Kyla Maimon Edinburg Bio
I have worked in many different settings and with a variety of different cultural, religious and socio-economic groups.
I worked for three years in the Johannesburg Metro Community Clinics and conducted therapy in Soweto, Alexander, Hillbrow and Discoverer’s Clinics. During this time, I worked with individuals, groups, children, teens, couples and adults and a variety of issues. I supervised interns and attended, and presented at, academic ward rounds, case presentations and journal clubs. I initiated and ran projects at the clinics such as a prenatal support group for pregnant women.
I have worked at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital prominently with children, teenagers and families. I ran parent training groups, did intellectual assessments and conducted family therapy.
Part of my internship was at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital where I helped adults dealing with a range of psychiatric problems.
In addition, I have worked as an Alcohol and Other Drug Worker (AODW) at The Ted Noffs Foundation in Sydney, Australia. The Ted Noffs is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre for teenagers. My role was to help teenagers learn new skills such as conflict resolution, basic hygiene, relapse prevention etc., model appropriate behaviour and generally help them deal with life in a constructive way without the use of drugs.
I have conducted a number of research programs where my main focus has been gender issues often related to body image, feminism and masculinity.
I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and Board of Healthcare Founders.