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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 Dr. Earl Turner | Clinical Psychologist

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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

    S5 E4 - Nature is Good for the Soul with Dr. Earl

    S5 E4 - Nature is Good for the Soul with Dr. Earl

    In this episode of the “reprogram your soul” series, Dr. Earl discusses nature and mental health. Listen as he shares how nature is good for the soul.

    Connect w/ Dr. Earl Turner on:
    Instagram: @ DrEarlTurner
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/drearlturner
    Twitter: @ DrEarlTurner
    Email: DrEarl@drerlangerturner.com

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

    Article Information:
    Kondo, M. C., Fluehr, J. M., McKeon, T., & Branas, C. C. (2018). Urban green space and its impact on human health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(3), 445. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15030445

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    S5 E3 - Friendships and Mental Health with Dr. Earl

    S5 E3 - Friendships and Mental Health with Dr. Earl

    In this episode of the “reprogram your soul” series, Dr. Earl discusses six types of friends, differences in friendships between man and women, and keys to a good friendship. Listen as he shares ways to identify supportive and toxic friendships.

    Connect w/ Dr. Earl Turner on:
    Instagram: @ DrEarlTurner
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/drearlturner
    Twitter: @ DrEarlTurner
    Email: DrEarl@drerlangerturner.com

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

    Tips on nurturing friendships: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/social-support/art-20044445

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    • 16 min
    S5 E2 - Restructuring Faulty Wiring with Dr. Earl

    S5 E2 - Restructuring Faulty Wiring with Dr. Earl

    In episode 2 of the 5 episode “reprogram your soul” series, Dr. Earl focuses on faulty beliefs. Listen as he shares ways to identify negative thinking patterns that may impact your life.

    Connect w/ Dr. Earl Turner on:
    Instagram: @ DrEarlTurner
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/drearlturner
    Twitter: @ DrEarlTurner
    Email: DrEarl@drerlangerturner.com

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

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    More on cognitive distortions from Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/health/cognitive-distortions

    Visit Mental Health America for a mental health screening tool: https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/

    Resources for finding a therapist:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists
    https://www.therapyforblackkids.org/
    https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/
    https://providers.therapyforblackgirls.com/
    https://therapyforblackmen.org/


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    S5 Ep 1 - Soul Searching with Dr. Earl

    S5 Ep 1 - Soul Searching with Dr. Earl

    In the 5 episode series, Dr. Earl discusses ways to “reprogram your soul”. In the first episode, he focuses on soul searching. It’s time to check-in about your mental health. Listen as he shares ways to know when you should seek therapy.

    Visit Mental Health America for a mental health screening tool: https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/

    Connect w/ Dr. Earl Turner on:
    Instagram: @DrEarlTurner
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/drearlturner
    Twitter: @DrEarlTurner
    Email: DrEarl@drerlangerturner.com

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

    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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    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

    Listen to The Breakdown withDr. Earl Podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts!    

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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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Mr. BeaMung ,

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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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