Josephine D. Johnson Ph.D. "In Memoriam"

Josephine D. Johnson

Dr. Josephine Johnson's private practice in Livonia, Michigan provides services to children, adults, and families, and clinical supervision to Doctoral/Master's level psychologists. As a consultant to Community Mental Health agencies Dr. Johnson provides individual clinical supervision and group case consultation. She served many years as a Psychological Consultant to a residential treatment facility conducting psychological evaluations, providing case consultation, and participating in program development. She has provided clinical consultation to the Counseling and Psychological Services Program at Wayne State University. Dr. Johnson has been a consultant to businesses, schools, healthcare agencies, and churches. She is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Detroit program.

Dr. Johnson received a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University, Master's in School Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit. She served on the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Directors and on numerous committees including the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and was chair of the Membership Board and Board of Convention Affairs. She is a fellow of four APA Divisions. Dr. Johnson received APA’s “State Leadership Award in 2017”. She currently serves as Michigan Psychological Association’s (MPA) Federal Advocacy Coordinator, was President of MPA and was its "Psychologist of the Year" in 2009. She received MPA’s Beth Clark Service Award in 2018. . APA’s Division of Psychologists in Independent Practice awarded her their Public Service Award in 2016. Dr. Johnson served as an Officer of the Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologists. She has served as a Reviewer for Professional Psychology Research and Practice and guest editor for APA Books.

In addition to Chairing APA's Task Force on Implementing the Multicultural Guidelines, Dr. Johnson is currently co-authoring a monograph on “Multicultural Therapy” (expected publication 2020). She has lectured nationally on culturally responsive treatment. She recently served as Secretary of the Metro Detroit Area Association of Black Psychologists. Dr. Johnson is passionate about mentoring students and early career psychologists.

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