Dr Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri is a dynamic Consultant Neuro- Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the National Post-Graduate Medical College of Nigeria (FMCPsych) with almost 20 years of experience as a practising Physician. She is a trained and certified Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist from Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA. She is also a certified Trauma Counselor and Neurofeedback Practitioner.
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 and Psychotherapist. She also contributes to articles published in magazines and newspapers.
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 mental health, she was selected for a Course on the Development of Leadership and Professional Skills for Young Psychiatrists in the year 2011, a World Health Organization affiliate program.
Dr Kadiri’s knowledge in the field of psychiatry and psychology also provides her with 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 (EAP). She is also experienced in consultations on employee performance problems, workplace interpersonal conflict management challenges, team building, and other behavioural issues that have negative impacts on productivity.
She is a member of several professional organizations, including, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), the Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria (SOEHPON), the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), Medical Women Association.
She is popularly referred to as “The Celebrity Shrink,” and is a multiple award-winning Mental Health Physician & Advocate. She is the Medical Director and Psychiatrist-In-Chief at Pinnacle Medical Services, Nigeria’s leading and foremost Psychology and Mental health clinic prominent in the application of innovative clinical approaches in the management/treatment of a wide range of psychological, emotional, and behavioural related disorders.
She is the only Nigerian with the 11Ps…..Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Practitioner (NLP, BFB, NFB), Public Speaker, Publisher, Producer (movies), Parent, People-oriented and Passionate about God and life.
The founder of Pinnacle Health Radio, African’s #1 online health radio and a non for profit organization, “Pinnacle Medicals SPEAKOUT Initiative” which is geared towards creating Mental Health literacy in Nigeria and beyond.
The Executive producer of award-winning movies, Pepper soup (focused on drug abuse) and Little Drops of Happy (focused on depression, postpartum depression and suicide) and creator of the most innovative mental health app in Africa, HOW BODI.
As a forerunner in the practice of mental health and other novel therapy techniques in Nigeria, she continues to be the most sought Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in Nigeria and beyond.
A Goldman Sachs scholar, Vital Voices Fellow, an Ashoka change maker, a global thought leader and has been recognized locally and globally for her movement in the field of health and wellness, especially mental health. An alumnus of the US State Department, International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), 2017 and Aspen Fellow, 2020.
She is a global affiliate of Work Place Options (the United States and The United Kingdom) and provides Critical Incidence Stress Management (CISM) and other forms of employee assistance programs to corporate organizations worldwide.
Her driving force is to live, to learn, and to impact generations positively. When not working as a Physician, she loves to tour the world, work on disruptive innovations, and talk fashion.
Dr Maymunah Kadiri is a life coach, an innovator and she is married with three lovely children.
Her New Book – Deep Expression
Dr Kadiri has just authored a new book called ‘Deep Expression’ which is inspired by true stories. It awakens us to the menace and claws of depression in full display, and it is an important conversation and an essential body of work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of mental health, especially depression to seek to take it head-on.
The impact of ‘Deep Expressions’ is one everyone can connect to, and be a part of creating solutions. ‘Deep Expressions’ spotlights real-life, relatable experiences and ideologies of mental health and depression in intricate details for laymen and scholars especially in developing countries in Africa.
Its impact is embedded in the passionately well-written storytelling piece of literature that chronicles a relatable plot that awakens readers to the menace and claws of DEPRESSION while addressing some deep-seated issues and debunking preconceived societal constructs.
Books can be ordered via flutterwave.com/store/deepexpression/untobitjpmpt and all the major book stores in Nigeria
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