About the Author

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 evaluation of self-help approaches that provide wider access to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approaches.

He has researched various 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 the charity  Triumph over Phobia and also a Medical adviser and “Agony Uncle” to Anxiety UK. 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.