Dr. Gladys Mwiti and Dr. Naomi James are regular trainers for practicing psychologists in Kenya in Continuing Education.
Continuing education (CE) is training that mental health professionals receive after obtaining their academic degree and professional license and is also required for license renewals. As psychology is a dynamic field, research and best practices often change over time.
As Kenyans wait for the formation of the Counseling and Psychology Board, Kenya Psychological Association, of which Dr.Gladys Mwiti is current Chair, licenses practicing psychologists and requires that for licensure, each of them completed 23 hours of Continuing Education every year.
This training is required for the psychologists to stay current with the latest developments, skills, and new psychotherapies required for their practice. This requirement also ensures that they comply with KPA Code of Conduct of Ethics to remain licensed and to maintain membership in the association that at the moment also serves as licensing body.
KPA Continued Education covers various topics such as:
- Training of Trainers
- Child & Adolescent Counseling & Psychotherapy
- Couples, Family and Group Psychotherapy
- Psychological First Aid (PFA)
- Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR)
- Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Training on Basic Psychological Assessments
- Art Therapy
- Parenting Training for Trainers
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Personnel Psychology – Mental Health at the Workplace
- Maternal Mental Health
- Conducting Evidence-based Outcome Studies
- Cultural Sensitivity in Psychotherapy
- Supervision Skills for Supervisors