Associate Professor

ART 360D
phone: 2508078740

BIOGRAPHY

Edward H. Taylor, Ph.D.is an associate professor, mental health clinician and researcher, past Director of the School of Social Work, at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBC), and currently the Associate Dean for the Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC. Additionally, Dr. Taylor serves as the Co-Director of the UBC Interprofessional Mental Health Clinic. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. During his work in Minnesota Dr. Taylor conducted program evaluation research for the State’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, provided training across Minnesota on evidence based treatment methods, and co-authored the State’s youth mental health comprehensive assessment instrument. The assessment instrument is currently used in most child and adolescent clinics that receive financial support from Minnesota.

While at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), Dr. Taylor directed the School’s Mental Health Resource Program, a specialized curriculum focusing on services and evidence based treatments for severely mentally ill clients and their families, and held a joint appointment at the UNC School of Medicine. As part of the Medical School’s, Child Maltreatment Program Dr. Taylor provided consultations on difficult-to-diagnose children, and youths with psychotic symptoms. Dr. Taylor also served as Chief of Social Work for the UNC Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatric Hospital.

Prior to his tenure at UNC, Dr. Taylor spent a decade at the National Institute of Mental Health’s Intramural Research Program.  From 1987 to 1991, Dr. Taylor served as Associate Chief of the NIMH Intramural Neuropsychiatric Research Branch, the only social worker ever to do so.

Dr. Taylor has worked and researched with top neuroscientists from all over the world, and has published extensively on the subject of pediatric and adult mental illness. He was one of four primary researchers who conducted the largest study to date on the biopsychosocial development of identical twins discordant for either schizophrenia or bipolar illness.  This research, sponsored by NIMH, has received international attention, and the resulting book, Schizophrenia and Manic Depressive Disorder:  The Biological Roots of Mental Illness as Revealed by the Landmark Study of Identical Twins (1994, Torrey, Bowler, Taylor, & Gottesman), was published in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Dr. Taylor is also the author of Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Serious Mental Disorders: A Bioecological Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2015) Atlas of Bipolar Disorders (2006), and co-author of Human Behavior for Social Work Practice: A Developmental-Ecological Framework (Lyceum Books 2013). Additionally, he has been a guest editor for The Pediatric Clinics of North America.

Dr. Taylor has been quoted as an expert on youth/school violence and mental illness by Scientific American, Psychology Today, Eric Publications, NPR, Voice of America, ABC News, and numerous newspapers.

Dr. Taylor holds a Ph.D. in clinical social work from the University of Southern California, an MSW from the University of Denver, and a B.A. in psychology from Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Doctorate is in Clinical Social Work with a focus on mental disorders and human development

MSW focus was on mental health treatment and practice


PUBLICATIONS

Taylor, Edward H. (2015). Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Serious Mental Disorders: A Bioecological Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.

Haight, Wendy L. & Taylor Edward H. (2013). Human Behavior for Social Work Practice: A Developmental-Ecological Framework for Social Work, Second Edition. Chicago: Lyceum Books.

Haight, Wendy L. & Taylor Edward H. (2007). Human Behavior for Social Work Practice: A Developmental-Ecological Framework for Social Work. Chicago: Lyceum Books.

Taylor, Edward H. (2006). Atlas of Bipolar Disorders. London: Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor, Edward H. (2006). The weaknesses of the strengths model: Mental illness as a case in point. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal. 2, 1-29.

Taylor, Edward H. (2005). Using self-rating scales for assessing the severely mentally ill client: A clinical and psychometric perspective. Journal of Human Behavior in the

Social Environment, 11,  23-40.

Taylor, Edward H. (2003). Practice methods for working with children who have biologically based disorders: A Bioecological Model. Families in Society, 84, 39-50.

Taylor, Edward H. (2002). Manic-Depressive Illness. In V.S. Ramachandran (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, Vol. 2. San Diego: Academic Press, 745-757.

Taylor, Edward H. (1998). Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of children with serious mental illness. Child Welfare.

Taylor, Edward H. (1997).  Serious mental illness: A biopsychosocial perspective. In Richard Edwards (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Work 19th Ed. (Supplement). Washington, DC: NASW Press, 263-273.

Taylor, Edward H., & Edwards, Richard L.  (1996).  The role of social work in psychiatry and mental health.  In Benjamin B.  Wolman (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis.  New York: Holt, 539-541.

Coleman, William L. & Taylor, Edward H.  (Eds.),  (1995).  Family-focused pediatrics: Issues, challenges, and clinical methods.  Monograph, The Pediatric Clinics of North America, 42, 1-237.

Taylor, Edward H.  (1995).  Understanding and helping families with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric special needs.  In William L. Coleman and Edward H. Taylor (Eds.), Family-focused pediatrics: Issues, challenges, and clinical methods.  Monograph, The Pediatric Clinics of North America, 42, 143-152.

Taylor, Edward H. & Edwards, Richard L.  (1995).  When community resources fail: Assisting the frightened or angry parent.  In William L. Coleman and Edward H. Taylor (Eds.), Family-focused pediatrics: Issues, challenges, and clinical methods.  Monograph, The Pediatric Clinics of North America, 42, 209-216.

Mac Kune-Karrer, Betty & Taylor, Edward H.  (1995) Toward multiculturality: Implications for the pediatrician.  In William L. Coleman and Edward H. Taylor (Eds.), Family-focused pediatrics: Issues, challenges, and clinical methods.  Monograph, The Pediatric Clinics of North America, 42, 31-46.

Taylor, Edward H. & Hyman, Bernard J.  (1995).  North Carolina Social Services Plan Pilot Project Evaluation: Final Report.  Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Human Resources, Division of Social Services, 1-49.

Wyatt, Richard Jed, Henter, Ioline de Saint, Leary, Megan C., & Taylor, Edward. (1995). An economic evaluation of schizophrenia-1991. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 30, 196-205.

Goldberg, T. E., Torrey, E. F., Gold, J. M., Bigelow, L. B., Ragland, R. D., Taylor E. & Weinberger, D. R. (1995). Genetic risk of neuropsychological impairment in

schizophrenia – A study of monozygotic twins discordant and concordant for the disorder. Schizophrenia Research 17, 77-84.

McNeil, Thomas F.,  Cantor-Graae, E.,  Torrey, E. Fuller, Sjostrom, Karin, Bowler, Ann E., Taylor, Edward H., Rawlings, Robert R., & Higgins, Edmund S.  (1994).  Obstetric complications in histories of monozygotic twins discordant and concordant for schizophrenia.  Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 89, 196-204.

Torrey, E. Fuller, Bowler, Ann E., Taylor, Edward H., & Gottesman, Irving I.  (1994). Schizophrenia and Manic Depressive Disorder: The Biological Roots of Mental Illness as Revealed by the Landmark Study of Identical Twins.  New York: Basic Books. Translations in Japanese and German.

Torrey, E. Fuller, Taylor, Edward H., Bracha, Stefan, Bowler, Anne E., McNeil, Thomas F., Rawlings, Robert R., Quinn, Patricia O., Bigelow, Llewellyn B., Rickler, Kenneth, Sjostrom, Karin, Higgins, Edmund S., & Gottesman, Irving I.  (1994).  Prenatal origin of schizophrenia in a subgroup of discordant monozygotic twins.  Schizophrenia Bulletin, 20, 423-432.

Coleman, William L. & Taylor, Edward. (1993). Family-parental stress and dysfunction: Its impact on children, part I. American Academy of Pediatrics, Developmental  and Behavioral News, 2, 8-9.

Coleman, William L. & Taylor, Edward. (1993). Family-parental stress and dysfunction: Its impact on children, part II. American Academy of Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral News, 2, 6-8.

Taylor, Edward H.  (1990). The assessment of social intelligence.  Psychotherapy, 27, 445-457.

Taylor, Edward H. & Cadet Jean L. (1989). Social intelligence, a neurological system?  Psychological Reports, 64, 423-444.

Taylor, Edward H.  (1989).  Schizophrenia: Fire in the brain.  Social Work, 34, 258-261.

Cadet, Jean L. & Taylor, Edward H.  (1988).  The iminodipropionitrile (IDPN)-induced    dyskinetic syndrome in mice: Antagonism by calcium channel antagonist Nifedipine.           Pharmacology Biochemistry & Behavior, 29, 381-385.

Taylor, Edward H.  (1987).  The biological basis of schizophrenia. Social Work, 32, 115-121.

Newmark, Deborah A. & Taylor, Edward H.  (1986).  The family and AIDS.  In Carl G.   Leukefeld and Manuel Fimbres (Eds.)  Responding to AIDS: Psychosocial Initiatives. Silver Spring, MD: NASW, 39-50.

Grebb, Jack A., Shelton, Richard C., Taylor, Edward H., & Bigelow, Llewellyn B. (1986).  A negative, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of Verapamil in chronic schizophrenia.  Biological Psychiatry, 21, 691-694.

Longstreth, Langdon E., Davis, Beryl, Carter, Linda, Flint, Debbie, Owen, Jeffrey, Rickert, Marie, & Taylor, Edward.  (1981).  Separation of home intellectual environment and maternal IQ as determinants of child IQ.  Developmental Psychology, 17, 532-541.