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Erlanger A. Turner

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Erlanger Turner

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: N1066

Dr. Erlanger Turner joined the UHD faculty in 2014. Prior to joining UHD, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Turner earned his doctoral degree from Texas A&M University, and then completed a two-year clinical post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Turner teaches a variety of courses such as Clinical Psychology, Child Psychopathology, and Multicultural Psychology.

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University
M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University
B.S. in Psychology, Louisiana State University

  • ​PSY 1303 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 3306 Introduction to Clinical Psychology​
  • PSY 3320 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 3322 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 4317 Multicultural Psychology
  • PSY 4395 Special Projects in Psychology​


Turner, E.A., & Mahon, S. (in press). Child mental health services and psychotherapy attitudes among Asian Indian parents: An exploratory study. Community Mental Health Journal.


Turner, E.A., Cheng, H., Llamas, J., Tran, A. T., Hill, K.,*Fretts, J.M., & Mercado, A. (in press). Factors impacting the current trends in the use of outpatient psychiatric treatment among diverse ethnic groups. Current Psychiatry Reviews.


Turner, E.A. & *Mills, C. (2016). Culturally relevant diagnosis and assessment of Mental Illness. In A., Breland-Noble, C., Al-Mateen, & N., Singh (Eds.), Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth. Springer International Publishing.


Turner, E.A., Jensen-Doss, A., & Heffer, R. (2015). 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, 21(4), 613-618.


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. 


*student/post-doctoral fellow co-author​

Judy E. Hall Ph.D. Early Career Psychologist Award, National Register of Health Service Psychologists, 2014

Elected to the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, American Psychological Association, 2015-2017

Appointed to serve on the Behavioral Health National Project Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Minority Health , 2016-2018



Research grant funded (2014-2016) by the American Psychological Association's Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs and the Science Directorate ​

Last updated 11/22/2019 4:05 AM