Robin Jarrett, Ph.D.

  • Elizabeth H. Penn Professorship in Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy


Robin Jarrett, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. 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.

License Information

TX License #23167; Expires 10/31/2023

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Education & Training
  • Graduate School - University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1978-1983), Psychology
  • Internship - University of Mississippi and VA Center Consortium (1983-1984), Clinical Psychology
  • Internship - Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research (2000-2001), Cognitive Therapy
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) (2017-2021)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Clinical Psychology Mentorship Program (2017-2019)
  • Editorial Board: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (2017-2021)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS) (2010-2021)
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2004-2016)
  • Dallas Psychological Association (DPA) (1993-2021)
  • Reviewers Reserve [NIMH] (1990-2021)
  • Texas Psychological Association (TPA) (1990-2021)
  • International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (1989-2017)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) (1984-2021)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT) (1978-2021)
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, Fellow
  • 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
Books & Publications
  • Mood and related disorders
  • Evidence-based psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Psychosocial factors and interventions that promote health

Clinical Focus

  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Pain

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