Dr. Jarrett is a licensed clinical psychologist whose research and clinical expertise is in mood and related disorders. She specializes in short-term psychotherapy and focuses on cognitive therapy. In the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern, Dr. Jarrett directs research, treats patients, and supervises clinical and research activities of trainees and junior faculty. Dr. Jarrett has directed the Psychosocial Research and Depression Clinic since 1989 where the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has continuously funded her research group. She welcomes collaborators and trainees dedicated to understanding the role of psychosocial factors in the course of illness, particularly mood and related disorders.


Undergraduate School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (1978), Psychology
Graduate School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1980)
Graduate School
University of North Carolina School of Medicine (1983)
University of Mississippi School of Medicine (1984), Clinical Psychology

Research Interest

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Depression
  • Mood and related disorders
  • Psychosocial factors and interventions
  • Psychotherapy


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Honors & Awards

  • Fellow
    American Psychological Association (2014)
  • Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
  • Elizabeth H. Penn Professorship in Clinical Psychology
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2004)
  • Fourjay Scholar
    The Fourjay Foundation, The Beck Institute, Extramural Training Program (2000)
  • Diplomate and Founding Fellow; Certified Consultant and Trainer
    Academy of Cognitive Therapy (1999)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Funding
    NIMH funding as Principal Investigator

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Association for Psychological Science (2010-2015)
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2004-present) (2004-2015)
  • Dallas Psychological Association (1993-2015)
  • Reviewers Reserve [NIMH] (1990-2014)
  • Texas Psychological Association (1990-2015)
  • International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (1989-2015)
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research (1989-2015)
  • American Psychological Association (1984-2015)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (1978-2015)