Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri popularly referred to as “THE CELEBRITY SHRINK” is a young and dynamic Consultant Neuro-Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the National Post-Graduate Medical College of Nigeria (FMCPsych) with over 10 years experience as a practicing Physician. She is the Medical Director of Pinnacle Medical Services, a health and wellness centre dealing on psychological, behavioural, and mental health related issues. A Goldman Sachs Scholar on Entrepreneurial Management, with the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Lagos Business School (LBS), Pan Atlantic University. She is a trained and certified Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist from Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA. Also a certified Trauma Counsellor, Occupational health and safety Physician and Neurofeedback Practitioner. An expert trainer on stress and stress management for individuals and organizations. A motivational speaker, life coach, author, mentor, and mental health advocate.
Dr. Kadiri has wide experience in psycho-therapeutic techniques and has perfected her skills whilst in private practice and whilst working for a variety of organizations. She is a recognized radio and television guest Psychiatrist/Psychotherapist. She also contributes to articles published in magazines and newspapers. A motivational speaker, life coach and mentor.
She has attended several local and international Continuous Professional Development Courses and Training Programmes. In recognition of her outstanding leadership and performance in the field of psychological and mental health, she was selected for a Course on the Development of Leadership and Professional Skills for Young Psychiatrists in year 2011, a World Health Organization affiliated programme.
Dr. Kadiri’s knowledge in the field of psychiatry and psychology also provides her a sound foundation for her teaching practice. She has facilitated the development of “School Based Mental Health Programmes” in some nursery/primary/secondary schools around the Lagos metropolis, as part of her community mental health advocacy activities. She is also involved in “Counseling Skills Training in Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health” in secondary schools.
She has developed a strong practice in the area of Employee Assistance and Counseling Programme. She is also experienced in consultations on employee performance problems, workplace interpersonal conflict management challenges, team building and other behavioral issues that have negative impacts on productivity.
She is the Founder of the NGO “SPEAKOUT INITIATIVE” geared towards creating awareness on psychological and mental health related problems in Nigeria and beyond.
She is a member of several professional organizations, including, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria (SOEHPON), American Psychiatric Association(APA), Medical Women Association, and Employee Assistance Programme Association, (EAPA).
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