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Jessica Dere


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

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


Jessica Dere, Ph.D., C.Psych, is a clinical psychologist whose research interests lie at the intersection of clinical and cultural psychology. She has a particular interest in the interplay between cultural variables and emotional processes, including the experience and expression of emotional distress. Specific topics within this research program include the cultural shaping of depressive and anxious symptom presentation, and cultural variations in beliefs about depression. She aims to conduct research that holds direct implications for culturally informed 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