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Our Management team

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Dr. Jiayan Pan

Founder  •  Director

  • Associate professor, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • PhD (Social Work)   

  • MSW (Social Work)     

  • ME (Psychology)     

  • BE (Psychology)   

  • Registered social worker in HK

  • Professional training in CBT

Dr. Pan is an experienced researcher in mental health and positive psychology. Her research interest includes mental health, acculturation, cognitive behavioral therapy, online counseling, Chinese (international) students, scale development and program evaluation. In 2018-2019, Dr. Pan was successfully awarded with three research grants on developing three online cognitive behavioral therapy programs for people with mental health needs, such as depression and social anxiety, and providing them with online counseling services. “CANDO勇破抑鬱谷” is one of these online programs.

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Dr. Fiona Yip

Clinical Psychologist

  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology     

  • MA Professional Counseling

  • Member of the American Psychological Association

  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol)

  • Member of the British Psychological Society (Teacher and Researcher Branch)

  • Registered Member of the Hong Kong Association of Doctors in Clinical Psychology

Dr. Yip worked as a clinical psychologist in New York City for about two years after completed clinical psychology internship training in New York, USA.  Dr. Yip has more than 10 years of experience in delivering psychological counseling, specialising in individual, couple and family counseling. She is good at serving clients from different cultural backgrounds and treating clients with different levels of emotional distress.. Dr. Yip provided "CANDO 勇破抑鬱谷" online psychological counseling service to over 400 clients while she was working at Hong Kong Baptist University.

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Lucy Lu

Administration Officer

  • MS (Youth Counseling)    

  • BA (Applied Psychology)

  • Professional trainings in CBT

Miss Lu has research and clinical experiences in both online and face-to-face CBT. She has conducted more than 300 intake interviews and followed up the service for more than 200 university students who received online CBT services. She has more than 100 hours of counseling practice experience under supervision. Miss Lu has great passion in working with various populations with mental health needs.

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Chi Kuen, Bob Ng

Analyst Programmer

  • MBA         

  • BS (Computer Technology)

Mr. Ng had been the Head of the Information Technology Department of a U.S. listed company, Respironics, for over 10 years (Hong Kong & Asia Pacific).  He also worked in a number of multinational corporations such as Philips Electronics and Hewlett-Packard.  Mr. Ng is currently in charge of managing software system and enhancement for online counseling platforms at Online Companion.

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