Dr. Beatrice Kathungu is a full time faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Kenyatta University, Kenya. She is a practicing Psychologist and Clinical supervisor in the field of Counseling Psychology and addiction treatment in Kenya. She is widely published, has won research grants, presented in numerous conferences, as well as authored several papers in the field of addiction science. She teaches Counseling Psychology and Addiction Science related courses and has successfully supervised several Masters and PhD students in Kenyatta University in the same areas. She was instrumental in the adaptation of the Universal Treatment Curriculum(UTC) into a university based academic program, the Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction treatment Science being offered at Kenyatta University. Dr. Kathungu is a member of the ISSUP Kenya executive board as well as a member of the editorial board for the African Journal of Alcohol and Drug abuse (AJADA).She is a Global Master Trainer with Colombo Plan and is credentialed as an addiction professional (ICAP ). She is the current coordinator of the International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) Africa region, and is providing leadership and mentorship in development of university based drug demand reduction academic programs as a contribution towards professionalizing the drug demand reduction field.