The College of Psychology’s Dr. Alette Coble-Temple has been awarded a Presidential Citation from the President of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Rosie Phillips Davis. This recognition is quite an honor. According to the APA website, “the awarding of APA Presidential Citations is an annual tradition recognizing outstanding psychologists from all branches of the discipline.” Dr. Coble-Temple’s Citation recognizes her leadership, service, and advocacy to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

“Dr. Alette Coble-Temple is a fierce and fearless leader who has blazed the trail for disability advocacy, particularly related to parental rights of individuals with disabilities, as well as women in psychology,” says Dr. Kayoko Yokoyama, Professor and Co-Chair of Admissions of the PsyD program. “Dr. Coble-Temple is an extraordinary friend,” continues Dr. Yokoyama, “and we, her colleagues in the PsyD program at JFK University, are thrilled to learn about the Presidential Citation she just received. We offer our hearty congratulations to Dr. Coble-Temple for the hard work she has done over the last two decades of her professional career to advocate on behalf of the community.”

Dr. Coble-Temple’s tireless work in advocating for women and people with disabilities also recently earned her an appointment to the APA’s Board of Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. Congratulations again Dr. Coble-Temple!