Jared A DeFife

Jared DeFife, PhD, is a clinical psychology research scientist at Emory University and Associate Director of the Laboratory of Personality and Psychopathology (www.psychsystems.net). A former clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School, he earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Adelphi University.

Dr. DeFife specializes in the study of personality, mood disorders, and psychotherapy. He also frequently publishes and teaches on psychodynamic therapy, research methods, media, politics, film, and literature. He serves on the editorial board of the American Psychological Association journal Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training and contributes a regular blog to Psychology Today. He is currently working on a National Institute of Mental Health—funded investigation of alternative approaches to personality disorder diagnosis for ICD-11 and DSM-V.

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