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Carolyn Turek , PhD

Assistant Professor



Dr. Turek Patterson holds a PhD in Clinical Child Psychology. She is a licensed pediatric psychologist who specializes in treating youth and families managing chronic illnesses. Dr. Turek Patterson has special expertise and interest in working with youth diagnosed with diabetes and youth diagnosed with cancer.

Education & Training

  • Clinical Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Orange County (2020)
  • PhD
    DePaul University, Clinical Psychology (2019)
  • Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship
    Children's Hospital of Orange County (2019)
  • MA
    DePaul University, Clinical Psychology (2017)
  • BA
    University of Notre Dame, Psychology (2014)

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