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Ms. Rachel Maina (PhD student, MClinPsych) is a consultant clinical psychologist currently working with University of Nairobi in assessment and management of mental health needs of PLWHIV within Kenyatta National Hospital. She is skilled and competent in using psychological assessments to create a hypothesis regarding a person’s behaviour and personality as well as offering management in the form of psychological first aid (PFA), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Ms. Maina is a mental health researcher and mentors students in writing grant proposals, as well as, forms research collaborations for proposal writing and implementation of research geared towards improving mental health. She is currently carrying out an open trial where she is training A&E nurses on suicide assessment and psychological management. She is also standardizing and adapting an IPad  based neurocognitive assessment tool. She has received four research awards as of 2017 including  National Institute of Mental Health (National Institutes of Health) under award number U19MH98718 for the Partnerships for Mental Health Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (PaM-D) project.  You can view one of her publications here  https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajdas/article/view/133134.  She is the Director of Primary Care Behavioural and Cognitive Health at Uzima Mental Health Services and Treasurer of Clinical Psychologists Association of Kenya. She is  member of Clinical Psychologists Association of Kenya (CPAK/006/2016), Kenya Psychiatrists Association (AF 2/2016) and American Psychologists Association (04213542). Rachel enjoys traveling and reading books with a Christian theme. You can contact her on maina.rachel@gmail.com  or rachel@uzimamentalhealth.org . http://uzimamentalhealth.org/index.php

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