Jean Clore, PhDAssociate Professor of Clinical Psychology University of Illinois College of Medicine PeoriaPsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Jean Clore comes from a long line of public educators. She attended Western Michigan University (WMU) despite initially telling her parents she wasn’t interested because of the school’s colors. However, after spending a decade in Kalamazoo, she now proudly bleeds Bronco brown and gold. Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Clore joined the United States Peace Corps and served as a teaching trainer in Namibia. After the Peace Corps, she returned to WMU to earn a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis. She went on to obtain a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and completed an APA-approved doctoral internship at the Pacific University Psychological Service Center in Portland, Oregon.
Although living in Oregon appealed to Dr. Clore’s interests in hiking, gourmet coffee, and ethnic food, she returned to the Midwest and joined the UICOMP Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in 2011. Dr. Clore specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and supervises our outpatient Resident DBT Training Clinic. She also provides expert opinions in criminal and civil cases for attorneys and courts throughout the region. Dr. Clore serves as the Associate Program Director of the psychiatry residency training program and is actively involved in medical student education. At the college level, she is co-directing the initiative to develop a center for compassionate care training.