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Archana Bhat, Manager City and North Region

Archana has worked as a Registered Psychologist for the past 17 years and is a Board Approved supervisor with AHPRA.  Her experience has predominantly been in addictions, particularly problem gambling.  Having worked in NSW in various capacities, she has contributed to this sector in governance and clinical areas.  She was registered as one of the designated supervisors within the Gambling funding body in NSW and supervised interns through The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP).  She has also worked as a sessional clinician with Transcultural Mental Health and held various positions with organisations such as Medibank Health Solutions, St Vincent de Paul Society, University of Sydney, Wesley Mission, Dept of Community Services (now called Dept of Human Services) and McKenzie Carrick Corporate Psychology and Paramedical Services Ltd.

 

Having relocated to Melbourne in 2012, she worked with the Dept of Justice and Regulations in their sex offender management branch before taking on a leadership role with IPC Health.  She also has had flourishing private practices whilst in NSW and continues to enjoy the autonomous nature of this side in Melbourne as well.  Managing diverse teams with multi-disciplinary skills within a community health setting, Archana has used flexibility and diversity in service delivery with a client-focused holistic approach.  A strong advocate for vulnerable and disadvantaged clients, she believes in empowering cohorts in building resilience and tenacity towards their issues.  Archana comes from a multicultural background and speaks four other languages from the Indian subcontinent.