John Stephen Clifford

Title: Preceptor
Company: Navy Health Clinic New England
Location: Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States

John Clifford, Preceptor at Navy Health Clinic New England, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in clinical consultancy.

Dr. Clifford was inspired to go into the line of work by the first role he held in a hospital. He was working at McLean Hospital as a research assistant and was motivated by his colleagues to continue down the medical field path. He worked with Dr. Jack Mendelssohn, who was a prominent researcher, and Dr. John Wallace who was the clinical director at Edgehill Newport, Inc. After this role, Dr. Clifford joined Sangre De Cristo Community Mental Health Center as a clinical specialist. From 1980 to 1982, he worked as a psychology intern at North Charles General Hospital. After completing his internship, Dr. Clifford joined as a senior associate with Social Sci Consultants, Inc. in New Orleans until joining Edgehill Newport, Inc. as chief psychology, a role he held until 1993. Since 1990, he has provided his skills and expertise as the Director of the Sakonnet Psychological Associates and working with the Naval Health Clinic.

Dr. Clifford pursued the mental health field by first earning a Bachelor of Arts at Skidmore College in 1973. He continued at Northeastern University to receive a Master of Education in 1976, and later earned a Doctor of Philosophy from New Mexico State University in 1983. He is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Dr. Clifford’s advice to others who want to enter the field is to read and learn how to research. He wants to be remembered by his peers as a person who listens very well. In addition to contributing articles to professional journals, Dr. Clifford is the author of Dual Diagnosis (1989), Cocaine Addiction (1989); and a contributor to A Case of a Chemically Dependent Patient with a Thalamic Pain Syndrome Treated with Amitriptyline, Journal of Addicted Diseases, Volume 10 (1991).

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