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The Holy Spirit in Psychotherapy

Event Date(s): Sat, 2022/06/04 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Event Location: Online - Zoom
Event Type: Online Event

About Us

The Christian Mental Health Practitioners Network (CMHPN) is a group of clinical professionals responding to an expressed need for integrated training, networking, personal and professional development opportunities for Christians working in the mental health care field.

About This Event (Saturday, June 4th, 2022)

The “Holy Spirit in Psychotherapy” is a response to the increased need for mental health care and integrating spirituality in a holistic framework of care. CMHPN is pleased to present Rev. Dr. Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D, Senior Professor of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary as the facilitator of this very important event.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about a biblical perspective on human nature with five basic assumptions, and fourteen guidelines for effective counseling and psychotherapy.
  2. Understand and apply implicit and explicit integration of Christian faith in psychotherapy, in an ethical way, with informed consent of the client, and be aware of the latest empirical evidence supporting the effectiveness of religious and spiritual therapies, including Christian therapies.
  3. Be aware of the person and work of the Holy Spirit including the power and gifts, truth, and fruit of the Spirit, and the Holy Spirit’s crucial, central and comprehensive role in psychotherapy in at least five ways.


Siang Yang Tan

Rev. Dr. Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D.

Senior Professor of Clinical Psychology

Rev. Dr. Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D. (McGill University) is Senior Professor of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and Senior Pastor Emeritus of First Evangelical Church Glendale.  He now serves as Spiritual Director of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). He is a licensed psychologist and Fellow of the American Psychological Association.  He has published numerous articles and books, including three major texts, Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective 2nd edition (Baker Academic, 2022), Lay Counseling (2nd ed., with Eric Scalise, Zondervan, 2016), and Shepherding God’s People: A Guide to Faithful and Fruitful Pastoral Ministry (Baker Academic, 2019), Full Service (Baker, 2006), Coping with Depression (2nd ed., with John Ortberg, Baker, 2004), Rest (Regent College Publishing, 2003), and Disciplines of the Holy Spirit (with Douglas Gregg, Zondervan, 1997).  He is married to Angela and they live in Pasadena, California.  They have two grown children Carolyn and Andrew who is married to Jenn. He is originally from Singapore.


  • $125.00 full fee (10% discount for Tyndale University Staff and Alumni) + HST
  • $60.00 per student + HST

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