DR. JANICE TAN
Dr Janice Tan
Senior Clinical Psychologist
DPsych (Clinical), BA (Hons) Psych, MSPS, MSRP
Languages: English, Mandarin, Hokkien
Dr. Janice Tan has more than a decade of experience in clinical and forensic mental health. In addition to treating adults, elderly, and adolescents with mental health issues and offending/at-risk behaviours, she is also trained to assess criminal behaviours and is proficient in intelligence testing and personality assessments.
She has headed psychological services in ministries in the public sector and teaches as an adjunct lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and Singapore Institute of Management. She is also a clinical supervisor at James Cook University Singapore.
- Mental Health Issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD)
- Offending Behaviours (e.g., sexual, violence, theft)
- Assessment of Criminal Behaviours
Certifications and Accreditations
- Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology
- Member of the Singapore Psychological Society (MSPS)
- Member of the Singapore Register of Psychologists (MSRP)
- Registered Supervisor in Singapore
Dr. Janice Tan is a clinical psychologist with more than a decade of practice experience in clinical and forensic mental health and is adept at working with adults, elderly, and adolescents. She also provides clinical supervision to psychologists and counsellors and conducts training and workshops in psychological health and mental wellness. She is a Registered Psychologist and Supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society.
Janice is passionate about helping adults and adolescents with psychological and emotional difficulties and mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD). With a strong background in forensic mental health, she also treats adults and adolescents with sexual, violent, theft, and fire-setting behaviours. She is trained and qualified in the use of evidence-based tools for assessing criminal behaviours and is proficient in intelligence testing and personality assessments. Trained in suicide/selfharm intervention skills, psychological first aid, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), she is experienced in managing crises and critical incidents.
Janice adopts a client-centred, non-judgemental stance, which she believes helps to build a therapeutic relationship with her clients. To this end, she delivers evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema-Focused Therapy. She practices with an integrative approach, providing individualised therapy according to the needs of each client.
Janice was previously a Principal Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Director of the Clinical and Forensic Psychology Service at the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), where she headed the Centre for Forensic Mental Health. In addition to leading a team of psychologists and providing direct psychological services, she advised on policies pertaining to the management of psychological problems and offending behaviours.
Currently, Janice is an Adjunct Lecturer in Psychology at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and the Singapore Institute of Management. She is also an Adult Educator at the Social Service Institute and a Clinical Supervisor for postgraduate clinical psychology students at James Cook University Singapore.
A certified RYT 200 Yoga Instructor, Janice strongly believes in the mind-body path. She is an advocate for physical and psychological health and strives to help every individual live life with awareness and mindfulness and embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.
The Straits Times: Feature on Dr. Janice Tan
Mediacorp Channel 5: On The Red Dot 2016 – EP38 “Working with sex offenders”
Mediacorp Channel 5: On The Red Dot 2016 – EP42 “Working with violent offenders”
Channel News Asia: “An angry teen, he nearly killed another – but they had faith he
Lianhe Wanbao: Feature on Dr. Janice Tan
The Straits Times: “Rise in Sexual Crimes over Last Four Years”