Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Clinical Staff

Elizabeth Turk-Karan Elizabeth Turk-Karan, Ph.D.

Clinical Faculty
Ph.D., 1993
Rutgers University 
eturk@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Elizabeth Turk-Karan, Ph.D., is the Director of Practicum Training at the CTSA. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. After several years in private practice, she returned to the CTSA in order to be more involved in disseminating empirically-supported anxiety treatments. Dr. Turk-Karan has worked as an assessor and therapist on research studies of Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the University of Pennsylvania, the Medical College of Pennsylvania/EPPI, and the University of Pittsburgh. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a variety of clinical experiences with patient populations ranging from children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Turk-Karan specializes in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD, and cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety.


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