OCD & Anxiety Support

Hong Kong


8th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy Hong Kong

(24-27 June 2014)

A humbling, enriching an opportunity  to learn from and meet renown professors, therapists and researchers in the field of Cognitive Therapy from USA and the UK. The congress gave participants exposure to these notable individuals through training workshop days, keynote speeches, in congress workshops, sharing research papers and round table discussions of key area in Cognitive Therapy.

Minal Mahtani with Judith BECK after a keynote speech on 'The Therapeutic Alliance in CBT for patients with Axis 2 disorders'.Judith Beck is the president of the Beck Institute, Philadelphia. She is the daughter of Dr. Aaron T Beck who developed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in the 1970s. She is a CBT Trainer at the Beck Institute and a Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.  Judith Beck is a fellow and past president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. To learn more visit about the programs offered at the Beck Institute, click here www.beckinstitute.org

Minal Mahtani attended a workshop training day with David A. Clark on 'Targeted Cognitive Behaviour Interventions for Obsessions, Rumination, Worry and Other Highly Toxic Anxious Intrusions. In addition, she attended several sessions of research sharing and cultural issues with OCD. David is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He is renowned for his work in the areas of CBT and OCD and has released countless publications.

Minal Mahtani with Adam Radomsky enjoying learning about 'Cognitive Frontiers in the Treatment of OCD'.

Adam Radomsky is a recognised leader in the field of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He is the director of the Anxiety and OCD Research Laboratory and is also involved in clinical practice. Adam is a professor at the University of Concordia.

Minal Mahtani with Jacqueline Persons learning about 'Case Formulation in CBT'.  Jacqueline is a clinical psychologist and a professor in Psychology at the University of California, Berkley. She is well known for her work in CBT and case formulation.


Minal Mahtani learning about 'Expert Supervision in CBT' with Cory Newman. Cory Newman is a professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the director of the centre of Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania School of medicine.


Minal Mahtani with Professor Stephen Hayes – Founder of Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour and Acceptance Commitment Training for Anxiety Disorders (March 2014)

Minal Mahtani with Throstur Bjorgvinsson, director at Behavioural Health Partial Hospitalisation Program at McLean Hospital and Director at Houston OCD Program
Minal Mahtani with Throstur Bjorgvinsson, director at Behavioural Health Partial Hospitalisation Program at McLean Hospital and Director at Houston OCD Program
Minal collecting her certificate in CBT and ACT for Anxiety Disorders with other trainees
Minal collecting her certificate in CBT and ACT for Anxiety Disorders with other trainees
Minal with Dr. Jeff Szymanski and Lisa Coyle wearing OCD Awareness T-shirts
Minal with Dr. Jeff Szymanski and Lisa Coyle wearing OCD Awareness T-shirts
Minal Mahtani with Shirley (clinical psychologist in Nan Jiang province), Lisa Coyle (Children's OCD Division in McLean's Hospital  and Dr. Jeff Szymanski (Executive Director at IOCDF)
Minal Mahtani with Shirley (clinical psychologist in Nan Jiang province), Lisa Coyle (Children's OCD Division in McLean's Hospital  and Dr. Jeff Szymanski (Executive Director at IOCDF)

Intensive Acceptance Commitment Therapy Training with

Professor Stephen Hayes (March 2016)