Erlanger “Earl” Turner, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston - Downtown. He is formally an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Louisiana State University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University in College Station. Dr. Turner also completed a post-doctoral residency at the Kennedy Krieger Institute through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research and clinical interests include: access to behavioral health services, cultural competency, behavioral parent training, motivation and psychotherapy use, mental health disparities, and disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Turner has published articles in scholarly journals and presented his research at national conferences. In addition to his clinical work, he is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and has served in numerous leadership positions through APA (such as Division 45, Division 42, and Member at Large (Practice) on the Committee for the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students). He was most recently appointed to serve on the APA Division 42's Diversity in Practice Task Force. Dr. Turner was also awarded the 2014 Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award by the National Register of Health Service Psychologist.