Executive Council

President, NPA

Michael Ezenwa, Ph. D, a fellow of Nigerian Psychological Association, is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK). He was the immediate past National Publicity Secretary of Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychologists, Nigerian Society for Psychotherapy and Secretary, South East zone, Nigerian Psychological Association. He was also the foundation National President of Gestalt Education Network International (GENI) Alumni Association, Nigeria Chapter. Professor Michael Ezenwa was elected in October, 2016 as the President-elect of Nigerian Psychological Association and was sworn in on 9th November, 2017 as the 10th substantive President of NPA after a successful completion of his one year tenure as President -elect.

 

First Vice President NPA

First Vice President NPA

Olukayode A. AFOLABI Ph.D, fnpa is a Professor of Applied Social Psychology and the current Director, Leadership Institute and Head, Department of Pure and Applied Psychology at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. He was the South West Zonal Coordinator of the Nigerian Psychological Association for 3 years (2011 to 2014) where he successfully organized Zonal conferences hosted by both Lagos State University in 2013 and Covenant University in 2014. He was elected Editor-in-Chief of the NPA Journals in 2011 and has produced 5 volumes of the Journal. Afolabi was elected the First Vice-President during the 2017 Annual Congress and General Meeting at Abuja.

 

General Secretary NPA

General Secretary NPA

Michael Arinze Ezeh holds OND (Religion), B.Sc. (Psychology) and (M.Sc. (Industrial/Organizational Psychology) all from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has currently enrolled for his PhD in the same University. He teaches in the Department of Psychology, Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu. He is currently the Acting Head of Department. He was formerly the Financial Secretary of Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) 2012-2017; but was elected the General Secretary of the Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) in 2017. Michael Arinze Ezeh has eleven scholarly publications to his credit. His hobbies are research and sports.

 

National Welfare Officer

National Welfare Officer

Temitayo Deborah Olufemi ADEWUYI Ph.D, MNPA is a Senior Lecturer of Clinical, Counselling and Rehabilitation psychology from the Department of Psychology, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria. She specializes in drug abuse, rehabilitation and correctional forensic psychology. She is a trained and certified psychotherapist from Albert Elis Institute, New York, United States of America, specializing on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). She has attended over thirty seven conferences both locally and internationally. She has published over thirty five articles in both local and international edited scholarly journals that can be accessed online including chapters in books on menopause, culture and psychopathology in Abnormal Psychology. Currently, she is about completing her second PhD research study titled; “Development and stakeholder validation of prisoner reintegration programme in Nigeria.

 

National Publicity Secretary

Mfon Ineme holds a Diploma in Public Finance and B. Sc. in Psychology from the University of Uyo; M. Sc. and Ph. D in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ibadan. He teaches in the Department of Psychology, University of Uyo. His research interest is in clinical and forensic psychology. He has served as a member in many academic, professional, and technical committees at different levels. He is a reviewer for the Nigerian Psychological Research-a peer reviewed journal of the NPA. He has to his credit more than 20 scholarly publications in reputable peer-review journals/books. He won the University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Award in publication in 2016.

 

 

Immediate Past President

Immediate Past President

Andrew Ezadueyan Zamani is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and the immediate past President of the Nigerian Psychological Association. He served between August 2011 and November 2017. He currently serves at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi where he served two terms as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Before now, he had served at the Department of Psychology, University of Jos and University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada.

At the Teaching hospital he founded the hospital’s Psychological Services  Department and coordinated it’s  HIV Counselling & Care and Support programs. He was also  a member of the Medical Advisory Committee and Health  Research Ethics Committee. Professor Zamani is the Editor- in -Chief of the African Journal of Applied Psychology and the Central Nigerian Journal of Psychology. He is on the Editorial Boards of the African Journal of Drugs and Alcohol Studies, Nigerian Journal of Basic & Applied Psychology and Ife Psychological.

He is a current member of the Executive Committee of the Pan African Psychology Union and has varied consultancy experiences with Ministries, Departments and Agencies such as the Federal Ministries of Health, Women Affairs & Social Development, Nigerian Prisons Service and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency among others.

 

Assistant Secretary NPA

Samuel Joseph Karshak DAKWAK is Acting Head of Psychological Services Centre in University of Jos, Nigeria. He holds a B.Sc in Psychology, M.Sc in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Education and PhD in Clinical Psychology (in view). He also teaches at the Department of General and Applied Psychology in University of Jos, and is grounded in research; with vast experience in practice.

He is experienced in managing mental health interventions in north eastern Nigeria, with consultancy experiences with religious institutions and other organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime, DAKS Integrated Concepts, among others.
His research interest is in Psychological trauma, Substance Abuse, Community Psychology, and Psycho-spirituality.
He is passionate about promoting positive change and growth.

 

What We Do

  1. • Compile a register of psychologists accredited to practice in Nigeria
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  3. • Advocate for a legal framework to favor the practice of psychology in Nigeria
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  5. • Encourage the practice of psychology in applied settings
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  7. • Public enlightenment and behavior change communication for national development
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  9. • Advocate on subjects that are relevant for positive orientation for positive change and human development
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  • • Collaboration with appropriate regulatory organizations to develop curricula in psychology that meet national development needs
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  • • Promotion of a mentorship scheme to build capacity of junior colleagues in research and practice
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  • • Ensure strict adherence to the code of ethics of the discipline of psychology
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  • • Develop partnership(s) with other disciplines and organizations to improve humanity and career status of members
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  • • Assist leaders and public service holders with relevant evidence based information on human behavior to guide policy formulation and implementation
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  • • Encourage the development of the technology for psychological assessment and testing
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  • • Promote an Africa-wide network for the promotion of the science and practice of psychology
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  • • Prescribe quality control standards for psychology education and practice in Nigeria
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