Ms Laila Jeebodh Desai

Ms Laila Jeebodh Desai

Educational Psychologist, University of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Biography :

Laila Jeebodh-Desai is an Educational Psychologist and provides Psycho- Educational Assessments and Therapeutic Interventions which includes Mindfulness-Based practices, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused brief therapy and other blended techniques. Laila also practices as a lecturer at the South African College of Applied Psychology in Johannesburg. As part of a community outreach, Laila is part of the Atlantic Humanitarian Relief group, which is a non-profit organisation which conducts missions in Jordan Amman to assist Syrian War Traumatised Refugees in camps. Laila’s narrative entails global and unique domestic experiences from living and working in South Korea to working with special needs children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Laila is currently completing her PhD through the University of Johannesburg. Her study focuses on Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) War Traumatized Refugees.