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Dr. Erlanger "Earl" Turner, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, psychology professor, author, and nationally recognized mental health expert. He has been seen in numerous outlets such as Oprah Magazine, New York Times, and Washington Post.

Join Dr. Earl as he shares his perspective as a Black male psychologist on the Breakdown with Dr. Earl Podcast. The Breakdown is a Mental Health Podcast that focuses on topics related to Black boys and men such as wellness, mental health, parenting, and personal development.

Follow the podcast on instagram @thebreakdownwithdrearl or Dr. Earl on twitter @DrEarlTurner

The Breakdown with Dr. Earl: A Mental Health Podcast The Breakdown with Dr. Earl

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Dr. Erlanger "Earl" Turner, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, psychology professor, author, and nationally recognized mental health expert. He has been seen in numerous outlets such as Oprah Magazine, New York Times, and Washington Post.

Join Dr. Earl as he shares his perspective as a Black male psychologist on the Breakdown with Dr. Earl Podcast. The Breakdown is a Mental Health Podcast that focuses on topics related to Black boys and men such as wellness, mental health, parenting, and personal development.

Follow the podcast on instagram @thebreakdownwithdrearl or Dr. Earl on twitter @DrEarlTurner

    S4 E12 -Let's Talk Black Activism with Dr. Earl

    S4 E12 -Let's Talk Black Activism with Dr. Earl

    In the final episode for season 4, Dr. Earl discusses Black activism and mental health. What are the psychological impacts of engaging in activism? Listen to his discussion of the research and coping practices.

    Connect w/ Dr. Earl Turner on: 
    Instagram: @thebreakdownwithdrearl
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBreakdownWithDrEarl/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/drearlturner
    Twitter: @DrEarlTurner
    Email: thebreakdownwithdrearl@gmail.com 

    Learn more about Dr. Earl on his website at: www.drerlangerturner.com/

    Link to article on activism: https://doi.org/10.1037/cou0000436

    Learn about my book, Mental Health among African Americans: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498565776/Mental-Health-among-African-Americans-Innovations-in-Research-and-Practice

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    • 32 min
    S4 E11 - Let's Talk Liberation Psychology with Dr. Thema

    S4 E11 - Let's Talk Liberation Psychology with Dr. Thema

    In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed Liberation Psychology with Dr. Thema. We discussed the definition of liberation psychology, and tips on engaging in liberation.

    Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis is a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University. She hosts the Homecoming podcast and has been a mental health expert on CNN, WE TV, Headline News, BET, OWN TV, and VH1. Dr. Thema directs the Culture and Trauma Research Lab and her expertise is in empowering people to survive, heal, and thrive. She is a candidate for president elect of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Thema is committed to liberation approaches to holistic wellness for all people.

    Guest:

    You can connect with Dr. Thema on Instagram at Dr.Thema. To learn more about her work, visit www.drthema.com or www.thema4apa.com.

    Connect w/ Dr. Earl Turner on:
    Instagram: @thebreakdownwithdrearl
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBreakdownWithDrEarl/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/drearlturner
    Twitter: @DrEarlTurner
    Email: thebreakdownwithdrearl@gmail.com

    Learn more about Dr. Earl on his website at: www.drerlangerturner.com/

    Resources mentioned:
    Liberate Meditation App: @liberatemeditation
    Dr. Shelly Harrell's IG: @soulfulnesswithdrshelly
    The Shine app: @theshineapp


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    • 34 min
    S4 E10 - Let's Talk Sports and Mental Health with Dr. Keino Miller

    S4 E10 - Let's Talk Sports and Mental Health with Dr. Keino Miller

    In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed sports psychology and mental health with Dr. Keino Miller. We discussed the impact of professional sports on shifting conversations about mental health among males and his work with athletes.

    Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine. He specializes in sport and performance psychology with an interesting in fostering Black Resilience. Dr. Miller is a graduate of Indiana University’s Counseling Psychology program and is currently licensed in the State of Louisiana and Florida.

    Guest:

    You can connect with Dr. Keino Miller on Instagram at Dr.KeinoMiller. To learn more about his work, visit his website at www.drkeinomiller.com

    Connect w/ Dr. Earl Turner on:
    Instagram: @thebreakdownwithdrearl
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBreakdownWithDrEarl/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/drearlturner
    Twitter: @DrEarlTurner
    Email: thebreakdownwithdrearl@gmail.com

    Learn more about Dr. Earl on his website at: www.drerlangerturner.com/
    Therapists of Color Directory:
    therapyforblackmen.org/find-a-therapist/
    www.melaninandmentalhealth.com/
    therapyforblackgirls.com/
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    • 40 min
    S4 E9 - Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School with Neko Milton

    S4 E9 - Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School with Neko Milton

    In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed Surviving & Thriving in Grad School with Nekolas Milton, M.S. We discussed the impact of the pandemic on graduate education, imposter feelings, and what has helped him thrive as a graduate student.

    Nekolas “Neko” Milton is a PsyD candidate at the University of San Francisco. He is currently completing his predoctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP) at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine. He is also currently serving as the student representative on the APA Division 37 Board of Directors. His clinical interests include working with infant and early childhood mental health. He will be a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA TIES for Families providing culturally responsive trauma-informed care to foster/adoption youth. His research interests include cultural identity development and mental health concerns among Black and Deaf communities.

    Guest:

    You can connect with Neko on Instagram at @thealmostdoctor

    Connect w/ Dr. Earl Turner on:
    Instagram: @thebreakdownwithdrearl
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheBreakdownWithDrEarl/
    Twitter: @DrEarlTurner
    Email: thebreakdownwithdrearl@gmail.com

    Learn more about Dr. Earl on his website at:
    www.drerlangerturner.com

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    • 35 min
    S4 E8 - Understanding Trauma Among Black Youth with Dr. Raquel Martin

    S4 E8 - Understanding Trauma Among Black Youth with Dr. Raquel Martin

    In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed trauma and adverse childhood experiences with Dr. Raquel Martin.

    Raquel Martin, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist that holds her PhD in Medical and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Martin completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Martin has published research regarding mental health disparities and health equity. Her research and clinical interests include child and adolescent mental health, trauma, and minority health disparities. Dr. Martin is also an Adjunct Professor at Fisk University and Iglobal University.

    Guest:

    You can connect with Dr. Martin on Instagram/Tik Tok at RaquelMartinPhD.

    To learn more about her work at https://www.raquelmartinphd.com/

    Connect w/ Dr. Earl Turner on:
    Instagram: @thebreakdownwithdrearl
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheBreakdownWithDrEarl/
    Twitter: @DrEarlTurner
    Email: thebreakdownwithdrearl@gmail.com

    Learn more about Dr. Earl on his website at:
    www.drerlangerturner.com

    Be sure to subscribe and share the comments on social media #TheBreakdownWithDrEarl.

    Listen to The Breakdown with Dr. Earl Podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Podcast!

    Resources on ACES from the CDC:
    https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/index.html

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    • 39 min
    S4 E7 - Let's Talk Life Coaching with Pervis Taylor III

    S4 E7 - Let's Talk Life Coaching with Pervis Taylor III

    In this episode, Dr. Earl discussed coaching and therapy with Pervis Taylor III, M.A. We discussed life coaching, how coaching differs from therapy, and how life coaching can benefit men.

    Mr. Pervis Taylor III is an award-winning celebrity life coach, speaker, and author of the critically acclaimed Surthrival Mode, a book for men of color that teaches them how to process their emotions & mental health. He received his Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. Pervis has been featured in Black Enterprise, Forbes, Thrive, Fox Soul, Essence, BET, and more.

    Guest:

    You can connect with Pervis Taylor III on Instagram at PervisTaylor.

    To learn more about his work, visit his website at http://pervistaylor.com/ or https://www.surthrivalmode.com/

    Connect w/ Dr. Earl Turner on:
    Instagram: @thebreakdownwithdrearl
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBreakdownWithDrEarl/
    Twitter: @DrEarlTurner
    Email: thebreakdownwithdrearl@gmail.com

    Learn more about Dr. Earl on his website at: http://www.drerlangerturner.com/thebreakdownwithdrearl

    Be sure to subscribe and share the comments on social media #TheBreakdownWithDrEarl.

    Listen to The Breakdown with Dr. Earl Podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Podcast!

    Article from Journal of Positive Psychology: https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2013.837499

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    • 26 min

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19 Ratings

Mr. BeaMung ,

Make sure you subscribe!

The topics addressed by Dr. Turner are relevant and much needed without our community.

sammi100315 ,

Informative

Dr. Earl provides informative and relevant mental health content.

19ProfessorE06 ,

Great info!

This is just what I needed. Thanks for talking about mental health facts and offering tools/resources.

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