and Central African Regional Conference of Psychology conference (8th to 13th November 2015) in Hilton Hotel, Nairobi Kenya

i. “Attitudes towards professional help seeking among college students in Kenya”

ii. “Opinions about mental illness among primary school teacher trainees in Kenya”

iii. “Expectations about Counseling in teacher training colleges in Kenya”

Report of the 2nd East and Central African Regional Conference of Psychology, Nov 2015

g

The International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM), 7th to 10th December 2016 Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia

“Expectations about Counseling for a Mental Illness among Primary School Teacher Trainees in Kenya”

International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Official Journal of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine, Springer. Of November 2016 Volume 23, Supplement 1, pp. 7



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