By Stuart Bogere Oswald
The Directorate of Higher Degrees and Research invites KIU Community and the General Public to the Viva Voce presentation from Faith Nakalema a PhD student from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS).
The presentation is slated to take place on Friday 24th October 2022 at 10 am in the KIU Senate Boardroom and on Zoom.
Nakalema's study focuses on "Family Type, Juvenile Delinquency & Adult Criminality among Adolescents of Public & Private Universities in Central Region, Uganda."
It aims at examining the relationship and establishing the level of juvenile delinquency, family types, and adult criminality, establishing and examining its significance.
In her study, she recommends that current rehabilitation programs by the government should be strengthened by having counseling psychologists to identify and work with juvenile delinquents who exhibit traits more likely to expose them into criminal activities.
Faith Nakalema is a Lecturer and Head of Department, Applied Psychology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Kampala International University.
She is a Certified Professional Counselor of the Uganda Counseling Association with key research interests in adolescence, youth, and adult counseling in the area of mental health, parenting, trauma, stress, abuse, addiction, depression, HIV/AIDS-related stigma and child-parent conflicts.
As the Head of the Department of Applied Psychology, she has spearheaded curricula review and established a fully-fledged counseling clinic.