College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

PhD, University of Maryland
Associate Professor
Academic Program Coordinator, Counseling and Development
Diversity Research and Action Consortium

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Phone: (703) 993-4419
Fax: (703) 993-5577
Email: rtalleyr (@gmu.edu)

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Krug Hall 201A
4400 University Dr.
MS 1H1
Fairfax, VA 22030

Profile

Dr. Talleyrand is an Associate Professor and Academic Program Coordinator for the Counseling and Development Program in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University.  Dr. Talleyrand's professional, research and service interests are in studying mental and physical health disparities in Women of Color and developing culturally relevant counseling interventions for communities that have been underrepresented and underserved. She has published and presented extensively in the areas of eating disorders in African American women, multicultural social justice counseling, career counseling, and advising and mentoring relationships. Her newest research and community service area has focused on exploring mental health concerns of recently immigrated undocumented youth—a population that has grown in the Northern VA area. Dr. Talleyrand also served from 2005 to 2016 as an advisor and consultant to the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, a private, non-profit organization that provides transitional housing and support services for homeless individuals living in the Northern Virginia area.  Dr. Talleyrand is on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Counseling and Development and Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology and has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, and the Journal of Black Psychology. She will join the Editiorial Review Board for The Counseling Psychologist, an exemplary journal in the profession of counseling psychology , in January 2020.

Dr. Talleyrand completed her Ph.D. in August, 2001 from the University of Maryland. Her area of study was Counseling Psychology.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (minor in Spanish) from the University of Pennsylvania. She also received a Master of Arts degree in Human Development from the University of Maryland.

Research Interests

  • Racial Identity Theory
  • Eating disorders, body image and obesity concerns/prevention in people of color/underrepresented groups
  • Social justice and multicultural competency issues in counselor/psychology training and development
  • Mental health concerns of undocumented immigrants
  • Advising and mentoring relationships
  • CQR, grounded theory, self-study qualitative approaches

Recent Publications

Talleyrand, R.M., & Vojtech, J. (2018). Potential stressors of undocumented Latinx youth:  Implications and recommendations for school counselors.

Professional School Counseling22(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X19847168

Chung, R. C-Y., Bemak, F., Talleyrand, R.M. & Williams, J. (2018).  Challenges in promoting race dialogues in psychology training: Race and gender perspectives.

The Counseling Psychologist,46,2, 213-240, doi-org.mutex.gmu.edu/10.1177/0011000018758262

Talleyrand, R.M., Gordon, A, D., Daquin, J.V., & Johnson, A.J. (2016). Expanding our understanding of eating attitudes, eating practices and body image in African American women:

A qualitative study. Journal of Black Psychology, 1-29, doi: 10.1177/0095798416649086

Talleyrand, R.M.  Eating disorders diagnosis and treatment in African American youth. (2016). In A. M. Breland-Noland, C. Al-Mateen, & N.N. Singh (Eds.), Handbook of Mental Health in African American youth.

               New York, NY: Springer.

Other Information

Courses

  • EDCD 602: Foundations of Counseling
  • EDCD 660: Multicutural Counseling