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Jean Clore, PhD

Associate Residency Program Director

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology; Department Vice Chair

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine



900 Main Street, Suite 720, Peoria, IL, 61602

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Dr. Clore comes from a long line of public educators and always wanted teaching to be a part of her career path. Following her undergraduate psychology and communications studies, Dr. Clore joined the United States Peace Corps and served as a teaching trainer in Namibia. She then returned to Western Michigan University to earn a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. She 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 forensic psychology. She serves as the psychiatry residency Associate Program Director, the medical student clerkship director, the department Vica Chair, and as Co-Chair of the Women in Medicine and Science Council.

Selected Grants

JUMP ARCHES, Remote state anxiety detection and monitoring using multimodel wearable sensors, Co-PI

Selected Publications


  • Clore, JL & Gaynor, ST (2006). Self-statement modification techniques for distressed college students with low self-esteem and depressive symptoms. International Journal of Behavioral and Consultation Therapy, 2, 314-331.
  • Clore, JL & Gaynor, ST (2012). Cognitive modification versus therapeutic support for internalizing distress and positive thinking: A randomized technique evaluation trial. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 58-71.
  • Beckman, M. (2014). The insanity defense and violent crimes. American Journal of Psychiatry Resident J 9(12):6-8. (Mentored resident article)

Edited Book Chapters:

  • Gaynor, ST & Clore, JL (2005). Shaping. In A.M. Gross & R.S. Drabman (Eds.), The encyclopedia of behavior modification and cognitive behavior therapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Clore, JL, Jongsma, AE, Peterson, ML & Bruce, TJ (2021). Borderline personality disorder. In The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner (6th ed., pp. 81-91). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Perkinson, RR, Clore, JL, Jongsma, AE, & Bruce, TJ (2022). Borderline Traits. In The Addiction Treatment Planner (6th ed., pp. 94-106). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Professional Leadership

Co-Chair, Women in Medicine and Science Council

Notable Honors

2020 & 2023, Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Departmental

2022, Scholarship Award, Departmental

2021, Outstanding Service Award, UICOMP

2018, Commonwealth Award, Departmental

2014, Outstanding Teaching Award, UICOMP

2014, Golden Apple Teaching Award, Departmental


- APA-Approved Predoctoral Internship: Pacific University (Portland, OR)
- Doctorate of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology: Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
- Master's Degree, Applied Behavior Analysis: Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology: Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Illinois Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT)
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) and AAPL Midwest Chapter
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Selected Presentations

  • Clore, JL (Mar 2023). Practical & Empirically Supported Approaches to Treating Challenging Patients. University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Institute of Living, Hartford, CT
  • Clore, JL (Apr 2023). Become an Interpersonal Maestro: Effectively conducting challenging patient interactions to avoid escalation. Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA
  • Clore, JL (Apr 2023). How to Have Trauma-Informed Patient Conversations. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Clore, JL (Sep 2023). Therapeutic Strategies for Managing Stress & Improving Self-Compassion. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX
  • Clore, JL (Oct 2023). The Many Hats of Medical Education: Shhhh! I’m not a “real” doctor! Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
  • Clore, JL, Shatkin, J, Spiegel, TE, New, AS, Sudak, D (2024). Above & Beyond ACGME Psychotherapy Requirements: Four unique approaches to robust training. American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT), Austin, TX
  • Van Swol, J., Williams, M., Henley, D., Clore, J., Rusch, M. (2024) Simulation-Based De-escalation Training: Promoting Resident Intern Situational Awareness and Risk Identification. IAMSE Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • He, M, Cerna, J, Alkurdi, A, Zhao, J, Gupta, P, Clore, JL, Sowers, R, Hsiao-Wecklser, ET, and Hernandez, ME (2024). Social, Physical, and Cognitive Stressor Identification using Electrocardiography-derived Features and Machine Learning from a Wearable Device. IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Orlando, FL