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

My training is in the area of clinical psychology and along with Flinders I am an officer and psychologist with the Australian Defence Force. My interests lie in the area of mental health (treatment and promotion) and getting the right support to the right people at the right time. 


Master of Psychology (Clinical), PhD

Honours, awards and grants

Dean Comendation for PhD thesis (invited macebearer at graduation ceremony)

Key responsibilities

HSR for Administration and Non-Laboratories Workgroup

Topic Coordinator in Behavioural Health

Research Committee, Flinders Foundation, Breakthrough Mental Health

Course Development Advisory Group, TAFE South Australia

SA Branch member AACBT

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
MHSC8034 Motivational Interviewing
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
Mental health
Positive psychology
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Psychiatry (2)
Associate supervisor: Psychiatry (1), Psychology (1)

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