Siang-Yang Tan

Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology School of Psychology

Contact Information
626-584-5532
Education
BA, PhD, McGill University

Siang-Yang Tan is professor of psychology and has been an active member of the faculty since 1985. He has previously served as director of the PsyD program and director of training of the Psychological Center.

Of Tan’s many publications, he is best known for his book Lay Counseling (1991) and for the textbook Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective (Baker Academic, 2011; Korean edition: Jireh Publishing, 2014), as well as his Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood (2006); Coping with Depression (2004 revised and expanded edition), with John Ortberg; Rest (2000); and Disciplines of the Holy Spirit (1997), with Douglas Gregg. He also authored “Addressing Religion and Spirituality from a Cognitive Behavioral Perspective” (2013), in K. Pargament, A. Mahoney, and E. Shafranske (Eds.), APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion and Spirituality, 2:169-87; and “Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies: Empirical Evidence and Clinical Applications from a Christian Perspective (2011), Journal of Psychology and Christianity 30:243-49.

He is associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, contributing editor for the Journal of Psychology and Theology, consulting editor for Christian Psychology: A Transdisciplinary Journal, and editorial consultant of the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care.

Tan is an active member in the American Psychological Association (APA), where he is also a fellow; the Canadian Psychological Association; the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS); and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), where he is on the National Advisory Board. He served as president of Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) of the APA from 1998 to 1999. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Member Award from CAPS, the Gary R. Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling, 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, and the William C. Bier Award for Outstanding and Sustained Contributions to the Applied Psychology of Religion from Division 36 of the APA. In addition, Tan is the ordained senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale in Glendale, California.

Courses Taught

  • PC819: Clinical Interventions: Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy
  • PC832: Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Health Psychology
  • PG860/560: Training Lay Counselors in the Church
  • PI800/500: Introduction to Integration
  • PI806: Advanced Integration
  • PI817: Foundations of Christian Therapy

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Cognitive-behavioral therapy of anxiety, anger, and depression; behavioral medicine/health psychology; paraprofessional/lay counseling; cross-cultural psychology and counseling; integration of psychology and the Christian faith, spiritual disciplines and mental health, the Holy Spirit and counseling, religious psychotherapy, and Christian psychology

Publications

Books

  • Tan, S. Y. (2014). Counseling and psychotherapy: A Christian perspective (Korean edition). Seoul, Republic of Korea: Jireh Publishing Company.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2011). Counseling and psychotherapy: A Christian perspective. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2006). Full service: Moving from self-serve Christianity to total servanthood. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Ortberg, J. (2004). Coping with depression (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Parrott, L. III, & Tan, S. Y. (2003). Exercises for effective counseling and psychotherapy (2nd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2003). Rest: Experiencing God’s peace in a restless world. Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publishing.
  • Editorial Advisor for K. W. Caine and B. P. Kaufman (1999). Prayer, faith and healing. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press.
  • Parrott, L., III, & Tan, S. Y. (1997). Exercises for effective counseling and psychotherapy (1st ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Gregg, D. (1997). Disciplines of the Holy Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1996). Managing chronic pain. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Ortberg, J. (1995). Coping with depression. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Ortberg, J. (1995). Understanding depression. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Sturkie, J., & Tan, S. Y. (1993). Advanced peer counseling in youth groups. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan/Youth Specialties.
  • Sturkie, J., & Tan, S. Y. (1992). Peer counseling in youth groups. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan/Youth Specialties.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1991). Lay counseling: Equipping Christians for a helping ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Articles

  • Tan, S. Y. (2015). Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Practice: A Brief Review and Christian Perspective, Journal of Psychology and Christianity 34, 369-377.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Scalise, E. (2015). On Belay: The Role of the Church in Lay Helping, Christian Counseling Today 21(2), 45-50.
  • Tan, S.Y. (2014). Positive psychology and original sin: A Christian psychology response. Christian Psychology: A Transdisciplinary Journal, 8(1), 27-30.
  • Barton, R. H., Chandler, D. J., Tan, S. Y., TenElshof, J., & Wilhoit, J. C. (2014). Spiritual Formation in the Church. Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care 7, 292-311.
  • Tan, S.Y., & Castillo, M. (2014). Self-care and beyond: A brief literature review from a Christian perspective. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 33, 90-95.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2013). Resilience and posttraumatic growth: Empirical evidence and clinical applications from a Christian perspective. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 32, 358-364.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Wong, T. K. (2012). Existential therapy: Empirical evidence and clinical applications from a Christian perspective. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 31, 272-277.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2012). Principled, professional, and personal integration and beyond: Further reflections on the past and future. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 40, 146-149.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2011). Mindfulness and acceptance-based cognitive behavioral therapies: Empirical evidence and clinical applications from a Christian perspective. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 30, 243-249.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2011). Counseling theories and techniques: A brief overview and Christian perspective. Christian Counseling Today, 18(4), 40-44.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2009). State-of-the-art Christian counseling: Top new directions. Christian Counseling Today, 17 (1), 48-51.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2009). Developing integration skills: The role of clinical supervision. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 37, 54-61.
  • Garzon, F., Worthington, Jr., E. L., Tan. S. Y., & Worthington, R. K. (2009). Lay Christian counseling and client expectations for integration in therapy. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 28, 113-120.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2008). Faith in psychology and counseling: Being Spirit-filled servants of Jesus Christ. Edification: Journal for the Society of Christian Psychology, 2 (1), 63-68.
  • Walker, D. F., Gorsuch, R. L., Tan, S. Y., & Otis, K. E. (2008). Use of religious and spiritual interventions by trainees in APA-accredited Christian clinical psychology programs. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 11, 623-633.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2008). Evangelical spirituality: An essential aspect of evangelical activism. Theology, News and Notes, 55 (1), 28-31.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2008). Potentially harmful therapies: Psychological treatments that can cause harm. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 27, 61-65.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2007). Using spiritual disciplines in clinical supervision. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 26, 328-335.
  • Tan. S. Y. (2007). Use of prayer and scripture in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 26, 101-111.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2007). Empirically based principles of therapeutic change: Principles of therapeutic change that work. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 26, 61-64.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2006). Theoretical issues in the relationship between psychology and religion: Some comments on Reber, Nelson, Slife and Whoolery, and Richardson. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 34, 260-265.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2006) Experiencing the Grace of God and the God of Grace. Conversations: A Forum of Authentic Transformation, 4 (1), 77-81.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2006) Applied positive psychology: Putting positive psychology into practice. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 25, 68-73.
  • Walker, D. F., Gorsuch, R. L., & Tan, S. Y. (2005). Therapists’ use of religious and spiritual interventions in Christian counseling: A preliminary report. Counseling and Values, 49, 107-119.
  • Walker, D. F., Gorsuch, R. L., & Tan, S. Y. (2004). Therapists’ integration of religion and spirituality in counseling: A meta-analysis. Counseling and Values, 49, 69-80.
  • Lim, B. R., Tan, S. Y., Zheng, Y. P., Lin, K. M., Park, B. C., & Turk, A. A. (2003). Psychosocial factors in chronic fatigue syndrome among Chinese Americans: A longitudinal community-based study. Transcultural Psychiatry, 40, 429-441.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2003). Inner healing prayer. Christian Counseling Today, 11(4), 20-22.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2003). Empirically supported therapy relationships: Psychotherapy relationships that work. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 22, 64-67.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2003). Integrating spiritual direction into psychotherapy: Ethical issues and guidelines. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 31, 14-23.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2003). Religion in clinical practice: Integrating spiritual direction into treatment. Psychology of Religion Newsletter, 28(1), 1-7.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2002). Empirically informed principles of treatment selection: Beyond empirically supported treatments. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 21, 54-56.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2001). Heeding the call to the ministry of the towel. The Life @ Work Journal, 4(4), 32. Reprinted in Koinonia, Spring 2002, 7-8.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2001). Empirically supported treatments. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 20, 282-286.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2001). Integration and beyond: Principled, professional, and personal. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 20, 18-28.
  • Lim, B. R., & Tan, S. Y. (2001). Regret and forgiveness: Principles for intervening in counter-factual thinking. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 20, 85-90.
  • Kunst, J. L., Bjorck, J. P., & Tan, S. Y. (2000). Causal attributions for uncontrollable negative events. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 19, 47-60.
  • Hawkins, R. S., Tan, S. Y., & Turk, A. A. (1999). Secular versus Christian inpatient cognitive-behavioral therapy programs: Impact on depression and spiritual well-being. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 27, 309-318.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1999). Religion in psychological therapy. Psychology of Religion Newsletter, 24(3), 1-7.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1999). Lay counseling: The state of the art. Christian Counseling Today, 7(2), 32-34.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1999). Cultural issues in Spirit-filled psychotherapy. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 18, 164-176.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1999). Suffering and worship. Theology, News and Notes, 46(3), 16-18.
  • Morlan-Condiff, K. K., & Tan, S. Y. (1998). Comparison of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale and the Brief Symptom Inventory. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54, 885-894.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1998). The spiritual disciplines and counseling. Christian Counseling Today, 6(2), 8, 20-21.
  • Tan, S.Y. (1998). Increasing care through lay counseling. Enrichment, 3(4), 92-94.
  • Tan. S. Y. (1997). The role of the psychologist in paraprofessional helping. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 28, 368-372.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1997). Religious lay counseling: Giving psychology and religion away. Psychology of Religion Newsletter, 22(2), 1-4.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Leucht, C. (1997). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for clinical pain control: A 15-year update and its relationship to hypnosis. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 45, 396-416.
  • Kunst, J., & Tan, S. Y. (1997). Psychotherapy as “work in the Spirit”: Thinking theologically about psychotherapy. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 24, 284-291.
  • Toh, Y. M., & Tan, S. Y. (1997). The effectiveness of church-based lay counselors: A controlled outcome study. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 16, 260-267.
  • Leucht, C. A., & Tan, S. Y. (1996). “Homework” and psychotherapy: Making between-session assignments more effective. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 15, 258-262.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1996). Practicing the presence of God: The work of Richard J. Foster and its applications to psychotherapeutic practice. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 15, 17-28.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1995). The ABCs of depression: A review of the basics. Christian Counseling Today, 3(4), 10-13.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1995). Process and outcome in psychotherapy: Summary of consistent research findings for effective clinical practice. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 14, 263-268.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1995). The effectiveness of psychotherapy: Implications of outcome research findings for clinical practice. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 14, 66-72.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1995). Starting a lay counseling ministry. Christian Counseling Today, 3(1), 56-57.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1994). Ethical considerations in religious psychotherapy: Potential pitfalls and unique resources. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 22, 389-394.
  • Rickner, R. G., & Tan, S. Y. (1994). Psychopathology, guilt, perfectionism, and family of origin functioning among Protestant clergy. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 22, 29-38.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1994). Lay counseling: A Christian approach. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 13, 264-269.
  • Toh, Y. M., Tan, S. Y., Osburn, C. D., & Faber, D. E. (1994). The evaluation of a church-based lay counseling program: Some preliminary data. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 13, 270-275.
  • Garzon, F., & Tan, S. Y. (1992). Counseling Hispanics: Cross-cultural and Christian perspectives. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 11, 378-390.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1992). The Holy Spirit and counseling ministries [Interview]. The Christian Journal of Psychology and Counseling, VII(3), 8-11.
  • Clifford, P. A., Tan, S. Y., & Gorsuch, R. L. (1991). Efficacy of a self-directed behavioral health change program: Weight, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, blood pressure, health risk, and psychosocial mediating variables. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 14, 303-323.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1991). Counseling Asians. Urban Mission, 9(2), 42-50.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1991). Religious values and interventions in lay Christian counseling. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 10, 173-182.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1991). The role of JPC in the interface between psychology and Christianity: A response to Hill. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 10, 19-20.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Jones, S. L. (1991). Christian graduate training in professional psychology: The Rech Conference. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 10, 72-75.
  • Haynes, C. J., Tan, S. Y., & Baker, M. W. (1990). Missionary assessment: Norm comparison and prediction of perseverance. Review of Religious Research, 32(2), 173-178.
  • Helgeson, D. C., Mittan, R., Tan, S. Y., & Chayasirisobhon, S. (1990). Sepulveda Epilepsy Education: The efficacy of a psychoeducational treatment program in treating medical and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy. Epilepsia, 31, 75-82.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1990). Clinical/applied issues. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 9(3), 58.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1990). Dealing with sin and reconciliation in psychotherapy: A biblical approach. Journal of Pastoral Counseling, XXV(1), 72-79.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1990). Explicit integration in Christian counseling [Interview]. The Christian Journal of Psychology and Counseling, V(2), 7-13.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1990). Lay Christian counseling: The next decade. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 9(3), 59-65.
  • Craigie, F. C., & Tan, S. Y. (1989). Changing resistant assumptions in Christian cognitive-behavioral therapy. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 17, 93-100.
  • Craigie, F. C., & Tan, S. Y. (1989). Entitlement. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 8(3), 57-68.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1989). Lay counseling [interview]. The Christian Journal of Psychology and Counseling, IV(2), 1-5.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1989). Psychopathology and culture: The Asian-American context. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 8(2), 61-75.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Ridley, C. R. (1989). Conceptions and misconceptions about the ethics of paradoxical therapy: Response to Hunsley. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 20, 139-140.
  • Helgeson, D. C., Mittan, R. J., Tan, S. Y., & Chayasirisobhon, S. (1988). Sepulveda Epilepsy Education (SEE): The efficacy of a psychoeducational treatment program in treating medical and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy [abstract]. Epilepsia, 29, 680.
  • Mittan, R. J., Newman, R. A., & Tan, S. Y. (1988). Marriage rates and epilepsy [abstract]. Epilepsia, 29, 686.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1987). Cognitive-behavior therapy: A Biblical approach and critique. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 15, 103-112.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1987). Intrapersonal integration: The servant’s spirituality. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 6(1), 34-39.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1987). Lay Christian counseling: Perspectives, programs, and proposals. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 6(2), 3-5.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1987). Training lay Christian counselors: A basic program and some preliminary data. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 6(2), 57-61.
  • Ridley, C., & Tan, S. Y. (1986). Unintentional paradoxes and potential pitfalls in paradoxical psychotherapy. The Counseling Psychologist, 14, 303-308.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1986). Care and counseling in the “New Church Movement.” Theology, News and Notes, 33(4), 9-11 & 21.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1986). Psychosocial functioning of adult epileptic and M.S. patients and adult normal controls on the W.P.S.I. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 42, 528-534.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1986). Training paraprofessional Christian counselors. Journal of Pastoral Care, XL(4), 296-304.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Bruni, J. (1986). Cognitive-behavior therapy with adult patients with epilepsy: A controlled outcome study. Epilepsia, 27, 225-233.
  • Dodrill, C. B., Beier, R., Kasparick, M., Tacke, I., Tacke, U., & Tan, S. Y. (1984). Psychosocial problems in adults with epilepsy: Comparison of findings from four countries. Epilepsia, 25, 176-183.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1984). Stress and the family. Evangelical Recorder, 90(3), 9.
  • Wilson, R., & Tan, S. Y. (1984). The future of Christian counseling. Evangelical Recorder, 90(1), 25-26.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1982). Cognitive and cognitive-behavioural methods for pain control: A selective review. Pain, 12, 201-228. Condensed version published in D. I. Mostofsky & R. L. Piedmont (1985), Therapeutic practice in behavioral medicine (pp. 93-95). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Poser, E. G. (1982). Acute pain in a clinical setting: Effects of cognitive-behavioural skills training. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 20, 535-545.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1981). Lay counseling: The local church. C.A.P.S. Bulletin, 7(1), 15-20. Republished in H. Newton Malony (Ed.), (1986), Is there a shrink in the Lord’s House? How psychologists can help the church (pp. 89-102). Pasadena, CA: Integration Press.

Chapters

  • Tan, S. Y. (in preparation 2015). Beyond resilience, posttraumatic growth, and self-care: A biblical perspective on suffering and Christian spiritual formation. In T. Crisp, S. L. Porter, & G. Ten Elshof (Eds.), Psychology and spiritual formation (book in preparation).
  • Tan, S. Y. (2015). Religion and Psychotherapy. In R. L. Cautin and S. O. Lilienfeld (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Tan, S.Y. (2014). Basic principles of effective Christian counseling. In E. Ng (Ed.), Culturally sensitive Christian counseling in Asia (pp. 61-72). Petaling Jaya, Selangor: Malaysia: NACC Malaysia.
  • Tan, S.Y., & Dong, N.J. (2014). Psychotherapy with members of Asian American churches and spiritual traditions. In P.S. Richards & A.E. Bergin (Eds.), Handbook of psychotherapy and religious diversity (2nd ed., pp. 423-450). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2013). Lay Christian counseling for general psychological problems. In E.L Worthington, Jr., E.L. Johnson, J. N. Hook, & J.D. Aten (Eds.), Evidence-based practices for Christian counseling and psychotherapy. (pp. 40-58). Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2013). Addressing religion and spirituality from a cognitive behavioral perspective. In K. Pargament, A., Mahoney, & E. Shafranske (Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology: APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality, Vol. 2. (pp. 169-187). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2013). Lay counselor training. In R. Sanders (Ed.), Christian counseling ethics ( 2nd ed., pp. 382-396). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2013). Spiritually oriented cognitive behavioral therapy: A Christian approach to transforming people by the way of Christ. In D. W. Appleby & G. Ohlschlager (Eds.), When God steps in: Transformative encounters and interventions in Christian counseling. (pp.111-125). Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2011). Christian cognitive therapy. In T. Clinton & R. Hawkins (Eds.), Popular encyclopedia of Christian counseling (pp. 481-483). Eugene, OR: Harvest House.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2011). Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. In T. Clinton & R. Hawkins (Eds.), Popular encyclopedia of Christian counseling (pp. 33-35). Eugene, OR: Harvest House.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2011). Empirically supported treatments. In T. Clinton & R. Hawkins (Eds.), Popular encyclopedia of Christian counseling (pp. 541-543). Eugene, OR: Harvest House.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2011). Inner healing. In T. Clinton & R. Hawkins (Eds.), Popular encyclopedia of Christian counseling (pp. 138-140). Eugene, OR: Harvest House.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2010). My integration journey: Reflections of a Christian psychologist and pastor. In G. L. Moriarty (Ed.), Integrating faith and psychology (pp. 69-92). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2009). The primacy of servanthood. In E.O. Jacobsen (Ed.), The three tasks of leadership: Worldly wisdom for pastoral leaders (pp. 77-90). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2007). Integration and beyond: Principled, professional, and personal. In D.H. Stevenson, B.E. Eck, & P.C. Hill (Eds.), Psychology and Christianity integration: Seminal works that shaped the movement (pp. 196-203). Batavia, IL: Christian Association for Psychological Studies.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Lyles, M. R. (2006). Depression and bipolar disorder. In T. Clinton, A. Hart, & G. Ohlschlager (Eds.), Caring for people God’s way (pp. 145-160). Nashville, TN: Nelson.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Johnson, W. B. (2005). Spiritually oriented cognitive-behavioral therapy. In L. Sperry & E. Shafranske (Eds.), Spiritually oriented psychotherapy (pp. 77-103). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2005). Psychology collaborating with the church: A pastor-psychologist’s perspective and personal experience. In M.R. McMinn & A.W. Dominguez (Eds.), Psychology and the church (pp. 49-55). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2004). Integrating spiritual direction into psychotherapy: Ethical issues and guidelines. In G. W. Moon & D. G. Benner (Eds.), Spiritual direction and the care of souls (pp.187-204). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2002). Lay helping: The whole church in soul-care ministry. In T. Clinton & G. Ohlschlager (Eds.), Competent Christian counseling (Vol. 1, pp. 424-436, 759-762). Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Dong, N. J. (2001). Spiritual interventions in healing and wholeness. In T. G. Plante & A. C. Sherman (Eds.), Faith and health: Psychological perspectives (pp. 291-310). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2000). Religion and psychotherapy: Overview. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology (Vol. 7, pp. 42-46). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Dong, N. J. (2000). Psychotherapy with members of Asian-American churches and spiritual traditions. In P. S. Richards & A. E. Bergin (Eds.), Handbook of psychotherapy and religious diversity (pp. 421-444). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1999). Cognitive-behavior therapy. In D. G. Benner & P. Hill (Eds.), Baker encyclopedia of psychology and counseling (2nd ed., pp. 215-218). Grand Rapids: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1999). Lay counseling. In D. G. Benner & P. Hill (Eds.), Baker encyclopedia of psychology and counseling (2nd ed., pp. 672-674). Grand Rapids: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1999). Pain. In D. G. Benner & P. Hill (Eds.), Baker encyclopedia of psychology and counseling (2nd ed., pp. 817-818). Grand Rapids: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1999). Prevention of psychological disorders. In D. G. Benner & P. Hill (Eds.), Baker encyclopedia of psychology and counseling (2nd ed., pp. 904-907). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1999). Tension. In D. G. Benner & P. Hill (Eds.), Baker encyclopedia of psychology and counseling (2nd ed., pp. 1201-1202). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1999). Holy Spirit: Role in counseling. In D. G. Benner & P. Hill (Eds.), Baker encyclopedia of psychology and counseling (2nd ed., pp. 568-569). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y., & Toh, Y. M. (1997). Lay counseling. In R. Banks & R. P. Stevens (Eds.), The complete book of everyday Christianity (pp. 236-240). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1997). Lay counselor training. In R. K. Sanders (Ed.), Christian counseling ethics: A handbook for therapists, pastors, & counselors (pp. 235-245). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1996). Religion in clinical practice: Implicit and explicit integration. In E. Shafranske (Ed.), Religion and the clinical practice of psychology (pp. 365-387). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1993). Lay Christian counseling. In R. J. Wicks & R. D. Parsons (Eds.), Clinical handbook of pastoral counseling: Vol. 2 (pp. 27-50). Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1993). Maturity: Psychological and biblical perspectives. In Abundance and maturity: Essays presented to Rev. Eddie Lo for his 25 years in ministry (pp. 65-70). Glendale, CA: First Evangelical Church.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1993). My pilgrimage as a Christian psychologist. In D. J. Lee (Ed.), Storying ourselves: A narrative perspective on Christians in psychology (pp. 131-153). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1993). Religious values and interventions in lay Christian counseling. In E. L. Worthington, Jr. (Ed.), Psychotherapy and religious values (pp. 225-241). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1992). Counseling Asians. In C. W. Ellison & E. S. Maynard, Healing for the city (pp. 110-123). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1992). Development and supervision of paraprofessional counselors. In L. VandeCreek, S. Knapp, & T. L. Jackson (Eds.), Innovations in clinical practice: A sourcebook: Vol. 11 (pp. 431-440). Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1985). Pain. In D. G. Benner (Ed.), Baker encyclopedia of psychology (pp. 785-786). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1985). Prevention of psychological disorders. In D. G. Benner (Ed.), Baker encyclopedia of psychology (pp. 866-869). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. Republished in D. G. Benner (Ed.). (1987), Psychotherapy in Christian perspective (pp. 81-87). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1985). Tension. In D. G. Benner (Ed.), Baker encyclopedia of psychology (pp. 1146-1147). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
  • Dodrill, C. B., Beier, R., Tacke, I., Tacke, U., & Tan, S. Y. (1983). International comparison of psychosocial problems in adults with epilepsy. In M. Parsonage, R. H. E. Grant, A. G. Craig, & A. A. Ward, Jr. (Eds.), Advances in epileptology: XIVth Epilepsy International Symposium (pp. 71-77). New York: Raven Press.
  • Tan, S. Y. (1983). Psychosocial functioning of epileptic patients referred for psychological intervention. In M. Parsonage, R. H. E. Grant, A. G. Craig, & A. A. Ward, Jr. (Eds.), Advances in epileptology: XIVth Epilepsy International Symposium (pp. 79-87). New York: Raven Press.

Videotapes

  • Tan, S. Y. (2005). Rest. The Busy Epidemic: Conquering Stress & Anxiety (Fresh Start Recovery Series), AACC.
  • Tan, S. Y. (2003). Developing an effective lay helping ministry in the church. Advanced Helping People God’s Way Series, American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).
  • Tan, S. Y. (1995). Cognitive psychotherapy and healing of memories. CAPS Christian Master Therapists Videotape Series.

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