Dr. Juliana Taymans is a professor emerita of special education at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Taymans has been a consultant with NIC since 1991 developing training and curricula on cognitive-behavioral interventions. She has provided training and technical assistance to over 50 correctional agencies implementing cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Juliana has authored/co-authored the following programs used in corrections:
- Problem Solving Skills in Action
- Thinking for a Change
- Communicating for Change: Line Staff Management of Youthful Offenders through Active Communication
- The Domestic Violence Education Program
- Decision Points
Dr. Taymans was on the authoring team for the original Thinking for a Change as well as all updated versions. Juliana also works on instructional design projects for the U. S. Department of Education to develop courses for adult educators.
Juliana has been actively involved in cognitive-behavioral interventions since 1987. In addition to her work with NIC, she is a trainer for the University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning, on cognitive-behavioral interventions for youth with learning disabilities.
Dr. Taymans also writes chapters and books on the topic (For example, Chapter 3 of Learning to Achieve: A Professional’s Guide to Educating Adults with Learning Disabilities.)