Charity Mokgaetji Somo, M.Ed.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Graduate Research Assistant

261A Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602


workOffice Phone: 706-542-4905


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Med: Educational Psychology Educational Psychology The University of Pretoria, South Africa. September, 9-2014


My research interests are in Culturally Responsive Therapy, Mental Health in low and middle income countries and Refugee Mental Wellness. 

Current Research

I am currently conducting research on suicidal behaviors in low income countries, culturally sensitive practise by marriage and family therapists and the ecological resilience within refugee communities. 


My teaching experience is in school counselling, learning disabilities and school based psychological interventions. 


Culturally responsive mental health in a refugee community. 

Journal Articles

Potgieter, M., Harding, A., Kritzinger, Q., Somo, C. & Engelbrecht, J. (2015). Reflections of science students on their experiences of an academic development programme in South Africa: part 1. South African Journal of Higher Education 29 (1).