Mrs. Newa, Elsie Opiyo

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Mrs. Elsie Newa is a Counselling Psychologist. She is both a Career Counselor and a Psychological Counselor. She is in the process of completing her Ph.D. studies in Counselling Psychology. She has done an M.A in Counselling Psychology and an MBA - Marketing.

Elsie currently works as a lecturer at USIU-Africa, and has a vast experience in Administrative work, teaching as well as preparing students for the world of work where she has placed many students for both internships and jobs while building lasting relationships with employers for USIU-Africa.

She has also co-ordinated international workshops such as the American Political Science Association (APSA) workshops, Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Next Generation Workshops and the Africa Peace Network (APN) workshops all held at USIU-Africa.

Elsie is a member of the following organizations:

  • Kenya Guidance and Counselling and psychological Association(KGCPA)
  • Kenya Counselling and Psychological Association (KCPA)
  • Kenya Universities Quality Assurance Network (KUQAN)
  • Linking Industry with Academia (LIWA)
  • Member of Professional Mediation

Academic Degrees:

  • Ongoing: Ph.D. Candidate in Counseling Psychology,
  • 0000: Master’s in Counselling Psychology,
  • 0000: Master’s in Business Administration
  • 0000: Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Sociology


Journal Articles

  • Assessing the Internship Program. The Employer Perspective. Journal of Language, Teaching & Entrepreneurship in Africa.(JOLTE) 2012.
  • Utilization of career counseling services in public and private universities in Kenya. Kenya Journal of Guidance, Counselling and Psychology Volume 8 Number1, Newa E. 2019
  • An evaluative study of the United States international university – Africa’s internship program. Perspectives from the internal stake holders. Newa E, & Arasa J, 2019
  • Assessing Higher Education. Relevance of Vision and Mission statements at University. Case Study: United States International University. Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa. (JOLTE) 2009 Volume 1. Number 2.
  • Attitude towards career counseling services among students in selected universities in Kenya paripex - Indian Journal of Research volume-8 | issue-3 | march-2019 | print issn no - 2250-1991
  • Uptake of career counselling services in Nairobi County African Social Science and Humanities Journal (ASSHJ) 2021

Book Chapters

  • An Evaluative Study of the United States International University - Africa’s Internship Program: Perspectives from Internal Stakeholders book published by Taylor and Francis, Routledge, under the title: Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Eastern and Southern Africa Regional and Continental Perspectives.

Areas of interest/Specialization:

  • Psychological counselling
  • Career Counselling,
  • Psychology of Adolescence and Marriage and Family issues

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