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Christopher Williams

Dr Chris Williams is Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. His main clinical and research interest is in the development and evaluation of self-help approaches that provide wider access to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approaches. This includes the free-access life skills course.

He has developed written and computer-based self-help treatments for anxiety, depression, anorexia and bulimia and is a Past-President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies - the lead body for CBT ( He is a Director of Glasgow Institute of Psychosocial Interventions (GIPSI) - which has a focus on training and research in evidence-based psychosocial interventions. He is Patron of Anxiety UK ( and of Triumph over Phobia ( His research has focused on the evaluation of CBT and CBT self-help interventions in low mood, bulimia, anorexia, medically unexplained symptoms and with carers.

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