M. Psych (Health), B. Psych (Honours)
Taryn is a registered psychologist with endorsement in the area of health psychology, which means Tarn has a special interest (and training) in working with people to address the various psychological, behavioural, and social factors that influence (and are influenced by) health and illness. She completed her honours degree in psychology at Flinders University in 2007 and then spent a number of years living overseas and working in recruitment / organisational psychology, before returning to study her master’s in health psychology at the University of Adelaide (completed in 2014). Professional development never stops, and this year Taryn is undertaking her Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis through the South Australian Society of Hypnosis.
Taryn has been working in private practice at Reynella Family Care for three years she also has a broad range of knowledge and experience in other roles balancing both clinical practice and research. At the Royal Adelaide Hospital Taryn works in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease service providing psychosocial assessment and support to people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (the Royal Adelaide Hospital are one of the only hospitals in Australia to do so) and undertaking much-needed research in this area. She also works in the Mind & Brain theme at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute on a newly developed group intervention for people with depression and weight concerns. At Reynella Family Care, Taryn works primarily with adults to better manage chronic health conditions, facilitate health behaviour change, and address eating, weight and body image issues. More broadly she also works with people experiencing depression, anxiety, and stress.