Lanna Rehab is extremely honored to have Dr. Tapanya

Lanna Rehab is extremely honored to have Dr. Tapanya

Doctor Tapanya received his PhD in psychology from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He had worked as clinical psychologist at the Somdet Chaopraya Psychiatric Institute in Bangkok between 1972 and 1984, and had been assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University.

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Dr. Tapanya’s research interest is in the area of violence prevention in children and youths. He has conducted research projects on positive discipline and bullying prevention through a grant from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. In addition, he is also on a research team with Duke University on the effects of parenting behavior on children’s adjustment, with Temple University on adolescents’ decision-making, with University of Manitoba on positive discipline, and another research project on youth resilience with Dalhousie University in Canada.

During 2010-2013 he was coordinator for the Mekong Project on training psychiatrists and psychologists to provide treatment for traumatized patients in Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Burma with support from the German government.

As a psychotherapist Dr. Tapanya has been trained in Gestalt Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). He has been recently certified by EMDR Europe as trainer of EMDR and has been providing free treatment under the Mekong Project.

Dr. Tapanya has published many papers in both English and Thai journals and publications, and is a highly regarded conference presenter and speaker.

Dr. Tapanya also holds a 4th degree black belt in Aikido and trains children in the local communities in Chiang Mai. He is also trained in Thai traditional massage, as well as Swedish massage and has published several books on the subject.

Dr. Tapanya is highly regarded and his experience and passion and will be a huge asset to Lanna Rehab and improving our substance abuse and addiction recovery programs in Thailand.

Martin Peters

Martin Peters has a BA (Hons) Dip HE Dip RN CSAT III and is the Group Program Director Lanna Healthcare. He is a Registered Nurse and Certified Substance Abuse Therapist working in the mental health field since 1994; Martin has had a wide range of experience in management and supervisory roles within established healthcare systems, and has provided consultancy services to a number of private and public sector organizations in the UK and Asia in terms of management, policy writing, accreditation and recruitment. Martin’s addictions experience has been in developing inpatient services in Thailand since 2009, both clinical and operational. He has been instrumental in expanding and developing a non 12 step inpatient treatment centre and opening a further inpatient centre with a 12 step approach, implementing KIPU Electronic Records, strengthening hospital partnerships, introducing a Scholarship for students under the Masters in Addiction Studies Program at The ASEAN Institute for Health Development and working with an international accreditation body. Martin has also been a speaker at several international conferences on addiction, including ASEAN conferences and has also guest lectured at Mahidol University (Thailand), University of Sarghoda (Pakistan) Institute of Medical Sciences (Pakistan) and has been a representative on the CARF Standards Advisory Committee for 2016.In 2015. Martin became a Co-Founder of Lanna Healthcare, launching Lanna Rehab in March 2016 and opening Jintra in January 2018. In June of 2018, Martin was involved in the merger of Lanna and DARA, becoming Thailand's biggest private licensed operator. Martin is currently a Joint and Asia Health Co Ltd Owner Operator of Lanna Healthcare Co Ltd, which under its umbrella manages Lanna Rehab in Chiang Mai, Jintra Rehab in Chiang Mai and DARA Rehab in Koh Chang - all Thailand MoPH Licensed Addiction Facilities providing world-class treatment in Thailand.



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