Yolanda Turner, Ph.D.

Yolanda Turner

Adjunct Faculty, Psychology

Yolanda Turner is an Associate Professor and co-chair of the Psychology department at Eastern University where she has taught since 1996. She also holds a position as Adjunct Professor at Widener University’s Graduate Center for Human Sexuality Education and recently retired from 30 years in private practice as a therapist and partner at Central Counseling Associates. Dr. Turner received the William R. Stayton Award for Applied Leadership in Human Sexuality, and the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. She is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and specializes in clinical psychology with a focus on the intersection of faith and sexuality.


Ph.D., Human Sexuality, Widener University
M.A., Creative Arts Therapy, Drexel University
B.A., Religion, Bates College

Research Interests and Selected Publications
  • Turner, Y. & Stayton, W. (2014). The 21st century challenges to sexuality and religion. Journal of Health and Religion, 21, n.p. doi: 10.1007/s1.
  • Dyson, D. & Turner, Y. (2011). Faith boxes: A training activity for educators and human service professionals. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 6, 114-121. doi:10.1080/15546128.2011.547383
  • Turner,Y. & Clark-Schock, K. (1990). Dynamic corporate training for women: A creative arts therapies approach.  The Arts in Psychotherapy, 17, 217-222.
  • Clark-Schock, K., Turner, Y., & Bovee, T. (1988). A multidisciplinary assessment: The introductory group.  The Arts in Psychotherapy, l5, 79-82.
  • Turner,Y. (1988). Make the most of your leadership style. American Fitness, 6, 2.

Counseling, human sexuality, and abnormal psychology