QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

My work experience is as varied as my academic qualifications. I have  a BA in Economics and History.  I obtained my M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and my Doctorate in Education (EdD) from the University of Durham (UK). My doctorate research was in the areas of Motivational Psychology and Learning. I have a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy awarded by the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP, UK); a Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and a Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy,  awarded by the Academy of Play and Child Psychology (APAC, UK). I have the Advanced TESOL Certificate and Diploma  (both awarded by the Global TESOL College and certified by the Govt. of Canada); a Certificate in Teaching Grammar (awarded by the London's Teachers' Training College) and an Instructor’s Certificate in Teaching Phonics & Phonetics. I have an International English Teacher License (issued by  the Global TESOL College International Licensing Committee). 

I am a Certified Play Therapist. I am registered with the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP, UK) and Play Therapy UK (PTUK). I  am a Member of the American Psychological Association (APA); Fellow  of the NCP, UK; Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS); Chartered Information Systems Professional (CISP); Member of the Chartered Management Institute, UK; and Member of MENSA Singapore. I have worked (and taught) in Sembawang Shipyard Ltd.; the Ministry of Finance (Management Services Unit);  Ngee Ann Polytechnic; and was Associate Lecturer in  NUS  and UNISIM. 

Picture  of   Dr. David Chan  and  Durham University's 11th Chancellor,  Bill Bryson  taken outside Durham Cathedral after  the Convocation Ceremony on  13th January  2006.

EDUCATION / TRAINING

RESEARCH INTERESTS

2014/15

The Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC, UK) 

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play

Natural Language Interfaces

AI in Conversational Systems

2010

National Council of Psychotherapists (UK)

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy

2006

University of Durham (UK)

Doctorate in Education

Building Therapeutic Relationships

Neuroscience and Emotions

 

Play and Creative Arts Therapy

1975

University of  St. Andrews (Scotland)

Master of Science (Computer Science)

1972

National University of  Singapore

Bachelor of Art (Economics & History)

Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Analysis of Art Works

 

Computer Assisted CBT

Blending Play Therapy with CBT

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