Ph.D., Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal – South Africa
MSOC SC., Educational Psychology University of KwaZulu-Natal
BSOC SC., Honors in Psychology University of KwaZulu-Natal
B.ED., Arts, Moi University – Kenya

Betty is a Kenyan citizen. She has a solid theoretical understanding of psychology to a doctorate level and a range of practical experience in psychological services, teaching in university and high school, mentorship, supervision, and research. Betty is proficient in qualitative research, proposal writing, organizing and conducting focus groups and individual interviews, verbatim transcription process guided by notations of the Jefferson system of transcriptions, thematic analysis, discourse analysis, literature review, collective/systematic literature review, research report writing, the American Psychological Association 7th edition referencing style, formatting in the Microsoft Word and the Microsoft Excel, and the NVIVO-11. Her research interests include but are not limited to sexual risk, contraceptive use, HIV testing, attachment in early childhood, parenting, and parent-child interactions.

Betty is a member of six professional bodies, namely the Kenya Counselling and Psychological Association (Reg No. KCPA/07836/23); the Health Professions Council of South Africa (Reg No. PSIN 0144991); the Psychological Society of South Africa (Reg No. PSY – 4963); the Kenya Psychological Association and the Teachers Service Commission of Kenya (Reg No.– TSC/559219/Y/); and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Why CYAF at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Betty’s scope of practice as an educational psychologist is to alleviate “emotional, learning, academic, intellectual, behavioral, social, and developmental difficulties in children and young people within the systems in which they function, including families, schools, peer groups etc., thereby providing extensive support and psychological services to any role-player which may support clients’ optimal functioning” (Health Professions Council of South Africa, 2017, p.4). Thus, she chose to pursue a master’s in child development/Early Childhood Education at UNL to enhance her theoretical knowledge and practical skills on assessments in early childhood, child development, working with children and families, healthy family functioning, and quantitative research design methods. She is also aiming to develop a research niche in attachment in early childhood, parenting, and parent-child interactions.

Lab Participation

Nebraska Strong Families Lab

Graduate Research Assistantship

Center on Children, Families, and the Law