Njoroge, Joseph

Email: jkinyanjui@usiu.ac.ke | Telephone: +254719763383 | +254734959923

Areas of interest/specialization: Addiction counseling, psychological trauma, and family relationships.

Biography:

Joseph Njoroge is a psychology lecturer at United States International University-Africa as well as a practicing therapist. He has been doing teaching in the university for the past thirteen years. He has just sent his first draft of his PhD thesis to his supervisor. The PhD topic is: Cultural perceptions of PTSD by members of the Kikuyu community who experienced the 2007/2008 post-election violence in Kenya. He has published two papers entitled on trauma on the USIU journal. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (U.K.), was the best in his Dale Carnegie course on leadership for which he received the golden award(Highest). He has done numerous courses in the area of counseling including: Thought Fields Therapy, Multi-sensori-trauma processing, Eye movement dissensitization reprocessing, Body mapping, Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT), Neuro-linguistic programming, Clinical supervision, Marriage, and family therapy. He has worked as a clinical supervisor at Nairobi Place and Caretek rehabilitation centers. He wHjjjjorked with traumatized individuals from the 1998 American Embassy bomb blast in Nairobi as well as the 2007/20008 post-election violence. He is also a trained spiritual and retreat guide. To relax, he dabbles with organic farming of vegetables and a piggery.

Academic Degrees

Masters in Counselling (Keele University U.K

Bachelors of Education (Hons) Kenyatta University

Post-Graduate Diploma in Academic Practice York St. John (U.K.)

Higher Diploma in Counseling: Amani Counselling and Training Institute


Journal Articles

Kinyanjui, J., N. (2009), Coping with Trauma: Verbatim Accounts of Victims of Police Torture in Kenya. The Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Cross-disciplinary Journal of United States International University, Vol.1, No.

Kinyanjui, J., N. (2009), Vicarious Trauma among university students: The Case of USIU. The Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Cross-disciplinary Journal of United States International University, Vol.1, No.1

Books

2000: A handbook for teachers of drama. Kenya Institute of Education.

Co-authored.

2005: HIV and AIDS Policy United States International University.

Co-authored.

Teaching:

PSY 1101: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

1105: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

1185: INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

PSY 2120: PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING

PSY 2125 HUMAN SEXUALITY

PSY 2181 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AND ADDICTION

PSY 2182 TREATMENT METHODS AND MODALITIES OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

PSY 2183: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELING

PSY 3105: HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 3140: INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING

PSY 3142: INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 3143: PSYCHOLOGY AT WORK 1: MEASURING ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

PSY 3181: TRENDS AND ISSUES IN CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

PSY 3182: GROUP AND FAMILY COUNSELING WITH THE CHEMICALLY DEPDENDENT

PSY 4171: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPY

PSY 4181: FIELDWORK IN CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

PSY 6210: CLINICAL INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES (3 UNITS)

PSY 6211: CLINICAL INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES/LAB (1 UNIT)

PSY6220: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND LAW

PSY 6248: COUNSELING PRACTICUM 1

PSY 6771: CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

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