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Monday24 July 2017

Oasis Africa - News and Updates

Kenyan Psychologist Representing the Continent

Dr. Gladys Mwiti, Consulting Clinical Psychologist, Founder & CEO of Oasis Africa and Chair, Kenya Psychological Association, just arrived in Chicago, Illinois early this week for a four-week speaking assignment.

On Thursday3rdMarch, she began as the main Plenary Speaker to open the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) International, an annual conference that is being held at Westin Hotel, in Lombard City, Illinois. Lombard City in greater Chicago. 

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Call for Male Psychologists

Oasis Africa is a leading center for counseling, psychotherapy and trauma, committed to building healed communities and transformed individuals. We are looking for qualified male psychologists to join our team of professional therapists in Nairobi. Constant supervision is assured as well as an opportunity to grow your skills within a professional clinical psychology and counseling psychology environment.

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International Family Psychology Conference 2017

International Family Psychology Conference: Crossroads of Couple and Family Psychology will be held in Evanston, Illinois, USA, June 22-24, 2017.

Many of the top names in international family psychology will be presenters including Florence Kaslow, Kenji Kameguchi, John Thoburn, Sabine Walper, Astrid van Damme, Tom Sexton, Keizo Hausegawa, Harald Wernick, Gladys Mwiti, Kobun Wakashima, David Schnarch, Michiko Ikuta and more. Top U.S. family psychology presenters will include Susan McDaniel, Don Baucom, Anthony Chambers, Nadine Kaslow, Bill Pinsoff, Sue Johnson, Andrew Christiansen, Mark Stanton, Kristi Coop-Gordon, Terry Patterson, Howard Liddle, Robert Jay Green, Ken Hardy, Doug Snyder, Andrew Benjamin and many others. The conference will also host Student Poster sessions.

It will be a superb two and a half days of experiencing the best that the field of family psychology has to offer. Please save the date and make your plans to attend.

More information on registration can be found at the conference website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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African wise sayings come in handy in modern day parenting

When two Cabinet Secretaries brave the morning chill to officiate at a 7am book launch, that is a statement on the importance they attach to the publication.

That was the case on Friday, July 29, when Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Lands counterpart, Prof Jacob Kaimenyi, spoke at the launch of clinical psychologist Gladys Mwiti’s book, Parenting With Purpose & African Wisdom.

The 278-page product of Arba Publications could not be more timely, as Prof Kaimenyi took the opportunity to address rampant unrest in schools when he introduced, Dr Matiang’i, the guest of honour. He debunked the opinion that Dr Matiang’i’s crackdown on cheating cartels in the education sector was the cause of unrest in schools that has seen more than 100 schools torched.

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Oasis Africa Trains Participants on PFA/SPR

Oasis Africa saw twenty four (24) Psychologists and Counsellors undergo Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) training. Dr. Gladys Mwiti, Consulting Clinical Psychologist &CEO of Oasis Africa took this team through PFA while Dr. Oscar Githua, Forensic Psychologist trained the group on SPR.

The training that took place on 4th June 2016 focused on equipping the participants with skills that they could apply in their various areas of specialization and also to the general population given the many traumatic occurrences all over the country.

Psychological First Aid is an evidence- informed modular approach to people in all stages of development in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism. It is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short and long- term adaptive functioning and coping.

Skills for Psychological Recovery is an evidence-informed modular approach to help individuals and families in the weeks and months following disaster and trauma, after the period where Psychological First Aid (PFA) has been utilized or when more intensive intervention than PFA is needed.

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