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Pius Nyutu, Ph.D.

at FSU since 2008

Pius Nyutu

Dr. Nyutu is an Assistant Professor with a background in Counseling Psychology.  He is a licensed psychologist in the state of North Carolina. He received a BA in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Theology from Pontifical Urbanian University (Rome), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Nairobi), MA in School Counseling and Guidance from Lewis University (Romeoville, IL), and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Missouri (Columbia, MO).

Dr. Nyutu’s research interests are in the area of assessments, promotion and advancement of mental health especially in schools and with minority groups, and globalization of counseling psychology. Apart from teaching and advisement, Dr. Nyutu also serves as the advisor for the International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi), and the FSU Chapter of Active Minds, Inc.

Recent Publications:

Nyutu, P. N., & Gysbers, N. C. (2008). Assessing the counselling needs of high school students in Kenya. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 8, 83-94.

Wang, M., Nyutu, P. N., & Tran, K. (2012). Coping, reasons for living, and suicide in Black college students. Journal of Counseling & Development, 90, 459-466.

Nyutu, P. N, & Bertel, J. (2012). Perceptions of teacher preparation and attitudes regarding students’ mental health in Kenya. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 5, 63-74.

Wang, M., Wong, Y. J., Tran, K., Nyutu, P. N, & Spears, A. (2013). Reasons for living, social support, and Afrocentric worldview: Assessing buffering factors related to Black Americans’ suicidal behavior. Archives of Suicide Research, 17, 136-147.

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