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Jessica Dere

 

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Associate Chair Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Phone: (416) 208-2999
Location: SW 521

Biography

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.

Challenges and Rewards of a culturally-informed approach to mental health | Jessica Dere | TEDxUTSC

Research Interests

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