Julia V. Taylor

Julia V. Taylor
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Julia V. Taylor, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She is the author of The Body Image Workbook for Teens, The Bullying Workbook for Teens, Salvaging Sisterhood, Girls in Real-Life Situations (GIRLS): Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development, and the children's book Perfectly You. (GIRLS is two separate curricula, one for secondary ages and another for elementary ages.)

Prior to academia, Taylor worked as middle and high school counselor for 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.

Taylor frequently presents this line of research to parents, educators, school counselors, and students across the country. She has a passion for helping girls develop a true sense of self, stand up to unrealistic media expectations, take healthy risks, and cultivate meaningful relationships. When not working, she enjoys running, writing, and spending time with friends and family in Brooklyn, New York, her home away from home.

Books by Author

Salvaging Sisterhood: A Small Group Counseling and Classroom Curriculum for Relationally Aggressive Girls
A Small Group Counseling and Classroom Curriculum for Relationally Aggressive Girls

Salvaging Sisterhood is a group curriculum designed to teach relationally aggressive girls how to effectively communicate

Grades 5-12

Grades 2-5. Through a wonderful story and colorful illustrations, Perfectly You teaches young readers (and listeners) to accept themsel

Girls in Real Life Situations [GIRLS]: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development
Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development

Each title provides over 80 group activities, divided into themes such as self-esteem and identity, positive body image, dealing with stress, decis

Set of Two Volumes
Grades K-12
Girls in Real Life Situations [GIRLS]: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development
Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development

This unique group counseling curriculum provides over 90 group counseling activities divided into twelve session themes: Who Am I?

Grades 6-12
Girls in Real Life Situations [GIRLS]: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development
Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development

Grades K-5. This unique group counseling curriculum provides over 80 activities divided into ten session themes.

Grades K-5
The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying (cover)
Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying

Being a teenager is difficult enough without having to fear for your safety.

The Body Image Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World
Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World

This workbook for teens offers practical exercises and tips that address the most common factors that can lead to negative body image, including: c