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Julia V. Taylor

Assistant Professor of Education, Teaching Faculty
Unit: School of Education and Human Development
Department: School of Education and Human Development
Office location and address
Ruffner Hall 176
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
M.A., Marymount University, 2004
B.S., George Mason University, 2001

Prior to academia, Taylor worked as middle and high school counselor for almost eight years.  Afterward, she was appointed to the founding leadership team for Wake County Public School's first single gender academy, where she served as the Dean of Student Services.  During her time as a practitioner, she focused the majority of her research on body image, media literacy, relational aggression, and girls’ leadership development.  In turn, she authored The Body Image Workbook for Teens, The Bullying Workbook for Teens, Salvaging Sisterhood, G.I.R.L.S: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development, and a children’s book, Perfectly You. 

While working at the girls' school, Taylor became interested in contemplative interventions to reduce problematic behavior related to the aforementioned topics (body image, relational aggression, and bullying).  Specifically, she is interested in the school counselor’s role in yoga integration, yoga and social justice, and yoga as ethical education. 

In addition, Taylor continues to focus her research, service, and advocacy efforts on the standardization of the school counseling profession.  She believes in the power of university and school division partnerships to reduce the implementation gap between theory and practice, and enjoys assisting supervisors and practitioners with the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive school counseling program. 

Virginia School Mental Health Providers Recruitment and Retention: Creating Capacity for Change and Continued Professional Growth
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
June 01, 2021 – September 30, 2022
Virginia School Mental Health Providers Recruitment and Retention: Creating Capacity for Change and Continued Professional Growth - Year 2
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
October 01, 2021 – September 30, 2022
VDOE AdVAntage School Counseling Program
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
February 11, 2020 – September 30, 2020
Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP)
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
January 11, 2019 – June 30, 2019
EDHS 6020: School-Based Mental Health: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Credits: 1
This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and awareness of the school counselor's role in multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) in a K-12 setting. Students will learn how to provide preventive and intervention services with the MTSS framework, along with evaluative tools to determine student progress and effectiveness of interventions.
EDHS 6030: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Techniques: Mental Health in Schools Seminar
Credits: 1
This course will provide an introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy/techniques (CBT) aligned with a multi-tiered systems of support model. An emphasis will be placed on ecological considerations in schools, along with multicultural and trauma informed applications of CBT.
EDHS 6040: Multidisciplinary Teaming: Mental Health in Schools Seminar
Credits: 1
Schools are best positioned to meet the mental health needs of youth when multidisciplinary teaming is appropriately utilized. This course will focus on roles, functions, and effective collaboration practices between school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and nurses in order to provide a continuum of mental health supports for students.
EDHS 7230: Theories and Techniques of Counseling
Credits: 3
Analysis of theoretical approaches to counseling and representative techniques for each. Particular attention will focus on values and multicultural issues and their impact on the counselor, client, and process of counseling. Prerequisite: Counselor education majors or instructor permission.
EDHS 7240: Group Counseling Procedures
Credits: 3
Students learn concepts of group development, group dynamics, and specific skills and techniques or working with groups. Includes participation in relevant class activities. Prerequisite: EDHS 7210, 7230, 7290, or instructor permission.
EDHS 8390: Internship in Professional School Counseling
Credits: 6
This is the required internship course for K-12 professional school counseling students. The internship is a two-semester, 600-hour placement in a public school. Students also attend on-grounds supervision. Internship may be repeated for credit. Intent to register must be filed preceding registration. A description of a student's internship school level must be included on the degree application. Prerequisite: EDHS 8290 and instructor permission.
EDHS 8982: Counselor Education Individual/Triadic Supervision
Credits: 3
This course is intended to provide the individual and/or triadic supervision with a faculty supervisor. Students will engage in a variety of counseling related activities including providing individual and group counseling as well as conducting classroom guidance lessons. Students are required to have an average of one hour per week of individual or triadic supervision performed by a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: EDHS 7290