Dr. Jarrett is a licensed psychologist who is board certified in clinical psychology. Her 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 collaborates on research, treats patients, teaches, 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.

A partial listing of Dr. Jarrett’s publications can be found below and a more complete listing is available to interested readers here


Other Post Graduate Training
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1980)
Medical School
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1983)
Other Post Graduate Training
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1983)
Graduate School
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1983), Psychology
University of Mississippi and VA Center Consortium (1984), Clinical Psychology
Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research (2001), Cognitive Therapy

Research Interest

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Evidence-based psychotherapy
  • Mood and related disorders
  • Psychosocial factors and interventions that promote health


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Assessment of patient and provider attitudes towards therapeutic drug monitoring to improve medication adherence in low-income patients with hypertension: a qualitative study.
Schesing KB, Chia R, Elwood B, Halm EA, Lee SJC, Lodhi H, Wu B, Sharma S, Smith SA, Jarrett RB, Das SR, Vongpatanasin W, BMJ Open 2020 Nov 10 11 e039940
Do Cognitive Therapy Skills Neutralize Lifetime Stress to Improve Treatment Outcomes in Recurrent Depression?
Vittengl JR, Stutzman S, Atluru A, Jarrett RB, Behav Ther 2020 Sep 51 5 739-752
Quality of life after response to acute-phase cognitive therapy for recurrent depression.
Vittengl JR, Jha MK, Minhajuddin A, Thase ME, Jarrett RB, J Affect Disord 2020 Sep 278 218-225
Do patients' cognitive therapy skills predict personality change during treatment of depression?
Vittengl JR, Clark LA, Thase ME, Jarrett RB, Behav Res Ther 2020 Jul 133 103695
Psychotherapy or medication for depression? Using individual symptom meta-analyses to derive a Symptom-Oriented Therapy (SOrT) metric for a personalised psychiatry.
Kappelmann N, Rein M, Fietz J, Mayberg HS, Craighead WE, Dunlop BW, Nemeroff CB, Keller M, Klein DN, Arnow BA, Husain N, Jarrett RB, Vittengl JR, Menchetti M, Parker G, Barber JP, Bastos AG, Dekker J, Peen J, Keck ME, Kopf-Beck J, BMC Med 2020 Jun 18 1 170
Development of a Novel Adult Congenital Heart Disease-Specific Patient-Reported Outcome Metric.
Cedars AM, Ko JM, John AS, Vittengl J, Stefanescu-Schmidt AC, Jarrett RB, Kutty S, Spertus JA, J Am Heart Assoc 2020 May e015730
Is sleep disturbance linked to short- and long-term outcomes following treatments for recurrent depression?
Boland EM, Vittengl JR, Clark LA, Thase ME, Jarrett RB, J Affect Disord 2019 Oct
The Role of Dyadic Discord in Outcomes in Acute Phase Cognitive Therapy for Adults With Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder.
Trombello JM, Vittengl JR, Denton WH, Minhajuddin A, Thase ME, Jarrett RB, Behav Ther 2019 Jul 50 4 778-790
Could Treatment Matching Patients' Beliefs About Depression Improve Outcomes?
Vittengl JR, Clark LA, Thase ME, Jarrett RB, Behav Ther 2019 Jul 50 4 765-777
The symptom-specific efficacy of antidepressant medication vs. cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of depression: results from an individual patient data meta-analysis.
Boschloo L, Bekhuis E, Weitz ES, Reijnders M, DeRubeis RJ, Dimidjian S, Dunner DL, Dunlop BW, Hegerl U, Hollon SD, Jarrett RB, Kennedy SH, Miranda J, Mohr DC, Simons AD, Parker G, Petrak F, Herpertz S, Quilty LC, John Rush A, Segal ZV, Vittengl JR, Schoevers RA, Cuijpers P, World Psychiatry 2019 Jun 18 2 183-191

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Psychologist
    Dallas Psychological Association (2018)
  • Fellow
    Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2015-2021)
  • Fellow
    American Psychological Association (2014-2021)
  • Fellow
    Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) (2006)
  • Elizabeth H. Penn Professorship in Clinical Psychology
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2004-2021)
  • Fourjay Scholar
    The Fourjay Foundation, The Beck Institute, Extramural Training Program (2000)
  • Diplomate and Founding Fellow
    Academy of Cognitive Therapy (1999-2021)
  • Principal Investigator with career awards
    Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) (2017-2021)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) (1984-2021)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Clinical Psychology Mentorship Program (2017-2019)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT) (1978-2021)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS) (2010-2021)
  • Dallas Psychological Association (DPA) (1993-2021)
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2004-2016)
  • Editorial Board: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (2017-2021)
  • International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (1989-2017)
  • Reviewers Reserve [NIMH] (1990-2021)
  • Texas Psychological Association (TPA) (1990-2021)