Jessica Dere

Jessica Dere
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Associate Chair Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Telephone number
(416) 208-2999
Building SW 521


Jessica Dere, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a clinical psychologist whose scholarship lies at the intersection of clinical and cultural psychology. A culturally-informed approach to mental health is at the heart of her teaching, research, clinical supervision, and clinical practice. Her academic work is driven by a fascination with the interplay between cultural factors and all aspects of mental health and mental illness. She has published research on alexithymia, cultural variations in depressive and anxious symptom presentation, and acculturation. She works to help promote the integration of culturally-informed and evidence-based approaches in clinical practice.

Dr. Dere does not provide research supervision to graduate students.

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Research Interests

Cultural-clinical psychology, culture and psychopathology, culture and emotion, illness beliefs, acculturation