Jeremy W. Pettit, PhD, is assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston in Houston, TX. He completed his doctoral training at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. His primary area of interest centers on etiological and maintaining factors in depression spectrum disorders. His secondary interests include treatment of depression and biopsychosocial approaches to understanding and preventing suicide. He has published over thirty-five scientific journal articles and edited book chapters on these topics.