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Cynthia Taylor

Cynthia Taylor

Cynthia Taylor PROG COORD SCHOOL ADMIN & SUP Dept of Counseling


Main Campus Proctor Bldg, Room 287


  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Walden University (2016)
  • M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1991)
  • B.S., Psychology, Bowie State University (1989)

Research Interests

  • Parental Involvement
  • CACREP Standards
  • Comprehensive School Counseling Programs
  • Professional Counseling Identity Development


  • Outstanding Service Award (2015
  • Omega Zeta Chapter (2015)
  • Chi Sigma Iota (2015)

Professional Service (selected)

  • Member, Professional Standards Committee- ACA (2018 – 2021)
  • Co-Chair, Bylaws & Policies Committee – ACA (2017 – 2018)
  • Member, Bylaws & Policies Committee – ACA (2015 – 2018)
  • Co-Chair, Empty Plate Project – Association for Humanistic Counseling     (2018-2019)
  • Member, Conference Planning Committee – Association for Humanistic Counseling (2017-2018)
  • Member, Bylaws and Ethics Committee – Association for Humanistic Counseling (2014 – 2015)

Counseling Experience (selected)

  • Therapist, EasterSeals UCP
  • Volunteer Counselor, Sarah’s Refuge Domestic Violence Center
  • School Counselor, Duplin County Schools

Professional Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (North Carolina)
  • National Certified Counselor
  • National Certified School Counselor
  • Board Certified-Tele Mental Health Provider

Professional Memberships (selected)

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Humanistic Counseling
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • Maryland Counseling Association
  • Maryland School Counselor Association 

Presentations (selected)

  • Taylor, C. (2017). Implementing a comprehensive school counseling program: Does CACREP accreditation make a difference. North Carolina Counseling Association Annual Conference. Durham, NC.
  • Handon, E. & Taylor, C. (2015). The differential impact of CACREP accreditation in developing counselor resilience. North Carolina Counseling Association Conference. Greensboro, NC.
  • Taylor, (2016). Removing the stigma of mental illness. Duplin County Annual Health Fair. Kenansville, NC.
  • Taylor, C. (2016). Emotional abuse: Get the facts. Duplin County Annual Health Fair. Kenansville, NC.
  • Taylor, C. (2014). Children and adolescents with disruptive behaviors. New Dimension Group. Clinton, NC.
  • Taylor, C. (2013). Ethical standards for school counselors. Duplin County Schools. Kenansville, NC.


I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with family.