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Dr. Siang-Yang Tan coming to AGTS—Will give lectureship series on Holy Spirit in Counseing

On 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. Glenstone.

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 God’s 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).

Updated: Thursday, August 7, 2003 2:33 PM

 

 
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