About Dr. Turley

Dr. Jeff Turley is a board certified child psychiatrist practicing since 1985. Most of his clinical time is committed to schools and agencies (Brockton Public Schools, South Shore Educational Collaborative, and the Department of Youth Services/Health Imperatives Inc.) but he has a small private practice where he does comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and sees a few stable patients for followup. Dr. Turley provides psychiatric consultation and educational services to the community funded by a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Jeff was raised in Montana, the oldest child of hard-working and loving parents. His father was a school teacher and his mother a small business owner. He moved with his family to Charlottesville, Virginia when he was a teenager. His college education was at the United States Air Force Academy and Virginia Tech, where he was admitted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Once he was accepted to medical school, Jeff won a prestigious Health Professions Scholarship from the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1985 and completed his residencies in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The University of Virginia in 1990.  Dr. Turley completed the forensic evaluation training course provided by the celebrated Dr. Park Deitz.  While at the University of Virginia he served as the primary psychiatric consultant to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Police. 

Dr. Turley entered military service the same summer that Iraq invaded Kuwait. He was immediately deployed to Germany where his unit prepared to take casualties from Operation Desert Storm. As a part of those duties he cared for the children of servicemen and women deployed to the middle east. He was chosen by the European commander to be the team psychiatrist on hostage repatriation missions to Turkey. (First clinicians available to American and British hostages released by their captors).  He was promoted to the rank of Major, and tasked with designing and leading child and adolescent psychiatric services for military bases all over Europe and the Middle East.

Dr. Turley's civilian jobs have included many leadership positions:  as medical director of Laurel Heights Hospital, a large residential treatment center in Atlanta, and unit director of hospitals in Virginia, Georgia, and Massachusetts.  He directed an inpatient unit for treating adolescent sexual offenders. 

Dr. Turley and his wife, Sue, have been married since 1983. They have two young adult children who are excellent students and accomplished musicians.  Dr. Turley is an enthusiastic skier and skater.  He sings with the SnugTones, a local Jazz and Pop sextet. Sue owns and operates the Depot Street Market in Duxbury, MA, a gourmet take and bake market that feeds the local community in high style. Visit www.DepotStreetMarket.com.