Charles W. Turner, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

B.A., 1965
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Psychology

M.A., 1969
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Psychology

Ph.D., 1970
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Psychology

Dr. Turner has over 40 years of experience conducting treatment and prevention research on children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of behavior problems, including substance use. These projects have led to more than 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Before he retired from the University of Utah, Dr. Turner had taught numerous advanced level graduate statistics classes and served as a statistical advisor on more than 100 graduate level thesis projects including numerous projects for graduate students in Social Work. He has participated as a lead statistical analyst on more than 30 federally- funded research projects.

Current Projects

Group Community Reinforcement Training for Parents of Treatment-Elusive Youth

PROJECT PERIOD

04/01/13 - 03/31/16

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Erica Finstad, Hyman Hops

Co-Investigators
Charles Turner, Holly Waldron

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Building Outcomes with Observation Based Supervision: An FFT Effectiveness Trial

PROJECT PERIOD

09/30/10 - 06/30/16

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Michael Robbins, Holly Waldron

Co-Investigators
Janet Brody, Hyman Hops, Tim Ozechowski, Charles Turner

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Secondary Analysis of Functional Family Therapy in a Child Welfare Organization

PROJECT PERIOD

03/01/13 - 01/31/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Charles Turner

Co-Investigators
Michael Robbins, Holly Waldron

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A Secondary Analysis of Functional Family Therapy in a Juvenile Justice Setting

PROJECT PERIOD

09/15/14 - 08/31/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Charles Turner

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Family and Adolescent Motivational Incentives for Leveraging Youth

PROJECT PERIOD

07/15/12 - 04/30/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Michael Robbins

Co-Investigators
Janet Brody, Charles Turner, Holly Waldron

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Functional Family Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse in Chile

PROJECT PERIOD

07/01/10 - 06/30/14

FUNDING AGENCY

Fogarty International Center/NIH

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Holly Waldron

Co-Investigators
Hyman Hops, Michael Robbins, Charles Turner

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Sequenced vs Integrated Delivery of Treatment for Adolescent Depression and SUD

PROJECT PERIOD

09/30/07 - 06/30/13

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Paul Rohde

Co-Investigators
Janet Brody, Charles Turner, Holly Waldron, Susan Duncan

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Predictors of Change Profiles in Studies of Adolescent Substance Abusers

PROJECT PERIOD

06/01/08 - 04/30/13

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Charles Turner

Co-Investigators
Hyman Hops, Holly Waldron

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Publications

Turner, C. W., Robbins, M. S., Rowlands, S., & Weaver, L. R. (2017). Summary of comparison between FFT-CW® and Usual Care sample from Administration for Children's Services. Child Abuse & Neglect. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.04.005

Annett, R. D., Brody, J. L., Scherer, D. G., Turner, C. W., Dalen, J., & Raissy, H. (2016). A Randomized Study of a Method for Optimizing Adolescent Assent to Biomedical Research. AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 00-00. doi: 10.1080/23294515.2016.1251507

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Rohde, P., Turner, C. W., Waldron, H. B., Brody, J. L., & Jorgensen, J. (2016). Depression Change Profiles in Adolescents Treated for Comorbid Depression/Substance Abuse and Profile Membership Predictors. Journal Of Clinical Child And Adolescent Psychology: The Official Journal For The Society Of Clinical Child And Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, 1-13.

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Rohde, P., Waldron, H., Turner, C., Brody, J., & Jorgensen, J. (2014). Sequenced Versus Coordinated Treatment for Adolescents With Comorbid Depressive and Substance Use Disorders. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology,

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Brody, J.L., Dalen, J., Annett, R. D., Scherer, D. G. & Turner, C. W. (2012). Conceptualizing the role of research literacy in advancing societal health. Journal of Health Psychology, 17(5); 724-30.

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Waldron, H. B., Brody, J., & Turner, C. W. (in press). Group therapy for adolescent substance use disorders. In N. Jainchill (Ed.), Understanding and treating adolescent substance use disorders. Kingston , NJ : Civic Research Institute, Inc.

Ozechowski, T. J., Turner, C. W., & Hops, H. (in press). Mixed-effects logistic regression for estimating transitional probabilities in sequentially coded observational data. Psychological Methods.

Brody, J. L., Turner C. T. Annett, R. D., Scherer, D. G., & Dalen, J., (2012). Predicting adolescent asthma research participation decisions from a structural equations model of protocol factors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(3);252-8.

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Brody J.L., Scherer, D. G., Annett, R. D., Turner, C. W. (in press). The presumption of benefit in clinical research with children and adolescents. Clinical Investigation.

Hops, H., Ozechowski T. J. Waldron, H.  B., Davis, B., Turner, C. W., Brody, J. L., & Barrera, M. (2011). Adolescent Health-Risk Sexual Behaviors: Effects of a Drug Abuse Intervention Aids and Behavior, 15(8), 1664-1676.

Sexton, T., & Turner, C. W. (2011). The effectiveness of functional family therapy for youth with behavioral problems in a community practice setting. Couple And Family Psychology: Research And Practice, 1(S), 3-15. doi:10.1037/2160-4096.1.S.3

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Annett, R., Turner, C., Brody, J.L., Sedillo, D. & Dalen, J.  (2010) Using Structural Equations Modeling to understand adolescent and parent perceptions of asthma quality of life. Pediatric Psychology, 35(8), 870-882.

Brody, J. L., Annett, R. D., Scherer, D. G., Turner, C., & Dalen, J. (2009).  Enrolling adolescents in asthma research: Adolescent, parent and physician influence in the decision-making process. Journal of Asthma. 46,5,492-497.

Robbins, M.S., Turner, C.W., Mayorga, C.C., Alexander, J.F., Mitrani, V.B., Szapocznik, J. (2008). Adolescent and parent alliances with therapists in Brief Strategic Family TherapyTM with drug using Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34(3), 316-328.

Flicker, S., Turner, C. W., Waldron, H. B., Brody, J. L., & Ozechowski, T. J. (2008). Ethnic background, therapeutic alliance, and treatment retention in functional family therapy with adolescents who abuse substances. Journal of Family Psychology, Vol 22(1), pp. 167-170.

Flicker, S. M., Waldron, H. B., Turner, C. W., Brody, J., Hops., H. (2008). Ethnic matching and treatment outcome with Hispanic and Anglo substance-abusing adolescents in family therapy. Journal of Family Psychology, 22(3), 439-447.

Waldron, H. B., & Turner, C. W. (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for adolescent substance abuse: A review and meta-analyses. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 236-259.

Robbins, M.S., Szapocznik, J., Dillon, F.R., Turner, C.W., Mitrani, V.B., & Feaster, D.J. (2008). The Efficacy of Structural Ecosystems Therapy with Drug Abusing/Dependent African American and Hispanic American Adolescents. Journal of Family Psychology, 22(1), 51-61.

Waldron, H. B., Kern-Jones, S., Turner, C. W., Peterson T.R., & Ozechowski, T. (2007). Engaging resistant adolescents in drug abuse treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 33(2), 133-142.

Ozechowski, T. J., Turner, C. W., Hops, H. (2007). Mixed-effects logistic regression for estimating transitional probabilities in sequentially coded observational data. Psychological Methods. 12, 317-335.

Kelly, M.P., Strassberg, D.S., & Turner, C.W. (2006). Behavioral assessment of couples' communication in female orgasmic disorder. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 32(2), 81-95.

Brody, J.L., Scherer, D. G., Annett, R. D., Turner, C. & Dalen, J. (2006). Family and physician influence on asthma research-participation decisions for adolescents:  The effects of adolescent gender and research risk. Pediatrics, 11(2): e356-62.

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Waldron, H.B., Turner, C. W., & Ozechowski, T.J. (2006). Profiles of change in behavioral and family interventions for adolescent substance abuse and dependence. In H. A. Liddle & C. L. Rowe (Eds.), Adolescent substance abuse: Research and Clinical advances, pp. 357-374. New York : Cambridge University Press.

Dillon, F. R., Turner, C. W., Robbins, M. R., Szapocznik, J. (2005). Concordance between biological, interview, and self-report measures of drug use among Hispanic and African-American adolescents referred for drug abuse treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 19(4), 404-413.

Waldron, H. B., Turner, C. W., & Ozechowski, T. J. (2005). Profiles of drug use behavior change for adolescents in treatment. Addictive Behaviors, 30, 1775-1796.

Kinnish, K.K., Strassberg, D.S., & Turner, C.W. (2005). Sex differences in the flexibility of sexual orientation: A multidimensional retrospective assessment. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 34 (2).

Kelly, M.P., Strassberg, D.S., & Turner, C. W. (2004). Communication and associated relationship issues in female anorgasmia. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 30,1 -14.

Kinnish, K.K, Strassberg, D.S., & Turner, C. W. (2004). Flexibilitat sexueller orientierungen. Zeitschrift fur Sexualforschung, 17, 26-45.

Sale, E; Springer, F; Sambrano, S; Turner, C W. (2003). Evaluation of the High Risk Youth Intervention project. Journal of Drug Education, 33, 91-105.

Ozechowski, T. J., Turner, C.W, Waldron, H. B. (2003). The treatment of adolescent conduct disorder and drug abuse, pp 381-396. In T.L., Sexton, G. Weeks, & M.S. Robbins, Handbook of Family Therapy (Third Edition). New York : Brunner-Routledge.

Waldron, H. B., Turner, C. W., Ozechowski, T. J., & Hops, H. (2003). Treatment-elusive" vs traditional outpatient adolescent substance abusers: Baseline and treatment outcome differences. In Y. Kaminer & M. L. Dennis (Eds.), Effectiveness of adolescent substance abuse treatment (pp. 118-125). National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Monograph No. 184. Rockville , MD : National Institutes of Health. [Peer-reviewed brief report.].

Robbins, M. S., Turner, C. W., Alexander, J. F., & Perez, G. A. (2003). Alliance and dropout in family therapy with drug using adolescents: Individual and systemic effects. Journal of Family Psychology, 17 (4), 534-544.

Williamson, J. W., Weir, C. R., Turner, C. W., Lincoln, M. J., Cofrin, K. M .W . (2002). Heathcare informatics and information synthesis: Developing and applying clinical knowledge to improve outcomes. Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications.

Waldron, H. B., Slesnick, N., Brody, J. L., Turner, C. W., & Peterson, T. R. (2001). Four-and seven-month treatment outcomes for adolescent substance-abusing youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69, 802-813.

Waldron, H. B., Slesnick, N., Brody, J. L., Turner, C. W., & Peterson, T. R. (2001). Treatment outcomes for adolescent substance abuse at 4- and 7-month assessments. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69, 802-813.

Golde, J. A., Strassberg, D. S., Turner, C. W., & Lowe, K. (2000). Attitudinal effects of degrading themes and sexual explicitness in video materials. Sexual Abuse: A Journal Research and Treatment, 12(3), 223-232.

Robbins, M.S., Alexander, J.F., Turner, C.W. (2000) Disrupting defensive family interactions in family therapy with delinquent adolescents. Journal of Family Psychology, 14(4), 688-701.

Robbins, M.S., Alexander, J.F., & Turner C.W. (2000). Disrupting defensive family interactions in family therapy with delinquent youth. Journal of Family Psychology, 14(4), 688-701.

Pett, M. A., Wampold, B. E., Turner, C. W., & Vaughan-Cole, B. (1999) Paths of influence of divorce on pre-school children's psycho-social adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, 13(2), 145-164.

Tschanz, B. T., Morf, C., & Turner, C. W. (1998). Gender differences in the structure of narcissism: A multi-sample analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. Sex Roles, 38, 9-10, 863-870.

Waldron, H. B., Turner, C. W., Barton, C., Alexander, J. F., & Cline, V. B. (1997). The contribution of therapist defensiveness to marital therapy process and outcome: A path analytic approach. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 25, 40-50.

Waldron, H. B., Turner, C. W., Barton, C., Alexander, J. F., & Cline, V. B. (1997). The contribution of therapist defensiveness to marital therapy process and outcome: A path analytic approach. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 25, 40-50.

Goldman, R. L., Weir, C. R., Turner, C. W., & Smith, C. (1997). The validity of utilization review management criteria for psychiatry. American Journal of Psychiatry, 154, 349-354.

Lange, L. L., Haak, S., Lincoln, M. J., Thompson, C. B., Turner, C. W., Weir, C. R., Forester, V., Nilasena, D., & Reeves, R. (1997). Use of Iliad to improve diagnostic performance of nurse practitioner students. Journal of Nursing Education, 36, 36-45.

Miller, T., Smith, T. W., Turner, C. W., Guijarro, M. L., & Hallet, A. J. (1996). A meta-analytic review of research on hostility and physical health. Psychological Bulletin, 115, 469-485.

Aktan, G. B., Kumpfer, K. L., & Turner, C. W. (1996). Effectiveness of a family skills training program for substance use prevention with inner city African-Americans families. Substance Use and Misuse, 31, 157-175.

Wilson, C. A., Alexander, J. F., & Turner, C. W. (1996). Family therapy process and outcome research: Relationship to treatment ethics. Ethics & Behavior, 6(4), 345-352.

Robbins, M.S., Alexander, J.F., Newell, R.M. & Turner, C.W. (1996). The immediate effect of reframing on client attitude in family therapy. Journal of Family Psychology, 10 (1), 28-34.

Robbins, M. S., Alexander, J. F., Newell, R. M., & Turner, C. W. (1996). The immediate effects of reframes on client attitudes in family therapy. Journal of Family Psychology, 10, 28-34.

Li, Y. C., Haug, P. J., Lincoln, M. J., Turner, C. W., Pryor, T. A., & Warner, H. H. (1995). Assessing the behavioral impact of a diagnostic decision support system. Journal of the American Medical Informatix Association, 19, 805-809.

Alexander, J. F., & Turner, C. W. (1995). Creative dialectic tension in coding strategies: Reply to Greenberg (1995) and Markman et al. (1995). Journal of Family Psychology, 9, 380-384.

Quackenbush, D. M., Strassberg, D. S., & Turner, C. W. (1995). Gender effects of romantic themes in erotica. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 24, 21-36.

Alexander, J. F., Newell, R. M., Robbins, M. R., & Turner, C. W. (1995). Observational coding in family therapy process research. Journal of Family Psychology, 9, 355-366.

Experience

2008-
Senior Scientist
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

2003-2008
Research Scientist
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1970-2003
Psychology Professor
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1975-1988
Faculty for the Masters Degree in Applied Statistics
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT