Academic Staff

  21 Feb 2017


Mgbemena, Nkem Jude-Joseph

  1. Name: Mgbemena, Nkem Jude-Joseph
  2. Rank: Senior Lecturer.
  3. Area of Specialization: Clinical Psychology.
  4. Date of Birth: 05-06-54.
  5. Academic Qualifications:
    • Sc. (Hons.) 21 1980, UNN.
    • Sc. Clinical Psychology, 1983, UNIBEN.
    • Certificate in Substance Abuse/Dependence, 1983, UNIBEN.
    • Licentiate in Clinical Psychology, 1984, MNACP.
    • Certificate of Participation: Train-the-Trainers Workshop on HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control for Health Professionals, WHO, 1995.
    • PhD., Guidance & Counseling, 2005, UNICAL.
  1. Research Collaborations.
  2. Awards:
    • Fellow, Strategic Institute for National Resources & Human Development: The Nation Builders (FRHD), 2013.
    • Fellow, Institute for Corporate Administration, (FCAI), 2015.


  1. Membership of Professional Bodies:
    • Member, Nigerian Psychological Association.
    • Member, Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychologists
    • Member, Nigeria Society for Psychosocial Research
    • Member, African Network for Prevention & Protection Against Child Abuse & Neglect (ANPAN)


  1. Current Research Interest:
    • Puerperal Psychosis
    • Examination Malpractice.


  1. Publications:
  2. Mgbemena, J. (1983). Everyday Psychology, Benin, University of Benin Press.
  3. Ebigbo, P.O. Kumaraswamy, N. and Mgbemena, J. (1986). The Rorschach in Enugu: An Introduction. Nig. Journal of Clinical Psychology. Vol. V, Nos 1 & 2, pp 29 – 39
  4. Mgbemena, J. (1989). Methods of psychological assessment in Nigeria. In Ebigbo, P.O. and Pelzer, K. (eds) Clinical Psychology in Africa, Enugu, Chuka Press.
  5. Mgbemena, J. (1996). Optical Illusion vs Psychological Illusion: The place of psychotherapy in optometric practice. Proceedings of the 20th Annual General Conference of the Nigeria Optometric Association; Owerri, pp 201-320.
  6. Mgbemena, J. (2001). Psychological factors of imprisonment. Nig. Journal of Clinical Psychology. Vol XI, No. 4, pp 81-97.
  7. Mgbemena, J.(2008). Cultism and learning in the Nigerian University system: A comparative study of 51 cults in 8 universities in the South-East and South-South Geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Journal of Nig. Society for Psychic Research. Vol. 1, No.1, pp 57 – 70.
  8. Mgbemena, J. (2010). Parenting as a socialization agent for evolving the Nigerian psyche. Journal of Nig. Society for Psychic  Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp 22-32.
  9. Mgbemena, J. (2010). The effects of success and failure on the level of aspiration of Nigerian students. Journal of Social Sciences, Abia State University, Uturu (in Press).
  10. Mgbemena, J. (2010). Psychosomatic correlates of anxiety and goal frustration. Journal of Nig. Society for Psychic Research (In Press).
  11. Mgbemena, J. (2011). Fundamentals of General Psychology. Okigwe, Fasmen Publishers (In Press).