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Mrs Alison  Evans

Mrs Alison Evans

Senior Lecturer/ MBCT Therapist and Trainer

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 Washington Singer 144

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

Alison qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1988. She  worked in a number of mental settings initially including a community mental health team in North Devon.In 2002 she moved to a primary care service working as a psychological therapist offering brief cognitive behaviour therapy for adults.

In 2005 she started becoming involved in Mindfulness- based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).She was selected to be a therapist on the trial - Relapse prevention through MBCT versus medication in real world healthcare settings. Throughout this time Alison was trained and supervised by some of the developers of MBCT. Alison was instrumental in the development of a MBCT service in North Devon.

She has worked at the mood disorders centre in various roles related to Mindfulness-based interventions from 2008 to 2017 including:

  • Lead therapist for the PREVENT trial.
  • Lead therapist within the AccEPT clinic, teaching MBCT groups and developing the provision of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) groups.
  • Programme lead for the Masters in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapies from its beginning in 2008 which was broadened in 2011 to include a Masters in Mindfulness-based Approaches.
  • In 2012 she co-founded the Mindfulness Network that has the intention to reduce human suffering, promote well-being and create the conditions in which people can flourish. The network particuarly supports mindfulness teachers through high quality mindfulness-based supervision and secular retreats.

Alison continues to work as an occassional teacher supporting the work on the mindfulness-based training programmes and the AccEPT clinic.

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Key publications


Ukoumunne OC, Mann J, Kuyken W, O'Mahen H, Evans A, Ford T (In Press). Manual Development and Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy versus Usual Care for Parents with a History of Depression. Mindfulness Abstract.  Full text.
Kuyken W, Hayes R, Barrett B, Byng R, Dalgleish T, Kessler D, Lewis G, Watkins E, Brejcha C, Cardy J, et al (2015). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (PREVENT): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 386(9988), 63-73. Abstract.  Author URL.
Evans A, Crane R, Cooper L, Mardula J, Wilks J, Surawy C, Kenny M, Kuyken W (2014). A Framework for Supervision for Mindfulness-Based Teachers: a Space for Embodied Mutual Inquiry. Mindfulness Abstract.
Crane RS, Eames C, Kuyken W, Hastings RP, Williams JMG, Bartley T, Evans A, Silverton S, Soulsby JG, Surawy C, et al (2013). Development and validation of the mindfulness-based interventions - teaching assessment criteria (MBI:TAC). Assessment, 20(6), 681-688. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kuyken W, Watkins E, Holden E, White K, Taylor RS, Byford S, Evans A, Radford S, Teasdale JD, Dalgleish T, et al (2010). How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?. Behav Res Ther, 48(11), 1105-1112. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kuyken W, Byford S, Taylor RS, Watkins E, Holden E, White K, Barrett B, Byng R, Evans A, Mullan E, et al (2008). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent relapse in recurrent depression. J Consult Clin Psychol, 76(6), 966-978. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Ukoumunne OC, Mann J, Kuyken W, O'Mahen H, Evans A, Ford T (In Press). Manual Development and Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy versus Usual Care for Parents with a History of Depression. Mindfulness Abstract.  Full text.
Kuyken W, Hayes R, Barrett B, Byng R, Dalgleish T, Kessler D, Lewis G, Watkins E, Brejcha C, Cardy J, et al (2015). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (PREVENT): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 386(9988), 63-73. Abstract.  Author URL.
Evans A, Crane R, Cooper L, Mardula J, Wilks J, Surawy C, Kenny M, Kuyken W (2014). A Framework for Supervision for Mindfulness-Based Teachers: a Space for Embodied Mutual Inquiry. Mindfulness Abstract.
Crane RS, Eames C, Kuyken W, Hastings RP, Williams JMG, Bartley T, Evans A, Silverton S, Soulsby JG, Surawy C, et al (2013). Development and validation of the mindfulness-based interventions - teaching assessment criteria (MBI:TAC). Assessment, 20(6), 681-688. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kuyken W, Watkins E, Holden E, White K, Taylor RS, Byford S, Evans A, Radford S, Teasdale JD, Dalgleish T, et al (2010). How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?. Behav Res Ther, 48(11), 1105-1112. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kuyken W, Byford S, Byng R, Dalgleish T, Lewis G, Taylor R, Watkins ER, Hayes R, Lanham P, Kessler D, et al (2010). Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with maintenance anti-depressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse/recurrence: the PREVENT trial. Trials, 11 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Kuyken W, Byford S, Taylor RS, Watkins E, Holden E, White K, Barrett B, Byng R, Evans A, Mullan E, et al (2008). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent relapse in recurrent depression. J Consult Clin Psychol, 76(6), 966-978. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Ukoumunne OC, Mann J, Kuyken W, O'Mahen H, Evans A, Ford T (In Press). Manual Development and Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy versus Usual Care for Parents with a History of Depression. Mindfulness Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Kuyken W, Hayes R, Barrett B, Byng R, Dalgleish T, Kessler D, Lewis G, Watkins E, Brejcha C, Cardy J, et al (2015). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (PREVENT): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 386(9988), 63-73. Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

Evans A, Crane R, Cooper L, Mardula J, Wilks J, Surawy C, Kenny M, Kuyken W (2014). A Framework for Supervision for Mindfulness-Based Teachers: a Space for Embodied Mutual Inquiry. Mindfulness Abstract.

2013

Crane RS, Eames C, Kuyken W, Hastings RP, Williams JMG, Bartley T, Evans A, Silverton S, Soulsby JG, Surawy C, et al (2013). Development and validation of the mindfulness-based interventions - teaching assessment criteria (MBI:TAC). Assessment, 20(6), 681-688. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Kuyken W, Watkins E, Holden E, White K, Taylor RS, Byford S, Evans A, Radford S, Teasdale JD, Dalgleish T, et al (2010). How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?. Behav Res Ther, 48(11), 1105-1112. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kuyken W, Byford S, Byng R, Dalgleish T, Lewis G, Taylor R, Watkins ER, Hayes R, Lanham P, Kessler D, et al (2010). Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with maintenance anti-depressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse/recurrence: the PREVENT trial. Trials, 11 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2008

Kuyken W, Byford S, Taylor RS, Watkins E, Holden E, White K, Barrett B, Byng R, Evans A, Mullan E, et al (2008). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent relapse in recurrent depression. J Consult Clin Psychol, 76(6), 966-978. Abstract.  Author URL.

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