Rebecca E. Williams


  • Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.Ed. Harvard University
  • B.A. Williams College

Dr. Rebecca Williams is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association. She has been teaching Systemic Treatment of Substance Abuse (MFTS570) since 2006. She received her Ph.D. with a specialization in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1996, and her Master's degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University in 1990. Dr. Williams is the director of the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System's Wellness and Vocational Enrichment Clinic, where she directs a multidisciplinary mental health team and she is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. She provides clinical supervision to USD MFT trainees, and UCSD/VA social work fellows and Ph.D. residents.

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Dr. Williams has prepared web-based courses in clinical supervision and in domestic violence and child abuse for the National Association of Continuing Education. She has co-authored several article and chapter publications on topics such as treatment planning, integrative psychotherapy, and bridging scientist and practitioner perspectives in psychology. She is co-author of Couple Therapy for Alcoholism (Guilford) and is co-author (with Julie Kraft, M.A., USD MFT Alumni class of '08) of a brand new book entitled The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress, and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors (August 2012, New Harbinger). Dr. Williams maintains a private practice in San Diego.