Sim Yin Tan

Sim Yin Tan, PhD, NCSP

Post Doctoral Fellow, Pediatrics

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  • PhD, Psychology, University of South Florida, 2015
  • EdS, School Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2011
  • MSE, School Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2008
  • BS, Psychology, Bemidji State University, 2005

Research Interests

  • Dr. Sim Yin Tan is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the USF Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology, with a dual emphasis in pediatric psychology and school-based mental health from the University of South Florida in 2015. Dr. Tan’s clinical and research activities focus on the quality of parent-child interaction, treatment for anxiety disorders, interventions for disruptive behaviors, and health-related quality of life in youth infected with HIV/AIDS. She works with children, adolescents, as well as adults and specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy, including exposure and response prevention, habit reversal training, and parent training.

Recent Publications

  • Castillo, J. M., Dedrick, R. F., Batsche, G. M., Curtis, M. J., Stockslager, K., March, A. L., Hines, C. V., & Tan, S. Y. Development and initial validation of a scale measuring the beliefs of educators regarding response to intervention. Journal of Applied School Psychology. 31(1) : 1-30, 2015.
  • Suldo, S. M., Hearon, B. H., Bander, B., McCullough, M., Garofano, J., Roth, R. A., Tan, S. Y. Increasing elementary school students’ subjective well-being through a classwide positive psychology intervention: Results of a pilot study. Contemporary School Psychology. , 2015.
  • Castillo, J. M., Curtis, M. J., & Tan, S. Y. Personnel needs in school psychology: A 10-year follow-up study on predicted personnel shortages. Psychology in the Schools. 51(8) : 832-849, 2014.
  • Agazzi, H., Tan, R., & Tan, S. Y. A case study of parent-child interaction therapy for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Clinical Case Studies. 12(6) : 428-442, 2013.