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
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
National Council of Psychotherapists (UK)
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy
University of Durham (UK)
Doctorate in Education
Building Therapeutic Relationships
Neuroscience and Emotions
Play and Creative Arts Therapy
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
Master of Science (Computer Science)
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