Elizabeth R. Taylor, Ph.D.

Elizabeth R. Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Program Area: Counseling

(817) 257-6768  |  e.taylor@tcu.edu

Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297900
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Bio

Becky Taylor, Ph.D., was appointed to the TCU College of Education faculty in 1998 to begin the school counseling program, and in 2009 she was appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Education. Dr. Taylor taught special education for 11 years in her home town of Del Rio, Texas. In 1993, Dr. Taylor graduated from St. Mary’s University with her doctorate in Counseling and worked with high risk youth and their families at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Department of Community Pediatrics. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an approved family mediator, a certified school counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She has presented workshops and trainings in solution-focused therapy, resiliency and prevention of high risk behaviors at the local, national and international levels.

Education

Ph.D., Counseling
St. Mary’s University
1993

M.Ed.
Sul Ross State University
1977

B.S.
Abilene Christian University
1975

Teaching

  • Strength-Based Theories: Assessment, Research, and Practice
  • Advanced Group Process
  • Advanced Counseling Theories
  • Helping Relationships
  • DSM: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Practicum I and II
  • Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

Research Areas

  • Risk and Resiliency
  • Positive Therapeutic Approaches
  • Tangible/Creative Approaches to Therapy
  • Play Therapy

Academic Areas

  • Counseling and Counselor Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • School Counseling

Professional Achievements

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Certified School Counselor, Approved Family Mediator

Selected Publications

Taylor, E. R., Clement, M., & Brown, G. (2013). Postmodern and Alternative Approaches in Genogram Use with Children and Adolescents. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. Fall issue.

Taylor, E. R., & Karcher, M. (2009). Cultural and developmental variations in the resiliencies promoted by school counselors. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, theory, and research, 37(2), 66- 87.

Taylor, E.R. (2009). Sandtray and solution-focused therapy. International Journal of Play Therapy, 18, 56-68.

Taylor, E. R., Karcher, M., Kelly, P., & Valescu, S. (2003) Resiliency processes, risk and protective factors, and substance use among Hispanic urban juvenile delinquent detainees, Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 24(1), 46-64.

Taylor, E. R. (2005). Connection, coping, and competence: Building resiliency in traumatized adolescents. Focus on Middle School,

Taylor, E. R., Karcher, M., Kelly, P., & Valescu, S. (2003). Resiliency processes, risk and protective factors, and substance use among Hispanic urban juvenile delinquent detainees. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 24, 46-68.

Taylor, E. R., Sacken, D. M., & Thomas, C. (July, 2003). New administrator support system. International Journal of Educational Reform, 12(3), 208-216.

Taylor, E. R., Karcher, M., Kelly, P., & Valescu, S. (2003). Resiliency processes, risk and protective factors, and substance use among Hispanic urban juvenile delinquent detainees, Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 24(1), 46-64.

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