About Us

The OCD Clinic® was co-founded by, Dr. Padraic Gibson, Dr. Claudette Portelli and Dr Matteo Papantuono. We have Clinics in Ireland directed by Dr. Gibson, in Malta directed by Dr. Portelli and in Ancona, Italy, under the direction of Dr. Papantuono. The OCD Clinics® are International Centers of Excellence in, The Treatment and Clinical Research for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Dr Claudette Portelli

Dr Claudette Portelli is the Clinical Director of The OCD Clinic® Malta and is a Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist and rigorous clinical researcher and associate at the Centro di Terapia Strategica (Brief Strategic Centre), Arezzo, Italy. Dr Portelli is a scientific Member of the Editorial Board of the Brief Strategic and Systemic Therapy European Review and was an original contributor to the evolution of the BST model of Treatment for OCD.

Lecturer and trainer at the “Strategic Therapy Center-School of Specialization in Brief Strategic Psychotherapy”, and also in the Masters courses organised by “Centro di Terapia Strategica” in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Romania, San Diego (USA), Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, among others.

Lecturer at the University of Malta and researcher at University of Macerata, Italy.

Claudette is a regular speaker in various international conferences and seminars. She is also an author of numerous text books and scientific articles.

Some Recent Books and Publications

  • (2014) Winning Without Fighting: A Handbook of Effective Treatments for Social, Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Children and Adolescents. Malta University Press and Amazon Kindle.
  • (2005) Knowing Through Changing: The Evolution of Brief Strategic Therapy” (2005) Crown House Publishing, UK.knowing through changing book.
  • (2014) Ossessioni, compulsioni e manie; Trattamento del Disturbo Ossessivo-compulsivo (Ponte alle Grazie Press) with Professor Giorgio Nardone.
  • (2008) Come smettere di fumare: Strategie per liberarsi in breve tempo dalle dipendenze con Branka Skorjanec, 2008 (Ponte alle Grazie).