Dr. Siang-Yang Tan coming to AGTSWill give lectureship series on Holy Spirit in
January 15-17 the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary will present a public lectureship
series featuring Dr. Siang-Yang Tan. Tan will speak each morning during the chapel services
at 10:20 a.m. on the subject of the Holy Spirit in Counseling. On Tuesday, January 15,
Tan will lead an informal discussion from 3-4 p.m. at the Seminary, located at 1435 N.
A licensed pychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Pyschology from McGill University and
a Fellow of A.P.A. Tan is a well known author of nine books including: Lay Counseling:
Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry (1991); Peer Counseling in Youth Groups (1992);
Advanced Peer Counseling in Youth Groups (1993); Understanding Depression (1995); Coping
with Depression (1995); Managing Chronic Pain (1996); Disciplines of the Holy Spirit (1997);
Excerercises for Effective Counseling and Pychotherapy (1997); and Rest: Experiencing
Gods Peace in a Restless World (2000). He has also published several articles on
lay counseling, intrapersonal integration and spirituality, religious psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral
therapy, epilepsy, pain, and cross-cultural counseling with Asians and Hispanics.
Tan was director of the Doctor of Psychology program (1989-1997) and is now a professor
of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California and the senior pastor
of First Evangelical Church in Glendale. He is the associate editor for the Journal of
Psychology and Christianity, and has served on the editorial boards for Journal of Consulting
and Clinical Psychology, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and the Journal
of Psychology and Theology. His expertise is in cognitive-behavioral therapy with anxiety,
anger, and depression; behavioral medicine/health psychology; paraprofessional/ lay counseling;
cross-cultural psychology and counseling; spiritual disciplines and mental health; and
integration of psychology and the Christian faith.
He was an award recipient for Contributions to Racial and Ethnic Diversity given by the
National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (1993), the Distinguished
Member Award from the Christian Association for Psychological Studies International (1999),
and the Gary R. Collins Award from the American Association of Christian Counselors (2001).
Thursday, August 7, 2003 2:33 PM