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Dr. Alette Coble-Temple

Professor College of Psychology
Clinical Psychology

Dr. Coble-Temple teaches Integrated Professional Seminar-III, Lifespan Development I and II, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Treatment, Disability Culture, Clinical Sport Psychology, Attachment theory, and Adoption & Psychology. Prior to coming to JFK University, she worked as a therapist with adolescent girls in a residential treatment facility. Dr. Coble-Temple brings 20 years of experience working with toddlers, children, and adolescents to the core faculty. Her training includes attachment theory and treatment for clients who have experienced significant trauma across the lifespan. Dr. Coble-Temple also conducts forensic evaluations on Mentally Disordered Offenders for the Board of Parole Hearings. She serves as an expert witness for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in the areas of differential diagnosis, trauma, multicultural competence and risk assessment for inmates who commit violent or sexual offenses.

As an advocate for people with disabilities, Dr. Coble-Temple is routinely asked to speak at National Conventions and provide training for businesses. She served as a Board member for APA’s Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology for five years.

Dr. Coble-Temple actively works with students to publish papers and present at conferences. In 2008 she and three JFK University PsyD students presented a Continuing Education course titled: “The culture of psychology: Privilege and oppression in therapeutic practice.” at the California Psychological Association’s Annual Convention. Her professional interests include attachment theory and resiliency in children and adolescents, sexuality and disability, forensic psychology, sport psychology, group process, and culturally competent psychotherapy for persons with disabilities. Her personal interests include traveling, public speaking, snow skiing, and spending time with her family.


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College of Psychology
(925) 969-3439