ISSUP Kenya would like to present their webinar on Addressing Unprecedented Challenges in Management of SUD's and GBV in the midst of COVID-19. The Webinar will explore emerging trends in Substance Use Disorder and Gender-based violence in view of COVID-19 and the correlations between SUD’s and GBV, with special emphasis of the impact of COVID-19.
- To create an understanding of new risk factors for SUDs and GBV in the advent of Covid-19
- To help professionals explore and develop new strategies in combating SUDs and GBV amidst the Covid Pandemic
Dr. Richard M. Gakunju
Holds a MSc. Clin. Pharmacy and Public Health, is a NAADAC & KENYA certified addiction professional (NCAC 1, KCAC 3, ICAP 3). He is the Clinical Director, Movement against Substance Abuse in Africa (MASAA); He is a certified Global Master Trainer in the UPC and UTC and serves as trustee of ISSUP Kenya. He is the chairperson of the Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification for Addiction Professionals (GCCC) and is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK) and the Pharmacological Society of East Africa.
Is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience in mental health treatment, training and research. She is a Clinical Director at Kisiwa Wellness & Psychosocial Support Services; a guest lecturer at Hekima University College and an executive board member and Hon. Secretary of ISSUP Kenya. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Daystar University; she holds a MSc Clin. Psych.; B.A.Psych; Dip in Addiction Counseling and Treatment and ICAP II.