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Mark Williams

May 29, 2015 by


Mark Williams’s research focuses on psychological models and the treatment of depression and suicidal behaviour, particularly the application of experimental cognitive psychology to understanding the processes that increase risk of suicidal behaviour in depression.


With his colleagues John Teasdale (Cambridge) and Zindel Segal (Toronto), he co-developed Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for prevention of relapse in depression.


Mark Williams’s books include: The Psychological Treatment of Depression: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Routledge, 1984, 1992), Cognitive Psychology and Emotional Disorders (Wiley, 1988, 1997; with F. Watts, C. MacLeod & A. Mathews), Cry of Pain: understanding suicide and self harm (Penguin, 1997, 2002) and with Z. Segal and J.D. Teasdale, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (Guilford, 2002, Second Edition Nov, 2012), The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Guilford, 2007; co-authored with John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn) and Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World (co-authored with Danny Penman).


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