Psychological Services of Pendleton, LLC

An Eastern Oregon landscape.
Dr Terrel L Templeman.

Terrel L. Templeman, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Templeman was raised in the Midwest until his family moved to Oregon in 1963. He graduated from Medford High School in 1967 and attended the University of Oregon Honors College, where in 1971 he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Independent Study, with an emphasis in physiological psychology. While there he studied the ontogeny of swimming behavior in the laboratory mouse under a grant from the National Science Foundation. After graduation Dr. Templeman spent three years as a nursing assistant at the Portland Veterans Administration Hospital, where he was introduced to neurological and psychiatric disorders. In 1974 he began his graduate studies in clinical psychology at the University of Montana in Missoula. There he studied cognitive behavior therapy under Janet Wollersheim Ph.D., criminal psychology under Michael Nash Ph.D., hypnotherapy under John G. Watkins Ph.D., family systems and behavior therapy under Philip Bornstein Ph.D., and psychotherapy process under Albert Walters Ph.D., who also chaired Dr. Templeman’s Master’s Thesis studying voice pitch and therapeutic rapport in psychotherapy. His doctoral research focused on cognitive variables in psychopathy at Montana State Prison, where he also worked as a psychology assistant. His study of psychopathy resulted in a new approach to treating psychopaths, first published in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1979. Dr. Templeman returned to the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center in 1978-79 as a psychology intern. There he studied neuropsychology under Muriel Lezak Ph.D. and the assessment of malingering under Loren Pankratz Ph.D. Dr. Templeman earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Montana in 1979.

After receiving his Ph.D. Dr. Templeman served as Program Director for Morrow County Mental Health Services in Heppner, Oregon, where he remained from 1979 to 1984. He completed a psychology residency under Elizabeth Brunette, Ph.D. and became licensed to practice psychology in Oregon in 1981. During his tenure as Program Director, Morrow County MHS initiated one of the first outpatient sex offender treatment programs in Eastern Oregon, conducted the first Farm Stress workshops in the Pacific Northwest, and merged with offices in Wheeler and Gilliam Counties to form a tri-county mental health network. In January, 1984 Dr. Templeman left public mental health and joined psychiatrist Richard H. Johnson M.D. and Bruce S. Barnes Licensed Clinical Social Worker to form Pendleton Professional Services, the first private interdisciplinary mental health office in Eastern Oregon. Over the course of the next 24 years Dr. Templeman has provided assessments, psychotherapy, and consultations to thousands of residents in Eastern Oregon. He conducted pre-parole evaluations for the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision from 1986 to 2016 and evaluations of chronically mentally ill patients at Blue Mountain Recovery Center until it closed in 2014. In 1986 he and colleagues founded Eastern Oregon Psychological Association for the purpose of providing quality continuing education workshops for mental health professionals in Eastern Oregon. In 1989 he published the first article addressing dual relationships in rural practices in Oregon. In 1999 he and colleague Ray Stinnett Ph.D. published one of the few studies to examine sexual arousal patterns of non-sex offenders. Continuing his interest in psychopathy, Dr. Templeman served as the Oregon Site Coordinator for the first large scale study of psychopaths in the United States, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, from 2002 to 2005, under Norman Poythress Ph.D. Dr. Templeman continued his dedication to quality psychological services in Oregon by serving on the Board of Psychologist Examiners from 2003 to 2009, chairing the board for one year. He has been a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 1970, the American Psychological Association since 1979, and the Association of Psychological Science since its inception in 1990.

Dr. Templeman opened Psychological Services of Pendleton, LLC in January, 2008. He continues to provide a variety of psychological services to residents of Eastern Oregon. He also maintains an outpatient psychotherapy caseload.


1971 B.A. University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
1977 M.A. University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
1979 Ph.D. University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
1978-1979 Clinical Internship Veterans Administration Medical Center
Portland, Oregon


1981 License #0449 Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners


Templeman, T.L. (1989). Dual relationships in rural practices. Oregon Psychology, 35, 12-14.

Templeman, T.L. (1992). Dual relationships and extratherapy contacts between Oregon psychologists and their clients. Oregon Psychology, 38, 16-19.

Templeman, T.L. (1990). Relationship of M.S. Belief Scale scores to depression and anxiety in hospitalized psychiatric patients. Journal of Rational Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 8, 267-274.

Templeman, T.L., Condon, S., Starr, D., & Hazard, C. (1989). Stressful life events in rural settings. Journal of Rural Community Psychology, 10, 41-57.

Templeman, T.L., & Stinnett, R.D. (1991). Patterns of sexual arousal and sexual history in a “normal” sample of young men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 20.

Templeman, T.L., & Wollersheim, J.P. (1979). A cognitive-behavioral approach to the treatment of psychopathy.Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice, 16, 132-139.


Wollersheim, J.P., Jenni, M., McFall, M., and Templeman, T.L. Correctional psychology evaluation and new directions. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, April, 1979.

Templeman, T.L., and Turner, A.L. A program for treating child sex offenders in the community. Children’s Services Division Symposium on Child Sex Abuse, Pendleton, Oregon, October, 1982.

Templeman, T.L. A cognitive-behavioral approach to treating psychopathy. Oregon Mental Health Quarterly Meeting, Eugene, Oregon, April, 1981.

Templeman, T.L. and Stinnett, R.D. Patterns of sexual arousal in a sample of rural college men. Oregon Psychological Association Conference, Rippling River, Oregon, May, 1988.

Templeman, T.L., Condon, S., Starr, D., and Hazard, C. An introduction to the Rural Experiences Questionnaire. Oregon Psychological Association Conference, Rippling River, Oregon, May, 1988.

Templeman, T.L., Condon, S., Starr, D., and Stone, P. Dual relationships in rural practices. Oregon Psychological Association Conference, Lincoln City, Oregon, May, 1990.

Pulakos, J., Shoemaker, J., Starr, D., Stone, P., and Templeman, T.L. Ethical issues and mental health practice in rural settings. Eastern Oregon Psychological Association Conference, Wallowa Lake, Oregon, June, 1995.

Templeman, T.L. Conflicts of interest in rural settings. 12th Annual Rural Health Association Conference, Newport, Oregon, October, 1995.

Templeman, T.L. and Starr, D. Psychological profiles of dangerous offenders. Oregon Psychological Association Conference, Salishan, Oregon, April, 1999.

Templeman, T.L. & Evans, S. The Benefits and Challenges of a Rural Psychology Practice. Oregon Psychological Association Conference. Portland, OR. May, 2018.