Penn State Harrisburg, in coordination with local and regional agencies, will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in its library, on Friday, September 30 starting at 9:00 a.m. The library will be closed to the public between 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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Last updated: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 1:59pm

Penn State Harrisburg

Maria Turkson, Ph.D.

· Assistant Professor of Psychology; Behavioral Sciences and Education


She is a licensed psychologist and is interested in women's issues as a teaching and research area.

Research Interests

  • Therapist self-care
  • The therapy relationship between client and therapist (in particular the working alliance)
  • Career development using personality variables as predictors

Publications and Research

  • Most recently, she authored a book chapter for therapists on "restructuring cognitions" in the recently published book, Leaving it at the Office: A Guide to Psychotherapist Self-Care.