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 at:


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

Preventing recurrent depression using cognitive therapy with and without a continuation phase: a randomized clinical trial.
Jarrett RB, Kraft D, Doyle J, Foster BM, Eaves GG, Silver PC Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 2001 Apr 58 4 381-8
Reducing relapse in depressed outpatients with atypical features: a pilot study.
Jarrett RB, Kraft D, Schaffer M, Witt-Browder A, Risser R, Atkins DH, Doyle J Psychother Psychosom 2000 Sep-Oct 69 5 232-9
Treatment of atypical depression with cognitive therapy or phenelzine: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Jarrett RB, Schaffer M, McIntire D, Witt-Browder A, Kraft D, Risser RC Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 1999 May 56 5 431-7
Is there a role for continuation phase cognitive therapy for depressed outpatients?
Jarrett RB, Basco MR, Risser R, Ramanan J, Marwill M, Kraft D, Rush AJ J Consult Clin Psychol 1998 Dec 66 6 1036-40
Prophylactic Cognitive Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder.
Jarrett, R. B., & Kraft, D. In Session:Psychotherapy in Practice 1997 3 3 65-79

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Psychologist
    Dallas Psychological Association (2018)
  • Fellow
    Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2015-2019)
  • Fellow
    American Psychological Association (2014-2019)
  • Certified Consultant and Trainer
    Academy of Cognitive Therapy (2013-2019)
  • 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 (2004-2019)
  • Fourjay Scholar
    The Fourjay Foundation, The Beck Institute, Extramural Training Program (2000)
  • Diplomate and Founding Fellow
    Academy of Cognitive Therapy (1999-2019)
  • Principal Investigator with career awards
    Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health

Professional Associations/Affiliations

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