Dr. Cherilyn Taylor to Speak at Lunch and Learn Training Session

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Disability Enhancement Program at SC State will host a “Lunch and Learn” training session on Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at noon in the Staley Auditorium on the campus of SC State.

The “Lunch and Learn” training session, an initiative of the Disability Enhancement program is designed to increase the awareness and support for faculty, staff, and administrators, as they meet the academic needs of students with disabilities. The Program assists with the development, training, and technical assistance of students, along with providing valuable and resourceful teaching methods to enhance student achievement.

The speaker of the “Lunch and Learn” training session is Dr. Cherilyn Taylor, director of Counseling and Self-Development, Testing and Student Disability Services at SC State. Taylor’s discussion topic will be: “A Faculty and Campus Orientation to the Office of Student Disability Services at SC State.”

Prior to joining SC State, Taylor served as the director of Counseling and Wellness Services at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. and has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and counseling as an adjunct professor at several institutions of higher learning in Ohio, Virginia, and South Carolina.

Taylor earned a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C., and a master of arts degree and a doctor of philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH.

She completed her pre-doctoral internship training at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., before she began her career as a clinical psychologist at the University of Virginia’s Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.

Taylor serves as the co-chairperson of the Staff Grievance Committee at SC State and is a member of SC State’s University’s Institutional Review Board and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) review subcommittee.

She is also a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) and the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).

Currently, Taylor is completing a six-month leadership training fellowship with the National HBCU Partners for Recovery Addictions Technology Transfer Center.