Philip Layton Turner Jr., 87, formerly of West Mount Airy, a psychotherapist and social worker, died of complications from surgery Monday, Aug. 30, at Albany Medical Center in New York.
Until moving to Burlington, Vt., last year to be close to family, Mr. Turner maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Philadelphia and co-led a men's support group. He was affiliated with the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis.
In addition to his private practice, in the 1970s and '80s, Mr. Turner was clinical coordinator at Strawberry Mansion Mental Health Clinic in Philadelphia; a social worker who coordinated drug and alcohol abuse-prevention programs in the Centennial School District in Bucks County; and was a social worker for emotionally disturbed and brain-injured children and their parents at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. He also supervised graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.