MEd & Dev Psych, Dip Ed
Tara is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who holds a Masters degree in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma of Education. She is currently Chair of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. Tara has experience working within a school setting, collaborating with families, schools, professionals and service providers. She can address a wide range of learning and developmental difficulties, promote positive behaviour change and enhance positive family and school interactions.
In 2017, Tara participated in the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood Training (DC:0-5 ™). DC:0–5™ strengthens the practitioners ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental health issues in the early years by identifying and describing disorders not addressed in other classification systems and by pointing the way to effective intervention approaches.
Tara provides assessment and intervention support to children, adolescents and their families for a range of issues; encompassing behavioural, social, emotional and learning problems. Tara enjoys working from a strengths-based, systemic approach with a strong developmental perspective, working with families and teachers to help foster supportive environments enabling children and young people to reach their greatest potential. She places a strong emphasis on working collaboratively with young people to build upon their existing strengths to develop effective coping strategies that they can draw on throughout the rest of their lives.