ERLANGER A. TURNER, PH.D. is a licensed psychologist and an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Houston–Downtown. Dr. Turner earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University and completed post–doctoral training through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Turner has extensive experience working in urban settings providing outpatient psychotherapy and inpatient treatment to diverse youth and adults. In addition, he has presented a webinar on Working with African American clients with Cross Country Education and has presented talks at national conferences on therapy and therapeutic assessment.
Dr. Turner also conducts research on ethnic minority mental health and his clinical interests include psychological assessment, cultural competency, and cognitive–behavioral therapy. His publications include peer–reviewed journal articles and a book chapter in the Handbook of Mental Health in African American Youth. In addition to his clinical work and research, he maintains a blog titled "The Race to Good Health" and he has written guest articles for numerous media sources including the New York Times.
Dr. Turner is a member of the American Psychological Association and Association of Black Psychologists. In 2014, he was awarded the Judy E Hall Early Career Psychologist Award by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. In addition to teaching undergraduate psychology courses on Abnormal Psychology, Multicultural Psychology, and Psychological Disorders in Children and Adolescents, he also serves on the journal editorial boards for official publications of the American Psychological Association – Psychological Services and Practice Innovations.