Jared DeFife, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and research scientist at Emory University and Associate Director of the Laboratory of Personality and Psychopathology.
He is also a therapist in private practice for adults and late adolescents.
After earning his master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Adelphi University, he completed internship and postdoctoral training as a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. DeFife specializes in the study of personality, mood disorders, and psychotherapy. He also frequently publishes and teaches about dynamic/interpersonal therapies, research methods, and media. He writes a regular blog for Psychology Today and is a columnist for Psychotherapy Networker magazine.
Supported by funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, he is currently investigating alternative approaches to personality disorder diagnosis for ICD-11 and DSM-5.
He is currently accepting new therapy patients, speaking engagments, and media requests.