Dr. Earl Turner, Ph. D., is a clinical child psychologist and a tenure-track professor in Los Angeles, CA. He began his career working as a psychologist working in medical centers in urban communities providing outpatient therapy and inpatient treatment to diverse youth and their families.
Over the last 15-years, Dr. Turner has served in leadership positions throughout the American Psychological Association (APA). In 2017, he served as Chair for the APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI). More recently, he served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53). In 2020, Dr. Turner became the 1st Black male to be elected as President of the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37 of the APA). During his term as president, his initiatives focused on social and emotional development among Black boys.
Dr. Turner has published research in peer-reviewed journals and has served on journal editorial boards including the Journal of Black Psychology, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He has co-authored numerous book chapters in edited books and is the author of Mental Health Among African Americans: Innovations in Research and Practice.
You can learn more about Dr. Turner at www.drerlangerturner.com.