Robin Jarrett, Ph.D.

Robin Jarrett, Ph.D.

  • Elizabeth H. Penn Professorship in Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry


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:

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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), Board Certified Clinical Psychologist
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Clinical Psychology Mentorship Program (2017-2018)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS) (2010-2018)
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2004-2016)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT) (1978-2018)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) (1984-2018)
  • International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (1989-2018)
  • Texas Psychological Association (TPA) (1990-2018)
  • Reviewers Reserve [NIMH] (1990-2018)
  • Dallas Psychological Association (DPA) (1993-2018)
Honors & Awards
  • Fellow 2006, Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)
  • Certified Consultant and Trainer 2013-2018, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
  • Principal Investigator with career awards, Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health
  • Diplomate and Founding Fellow 1999-2018, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
  • Fourjay Scholar 2000, The Fourjay Foundation, The Beck Institute, Extramural Training Program
  • Elizabeth H. Penn Professorship in Clinical Psychology 2004-2018, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Books & Publications
  • Psychosocial factors and interventions that promote health
  • Mood and related disorders
  • Evidence-based psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy