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John F. Clabby, PhD
Clinical Professor

Phone: 732-294-2540 ext 3534 Facsimile 732-294-9328

Office: RWJMS-CentraState Family Residency and Geriatric Fellowship Program 1001 W. Main Street, Suite B
Freehold, NJ 07728

Email: clabbyjo@rutgers.edu
jclabby@centrastate.com

Education

  • Fordham University, Bronx, NY (September 1968-September 1972)  
    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ (June 1973 to March 1975)
    Master of Arts in Psychology
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS (March 1974-July 1977)
    Doctor of Philosophy- PhD in School Psychology
    Program approved by the American Psychological Association
  • Convalescent Hospital for Children (now Crestwood Children's Center), Rochester, NY
    (September 1976 -August 1977)
    Pre-doctoral internship in Clinical and Community Psychology
    Program approved by the American Psychological Association

Awards and Honors

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Clabby, J. and Ciminelli, M. Second Runner-up, for Outstanding Seminar-Society of Teachers of Family Medicine-Northeast Region Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2008.
  • Clabby, J. Nominee for Outstanding Seminar-Society of Teachers of Family Medicine-Northeast Region Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007.
  • Clabby, J. Nominee for Outstanding Seminar-Society of Teachers of Family Medicine- Northeast Region Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003.
  • United States Department of Education ‑ Exemplary Program status awarded to the Social Problem Solving Program as part of a competitive revalidation progress, 1995 to 2001.
  • National Psychological Consultants to Management Award for Excellence in Consulting Psychology, awarded by the American Psychological Association‑Division of Consulting Psychology, 1990
  • United States Department of Education‑National Diffusion Network: selection of the Social Problem Solving Program as an Exemplary Program for national and international dissemination, 1989 to 1995
  • Lela Rowland Prevention Award (National) for outstanding work in the area of prevention, National Mental Health Association, 1988
  • National Psychology Award for Excellence in the Media, Book Category, American Psychological Association and American Psychological Foundation, 1986. New Jersey State Board of Education ‑ Model Substance Abuse Prevention Program, 1988 to present.
  • American Psychological Association Task Force on Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention Alternatives in Psychology-Exemplary Prevention Program (finalist).
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Presidential Performance Award, 1984.
  • Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology, 1976.
  • Graduate Assistantship, University of Southern Mississippi, 1975.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Montclair State University, 1973.

Selected publications

Books

  • Clabby, J. Two minute talks to improve psychological and behavioral health, Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom, April, 2011.  
  • Elias, M. and Clabby, J. (1992) Building children's problem solving and decision making skills: A school based approach to prevention and remediation. San Francisco: Jossey‑Bass.
  • Elias, M. and Clabby, J. (1989) Social decision making skills: A curriculum guide for the elementary years. Rockville, MD: Aspen Publishers.
  • Clabby, J.F. and Elias, M.J. Teach your child decision-making. Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1986 (hardbound), 1987 (paperback) (also published in Chinese and Portuguese).

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Clabby, J. Soft interventions. Family Medicine, 2008; 40(4): 241-242.        
  • Clabby J, Howarth D. Managing CHF and depression in an elderly patient: Being open to collaborative care. Family, Systems, and Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family HealthCare, 2007; 25, (4), 457–464.
  • Clabby J. Helping Depressed Adolescents: A Menu of Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques for Primary Care. The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2006; 8: 131-141.  
  • Clabby J, O’Connor R.  Teaching learners to use mirroring techniques to build rapport:  Communication lessons from neurolinguistic programming.  Family Medicine, 2004; 36 (8): 541-3. 
  • Clabby J.  Winslow Homer’s ‘Breezing Up’: Inspiring providers of community primary care.  Family Medicine 2004; 36 (5): 321-323.
  • Bruene-Butler, L., Kress, J., and Clabby, J. 1999 (May).  Decision Making and Problem Solving: A framework for organizing social and emotional learning.  Journal of the New York City Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 14, (1), 15-17.
  • Clabby, J. 1997 (Fall).  Building a child’s emotional intelligence.  Treatment Today, 9(No. 4):  56-57.

Book Chapters

  • Clabby, J.  Evidence-based youth violence prevention: Recommending programs that work.  In Bullock, K, editor.  Clinics in Family Practice: Family and community violence.  Philadelphia: Saunders, 2003, 73-87.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Clabby, J. Drug use and prevention: The evidence-based approach for schools.  Review of the book Prevention That Works! A guide for developing school-based drug and violence prevention programs. Contemporary Psychology: APA review of books, 2003, Vol.48, No.2, 163-165. 

INVITED PUBLICATIONS

  • Clabby JF. The physician as warrior (e-letter). http://www.annfammed.org/cgi/eletters/2/2/175#1627,17 March 2005, Annals of Family Medicine. 
  • Clabby J. Foreword.  Social decision-making/social problem solving curricula. (Elias M. and Bruene L, authors). Champaign, IL: Research Press, in press.

PEER REVIEWED ABSTRACTS and PRESENTATIONS:

  • Clabby, J. Healthy relationships and marriages for our patients: Teaching physicians-in-training. Lecture-Seminar presented at the Forum: Annual Meeting of Behavioral Scientists in Family Medicine, 9/25/10, Chicago.
  • Clabby, J. and Heckelman, S.  Behavior intervention plans: Development and Implementation.  Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Educational Association, 11/09; Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Clabby J. Extending the impact of brief CBT: Using take-home worksheets. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Spring Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 4/30/10, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Raymond, J, Faistl, K, Ciminelli, M, Thaker, N, Shenker, B, and Clabby, J. Coaching the interdisciplinary team: Keeping a score of the team’s record. Peer session presented at the 43rd Annual Spring Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 4/27/10, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Clabby, J and Araujo, M. Brief Psychotherapy:  Social Problem Solving Lecture-Discussion presented at the Annual Spring Conference of the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine-Northeast, October, 2009, Rye, New York.             
  • Clabby, J and Ciminelli, M. cooperating on the voyage: Building successful resident Teams, Seminar proposed for presentation at the Annual Spring Conference of the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine-NorthEast, October, 2008, Baltimore, MD.           
  • Clabby J.  Becoming solution-focused in Family Medicine Psychotherapy.  Seminar accepted for presentation at the Annual Spring Conference of the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine-NorthEast, Pittsburgh, PA., October 19, 2007
  • Clabby J.  Cultivating emerging leaders: Facilitating healthy change in the community. Seminar presented at the Annual Spring Conference of the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine-NorthEast, Hershey, PA., October 30, 2005.
  • Clabby J and Howarth D.  Continuity of care:  Treating an elderly depressed patient with CHF.  Seminar presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine-Northeast Region, 10/29/04, Rye, New York.
  • Clabby, J. and Heckelman, S.  Behavior intervention plans: Development and Implementation.  Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Educational Association, 11/6/03, 11/05., Atlantic City.
  • Clabby J and Heaton C.  Tools to help depressed adolescents:  An introduction to cognitive-behavioral therapy.  Seminar presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine-Northeast Region, 10/18/03, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Clabby, J. and Heckelman, S.  Behavior intervention plans: Development and Implementation.  Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Educational Association, 11/8/02, Atlantic City.
  • Stuart M., Clabby, J., and McGarry, B.  Self-forgiveness-Growing from our medical mistakes.  Lecture/Discussion presented at the 35th Annual Spring Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 4/30/02, San Francisco.
  • Clabby J. and Stuart, M. Teaching the BATHE technique.  Teaching showcase presented at the Annual Meeting and Teaching Forum of the American Academy on Physician and Patient, 3/9/02, Maritime Institute, Lithicum, Maryland.  
  • Clabby, J. and Heckelman, S.  Behavior intervention plans: Development and Implementation.  Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Educational Association, 11/9/01, Atlantic City.
  • Clabby, J and Stuart, M.  Empowering patients during well-child visits:  Practical strategies for the family physician.  Seminar presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine-Northeast Region, 10/20/01, Mystic, Connecticut.
  • Clabby, J. and Stuart, M.  DOC: A new tool for enhancing interviewing skills through evidenced-based feedback.  Lecture/discussion presented at the 34th Annual Spring Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 5/1/01, Denver.
  • Stuart, M. and Clabby, J.  Gifts, wounds, and forgiveness:  Practical idealism in medicine.  Seminar presented at the 34th Annual Spring Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 4/30/01, Denver.
  • Clabby, J. and Heckelman, S.  Behavior intervention plans: Development and Implementation.  Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Educational Association, 11/9/00, Atlantic City.
  • Clabby, J. and Stuart, M. DOC: A new tool for enhancing interviewing skills through evidence-based feedback. Seminar presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine: Northeast Region, October 20, 2000, Philadelphia.