Dr Maura Kenny

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Founding Co-Director
Mindfulness Training Institute ANZ

Dr Maura Kenny is Coordinator of the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Programs at the Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety & Depression, South Australian Health. Maura trained in MBCT under the guidance of Prof Mark Williams and his colleagues in the UK. 


She began teaching MBCT to clinical groups in 2002 and also completed an Advanced MBCT training in the US in 2006. She specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy in the areas of Stress, Affective and Anxiety disorders, and has used these approaches in clinical, organisational and workplace settings. She is the Convenor of the Discipline of Psychiatry’s Mindfulness Research Group at the University of Adelaide and her research focuses on the efficacy, mediators and long term effects of applied mindfulness.

Maura has extensive experience of providing CBT and MBCT programs for clinicians and therapists of different disciplinary backgrounds, and has led numerous mindfulness workshops and residential training intensives nationally and overseas. She is an Associate teacher and trainer at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, UK.