Dr. Jarrett is a licensed (clinical) psychologist whose research and clinical expertise is in promoting health and wellness, particularly for patients with mood and related disorders. She specializes in short-term, evidenced-based psychotherapy and focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy. In the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern, Dr. Jarrett directs research, treats patients, and supervises clinical and/or research activities of trainees. Since 1989 Dr. Jarrett has directed the Psychosocial Research and Depression Clinic where the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has funded her research group across decades. She welcomes collaborators and trainees dedicated to understanding the role of psychosocial factors in the course of health and illness, particularly in mood and related disorders.
- Undergraduate School
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1978), Psychology
- Graduate School
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1983)
- University of Mississippi and VA Center Consortium (1984), Clinical Psychology
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Evidence-based psychotherapy
- Mood and related disorders
- Psychosocial factors and interventions that promote health
- Quantifying and Qualifying the Preventive Effects of Acute-Phase Cognitive Therapy: Pathways to Personalizing Care.
- Jarrett RB, Minhajuddin A, Vittengl JR, Clark LA, Thase ME J Consult Clin Psychol 2015 Dec
- Predictors of longitudinal outcomes after unstable response to acute-phase cognitive therapy for major depressive disorder.
- Vittengl JR, Clark LA, Thase ME, Jarrett RB Psychotherapy (Chic) 2015 Jun 52 2 268-77
- Preventing Depressive Relapse and Recurrence in Higher-Risk Cognitive Therapy Responders: A Randomized Trial of Continuation Phase Cognitive Therapy, Fluoxetine, or Matched Pill Placebo.
- Jarrett RB, Minhajuddin A, Gershenfeld H, Friedman ES, Thase ME JAMA Psychiatry 2013 Sep
- Acute phase cognitive therapy for recurrent major depressive disorder: Who drops out and how much do patient skills influence response?
- Jarrett RB, Minhajuddin A, Kangas JL, Friedman ES, Callan JA, Thase ME Behav Res Ther 2013 Jan 51 4-5 221-230
- Cognitive reactivity, dysfunctional attitudes, and depressive relapse and recurrence in cognitive therapy responders.
- Jarrett RB, Minhajuddin A, Borman PD, Dunlap L, Segal ZV, Kidner CL, Friedman ES, Thase ME Behav Res Ther 2012 May 50 5 280-6
- Skills of Cognitive Therapy (SoCT): A new measure of patients' comprehension and use.
- Jarrett RB, Vittengl JR, Clark LA, Thase ME Psychological assessment 2011 Feb 578-86
- Comparative efficacy and durability of continuation phase cognitive therapy for preventing recurrent depression: design of a double-blinded, fluoxetine- and pill placebo-controlled, randomized trial with 2-year follow-up.
- Jarrett RB, Thase ME Contemp Clin Trials 2010 Jul 31 4 355-77
- How much cognitive therapy, for which patients, will prevent depressive relapse?
- Jarrett RB, Vittengl JR, Clark LA J Affect Disord 2008 Dec 111 2-3 185-92
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy to prevent relapse in pediatric responders to pharmacotherapy for major depressive disorder.
- Kennard BD, Emslie GJ, Mayes TL, Nightingale-Teresi J, Nakonezny PA, Hughes JL, Jones JM, Tao R, Stewart SM, Jarrett RB J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2008 Dec 47 12 1395-404
- Developing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Prevent Depressive Relapse in Youth.
- Kennard BD, Stewart SM, Hughes JL, Jarrett RB, Emslie GJ Cogn Behav Pract 2008 Nov 15 4 387-399
Honors & Awards
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2015-2017)
American Psychological Association (2014-2017)
- Certified Consultant and Trainer
Academy of Cognitive Therapy (2013-2017)
Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) (2006)
- Elizabeth H. Penn Professorship in Clinical Psychology
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2004-2017)
- Fourjay Scholar
The Fourjay Foundation, The Beck Institute, Extramural Training Program (2000)
- Diplomate and Founding Fellow
Academy of Cognitive Therapy (1999-2017)
- Principal Investigator with career awards
Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health
- Association for Psychological Science (2010-2017)
- Editorial Board: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2004-2016)
- Dallas Psychological Association (1993-2017)
- Reviewers Reserve [NIMH] (1990-2017)
- Texas Psychological Association (1990-2017)
- International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (1989-2017)
- American Psychological Association (1984-2017)
- Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (1978-2017)