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Autism Specialist

Dr. Atul Madaan

MAAP, MBA, MPhil (Clin. Psy), PhD (Psy)

UGC-NET Qualified

Licenced Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Atul Madaan, a distinguished licensed clinical psychologist, holds a PhD in Psychology and an MPhil in Clinical Psychology. His academic journey includes Graduation in Radiology,a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology, a Foundation Course on Education of Children with Learning Disabilities, and an MBA in Hospital Management. Dr. Madaan is registered with the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) and the New Zealand Psychologists Board. He is an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a life member of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychology (IACP) and the Somatic Inkblot Society, USA.

Dr. Madaan's extensive work experience includes internships at VIMHANS in Delhi, Ashoka Neuropsychiatry Hospital in Jalandhar, and the Institute of Mental Health & Hospital in Agra. His MPhil training involved exposures at the Air Force Central Medical Establishment, Delhi Psychiatry Centre, National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), and NIMHANS, Bangalore. He has also served the Department of Corrections in Hamilton, New Zealand as a Clinical Psychologist. Notably, he was the Director of Psychological Services at Ashoka Hospital and HOD & Consultant Clinical Psychologist at NHS Hospital in Jalandhar. Currently, he is the Operational Head at Care For Autism centres in Ludhiana and Jalandhar, managing a team of occupational therapists, speech therapists, special educators, behavior therapists, and psychologists.

Dr. Madaan has contributed to the field through his research and publications. He has presented papers on personal values and coping among adolescents, religious coping in counseling, and the effectiveness of neuropsychoeducation in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder at national and international conferences. His research papers have been published in reputed national and international journals.

As an educator and trainer, Dr. Madaan has conducted workshops on cognitive behavior therapy, learning disability assessment, and psychotherapeutic skills. His achievements include intellectual property rights on coined concepts like “Knowledge is Confidence” and “Neuropsychoeducation.” He is a co-author of a book“Childhood Disorders: Measurements and Management” and has received awards such as the University Honor Roll from Lovely Professional University and the Shri Baljit Shastri Award from Amity University.

Dr. Madaan’s commitment to mental health, empathetic approach, and dedication to continuous improvement make him a respected figure in clinical psychology.



Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI-CRR No. A56122)
New Zealand Psychologists Board (NZPB-90-07478)


American Psychological Association (APA)


Indian Association of Clinical Psychology (IACP)
Somatic Inkblot Series, USA



Lovely Professional University, Punjab

MPhil (Clinical Psychology)

Amity University, NOIDA

MA (Applied Psychology)

Lovely Professional University, Punjab

FCECLD – Foundation Course on Education of Children with Learning Disabilities

SSSC, Delhi

MBA (Hospital Management)

Vinayaka Missions University, Salem

BSc (Radiology)

Vinayaka Missions University, Salem

Dip. In Medical Radiation Technology (DMRT)

IPH&H, Delhi

Dip. In Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT

IPH&H, Delhi

Delhi+2 with Science Subjects (Medical)

CBSE - SPS, Delhi



  • IPR-Copyright - KNOWLEDGE IS CONFIDENCE - A Quick-fix for Psychological Disorders, L-95972/2020, Copyright Office. Govt. of India (Oct 2020)
  • IPR-Copyright - NEUROPSYCHOEDUCATION - An effective tool to destigmatize mental illnesses, L-102912/2021, Copyright Office. Govt. of India (May 2021)
  • Book Published – Co-Author – Childhood Disorders: Measurements and Management, ISBN: 93-95945-50-8, National Psychological Corporation, Agra (Sep 2023)
  • UGC-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) Cleared
  • Placed in ‘University Honor Roll’ for Excellent Academic Performance during Post Graduation (CGPA 9.5)
  • Conceptualization-Scripting-Acting in ‘Documentary on Schizophrenia – An Awareness Film’ as a special project during Post Graduation
  • Shri Baljit Shastri Award for Best in Human & Traditional Value, conferred by Amity University (AIBHAS, AUUP)


  • Paper presented on Personal Values & Coping among Adolescents in 3rdIntl. Conference on Psychology & Allied Sciences, at AMITY University, NOIDA (Sep 2014) & Paper Published in Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing, 2015, 6(1), 49-52
  • Paper Published - ‘Religious Coping in the Process of Counseling/Psychotherapy’ in Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 2017, 1(2), BJSTR. MS.ID.000191. DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000191
  • Paper presented on Validation of Obsessive Style (OBS) Index of Exner’s Rorschach Comprehensive System on Indian Populationin 44thNationalAnnualConferenceofIndian Associationof Clinical Psychologists (NACIACP) at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida – (Feb 2018)
  • Paper presented onthe Effectiveness of Neuropsychoeducation, Intrinsic Motivation, and Metaphoric Content integrated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in 7th International Conference of Indian Academy of Health Psychology (ICIAHP-2022) - Gautam Budha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh (Dec. 2022)
  • Paper presented onKnowledge is Confidence: A Blueprint for Enhanced Treatment Acceptability in a Clinical Case of Individual with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in 27th International & 58th National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP) - Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi (Feb. 2023)
  • Paper Published - Effectiveness of Neuropsychoeducation, Intrinsic Motivation, and Metaphoric Content Integrated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Pilot Study in Annals of Neurosciences (SCOPUS Indexed), (Apr 2023)


  • Coping and Personal Values among Adolescents; during Masters in Applied Psychology; under the supervision of Ms. Neelu Sharma, Asst. Prof., LPU, Phagwara
  • Validation of Obsessive Style (OBS) Index of Exner’s Rorschach Comprehensive System on Indian Population; during M. Phil. in Clinical Psychology; under the supervision of Ms. Sonia Puar, Asst. Prof., Amity University, NOIDA
  • An Integrative Approach to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Development and Validation, as PhD Thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Mridula Mishra, LPU, Phagwara



  • Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health and Neuro and Allied Sciences (VIMHANS), Delhi
  • Ashoka Neuropsychiatry Hospital & De-addiction Centre, Jalandhar
  • Institute of Mental Health & Hospital, (Formerly known as Mental Hosp.), Agra
  • Exposure as M.Phil. Trainee in-

  • Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), Subroto Park, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi
  • Delhi Psychiatry Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi
  • Umeed Vocational Training Centre, Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute, Delhi
  • National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH-Regional Centre), NOIDA
  • National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore
  • Action For Autism (AFA), National Centre for Autism India, Delhi


  • MANTRA (Neurotherapy & Rehabilitation Centre for Special Children), Jalandhar
  • NASA Brain & Spine Centre, Joshi Hospital Complex, Jalandhar
  • Department of Corrections, Hamilton, New Zealand (Clinical Psychologist)
  • Ashoka Hospital, Jalandhar (Director – Psychological Services)
  • NHS Hospital, Jalandhar (HOD & Consultant Clinical Psychologist)
  • ZenTree Educational Society, Jalandhar (Founder Director)

Currently at-

  • Care For Autism, Ludhiana & Jalandhar (Operational Head)
  • NHS Hospital, Jalandhar & ZenTree Young Minds Wellness Hub, Jalandhar (Visiting Consultant)