Director of the Center for Oncology Psychology Excellence and Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Nicole Taylor is the Director of the Center for Oncology Psychology Excellence and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at University of Denver. Dr. Taylor has been involved in the supervision and training of psychology students at the undergraduate, graduate, internship, and post-doctoral level. She has worked in counseling centers, hospitals, and academic institutions and is passionate about improving the clinical training and supervision of students at all levels, especially in medical settings.
Dr. Taylor received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland. Dr. Taylor has worked as a Clinical Health Psychologist in both inpatient and outpatient settings, has led the psychosocial oncology team at Good Samaritan Medical Center, and worked as a psychological consultant to the Labor and Delivery, Antepartum, Postpartum, and NICU departments at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. She has a broad range of interests in psychosocial oncology, health psychology, supervision and training, gender and sexuality, consultation, and social justice.
Dr. Taylor has been a faculty member at GSPP since 2012 and teaches classes on psychosocial oncology, health psychology, integrated primary care, consultation, and qualitative research methods.
Dr. Taylor has been a member of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society since 2007 and has presented nationally and internationally on issues of training and supervision in psychosocial oncology. She is a member of the Professional Development committee of APOS and helped start the Psychosocial Oncology Institute. She is actively involved in research on training and career development of psychosocial oncologists.
Session: THE C WORD: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES