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


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, TX.  In 1993, Dr. Taylor graduated from St. Mary’s University with her doctorate in Counseling and worked at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Department of Community Pediatrics with high risk youth and their families. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an approved family mediator, and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Dr. Taylor’s research lies in the areas of risk and resiliency and its application through Solution Focused Therapy. Her area of counseling and research explore how to help clients see what is going right in their lives rather than what is going wrong, using already present strengths and resources to address life’s challenges.


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

Sul Ross State University

Abilene Christian University

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

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.

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