Gabriel Tan, PhD, ABPP
Member- Continuing Education Committee and AIS Certification Committee
Current academic appointment: Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology Program, National University of Singapore. Previous academic appointment: Baylor College of Medicine as associate professor in the departments of Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Licensure and certifications: Licensed psychologist in Texas. ABPP (American Board of Professional Psychology) specialty certification in clinical health psychology; diplomate-fellow in advanced psychopharmacology, diplomate in QEEG (quantitative EEG), certification in group psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis, and behavioral medicine, and senior fellow in biofeedback (peripheral and EEG); and licensed sex offender treatment provider.
Honors include: Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology (2007); American Psychological Association (APA) Div 18 Outstanding Researcher for the Year Award (2005); and Distinguished service awards, National Organization of VA Psychologist (1996).
Clinical experience include 13 years in community mental health programs, and over 20 years working with veterans at the Houston VAMC which include 10 years in mental health programs (inpatient and outpatient substance dependence/abuse, trauma recovery program, medical psychology, consultation and liaison psychiatry, primary care, neuro-psychology and special assessment program, compensation and pension determination; and 10 years in Anesthesiology-based pain management program. 20 plus yeas in private practice settings providing psychological and neuropsychological testing for a variety of purposes including forensic assessments for insanity, damage/compensation claims, capital murder cases, and treatment for sex offenders; treatment of children with school related problems, and marital and family conflicts.
Clinical administration/management experience include: 7 years as Chief Psychologist and program director of the Brief Treatment Program at Regina Mental Health Clinic and Director of Child and Youth Services at the Swift Current Mental Health Clinic in Canada; 7 years as program director of an integrated pain management program, and director of Applied Psychophysiology Lab. Currently, serving as Director of Clinical Psychology Program, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Publications include 6 book chapters (all as first author) and 45 articles (33 as first author) in peer reviewed journals. Research areas include: CBT for pain, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), biofeedback, hypnosis and cranial electrotherapy stimulation, and improving access to care for veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD and TBI associated with polytrauma.
Over 130 presentations at national and international scientific meetings as invited speakers, workshop leaders, and chair of symposiums/panels.
Recipients of 11 research grants (8 as PI) totaling over 3 million US$, covering topics of hypnosis for chronic low back pain and persistent post-concussive headache, improving access to care for women with chronic pain and depression associated with trauma, cranial electrotherapy stimulation for spinal cord injury pain and Parkinsonism, heart rate variability and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Editorial boards of Pain Medicine, and Psychological Services; ad-hoc reviewers for other journals; has also served as grant reviewers for DoD (US Department of Defense), Veteran Health Administration Rehab Research
Professional organization leadership experiences include: president of 2 state-level and one national-level organizations, and holding a variety of offices and committee chairs. Most recent experiences: president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and program chair for the AAPB 2010 Annual National Conference.