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Tamara Cavenett

Clinical Psychologist, SA

An experienced practitioner, Tamara Cavenett has substantial expertise in both professional and organisational leadership. Currently in private practice, she previously held senior management positions, including managing Adelaide’s leading private outpatient psychiatric hospital. This included supervision of, and responsibility for a multidisciplinary team, as well as full responsibility for all operations; managing all non-clinical staff departments, corporate governance and accreditation.

In addition to post-graduate training in psychology, Tamara has undertaken formal training in executive leadership. Tamara holds endorsement in clinical psychology, is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Clinical College, an Advisory Board Member for the Master of Clinical Psychology Program (Uni SA), Board member for Adelaide Primary Health Network, and a Board member for Mental Health Australia. Tamara has previously held office as President of the APS and national Chair of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and has extensive experience as both a practitioner and an approved supervisor of other psychologists.

Her contributions to research in the field have been recognised, with publication in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.