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/Dr Patience Chinyenze
Dr Patience Chinyenze

Position: Lecturer

Department: School of Social Work
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  • Bachelor of Social Sciences Social Work (University of Fort Hare)
  • Master of Social Work (University of Zimbabwe)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (University of the Witwatersrand)

Research Interests

  • Clinical social work
  • Psychosocial support for vulnerable groups
  • Palliative care & Bereavement
  • Mental health and well being
  • Groupwork & Community work
  • Counselling
  • Social development


Counselling, Groupwork, Training, Facilitation, Research.

Selected Publications   

  • Muridzo, N. G., Chikadzi, V, Mafa, I. & Chinyenze, P. (2018). Parental circumstances leading to child sexual abuse in Zimbabwe. Journal of Social Development in Africa 33 (2).
  • Muchinako, G.A., Mabvurira, V., & Chinyenze, P. (2013). Mental illness and the Shona People. International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences 2 (3).

Community engagement

  • Vast experience in working with caregivers, sexually abused children, orphaned and other vulnerable children, terminally ill patients and bereaved clients.
  • Presentation on Communicating with the Bereaved 12 February 2019. Pastors Retreat Murehwa- UMP District of The United Methodist Church.
  • Presentation on Stress & Anger Management, ZWAC United Methodist Youth Train of the Trainers Program 23 February 2019.

Previous Leadership position & Selected Conference attended

  • Programme Coordinator, Social work Dept.  Women’s University in Africa.
  • Regional Psychosocial Support Forum 4-6 September 2017 Arusha Tanzania.

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