My current research goals are 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
Turner, E.A. & *Yadira, G. (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.
Turner, E.A. (2016, August). Strategies for communicating psychological science and promoting your practice. In E.A. Turner (Chair), Enhancing your niche practice through social media engagement. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.
Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Turner, E.A., Malone, C., & *Douglas, C. (in-press). Barriers to mental health care 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. New Harbinger Press.
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. & Mohan, S. (2016). Child mental health services and psychotherapy attitudes among Asian Indian parents: An exploratory study. Community Mental Health Journal, 52, 8, 989-997.
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 Projects:
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 Parents
Summary: The aim of the proposed project is to examine sociocultural variables that influence help-seeking behaviors of African American parents.
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