Dr Anthony Venning

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Health

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am a Senior Lecturer and psychologist in the Discipline of Behavioural Health, CMPH. My clinical expertise is in strength-based psychotherapy, and research interests include digital mental health, low-intensity cognitive behaviour therapy (LICBT), and wellbeing. I have authored over 35+ peer reviewed publications (including 4 first author book chapters), produced 6 multimedia clips for pain and anxiety, written and produced nine clinical guided self-help materials, and developed two national group programs for the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Master of Psychology (Clinical), PhD

Key responsibilities

Course Coordinator Behavioural Health

Academic Co-lead (international) CMPH

HSR for Administration and Non-Laboratories Workgroup

Teaching interests

My research and teaching involves four integrated lines of interest (a) accurately measuring and describing the wellbeing of young people, (b) how character strengths can be developed in populations deemed to be ‘at-risk’ of future psychological distress to build a sustainable state of wellbeing, (c) the benefits of a strength-based compared to a deficit approach to treating mental illness, and (d) the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Topic coordinator
MHSC8032 Building resilience with Young People
MHSC9025 Understanding and Implementing Evidence-based Change
MHSC8020 Theory and Models of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Topic lecturer
MHSC8021 CBT for Psychological Disorders
MHSC9031 Extended Applications of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (2)
MHSC9032 Extended Applications of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (3)
MHSC8033 Clinical Practicum 1
MMED9150 Health Psychology
MMED9250 Psychobehavioural
Supervisory interests
Clinical psychology
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Digital health
Mental health
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Behavioural health (1)
Associate supervisor: Psychiatry (1)
Associate supervisor: Psychology (1), Psychiatry (1)