Welcome to the Evidence Base

Five Areas resources aim to bring together the strengths of the evidence-based CBT approach in accessible ways. Research has focused on clinical effectiveness and delivery in real life, not just in research papers.

Our approach combines:

A wide range of randomised controlled (gold standard) research trials published in credible high impact journals.

Extensive “real-life” delivery in the UK, EU, US and Canada.

The use of the evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach.

Content written by a specialist team led by Dr Chris Williams a leading developer of CBT resources and past-President of the lead body for CBT in the UK- the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Living Life to the Full Classes

8 friendly sessions covering all the main skills needed to address low mood and stress.

Women’s College Hospital and CMHA Ontario study on BounceBack

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Overcoming Depression and Low Mood Book

Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms Book

Computerised CBT

Eating Disorders

Practitioner Training

Sub Threshold Depression

Schools & Young People

Enjoy Your Baby

Dental Anxiety

NEW – Guided self-help Urdu version of the living life to the full intervention for secondary school adolescents with low mood and anxiety in Pakistan: A feasibility study

Additional Reading

Williams, C.J. and Garland, A, (2002). A cognitive behavioural therapy assessment model for use in everyday clinical practice. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 172-179.

Wright, B., Williams, C, Garland, A. (2002). Using the Five Areas cognitive-behavioural therapy model with psychiatric patients. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 307-315.

Williams, C, Garland, A. (2002). Identifying and challenging unhelpful thinking. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8, 377-386

Garland, A., Fox, R., Williams, C.J. (2002). Overcoming reduced activity and avoidance: a five areas approach. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8: 6, 453-462.

Whitfield, G., Williams. C.J. (2003). The evidence base for cognitive-behavioural therapy in depression: delivery in busy clinical settings. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 9, 21-30

Williams C.J. (2001). Use of written cognitive-behavioural therapy self-help materials to treat depression. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 7, 233-240. Click here to download

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