Sidney Turner, Ph.D.

Sidney Turner, Ph.D., is a psychologist and a researcher, receiving her Ph.D. in Psychology and M.A. in Justice Studies from the University of New Hampshire. She has dedicated the last decade to advocating for survivors of trauma and studying evidence-based strategies to prevent and intervene in situations involving trauma.  In addition to her research, Dr. Turner has been in board leadership positions in non-profits for many years, including the largest crisis center in New Hampshire (HAVEN), The Rotary Club of Longboat Key, and the Florida Partnership to End Domestic Violence. She currently volunteers as a victim advocate at SPARCC (Sarasota crisis center) and victim advocate at Centerstone (Manatee crisis center). Dr. Turner strongly believes that people are not defined by their trauma and programs should focus on the many strengths that can come from overcoming adversity, not just the challenges. Dr. Turner is the founder and former Board Chair of Resilient Retreat. In October 2023, she was recognized in the Business Observer’s 2023 40 Under 40 selections.