Prof. (Mrs.) Mavis Osei

Associate Professor

Research Areas/Interests

Self concept Temperament/Emotional Personality Emotional First Aid Multiple Intelligence Creativity and Art The therapeutic use of Art Incorporating a...~more

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Dr. (Mrs.). Mavis Osei (nee Enti) is a Ghanaian Painter, Art Educator, Art Therapist and a Fulbright alumnus. She has a BA Art and a PhD Art Education from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST) in Ghana. She also has a Diploma in Mental Health Studies from Alison, Ireland and an MA Arts (Clinical Art Therapy) from Long Island University, New York. She is an affable and dedicated Senior Lecturer in KNUST with over ten years of university teaching experience demonstrating constant success as an Educator and Art Therapist in undergraduate and postgraduate education teaching courses like Educational Psychology, Psychology of Human Development and Learning, Art History, Research, Guidance and Counselling, Art Therapy and Aesthetics and Criticism.

She has several publications in peer reviewed journals and she is on numerous committees and reviews articles for several conferences and journals both locally and internationally. She has been a member of the American Art Therapy Association and the International Society of Education through Art close to a decade. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association. Being an advocate of girl child education, she has been a speaker at many second cycle institutions. She doubles up as a counsellor and mentor to these young girls and many postgraduate students both male and female.

Dr. (Mrs.). Osei is passionate about using art therapy to address some emotional and mental health issues of individuals including young people with traumatic experiences, learning difficulties and autism in Ghana. She has used it as a remedial tool to aid in the emotional health of some mental health clients in New York while she was an intern. She is the author of the Art Therapy postgraduate programme currently being run in the Department of EIST, KNUST, the first of its kind in the sub-region. She was the Head of this Department from August 2018 to July 2020.

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