Joan A. Turkus

Psychiatrist, Clinical Consultation and Traumatology
Joan A. Turkus, M.D., P. C.
McLean, Virginia

Joan A. Turkus, M.D. maintains a consulting and clinical practice in psychiatry and traumatology in McLean, Virginia. She is the Co-Founder of The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C. where she served as Medical Director for many years. Dr. Turkus has years of experience in the trauma field and maintains a national profile with teaching and consultation. She is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in pharmacy and graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine with honors. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, of which she is the Past President. She has been awarded both the Cornelia Wilbur Award for clinical contributions and a Distinguished Achievement Award by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Psychiatry and the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry. She is trained in psychiatry, traumatology, clinical hypnosis and EMDR. She maintains a keen interest in neurobiology and psychopharmacology, particularly in their application to the complexity of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She has testified as an expert witness in both the civil and criminal arenas and has been teaching risk management for the past decade. She has written several chapters on the treatment of posttraumatic conditions in addition to a number of articles.

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