Anne A. Turk Nolty

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical PsychologySchool of Psychology

Contact Information
BS (mathematics), Davidson College
MM (mathematics), University of South Carolina
MA (psychology), Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology

Biographical Information

After about four years of teaching, mentoring, and supervising students as a visiting assistant professor, as of September 2015, Anne Nolty officially joins the School of Psychology faculty. Prior to the invitation to teach at Fuller, she worked for seven years in the pediatric department at City of Hope National Medical Center, primarily directing their clinical neuropsychology services, and then she became board certified in clinical neuropsychology. She says that returning to Fuller to teach felt like coming home.

The “home” is not only Fuller itself, but also the context of diversity. Growing up in the Congo and attending a Belgian high school instilled in Nolty an appreciation for cultural diversity and languages as well as a deep respect for the complexities of divine grace and human dignity in the midst of poverty and political injustice. After college, she fell in love with the classroom and taught math all over the world: to gifted middle and high school students in South Carolina, in an American boarding school in Switzerland, to Spanish students in Asturias, Spain, and in the South Island of New Zealand.

When Nolty came to Fuller, where she found herself on a path toward an MDiv as well as the PhD in clinical psychology, she was grateful for the privilege of learning from and among people of faith, and for the quality of the training opportunities in the greater Los Angeles area. A highlight of her time as a Fuller student was Al Dueck’s inaugural Guatemala class, which spent 2 weeks learning how mental health needs are being addressed in a country that has been ravaged by political violence and poverty.

Nolty worships at Pasadena Mennonite Church, a faith community with conviction and courage, and belongs to Urban Village, an intentional community of believers. Every other year, she has the privilege of leading the School of Psychology’s Guatemala class. The three-quarter-time faculty appointment leaves time for the occasional private-practice client and volunteer status on the board of Ten Thousand Villages. And she concludes, “I still ponder the complexities of divine grace and human dignity in the midst of poverty and political injustice.”

Courses Taught

  • PC804: Introduction to Clinical Assessment
  • PC804: Introduction to Psychometric Theory and to Psychological Assessment
  • PC812: Clinical Interventions: Consultation & Supervision
  • PE805: Child and Family Assessment
  • PG820: Cognitive and Affective Bases for Behavior
  • PG855: Psychometric Theory
  • PI825/525: Integrative Issues in a Cross Cultural Setting

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Clinical neuropsychology and assessment; resilience of humanitarian aid workers and first responders; psychocognitive sequela of cancer; sluggish cognitive tempo and working memory computerized interventions; moral education with adolescents


  • Patel, S. K., Fernandez, N., Dekel, N., Turk, A. A., Meier, A., & Rosenthal, J. (in press). Socioeconomic status as a possible moderator of neurocognitive outcomes in children with cancer. Psycho-Oncology. doi:10.1002/pon.3797
  • Kim, S.-H., Martin, B. J., & Nolty, A. A. T. (in press). The factor structure and measurement invariance of the daily spiritual experiences scale. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.
  • Patel, S. K., Ross, P., Cuevas, M., Turk, A. A., Kim, H., Lo, T. T., Wong, L. F., Bhatia, S. (2014). Parent directed intervention for children with cancer-related neurobehavioral late effects: A randomized pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 1013-1027. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsu045
  • Patel, S. K., Mullins, W. A., Turk, A. A., Dekel, N., Kinjo, C., Sato, J. K. (2011). Distress screening, rater agreement, and services in pediatric oncology, Psycho-Oncology, 20, 1324-1333. doi:10.1002/pon. 1859
  • Turk, A. A., Brown, W. S., Symington, M., & Paul, L. K. (2010). Social narratives in agenesis of the corpus callosum: Linguistic analysis of the Thematic Apperception Test. Neuropsychologia, 48, 43-50.


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