About

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 and Sexually Violent Offenders for the California Department of State Hospitals. She serves as an expert witness for the Department of State Hospitals in the areas of differential diagnosis, trauma, multicultural competence and risk assessment for inmates who commit violent or sexual offenses.

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Programs/Courses

  • Doctorate of Psychology

Dr. Coble-Temple was crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2015 and subsequently Ms. Wheelchair America 2016 for her innovative and lifelong advocacy efforts for people with disabilities.  She serves as a “roll” model in a society where so few exist for people with disabilities. Our nation’s disability community cannot flip through the pages of a magazine or turn on the television and see people that face similar challenges to their own. In 2016, Dr. Coble-Temple traveled across 42 states, speaking to local and state government agencies on improving successful living with a disability. She actively promotes her platform PRIDE: Parental Rights Includes Disability Equality. Her aim is to transform social response, advance public policy, and strengthen community collaborations for people with disabilities in their quest of parenthood.

As an advocate for women and people with disabilities, Dr. Coble-Temple is routinely asked to speak at national conventions and provide training for businesses. She is highly involved in APA governance and served as a member of the Committee on Women in Psychology, becoming chair of the committee in 2017. Dr. Coble-Temple has served as a board member for the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology for five years. Currently, Dr. Coble-Temple serves as the Task Force Chair on Disability for the National Council of Schools & Programs of Professional Psychology and is Co-chair for Division 35’s Task Force on Disability. Additionally, she is board president for the Ms. Wheelchair California Leadership Institute.

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.

Courses

Lifespan I
Lifespan II
Integrative Professional Seminar III
Advanced Clinical Skills
Advocacy in Action
Clinical Agility
Disability and Psychology
Adoption and Psychology

Credentials and Accoladates

Doctorate of Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

Master of Arts—Sport Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

Bachelor of Science—Psychology
Minor: Religious Studies, Santa Clara University

APA Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology

APA Committee on Women in Psychology

NCSPP Disability Task Force Chair

Division 35 Task Force on Disability Co-chair

White House Forum on Civil Rights of Parents with Disabilities

CPA 2017 Humanitarian Contribution Award

2015 Harry Morrison Teacher of the Year Award

2015 Kennedy Laureate Award