Dr. Erlanger Turner has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. His thesis and dissertation work involved developing an attitudes measure to assess thoughts related to child mental health services and to better understanding the role of ethnicity on the use of psychological services. After earning his PhD, Dr. Turner completed post-doctoral clinical training at the Johns Hopkins University and the Kennedy Krieger Institute providing outpatient psychological services to children and their families. Dr. Turner has been licensed to practice as a psychologist since 2011 and has worked in a medical setting providing clinical services prior to coming to UHD. In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Turner has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented his research nationally on mental health services utilization, help-seeking behaviors, and cultural competency in clinical practice.
2014-present Assistant Professor of Psychology, UHD
2012-2014 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University
2009-2011 Practicum Supervisor, Kennedy Krieger Institute
2007-2008 Psychology Instructor, Texas A&M University
Academic Scholarship/Research/Creative Endeavors:
Turner, E.A., Jensen-Doss, A., & Heffer, R. (in press). Ethnicity as a moderator of how parents’ attitudes and perceived stigma influence intentions to seek child mental health services. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Turner, E.A. & Turner, T.C. (in press). Diversity in the psychology workforce: Challenges and opportunities to increase the presence of African American males in psychology graduate programs. Register Report.
Turner, E.A. (2014). Use of the PAI-A in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders: A clinical application. Annals of Psychiatry and Mental Health, 2, 1, 1007-1011.
Turner, E.A. (2012). The parental attitudes toward psychological services inventory: Adaptation and development of an attitude scale. Community Mental Health Journal, 48, 4, 436-449.
Turner, E.A., & Liew, J. (2010). Children’s adjustment and child mental health service use: The role of parents’ attitudes and personal service use in an upper middle class sample. Community Mental Health Journal. 46, 3, 231-240.