Dr. Richard Lee Wolfe, East High Class of 1967 graduate. Dr. Wolfe, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester is engaged in private practice in clinical psychology, treating a variety of mental health issues.
While attending East High, Dr. Wolfe enjoyed significant leadership successes in concert and marching band, student council, National High School Honor Society, and Latin Club. Dr. Wolfe was also a member of East High School’s first gymnastics team. His academic successes and his leadership skills at East prepared him well for the competitive atmosphere of Indiana University where, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He graduated summa cum laude, with honors in psychology. The honor of cum laude is the most prestigious title a graduating college student can earn and it made him made him eligible to be elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Cheryl Burnham Btuehler Award for Outstanding senior Psychology major. His senior’s honors thesis on suicide was published in Omega the Joumal on Death and Diving.
Dr. Wolfe then attended the University of Rochester in New York State, where he earned a Master of Arts Degree and his doctoral in clinical psychology. It was while attending graduate school that Dr. Wolfe contributed to the development of the Psychological Inventory, which has been translated into seven different languages and is utilized by the Olympic Committees of 60 countries. The Inventory is used to evaluate candidates for their respective Olympic teams. It was also while at Rochester University that Dr. Wolfe began working with athletes and performing musicians on ways that they could improve their abilities to remain calm and maintain attention and concentration while under pressure.
In Dr Wolfe’s professional, private practice in Rochester New York—in addition to treating clients with anxiety and depressive disorders—Dr. Wolfe works with patients who have experienced severe emotional trauma. He has provided career counseling to hundreds of individuals and conducted psychological evaluations of candidates for promotion and hire by dozens of companies and large Fortune 500 corporations, as well as entre preneurial businesses.
Dr. Wolfe is married to his wife, Jean; they are the parents of two adult boýs and one adult daughter He enjoys gardening, trout fishing, renovating his classical home, attending sporting events, and exercising.