Meet Dr. Dana Turnbull, Ph.D.
Dr. Turnbull is a Psychologist with training focused in Clinical Psychology with Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy specialization. As a doctoral student, her research focused upon Eating Disorders. Since entering private practice, she has refocused her practice & continuing education upon Eating Disorders, & has become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (International Association of Eating Disorders.)
Dr. Turnbull also has expertise providing services to caregivers and patients diagnosed with dementia. For 4 years, she worked primarily in long term care facilities directly with patients diagnosed with dementia, and consulted with staff to facilitate care when patients became non-compliant or mood symptoms were prevalent. Since 2004, she has focused upon the caregiver of patients diagnosed with dementia (research has shown the approach of the caregiver is the single most influential environmental cue for cooperation.)
Prior to her work in skilled nursing facilities, she was a staff psychologist in a maximum security prison for men. In addition to provision of psychological services to the offender population, she consulted on matters of safety with security, and provided supervision to pre-doctoral graduate students.
She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from McNeese State University, and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from East Texas State University. Following licensure, she completed a specialization in Psychopharmacology from Texas A and M University.
In addition to her background as a psychologist, she is an avid marathon runner, triathlete, and animal lover.