Ndungu, Tabitha, PhD

Dr. TABITHA K. NDUNGU

NATIONALITY: Kenyan

DATE OF BIRTH: 27th July 1954

CONTACT ADDRESS: P.O Box 2669 00202 KNH Complex

Nairobi.

TELEPHONE: OFFICE: 020 - 3 606 533

MOBILE: 0722 849 380

EMAIL: tndungu@usiu.ac.ke

MARITAL STATUS: Married: Three Children (Born 1977, 1979 And 1982

Respectively)

Experience

January 2006 - Present: United States International University – Africa

School of Arts & Sciences

Dept. of Psychology: Assistant Professor

Registered PhD Student in Kenyatta University in Counseling Psychology

-Course work completed)

Curriculum Development: Masters in Health Psychology with a strong component of

Palliative Care,

Curriculum Development: Masters in counseling for chemically

Year 2007-2015; developed and started the School of Pharmacy program and

Curriculum.

Area of Specialization:

Chemical Dependence (Drug Addiction management)

Some of the Courses which I developed and have been teaching. I teach:

  • Introduction to chemical dependence
  • Health psychology
  • Behavioral Healthy Therapy
  • Psychology of Communication and relationships
  • HIV-AIDS testing and counseling
  • Understanding Grief, Loss and Bereavement
  • Statistics in Social Sciences
  • Psychopharmacology and addiction
  • Theories and techniques of chemical dependence counseling
  • Treatment methods and modalities for chemically dependent persons
  • Trends and issues in chemical dependence
  • Group and family therapy with chemically dependent
  • Social Psychology of Health Care
  • Field work in chemical dependence
  • Community Service

    June 2000 2005 University of Nairobi Nairobi

    Faculty of Pharmacy:

    Dept. of Pharmaceutics and pharmacy practice

  • Course taught: - Social and Behavioral Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy administration and management

    Dept. of Psychology: Courses taught:

  • Psychopharmacology and drug addiction
  • Counseling a Chemically dependent patient
  • Counseling of the youth on drug usage and drug addiction

    June 2001- 2005 United States International University- Africa

    Adjunct Lecturer: School of Arts and Sciences

  • Issues of Chemical Dependence and drug abuse
  • Psychopharmacology and addiction
  • Treatment methods and modalities of Chemical Dependency
  • Theories and Techniques of Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • Trends and issues in Chemical Dependency
  • Group and Family Counseling with the chemically Dependent
  • Fieldwork in Chemical Dependency

    2003-2004 Aga Khan University Nairobi

    Adjunct Lecturer: Pharmacology and drug addiction

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug abuse in the nursing profession.

    1995 - 2003 Drug Abuse Prevention and Rehabilitation Program

    (Counseling Center)

    Founder and Director

    Functions;

    1. Counselling of individuals and families affected by drug abuse.

    2. Training individuals and the community in the fields of prevention and

    counselling of alcoholism and other abused drugs.

    3. Reinforcing health behavior through training and providing information

    especially to the youth.

    4. Education on Drug Abuse, HIV/AIDS and the services offered in VCT.

    5. Training on Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health, Contraceptives

    Management and Sexually transmitted infection (STIs) management

    6. Creating awareness of drug abuse & HIV infection through media, schools

    and community.

    7. Training counsellors and pharmaceutical care providers in the areas of

    substance abuse addiction, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.

    8. Developing training materials for NACADA (National Agency for Campaign

    Against Drug Abuse) and HIV/AIDS

    9. Project coordinator

    10. Training pharmaceutical care providers in Adolescents Sexual Reproductive

    Health and Contraceptives management sponsored by PATH (Program for

    Appropriate Technology in Health) through Small grants Agreement from

    Seattle, Washington for the year Jan. 2003 to Dec. 2003.

    11. Training of trainers for Reproductive Health and use of Anti-retroviral, (ARV)

    to the pharmacist in the country in conjunction with KMA (Kenya Medical

    Association) and PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health).

    January 2000. University of Nairobi: Faculty of Pharmacy Nairobi

    Honorary Lecturer: Dept. of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice

    Courses taught:

  • Social and behavioral pharmacy
  • Pharmacy administration and management

    Sept 1997-Oct 2000 AGA KHAN HOSPITAL Nairobi

    SENIOR PHARMACIST

  • Ward pharmacy service
  • Consultant pharmacist-ICU
  • In – out patient dispensary
  • Drug information and toxicity
  • Ward –rounds and drug information
  • Computer labelling and stock control
  • Patient counselling on drug therapy

    Oct 1995 Aug 1997 Independent Consultant Nairobi

  • Registration of Safina Pharmaceutical Products.
  • Survey of new market strategies.
  • Consultant – TEC Pharmaceuticals.

    March 1994 Oct 1995 DAWA Pharmaceuticals Nairobi

    Company pharmacist

  • Quality assurance of products
  • Product development and registration
  • Started the veterinary department
  • Training of medical representatives on products manufactured.
  • Training of factory staff of the product they handled and the safety

    precautions necessary.

  • Counselling of staff on personal matters.

    March 1994 Oct 1995 MAC’S Pharmaceuticals Nairobi

    Company pharmacist

  • Quality assurance of products
  • Product development and registration
  • Started the veterinary department
  • Training of medical representatives on products manufactured.
  • Training of factory staff of the product they handled and the safety

    precautions necessary.

  • Counselling of staff on personal matters.

    Jan 1989 Nov 1990 KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE Nairobi

    Responsibilities: Curriculum Development

  • Lecturing In Medicinal Chemistry
  • Counselling Of Students

    Jan 1989 Nov 1990 EGERTON UNIVERSITY Nakuru

    Responsibilities: Lecturer.

    1987 1989 E.T. MONKS & CO. LTD.

    POSITION: Manager / company pharmacist in retail shops.

    1985 1987: ASSIA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.

    POSITION: Company pharmacist /marketing manager

    1982 1985: KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL.

    POSITION: Pharmacist I/C sterile preparation unit.

    1981 1982: BOOTS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD – 3 months

    E.T. MONKS LTD. – 3 months

    4 - 4 -

    KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL – 3 months

    Education

    2009 Sept Kenyatta University; Registered PhD student;

    Completed course work and now final year doing practicum and working on my proposal courses completed and passed;

    * Research methods and statistics

    * Psychodynamic and psychotherapy

    * Advanced counselling skills

    * Health in Psychology

    * Cross-cultural in Psychology

    * Assessment and Personality

    * Psychopharmacology and Psychopathology

    * Advanced Interviewing techniques

    * Group counselling and special population

    * Marital and family therapy

    2007 JAN York St.John University

    Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP)

    1998 FEB. 2000 UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

    Masters in Counselling Psychology

    Course covered:

  • Methods of Research
  • Personality and Affect
  • Introduction to Psychopathology
  • Issues of Chemical dependency
  • Life cycle developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Interviewing techniques I & II
  • Professional ethics and the Law
  • Theories of Marital and Family Therapy (MFT)
  • Theories and Techniques of Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group and Systems Interventions
  • Survey of Assessment Procedures
  • Counselling Practicum I & II

    1976 1981 UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI.

    Bachelor in Pharmacy.

    1974 1975 ALLIANCE GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL.

    EAACE – 3 Principles

    1970 1973 MUGOIRI GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL.

    EACE – Div. 1

    1963 1969 KAGUMO PRIMARY SCHOOL

    C.P.E. – Passed.

    1. Postgraduate diploma in Academic practice-Yoke’s University London

    Fellow of Academic Practice

    Other

    Qualifications

    1. A trained Trainer of Trainers (TOTs) on Reproductive Health by Program for

    Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)

    2. Diploma in Management – 1 year: A Pass-evening classes at KIM Diploma in

    Professional counselling – 9 months: A Pass University of Nairobi through

    Norwegian Church Aid.

    3. Sales and Marketing – 1 year: A Pass – evening classes at Griffins College

    4. Certificate in Population Management: A Pass – Kenya institute of

    Administration (KIA)

    5. Computer Literate

    6. Languages: English, French, Kiswahili and Kikuyu.

    Other

    Activities

    1. 2007: Academic committee member of International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

    2. 2006: Member of new program development and review of the existing ones in USIU-Africa.

    3. 2006: Member of the ethics and research committee, USIU-Africa.

    4. 2006: Curriculum development for the proposed pharmaceutical science degree for USIU-Africa.

    5. 2005: A committee member for review of pharmacy curriculum and changing from a 4-year degree to a 5-year as per international standards; University of Nairobi.

    6. 2004: Member of International Pharmaceutical Federation and presented PSK in 65th conference in Cairo, Egypt

    7. 2004 June: A key stakeholder on Intravenous drug use and HIV/AIDS, NASCOP Ministry of Health.

    8. 2002-2004: Coordinator for a funded PSK/PATH project on scaling up training on Reproductive Health by PATH- Seattle

    9. 2003 April – 2003 May: Consultant for Futures in the assessments of facility Preparedness for ART delivery for NASCOP Ministry of Health.

    10. 2002: A trainer for pharmacy staffs in areas of reproductive health in Kakamega, Mombasa and Nairobi.

    11. 2001-2002 A trained trainer of trainers by PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health.)

    12. 2002: Chairperson, Treatment, Rehabilitation and counselling NGO network.(NACADA)

    13. 2002: A member of the Ministry of health (MOH) task force on drug demand reduction.

    14. 2002: Carried out a National Baseline Survey on drug abuse among the youth sponsored by the NACADA office of the President.

    15. 2001 -2005: Consultant for the National Agency for the Campaign Against drug Abuse (NACADA) office of the president.

    16. 2001 – A committee member for the National Task force on WTO/TRIPS Agreements

    17. 2001 – A committee member for the National No-smoking Day Ministry of health

    18. 2000 – 2002 National Vice-Chairman Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya

    19. 1996 – 2000 Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) St. Andrew’s evening class.

    20. 1997 – to date Nairobi Hospice Member

    21. 1990 – 1997 Nairobi Hospice Member of Executive Committee.

    22. 1989 – 1997 Nairobi Hospice Member of Board of Directors – Voluntary (retired)

    Papers Presented

    1. KEMRI /KETRI CONFERENCE

    Several papers presented relating to irradiation, sterilization of pharmaceutical products with emphasis in developing countries.

    2. KEMRI /KETRI CONFERENCE

    Treatmentof Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus in hospital burns patients anew product on trial.

    3. KWAP 1993 NAIROBI, KENYA

    Chemical dependency and control in African countries.

    4. KAGUMO SECONDARY SCHOOL-MURANGA, KENYA.

    Drug use and misuse in society.

    5. LORETO-KIAMBU, KENYA

    Effects of drugs use and abuse.

    6. RIDGEWAYS BATIST CHURCH NAIROBI, KENYA.

    Medicine and you talk to the youth

    7. AGA KHAN HOSPITAL.TQM (Total Quality Management), in-treatment

    sheet usage, drug information.

    8. AGA KHAN HOSPITAL

    Drug interactions and interventions programs.

    9. STRESS MANAGEMENT COURSE TO:

    - Cardiac nurses.

    - Nurses on Wednesday forum.

    - Health care assistants

    - Pharmacy staff

    - Parents and youth of Ridgeways Baptist Church.

    10. KIZITO SECONDARY SCHOOL-GATUNDU, NAIROBI, KENYA.

    HIV/AIDS and you, and Drug use /misuse / Abuse.

    11. NAIROBI UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF PHARMACY.

    The role of counselling in pharmacy practice to 5th year students.

    12. BURUBURU TRINITY CHURCH

    Drug Abuse, its effects to individual, family and the society.

    13. UNIVERSITY DEANS OF STUDENTS AT KICC.

    “The rehabilitation of persons affected by drug and substances abuse – a

    focus on students in our centers of excellence.”

    14. A SEMINAR FOR THE HEALTH SECTOR NGO NETWORK AT SILVER

    SPRINGS.

    Treatment, Rehabilitation and social re-integration.

    15. KABARAK HIGH SCHOOL

    Drug Abuse and your body

    16. ALLIANCE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL

    Guidance and counseling seminar. Drugs and Drug Abuse / HIV AIDS

    awareness.

    17. NYAKIAMBI GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL.

    Drug abuse and HIV / AIDS awareness.

    18. MATHARE SLUMS BARAZA.

    Drug Abuse and HIV / AIDS awareness

    19. Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention through electronic media. KTN ,KBC, KAMEME (local station), Nation and Standard Newspaper

    20. Canadian Embassy: Prevention and management of stress in the work place

    Personal interest

    Reading, traveling, sports, socializing, making friends, new and exciting cultures and

    cooking and playing golf

    References:

    1. Professor Samson Munywoki

    Unites States International University – School of Arts and Science

    Psychology Department

    P. O. Box 14634, 00800 Nairobi, Kenya

    Phone: 254 – 20 – 360 6317

    E-Mail: smunywoki@usiu.ac.ke

    Mobile: 254 – 0733 705 041

    2. Professor Karega Munene

    The United States International University- School of Arts and Sciences

    Psychology Department

    P. O. Box 14634, 00800 Nairobi, Kenya

    Phone: 254 – 20 – 360 6177

    E-Mail: karegamunene@usiu.ac.ke

    Mobile: 254 – 0729 966 211

    3. Dr. Nelly N. Mungai

    University Of Nairobi

    School Of Pharmacy

    Dept. Of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy

    P. O. Box 52230, 00200 NBI, Kenya

    Phone: 254 – 20 – 272 6300

    E-Mail: nellya36@yahoo.com

    Mobile: 254 – 0722 490 82

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