Brian Turner, Ph.D.
It is a great pleasure to begin my career and extend my career on the vibrant campus the University of West Florida. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Jackson State University and my Bachelor of Science at Southern University at Baton Rouge. While my most vigorous activities will be my clinical work, I am also charged with overseeing the diversity and outreach efforts of Counseling and Wellness Services. Some of my professional interests include the interaction of culture and psychology, coping styles, gender issues, diversity/multicultural/inclusion issues (broadly defined), mental health advocacy/legislative issues, assessment, and training/supervision.
I identify with an integrative approach to therapy utilizing aspects of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and cultural therapies. I approach therapy with a full commitment to the best practices of inclusion (gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, family of origin, religion, disability, age, SES, etc.). I conceptualize therapy issues from a biopsychosocial orientation, which looks to incorporate and address the biological/organic, the mental health /psychological, and the social interaction/identity of the person.
In my role as a psychologist, I look to help each student attain a greater sense of self and others. To do this, I utilize my training to plan, implement, and promote healthy living and personal success. The practice of psychology allows me to assist clients in overcoming difficult issues, resolving short term and/or long term conflicts, and achieving success in their lives.