John Baranoff

Dr John Baranoff

Team Manager/ Senior Clinical Psychologist

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Team Manager of the Centre of the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression, and Titleholder/Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Adelaide.

I have a wide range of experience in adolescent and adult mental health in both public and private settings. In my clinical work, I see adults for the treatment of chronic anxiety and depression, as well as individuals who have anxiety about health. I primarily use a cognitive behavioural framework and I have training in acceptance and commitment therapy, and schema therapy.

In terms of research, I have published work in the area of assessment of schema and the contribution of cognitive-content specificity to cognitive assessment. I have also published a number of studies in the area of acceptance-based interventions for health conditions.

My research interests can be categorised into three broad areas that are described below. I am primarily interested in research that informs clinical practice in psychology and/or projects that address research questions that have, in part, arisen from clinical practice.

 

 Cognitive behavioural therapy for Anxiety and Mood Disorders

I have been involved in research relating to anxiety as well as the relationship between early maladaptive schemas and depressive symptoms, and the role of health anxiety in health-related internet use. I have been involved in the development and implementation of a cognitive behavioural stress management group conducted as part of an RCT with an aim to assess the benefit of adding cognitive behavioural stress management to standard forms of weight loss.

Current student projects relate to obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders and interventions for music performance anxiety.

Persistent Pain

I have conducted a series of studies relating to the assessment of processes of change that may lead to clinically relevant outcomes for people with persistent pain following various forms of cognitive behavioural therapy. I am involved in ongoing projects that relate to the psychological treatment of pelvic pain and opioid misuse in the context of pain treatment.

Sport Injury Rehabilitation

I have been involved in the development of group interventions based on acceptance and commitment therapy for athletes undergoing long term rehabilitation. I am currently involved in research assessing the utility of the fear of avoidance model to explain patterns of behaviour among athletes with post-concussion conditions. 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - 2021 Sessional Academic University of South Australia
    2018 - 2022 Team Manager / Senior Clinical Psychologist SA Health
    2018 - 2021 Sessional Academic Central Queensland University
    2017 - 2018 Acting Team Leader/ Senior Clinical Psychologist SA Health
    2017 - 2018 Senior Clinical/Health Psychologist SA Health
    2017 - 2018 Senior Psychologist Australian Institute of Sport
    2016 - 2016 Team Psychologist/ Australian Cycling Team (Rio Olympics) Australian Institute of Sport
    2015 - 2017 Senior Clinical Psychologist Centre for Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
    2011 - 2015 Co-director/Psychologist Evolve Southern Specialist Centre
    2009 - 2016 Senior Psychologist/ Senior Performance Psychologist Australian Institute of Sport
    2005 Psychologist/Director, Clinical and Health Psychology / Performance Enhancement for Athletic Performance and Mental Health in Sport John Baranoff & Associates
    2005 - 2006 Clinical Psychologist Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    2004 - 2015 Psychologist Complex Injury Group
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2014 Award Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Psychology Interest Group Award 2014 Australian Psychological Society Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 Flinders University Australia Master of Public Health (not completed)
    2015 University of Queensland Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology)
    2007 Australian Society of Hypnosis Australia Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis
    2003 University of Queensland Australia Master of Clinical Psychology
    1999 University of Queensland Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours in Psychology)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2020 Certified Schema Therapist International Society of Schema Therapy Australia
    2018 Leading Clinicians SA Health
    2013 Approved Psychology Supervior Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australia
    2010 Endorsement in Sport and Exercise Psychology Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australia
    2009 Endorsement in Health Psychology Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australia
    2008 Endorsement in Clinical Psychology Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australia
    2007 Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis Australian Society of Hypnosis Australia
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Brooks, T., Sharp, R., Evans, S., Baranoff, J., & Esterman, A. (2021). Psychological interventions for women with persistent pelvic pain: A survey of mental health clinicians. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 14, 1725-1740.
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    2021 Elphinston, R. A., Sullivan, M. J. L., Sterling, M., Connor, J. P., Baranoff, J. A., Tan, D., & Day, M. A. (2021). Pain Medication Beliefs Mediate the Relationship Between Pain Catastrophizing and Opioid Prescription Use in Patients With Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Journal of Pain.
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    2020 De Sousa, S. M. C., Baranoff, J., Rushworth, R. L., Butler, J., Sorbello, J., Vorster, J., . . . Torpy, D. J. (2020). Impulse Control Disorders in Dopamine Agonist-Treated Hyperprolactinemia: Prevalence and Risk Factors. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 105(3), E108-E118.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC2
    2020 Brooks, T., Sharp, R., Evans, S., Baranoff, J., & Esterman, A. (2020). Predictors of depression, anxiety and stress indicators in a cohort of women with chronic pelvic pain. Journal of Pain Research, 13, 527-536.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2020 Brooks, T., Sharp, R., Evans, S., Baranoff, J., & Esterman, A. (2020). Corrigendum: Predictors of depression, anxiety and stress indicators in a cohort of women with chronic pelvic pain (A. J Pain Res., (2020), 13, (527–536), 10.2147/JPR.S223177). Journal of Pain Research, 13, 657.
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    2020 Alderson, K., & Baranoff, J. (2020). The Progressive Goal Attainment Program: A practitioner's perspective of the implementation of the program in an Australian Workers' Compensation setting. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 26(1), 37-42.
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    2020 Brooks, T., Sharp, R., Evans, S., Baranoff, J., & Esterman, A. (2020). Predictors of psychological outcomes and the effectiveness and experience of psychological interventions for adult women with chronic pelvic pain: A scoping review. Journal of Pain Research, 13, 1081-1102.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2020 Clarke, L. K., Osborne, M. S., & Baranoff, J. A. (2020). Examining a Group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Intervention for Music Performance Anxiety in Student Vocalists. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2020 Walton, C. C., Baranoff, J., Gilbert, P., & Kirby, J. (2020). Self-compassion, social rank, and psychological distress in athletes of varying competitive levels. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 50, 101733.
    DOI Scopus12
    2019 Trainor, H., Baranoff, J., Henke, M., & Winefield, H. (2019). Functioning with fibromyalgia: The role of psychological flexibility and general psychological acceptance. Australian Psychologist, 54(3), 214-224.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7
    2018 Moseley, G., Baranoff, J., Rio, E., Stewart, M., Derman, W., & Hainline, B. (2018). Nonpharmacological management of persistent pain in elite athletes: Rationale and recommendations. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 28(5), 472-479.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS3
    2016 Baranoff, J., Hanrahan, S., Burke, A., & Connor, J. (2016). Changes in Acceptance in a Low-Intensity, Group-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Chronic Pain Intervention. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23(1), 30-38.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS10 Europe PMC7
    2015 Baranoff, J., Hanrahan, S. J., & Connor, J. P. (2015). The roles of acceptance and catastrophizing in rehabilitation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(3), 250-254.
    DOI Scopus25 Europe PMC12
    2014 Baranoff, J., Hanrahan, S. J., Kapur, D., & Connor, J. P. (2014). Validation of the chronic pain acceptance questionnaire-8 in an Australian pain clinic sample. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(1), 177-185.
    DOI Scopus26 Europe PMC10
    2014 Baranoff, J., Hanrahan, S., Kapur, D., & Connor, J. (2014). Six month post-treatment deterioration in acceptance (CPAQ-8) and cognitions following multidisciplinary pain treatment. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37(3), 469-479.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC1
    2013 Baranoff, J., Hanrahan, S., Kapur, D., & Connor, J. (2013). Acceptance as a process variable in relation to catastrophizing in multidisciplinary pain treatment. European Journal of Pain, 17(1), 101-110.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS37 Europe PMC25
    2007 Oei, T. P. S., & Baranoff, J. (2007). Young Schema Questionnaire: Review of psychometric and measurement issues. Australian Journal of Psychology, 59(2), 78-86.
    DOI Scopus78
    2006 Baranoff, J., Oei, T. P. S., Cho, S. H., & Kwon, S. M. (2006). Factor structure and internal consistency of the Young Schema Questionnaire (Short Form) in Korean and Australian samples. Journal of Affective Disorders, 93(1-3), 133-140.
    DOI Scopus80 Europe PMC29
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Baranoff, J., & Hall, K. (2019). Competing agendas and the early career athlete: Treatment of depression in the performance context. In N. Pelling, & L. Burton (Eds.), The Elements of Ethical Practice: Applied Psychology Ethics in Australia (pp. 58-69). Abingdon, Oxon; United Kingdom: Routledge.
    2019 Baranoff, J., & Appaneal, R. N. (2019). When disaster hits: Helping the injured athlete to accept and refocus. In Mindfulness and Acceptance in Sport: How to Help Athletes Perform and Thrive under Pressure (pp. 191-204).
    2017 Baranoff, J., & Oei, T. (2017). Baranoff, J., & Oei, T. (2017). Cognitive content specificity hypothesis (CCSH). In SAGE encyclopaedia of psychopathology.. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopaedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.
    2014 Baranoff, J. (2014). The Cognitive Content-Specificity Hypothesis. Assessment in Cognitive Therapy. In G. P. Brown, & D. A. Clark (Eds.), Assessment in Cognitive Therapy (pp. 172). New York: Guilford Publications.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2019 Baranoff, J., Saranapala, M., Burke, A. L., Collins, K., & Torpy, D. (2019). Acceptability, credibility, and effectiveness of group-based cognitive behavioral stress management (CBSM) during diet-induced weight loss. Poster session presented at the meeting of 'Applying New Solutions in Health Psychology’ 2019 APS College of Health Psychologists Conference. Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg, South Australia.
    2015 Baranoff, J., Hanrahan, S. J., Burke, A. L. J., & Connor, J. (2015). ACT for Chronic Pain Group Program at Royal Adelaide Hospital. In S. Hull (Chair), Data Blitz. Symposium conducted at the Pain Special Interest Group Preconference Workshop.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 13th World Conference of Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Berlin, Germany.

Grants

 

2020:     $2000 Shame and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Collaborative Research Grant with Dr

Michael Proeve: Awarded by University of Adelaide

2015:      $4700. Mindfulness and acceptance in cycling. Awarded by the Australian Sport Commission High Performance Research Fund.

2013:      $3300. Evaluation of a mindfulness and acceptance-based intervention for performance enhancement in track cycling. Awarded by the Australian Sport Commission High Performance Research Fund.

 

 

 

Teaching

Central Queensland University

2019 (Term 2) Primary Lecturer and Co-ordinator for Professional Ethics Unit – residential school and online. Lectures also provided within 3rd year psychology units.

 2019 (Term 2) Unit Co-ordinator and Primary Lecturer in Advanced Psychological Assessment (Online)

2019 (Term 3) Unit Co-ordinator and Primary Lecturer in Advanced Psychological Assessment (Online)

2019 (Term 2) Unit Co-ordinator and Primary Lecturer in Advanced Psychological Assessment (Online)

2019 (Term 3) Unit Co-ordinator and Primary Lecturer in Advanced Psychological Assessment (Online)

2020 (Term 2) Unit Co-ordinator and Primary Lecturer in Advanced Psychological Assessment (Online)

2021 (Term 1) Unit Co-ordinator and Primary Lecturer in Advanced Psychological Assessment (Online)

2021 (Term 1) Lecturer in Research Methods for Clinic Practice (Single case design, Clinical Significance and Reliable Change)

 

University of Adelaide

2012–present: Member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Master of Health Psychology program,

the University of Adelaide.

2015–present: Member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Master of Clinical Psychology, the University of Adelaide.

2015: Sessional Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, the University of Adelaide

2015–present: Senior Clinical Lecturer, Master of Clinical / Master of Health Psychology

 

University of South Australia

2014–2015: Guest Lecturer, Bachelor of Health Sciences, the University of South Australia.

2017: Guest Lecturer, Bachelor of Health Sciences, the University of South Australia.

2021 (term 1) Unit Co-ordinator and Primary Lecturer in Health Psychology

 

University of Queensland

2002: Tutor, Third-year Research Methods and Third-year Counselling Psychology.

2001: Tutor, Third-year Research Methods—two classes per semester.

2000: Tutor, Third-year Research Methods, First-year Statistics—two classes per semester

 

Australian Institute of Sport

2017: Co-delivery and adaptation of the Mental Health in Sport Workshop to National Sporting Organisations

 

AFL Players’ Association

2013–2016: Workshop facilitator. Wellbeing workshops based on acceptance and commitment therapy delivered

to first- and second-year players at the Adelaide Crows’ Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club as part

of Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation.

 

Association for Contextual Behavioural Science

2012–2013: Tutor, Association for Contextual Behavioural Science—for an online single case design course.

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Chair South Australian Branch of College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists Australian Psychological Society Australia
    2015 - 2017 Treasurer South Australian Branch of College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists Australian Psychological Society Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee (Master of Clinical Psychology) The University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 - 2015 Member Conference Organising Committee for Sport Psychology Australia’s Winning Edge Conference Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member Curriculum Advisory Committee (Master of Health Psychology program) The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST) Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists Australia
    2009 - ongoing Member APS College of Health Psychologists Australia
    2008 - ongoing Member APS College of Clinical Psychologists Australia
    2003 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society (APS) Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2011 - 2013 Australian Psychology Society (APS) APS SA branch’s Work Cover Advisory Group Health services and related Australia
  • Position: Team Manager/ Senior Clinical Psychologist
  • Phone: -10882228100
  • Email: john.baranoff@adelaide.edu.au
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