Cognitive Assurance Life Management International (CALM Intl) is the brain child
of Dr. Stephen-Claude Hyatt and Mr. Desmond Tan.
The company was created in response to a need in the market for such an organisation.
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Kean A. Yeoh
Business Development Director
Mental Health Counsellor
Dr Stephen-Claude Hyatt
Clinical Health Psychologist
(Desmond) Tan Jiunn Kiat
Dr. Claudine Hyatt
Although the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is considered a large school, we did not have a school psychologist for a school of its size. I had heard about the wonderful psychologist and head of the Mental Health Department at the SOS Clinic in Beijing but had yet to meet him. As the Whole School Counselor Coordinator at WAB, we thought of ideas for our upcoming Professional Development day. We decided to invite Dr. Stephen-Claude Hyatt to conduct a workshop for the eight counselors at WAB from each school division. Dr. Hyatt and I emailed and spoke over the phone to plan our Counselor PD Day. We decided to have him do a session on counselor self-care. The thought and feedback he gave to this session provided a quick glimpse into his personality and character.
I finally met Dr. Hyatt on our PD Day, and I immediately realized why he was talked about so highly in the Beijing ex-pat community. Many of the suggested self-care ideas that he discussed we heard before. Still, it was his delivery of the information that convinced and validated the group of hard-working school counselors that self-care was a valuable practice which we must further engage. The other counselors were as impressed with Dr. Hyatt and were excited to work with him in some capacity in the future. I relayed the feedback and explained our predicament regarding our lack of a school psychologist. Dr. Hyatt mentioned that since WAB was an SOS member, and because he already worked with many of our students at the clinic, he could set up a regular day at WAB once a week. I was so excited about the idea as we believed we could get more students in need to see him if he was on campus. Dr. Hyatt made it so easy to set it up. It was a win-win situation for WAB and the students.
The number of students who sought therapy from Dr. Hyatt at school increased every year that I was there. Even with his schedule maxed out to capacity for the day, if there were a student for whom we recommended his services, Dr. Hyatt would accommodate that student. He supported so many students over the years and a widely diverse group of students from male, female, gay, straight various nationalities, and ethnic groups, etc. As noted earlier, his reputation as a psychologist in the Beijing community was quite well-known even amongst Chinese families. However, his work and support of the school counselors at the various international schools in Beijing were incredible. When tragedy hit the British School with a suicide of a female high school student, the other international schools, including WAB, sent counselors to help and support the school. Dr. Hyatt was known amongst everyone as someone to call on for support during times like these. When another international school had a faculty member die in an accident, Dr. Hyatt once again was called. During these tragic school events, Dr. Hyatt was always there to lend a hand to the school community. On the days that Dr. Hyatt would come to WAB to meet with students, he made a point to set aside time (usually during his lunch break) to meet with the counselors who needed professional guidance and supervision. I certainly made use of this specific PD time with him. Sometimes it was to have a sounding board and validation for therapeutic intervention and ideas with a particular student and family. He truly fulfilled an invaluable professional role for the rest of the school counselors and me. Dr. Hyatt left such an indelible mark on our high school counseling office that I seek his counsel and advice even to this day.