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 and clinical governance and accreditation.
In addition to post-graduate training in psychology, Tamara has undertaken formal training in executive leadership. Tamara is a past national President of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Board Chair. Tamara holds an endorsement in clinical psychology, is a Fellow of the APS, a Fellow of the Clinical College, an Advisory Board Member for the Master of Clinical Psychology Program (Uni SA), Clinical Committee Member of Adelaide PHN, a Psychology Board Approved Supervisor at all levels and is a Non-Executive Director of Mental Health Australia.
Tamara has held office as 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. Tamara also regularly provides trusted commentary in the media.