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Pius Nyutu, Ph.D.

at FSU since 2008

Pius Nyutu

Dr. Nyutu is an Associate 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 is also credentialed as a Health Services Provider-Psychologist by North Carolina Psychology Board and the National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology.

In addition to 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. He is the Chair of the Student Services Committee in the Faculty Senate, and a member of various departmental committees.  Professionally, Dr. Nyutu is a member of the American Psychological Association, The Society of Counseling Psychology, and the Carolina Network for Mental Health. 

Recent Publications:

Wang, M.-C., Tran, K., Nyutu, P.N, Fleming, E. (in press). Doing the right thing: A mixed methods study focused on generosity and well-being. To appear in Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

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.

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

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