(Desmond) Tan Jiunn Kiat
Business Development Director
Mr. Tan Jiunn Kiat (Desmond) is a Singaporean who has been working in North Asia for the last 14 years. Over the last two decades, he was in charge of various projects located in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Desmond moved to Beijing in July 2006 and was able to contribute to the infrastructural development of Beijing and other regional cities, in his capacity as head of an International US firm. He was tasked with advising clients on many interior and large-scale construction projects from conceptualization to delivery.
As part of his success and his out-going character, Desmond was able to take on an Asian role with his current company as their Asia Expert. He is currently the Group Managing Director for a leading interior architectural firm, that has 7 offices in the region. He however longed to do more, yearning to work with designing a mentally and emotionally stable space for the growth and development of the individual and organization at large, not just designing creative spaces. Therefore, when he was invited by his good friend and current business partner to set up Cognitive Assurance Life Management International (CALM), with the aim to provide specialized training, psychoeducational assessment, as well as workshops and seminars for growing companies in Asia, he jumped at the opportunity. Desmond is also experienced in identifying and guiding individuals who may require performance / executive coaching input at the various stages of their career.
Having a regional company with multiple local and international clients, Desmond understands the stress and anxiety that both an individual and a company inevitably endures. Therefore, with CALM International, he has shared his personal experiences and lessons that have shaped his thinking as firstly an Asian citizen, but also a global entrepreneur. Together with his trusted partners and associates in CALM International, Desmond wants to help companies excel and see the issues at hand from a truly Asian perspective, so they make better decisions to push and aid the companies forward in Asia, and even globally.
Desmond graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a 2nd class honours degree in Engineering. He obtained his “green” certification from USA, and is a recognized LEED and WELL AP. He is also a Chartered Engineer in the UK.
Dr Stephen-Claude Hyatt
Clinical Health Psychologist
Dr. Stephen-Claude Hyatt is a Jamaican national who has been living and working in Asia as a Mental Health Doctor (Clinical Health Psychologist and Traumatologist) since 2006. He received his training from The University of the West Indies in Jamaica, Harvard Medical School and Fielding Graduate School in the USA, and the Wiesbaden Academy of Psychotherapy in Germany.
Previously, he worked at the Beijing Vista Clinic and subsequently at International SOS Beijing (ISOS), where he was appointed Head of the Mental Health Department after one year. He continued in this capacity throughout the 2016 acquisition of SOS clinics in China by Singapore's Raffles Medical Group (RMG). Currently, he serves as Director and Managing Partner at Cognitive Assurance Life Management (CALM) International, where he is responsible for directing the company's clinical operations.
Dr. Hyatt has been a therapist for more than two decades, and has held a variety of institutional positions throughout this time. He worked as a Clinical Psychologist at a psychotherapeutic clinic in Jamaica, was a member of the trauma response team of the Jamaican Ministry of Education, and a Lecturer and Course Coordinator of Psychology for graduate students at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. He also lectured medical students in Psychological Formulation at the same institution. In 2010, he was invited by the Capital Medical University in Beijing as a repeat guest lecturer to teach psychology to third-year international medical students. His areas of expertise include clinical psychology, health psychology, men's health, trauma and recovery, marital and family therapy, psychotic, mood and anxiety disorders, and team building, as well as stress management.
He has led countless seminars in the United States and the Caribbean. Since being in Asia, he has conducted seminars and workshops for a variety of companies, including various embassies, Intel Group, Volkswagen, BMW, numerous International Schools, the Beijing International Christian Fellowship (BICF), and the Beijing Olympic Committee. Most of these workshops were specifically tailored to address needs within these organizations. In addition, Dr. Hyatt was one of the Psychologists called upon to assist residents in Sichuan, China following the devastating earthquake on May 12, 2008, and was the lead psychologist tasked with working with the families and friends of those aboard the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 flight in 2014. He also specializes in treating the impacts of trauma and grief caused by natural and manmade disasters.
He has made several media appearances in Jamaica, the United States, and China to discuss these and other matters, and was a writer for the Gleaner Company of Jamaica from 2001 until 2012. He also has an interest in Men’s Health, Masculinity and Gender, and was a co-investigator on the MAN Initiative Project of the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, alongside Dr. Peter Weller and Mr. Patrick Prendergast in January 2006.
Dr. Hyatt is a member of the Jamaican Psychological Society (JAMPSYCH), and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Dr. Claudine Hyatt
Dr. Claudine Hyatt is a Jamaican national and a Fulbright Scholar, who has been working in Asia since 2015 as a Clinical Psychologist and Traumatologist. She received her training from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Ball State University in the USA.
Previously, she served as a school counsellor in the Jamaican Education System, was a senior psychology lecturer at one of the top colleges in Jamaica, directed the psychotherapy clinic at that organisation, and was the previous head of the mental department for Raffles Medical Group Beijing. Currently, she is a salaried partner with CALM International.
Dr. Claudine Hyatt has over two decades of expertise in clinical psychology as a therapist. She is a generalist, although she has specialised training and has worked in the field of traumatology, focusing on post-traumatic disorders. She has taught psychology, psychological evaluation, trauma recovery, anxiety disorders, and personality development at institutions in the United States and Jamaica. She also has extensive experience leading workshops and seminars at international schools, embassies, and corporate organisations in Jamaica, the United States, and China. Her vast experience extends to workplace crises, resolving conflicts, and leading seminars and training.
She is a registered member of the American Psychological Association, USA and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies USA.
Mental Health Therapist
Mary Chan is both a Clinical Mental Health Counsellor and an award-winning television and film producer. She is a native of Hong Kong and is now based in Beijing, China. Mary received her professional training from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in the United States and is licensed in Canada. Currently, Mary is pursuing her doctoral studies in psychology.
Mary formerly worked for International SOS and Raffles Medical Group and is now a salaried partner at CALM International. Working for a Hollywood studio has widened her exposure to many cultures and global dynamics, and her present position as a therapist and trainer benefits from her intercultural experience and appreciation.
Mary has worked in various settings within organizations, private practices, and foreign clinics in China, and has gained a wide range of experience working with psychological issues such as stress management, marital and interpersonal conflicts, and mood and anxiety disorders.
She is currently a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, American Counselling Association, Canadian Association for Play Therapy, Association for Contextual Behavioural Science and Chi Sigma Iota, the counselling academic and professional honour society international.
Languages: English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Dr. Theo A Cope
Dr. Theo A. Cope is an American Psychologist and Psychotherapist who has lived and worked in China for over 20 years. His doctoral dissertation focused on Analytical (Jungian) Psychology and Chinese culture. His master's degree is in Psychology, and he received his bachelor's degree in Gerontology from the University of Oregon in the United States.
Dr. Cope has been practising Counseling and Psychotherapy since 2000 and has recently stepped down as head of the mental health department at Raffles Medical in Beijing, having succeeded Dr. Claudine Hyatt. He has worked in various settings within organizations and private practices, treating a variety of mental and psychological issues. As a generalist, he works with children, teens and adults, and has worked with a wide variety of diagnostic realities. He has also provided training for Chinese counsellors and therapists and presented workshops on mental-health-related topics. He has worked with patients and clients from over 45 countries.
In addition, Dr. Cope has held many workshops and seminars for businesses such as BMW, Volkswagen, Google, and various embassies with a focus on stress and wellbeing, the psychosocial impact of COVID-19, workplace wellness, communication, and other topics.
Dr. Cope is also a Certified Family Consultant and Psychotherapist with accreditation from Germany. As stated earlier, he is a generalist, who has experience working with children, youth, and adults, as well as families and couples. He uses techniques of Positive & Transcultural Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy to help his patients and clients.
He is a member of the World Assoc. of Positive Psychotherapy and the International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP).
Dr. Dipti Yadav
Dr. Dipti Yadav is an empathetic and committed psychologist from India. She has been offering psychological support and intervention for psychological well-being. She has been helping clients with issues ranging from relationship management & Self-Esteem to Stress, Anxiety, Phobia & Depression. She offers Family Therapy, Marriage and couples Therapy, Life Coaching, and Group Counseling support along with individual therapy sessions. She uses an integrated therapeutic approach and applies techniques from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Positive Psychology.
Dr Dipti has worked extensively as a counsellor with educational institutes of repute in India for over 20 years. She has facilitated the process of career planning for children and adolescents using their detailed psychometric profile. She has helped parents and educators to deal with growing concern of Digital Media Addiction. She also provides training to teachers, parents and young psychology interns.
Dr. Dipti is a registered and licensed psychologist with Rehabilitation Council of India. She holds a Doctorate in Psychology from University of Rajasthan and a Green Belt certification as a Global Career Counsellor from Univariety & University of California, Los Angeles. She is a certified hypnotist accredited by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK) and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach. She is a member of Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and Parents, India.