Community Chapel - Dr. Siang-Yang Tan

Rev. Dr. Siang-Yang Tan is Professor of Psychology  and former Director of the Doctor of Psychology program in the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is a licensed psychologist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from McGill University and a Fellow of APA.

He has published articles on lay counseling, spirituality, religious psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, epilepsy, pain, and cross-cultural counseling with Asians and Hispanics, as well as thirteen books including: Exercises for Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy (2nd ed.; with Dr. Les Parrott III; Brooks/Cole, 2003), Rest: Experiencing God’s Peace in a Restless World (Regent College Publishing, 2003), Coping With Depression (Revised and Expanded ed.; with Dr. John Ortberg; Baker Books, 2004), Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood (Baker, 2006), a major textbook, Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective (Baker Academic, 2011), Disciplines of the Holy Spirit (with Douglas Gregg; Zondervan, 1997) and Lay Counselling (Zondervan, 1991).

Dr. Tan was the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Silver Award for Outstanding Influence and Leadership in the Development and Advancement of Christian Counseling Around the World and the James E. Clinton Award for Excellence in Pastoral Care and Ministry from AACC. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity and serves or has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Journal of Psychology and Theology, and Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care.

Dr. Tan also serves as Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale in Glendale, California. He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Angela, and they have two grown children, Carolyn and Andrew. He is originally from Singapore.