Dr Denis KAZUNGU is a clinical psychologist and psychopathologist. He holds a Doctorate from the University of Mons in Belgium and a Masters in Psychopathology from ‘Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium’. He has worked in different socio-cultural and institutional contexts in Burundi, Belgium and Rwanda. He also holds a Diploma of Higher Studies Specialized in Human Rights and Peaceful Conflict Resolution, UNESCO Chair in Education for Peace University of Burundi in collaboration with the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Free University of Brussels and the University of Namur. (DESS).
He taught at the University of Burundi (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and the Faculty of Law), after having worked for nearly four years in a UNHCR project (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) where he acquired experience in assisting and supporting people in situations of vulnerability in collaboration with certain international NGOs and government organizations. This experience has regularly pushed him to work on issues of peace and reconciliation on which he has already published certain articles. Since August 2012-September 2020, he has worked with various healthcare institutions in the 19 municipalities of Brussels in Belgium.
He has taken care of young people facing life problems and having made suicide attempts, cases of depression, anxiety, identity crisis, stress and burnout, couple conflicts, several forms psychosomatization, particularly in females (adolescents and adults), people living with certain chronic diseases, Lewy body syndrome, etc., people subject to administrative and therapeutic care obligations, employees under compulsory health breaks or subject to to a half-time therapeutic diet etc.
Based on this range of theoretical and practical experience, Dr. Denis Kazungu is currently developing mental health programs and maternity processes (psychological causes of abortions/miscarriages, prenatal memory, menopausal problems/midlife crises, questions linked to idiopathic infertility, postpartum depression, sexual disorders, female vulnerability to situations of stress and anxiety, psychological dimension of certain typically female diseases (endometriosis, broken heart syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc.)Convinced also that the family is a safe space which has possibilities of containing different problems of their children/adolescents and that the latter have the capacity to get out of it, the parenting support program oriented in prevention remains useful and Finally, the problem linked to forms of addiction to screens (telephone, ordinary, video games, etc.) at the origin of multiple consultations for problems of concentration, attention, sleep, etc. destabilizing, leading to confusion from certain disorders in young children (poverty of language, deficit of interactions etc.) to autism holds his full attention.