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Obadia K. Yator

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Obadia K Yator is a clinical psychologist in Kenya who is also a registered PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at University of Nairobi. He is a full member of Clinical Psychologists Association of Kenya (CPAK) and an affiliate member of Kenya Psychiatric Association (KPA). Yator attended University of Nairobi for his first degree in Bachelor of Psychology (Counselling) and later enrolled for MSc degree in Clinical Psychology at same university where he graduated in the year 2015.He has interests for psychotherapy and research on mental health issues of women, adolescents/youth and children. He also enjoys working with a population who are living with HIV towards alleviating HIV-related stigma and associated psychosocial stressors. In addition, he is a certified Trainer of Trainee on Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) courtesy of March on Stress, United Kingdom (UK).

In his masters’ dissertation, he conducted a study on maternal and child health. Yator was also trained on research proposal writing, grant proposal writing, data analysis using SPSS and manuscript writing courtesy of Partnership for Innovative Medical Education in Kenya (PRIME-K) through University of Nairobi collaboration with the University of Washington (UW).

With this wide knowledge in research, Yator participated as a research team leader for Baringo county during data collection by UNFPA-UNICEF joint programme on Baseline Survey on abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/cutting which was conducted on 11th June 2015 -31st June 2015.Recently on 27th April 2018, Yator received meritorious award for best distinction final year student in Msc in Clinical Psychology 2014/2015 at University of Nairobi.


  1. Risk factors for postpartum depression among HIV positive women attending Prevention of Mother –to- Child Transmission clinic at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya. Published in AIDS Care journal, 2016 –Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. Published online: 04 Apr 2016 and the link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2016.1160026
  2. Translation of Achenbach’s Child behavior checklist for ages 6-18 years translation in Kiswahili. ASEBA.Madeghe, B., Yator, O., Mwakio, C., Osok, J., Kumar, M. (2016). Achenbach’s Child behavior checklist for ages 6-18 years translation in Kiswahili. ASEBA. University of Vermont.
  3. Ongoing BMC Psychiatry paper entitled “Burden of HIV-Related Stigma and Post-Partum Depression: A cross-sectional study of patients attending Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Clinic at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi”.

Poster presentations: CFAR– SSA Annual Meeting Durban SA International Aids society meeting. Available from:DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1116.0567

Categories: Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Maternal and Child Mental Health, Trauma

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