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Photo of Dr. Erlanger TurnerErlanger A. Turner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: N-1066


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


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


Dr. Turner is a clinical psychologist whose current research interests focus on health equity, ethnic minority mental health, access to behavioral health services for youth, and cultural competency in clinical practice. Additionally, his research involves measurement development and psychometric evaluation of psychological instruments.

Selected Activites

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. & *Mills, C. (invited book chapter). Culturally relevant diagnosis and assessment of Mental Illness in African American youth. In A., Breland-Noble, C., Al-Mateen, & N., Singh (Eds.), Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth.

Turner, E.A .(2014, August). Psychometric Properties of the Thoughts About Psychotherapy Survey in a Parent Population. Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.

Turner, E.A. & *Mills, C. (2013, August). The Role of Ethnicity and Mothers’ Treatment Fears on Avoidance of Child Behavioral Health Services . Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.

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.

*student/post-doctoral fellow co-author

Grant Funding

Turner, E.A. (Principal Investigator). Predictors of Intentions to Seek Psychotherapy Among African American and Latino Parents. Research grant for $6,200 funded by the American Psychological Association’s Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs and the APA Science Directorate (2014-2016).

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Last updated or reviewed on 3/5/15

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