Episode 089 :: Willem Kuyken :: The ASPIRE Project: Accessibility of MBCT in the U.K. for Depression Relapse Prevention

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Willem Kuyken

Willem Kuyken joins us to speak about The ASPIRE Project, focused on accessibility of MBCT in the U.K.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, or MBCT, has promising results in studies of its efficacy as a prevention of recurrence of major depressive episodes. One of the challenges, however, isn’t so much with the program, but accessibility to it.

Willem Kuyken, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford, Cofounder of the Mood Disorders Centre, and a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. His primary research and clinical interests are case conceptualization and cognitive-behavioral approaches to depression, and he has published more than 50 articles and book chapters. Dr. Kuyken is a recipient of the May Davidson Award from the British Psychological Society.

Special thanks to Katie Fletcher for coordinating today’s interview.


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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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