Betsy D. Kennard, PsyD, ABPP, a clinical psychologist, is Professor in Psychiatry and Director of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Pediatric Psychiatry Research Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UT Southwestern) and Children’s Health System of Texas. Dr. Kennard also serves as Program Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at UT Southwestern and Clinical Director of the Suicide Prevention and Resilience Program at Children’s Health. Her research focuses on developing and testing effective treatments for depression and suicidal behavior in adolescents.
Jennifer L. Hughes, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Children’s Health, is Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern. Dr. Hughes has worked as a therapist and treatment developer. Her research focuses on the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for prevention and treatment of depression and suicide in youth, and the dissemination of evidence-based treatments to the community.
Aleksandra Foxwell, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern. Her research and clinical interests focus on using evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, and other disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Foxwell also trains and supervises students and interns in using CBT for the treatment of depression.