Ms D. Machando

Ms D. MachandoChairperson

Areas of Expertise

She is a Clinical Psychologist, CBT practitioner (trained at The Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, USA).  She sits on numerous boards, including the Health Professions Authority (HPA), Zimbabwe Psychological Association (ZPA) and the advisory committee for the Health Ministries in the North Zimbabwe Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is the Pan Africa Psychological Union (PAPU) representative for Zimbabwe, an association for psychological associations across the African continent. Debra is currently completing her PhD studies in neuropsychological assessments with support from the African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI Fellowship program). Debra worked as a clinical psychologist for Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) from 2015-17, leading clinical care for mental health disorders at Harare Hospital. She served in the academia as the Chairperson for the department of psychology at Women’s University in Africa (2012-2015). Currently she is a lecturer in the Dept. of Psychiatry at University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences and she runs a private practice for Psychological Services

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