Brianna Turner, Ph.D, R. Psych

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Victoria

Prof. Turner received her Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University (2015) and completed her clinical internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine (2015). From 2015 to 2016 she held a CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University. Turner’s research focuses on understanding when and why people engage in behaviors that are physically harmful to themselves, including non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal behaviors, and disordered eating. Her current research uses micro-longitudinal and longitudinal methods to observe how these behaviors change over minutes, hours, days, months and years. In addition, her work uses epidemiological surveys to understand the population-level health impact of these behaviors across the lifespan. Turner’s research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the SickKids Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Prof. Turner has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Her clinical work focuses on using evidence-based treatments to help people reduce self-damaging behaviors, increase their ability to effectively manage emotions, and create a life worth living. At the University of Victoria, Prof. Turner teaches courses on abnormal psychology, psychopathology, evidence-based psychotherapies and special topics in intervention and prevention.

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For all the details, check out Prof. Turner’s recent Curriculum Vitae.

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