June 02, 2021

So often in healthcare settings, providers feel the need to dish out answers in response to diagnoses. But is this what patients actually need or want? Dr. Rich Temple is a neuropsychologist in the field of rehabilitation medicine. He believes that one of the best kept secrets in therapy is the power of not having all of the answers. Join us as we discuss how existing in a space of solving patients’ problems for them actually thwarts patient-centered care. We also talk about how to truly listen and honor a patient’s story and wishes, how to prevent burnout across a career, and how interdisciplinary collaboration and advocacy for integrated mental health services can lead to more impactful and holistic healthcare for all.

Dr. Temple is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, fellowship-trained neuropsychologist, and board-certified Sport Psychologist. He has over 15-years of experience in the rehabilitation field, treating children to senior citizens, and military personnel with traumatic brain injuries of all severities. Dr. Temple specializes in the assessment, treatment, and management of many disorders including ADHD, PTSD, concussions, learning disorders, emotional disabilities, and dementia. He also utilizes scientifically sound methods to assist athletes in improving their performance. Dr. Temple earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School. Dr. Temple accumulated clinical experience in a variety of settings including: Veteran Affairs hospitals in Birmingham, AL and Charleston, SC; acute care centers; the National Crime Victim’s center in Charleston, SC. Dr. Temple is actively involved in sport and performance psychology/ research. He serves on the Dripping Springs Concussion oversight team, is a United States Bowling Congress Bronze certified bowling coach, and volunteers his time at Westgate Lanes coaching kids ages five and up.


Dr. Richard O. Temple

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