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Kathy Taylor

Kathy Taylor, Assistant Professor of Practice

Dr. Kathy Taylor is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) and has served as an adjunct faculty member teaching coursework in Rehabilitation Services since 2011. Dr. Taylor was previously the manager of vocational evaluation and job placement services at the Evaluation and Developmental Center (EDC) at SIUC.

Prior to her role at EDC, Dr. Taylor worked as a crisis therapist and supervisor providing counseling and crisis intervention services to adults and youth in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, residential programs, jail, and in the home. In addition, as a crisis supervisor she provided clinical consultation and supervision to a team of emergency therapists. Dr. Taylor has also worked with the Veterans Benefits Administration as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Dr. Taylor’s additional clinical experiences in the field include previous work as an Assessment Clinician, Case Manager, and Vocational Expert. She has worked with a wide range of populations, including adults with intellectual disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury, psychiatric disabilities, physical disabilities, and substance use disorders. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of California State University, San Bernardino (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1992) and Southern Illinois University (Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Administration and Services, 1995; Doctorate in Rehabilitation, 2013). Dr. Taylor’s current professional interests include vocational assessment, vocational consultation, forensic rehabilitation, and eliminating employment barriers for adults with disabilities. Dr. Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP).

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