Cheryl Taliaferro, Psy.D.
Interim Coordinator for Outreach Programming
Areas of Special Interest Heading link
Adjustment concerns, anxiety, depression, relational distress, trauma, diversity, social justice, and training and supervision
Liaison To Heading link
- College of Education
- College of Applied Health Sciences
- College of Pharmacy
- Athletics Department
What to Expect When Working with Me Heading link
I approach therapy from an integrative perceptive, which entails components of Cognitive Behavioral, Adlerian, Humanistic, and Interpersonal Process. I firmly believe in the utilization of a collaborative approach in my work with clients to help them explore and address underlying factors that may cause distress. Adlerian theory stresses the significance of social interest and community as part of its core tenets. I approach supervision using the integrative developmental model and a collaborative approach. My work with supervisees entails developing and/or exploring supervision goals, exploring diversity, addressing ethical considerations and creating an environment to help them reflect on growth and improvement as part of their journey in becoming clinicians.
Education and Training Heading link
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology | Adler University | 2018
Doctoral Internship | Kansas State University
What I Do at the Counseling Center Heading link
As a Staff Psychologist, I:
- Provide individual therapy, initial consultations, and crisis management
- Co-facilitate the Student of Color Group and Mindful Way workshop
- Co-facilitate Space for Healing and Support drop-in group
- Supervise a doctoral-level interns and externs
- Attend and participate in the center’s staff multicultural committee
- Provide and co-facilitate outreach and consultation services to students and on-campus partners
About Me Heading link
I grew up with a saying “school days will be school days” which was mentioned by grandmother on the first day of school of each year. This was a reminder of one of the values that are held in my family, which is education. Coming from an extended family who not only values education, but also support, respect, and community has helped shape my interest in wanting to become a psychologist. This became more profound when I shared my career interest in an essay which guided me to the field of Academic Arts in high school. My interest in becoming a psychologist grew as I pursed my undergraduate and graduate education.
Growing up in Belize taught me the value of community as neighbors encourage, support, and look out for each other especially in times of need. My experiences growing up in Belize have also taught me the value of respect and understanding of different cultures, which include customs, traditions, and language. The values and lessons that I have learned from my family and experiences have help shaped my passion for social justice which contribte to the importance of providing support for those who feel unheard, defeated, and discouraged by society.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on walks with my husband and my dog Minnie, putting together 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles, and watching game shows and animated movies.