My current research projects seek to:
1. Elucidate correlates and predictors of child mental health services among diverse ethnic and racial populations
2. Identify mechanisms of help-seeking and develop interventions to improve utilization and adherence to treatment
Bryant-Davis, T. & Turner, E.A. (2019, July). Afrifuturism: Using the Media and Technology to Illuminate the Mental and Spiritual Well-Being of Black People. Symposium presented at the Association of Black Psychologists Convention, Orlando, FL.
Turner, E.A. & Cherry, S. (2019, March). Perceptions about Accessing Mental Health Services Among African Americans and Latinos. Poster presentation at the International Convention of Psychological Science. Paris, France.
Palmer, B., Page, K., Turner, E.A., & *Daniel, D. (2019, January). Wakanda Now, Wkanda Forever: Exploring the Psychology of Blackness in Black Panther. Discussion panel at the National Multicultural Summit and Conference. Denver, CO.
*Haseeb, A. & Turner, E.A. (2018, July). Mental Health Use and Treatment Expectations Among Incarcerated African American and Caucasian Men. Poster presentation at the APA Division 45 Research Conference, Austin, TX.
Turner, E.A. & *Gamez, Y. (2018, April). Racial Differences in the Role of Religion and Spirituality on Decisions to Use Behavioral Health Treatment. Poster presentation at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
Turner, E.A. (2018, February). Bridging the Gap: Understanding and Addressing Barriers to Treatment for Ethnic Minority Families. Continuing education workshop presented at the Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference. Miami, FL.
Turner, E.A. (2017, August). Empirical Perspectives on Mental Health Disparities Among African Americans. In M. Ofonedu (Chair), Strategies for Promoting Positive Mental Health Outcomes for Black Youth. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
Turner, E.A. (2017, August). Effectiveness of Psychoeducation on Perceptions of Psychotherapy Among African Americans. In E.A. Turner (Chair), Evidence-Based Practice with Diverse Groups: Current Trends in Mental Health. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
Turner, E.A. (2017, August). Police Shootings and Their Impact on the Mental Health and Well-being of Communities of Color. In S. Graves (Chair), Documenting the Impact of Race-Related Stress: A Video Project. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
Turner, E.A. (2016, November). The Psychological Impacts of Policing on Communities of Color. American Psychological Association’s Congressional Briefing on Improving Police-Community Relations: Psychological Perspectives. Washington, DC.
Turner, E.A. (2016, September). Psychology’s Role in Addressing Health Disparities. Invited address at the Katherine Ratliff Memorial Conference at the University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.
Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Turner, E.A., Malone, C., & *Douglas, C.(2019). Barriers to mental health treatment for African Americans: Applying a model of treatment initiation to reduce disparities. In M. Williams, D. Rosen, & J. Kanter (Eds.), Eliminating Race-Based Mental Health Disparities: Promoting Equity and Culturally Responsive Care across Settings. New Harbinger Press.
Turner, E.A., & *Richardson, J. (2018). Evidence-based psychotherapy for individuals with personality disorders. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer International Publishing.
Turner, E.A., & Llamas, J. (2017). The role of therapy fears, ethnic identity, and spirituality on access to mental health treatment among Latino college students. Psychological Services, 14,4, 524-530.
Turner, E.A., *Camarillo, J., *Daniel, S., *Otero, J., & *Parker, A. (2017) Correlates of psychotherapy use among ethnically diverse college students. Journal of College Student Development, 58, 2, 300-307.
Turner, E.A., Cheng, H., Llamas, J., Tran, A. T., Hill, K., *Fretts, J.M., & Mercado, A. (2016). Factors impacting the current trends in the use of outpatient psychiatric treatment among diverse ethnic groups. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 12, 2, 199-220.
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, April). 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. Advance online publication
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.
Current Research Project(s):
Project title: The Psychological Effects of Exposure to Police Violence in the Media
Summary: The aim of the proposed project is to examine psychological outcomes associated with direct and indirect exposure to police violence.
On-going Research Project(s):
Project title: African Americans and Psychotherapy: Bridging a Gap to Enhance Treatment Engagement
Summary: The aim of the proposed project is to examine the use of a psychoeducation intervention on improving treatment acceptability and improve attitudes towards therapy.
Project title: Predictors of Intentions to Seek Psychotherapy Among African American and Latino Populations
Summary: The aim of the proposed project is to examine sociocultural variables that influence help-seeking behaviors.
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