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Sandra Githaiga
Clinical Program Director , CVT Ethiopia

Sandra Githaiga joined CVT’s Ethiopia program in 2017 as psychotherapist/trainer child specialist for the Tigray program. She later moved to the Gambella program and worked there as psychotherapist/trainer until her promotion to the current role of clinical program director that she has held since January 2021. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Washington University, a Bachelor’s Honor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, both from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Prior to coming to CVT, she worked at Médecins sans Frontières (in Kenya, Eswatini, Myanmar & India) as mental health activity manager, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital as psychosocial therapist, and Crawford International School as school psychologist. She has over 15 years’ experience in humanitarian mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), children and adolescents’ interventions, capacity building and staff support. Throughout this period, Sandra has been involved in various research projects and in advocacy activities including articles and blog posts: Integrated Model for Supervision, Umeed Ki Kiran Clinic, Screening for Psychological Difficulties in Young Children in Crisis, to mention a few.