- Clinical Psychologist / Scientia PhD Scholar
Ariana Krynen is a Clinical Psychologist and PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She is the recipient of the prestigious UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship. Ariana is a certified therapist in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
Ariana received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Auckland. She obtained her B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Otago, and her B.Sc. (Hons) with First Class Honours in Psychology from the University of Auckland. Ariana has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship and the University of Otago Scholarship in Science for outstanding academic performance.
Prior to joining UNSW, Ariana worked as a Clinical Psychologist in a community child and adolescent mental health service in South Auckland, New Zealand. She completed her clinical internship at the Regional Youth Forensic Service in Auckland. Ariana has managed large research projects on youth offending and has collaborated on research reports aimed to help inform service provision and policy in relation to young people placed in child welfare and youth justice secure residences in New Zealand.
Ariana’s research interests include enhancing the detection and assessment of childhood emotional and behavioural difficulties, translating research and best practice literature into effective interventions for at-risk populations, and mechanisms of treatment-related change.
As part of her PhD, Ariana will be conducting a randomised controlled trial to evaluate an adapted Parent-Child Interaction Therapy programme tailored to meet the needs of toddlers presenting with emerging heterogeneous disruptive behaviour.