Welcome to SPS Special Interest Groups
Singapore Psychological Society would like to introduce Christin Tan as the chairperson for our SIGs.
Christin Tan, SIG Chair
Christin Tan has worked in the private, public and voluntary sector across different industries, including banking and finance, correctional services, and education. She dropped out of college and started working at a young age. Having gone through a difficult period in her life, she went on to be trained as a counsellor (MEd Counselling), and in her early career, seen many troubled teens transit successfully into adulthood. More recently, Christin has travelled and worked in non-traditional domains, having obtained an MBA (Entrepreneurial Management) and MSc (Occupational Psychology). She uses Industrial-Organisational Psychology to help those who help others, and is actively involved in Social Technopreneurship and fourth sector work in Asia.
A message from Christin, SIG Chair:
Dear members or potential members,
We welcome you to explore the SPS Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and their respective activities. As a constituent unit of the Society, the SIGs’ primary purpose is to support members in pursuit of psychological interests within the Society. This is integral to the Society’s mission, that is, for the advancement of psychology as a science and as a profession in Singapore.
The SIGs of SPS welcome all professionals, practitioners/students of psychology, Society members, and the general public. There are no dues beyond being a member of the SPS. Activities vary by SIG, but include conventional workshops, certifiable training programmes, research projects, conferences, and professional networking.
I hope you find a SIG that addresses an area of interest for you, or perhaps you can consider initiating a new SIG! Being part of a SIG is a terrific way to get involved in the Society, and we look forward to your participation. Please feel free to contact me or any of the SIG Chair with queries you may have, and we’ll be happy to assist you in joining a SIG community.
SPS Special Interest Groups (SIGs) exist to support members in their professional development and facilitate the deepening of networks in focused areas of psychological practice.
Specifically, the role of a SIG includes:
- Promoting and encouraging the study, research and advancement of the science and practice of psychology in Singapore;
- Fostering discussion, cooperation and debate among members of the Society in the area of psychological interest.
Benefits of joining a SIG
SIGs provide members with an avenue to connect with others who share similar interests. We aim to benefit the practitioner, their area of specialisation, the clients they serve, and the profession at large.
- Stay informed. Keep abreast of current research, emerging theories, and best practices.
- Save money. Receive additional discounts on selected SIG events or activities.
- Network. Gain access to a vibrant community of practitioners, where you can collaborate, learn, ask for advice, and share your insights and experience.
- Get involved. SIGs provide members with the opportunity to volunteer for leadership roles within the SIG and larger psychological community.
How to Join
First and foremost, you need to be a member with the SPS in order to join a SIG. For more information on SPS membership application, please click here.
Are you keen to start a new SIG? We want to connect with you! Email our SIG Chair, Christin Tan, so we can get in touch.
For more information on the list of SIGs we have, click here.