APA PRESIDENTIAL CITATION
Josephine D. Johnson, PhD, is awarded a Presidential citation for her service to all the communities of which she is a vital and distinctive part—APA; the Michigan Psychological Association; Divisions 31, 35, 42, and 45; the Association of Black Psychologists; The Guidance Center; and the community of her colleagues and those she has served with dignity.
Dr. Johnson’s contributions to the profession of psychology and psychologists in her communities have unifying themes—advancement of and advocacy for the future of psychological practice; support, growth, and development of psychologists; respect, recognition, empowerment, fellowship, and inclusion of all; an understanding of multicultural issues; and dedication to public service.
Dr. Johnson’s contributions to APA include service and success as a Member-at-large on the Board of Directors, Member of the Council of Representatives, Chair of the Board of Convention Affairs, Chair of the Membership Board, Chair of the Task Force on the Implementation of the Multicultural Guidelines, Member of the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice for which she was Chair of the Workgroup on Multicultural Issues, and Chair of the Committee of State Leaders.
Dr. Johnson’s contributions to the Michigan Psychological Association which include serving as President and Federal Advocacy Coordinator have been recognized with the Beth Clark Service Award for her demonstration of volunteerism, initiative, integrity, and good will in the service of MPA; Distinguished Psychologist of the Year; and the MPA Fellows Award. For her commitment to SPTA and diversity, she was awarded the State Leadership Award and the Diversity Award with the Committee of State Leaders. She is the recipient of Division 42’s Public Service Award; and received the Distinguished Community Service Award from the Farmington-Farmington Hills Multicultural Multiracial Council.
Dr. Josephine Johnson is receiving this Presidential Citation for her consistent and significant contributions to her colleagues, her profession, APA and its divisions, the Michigan Psychological Association and other communities, all of which she has served notably, selflessly, and adeptly.
Thank you, Dr. Johnson for your service to APA and psychology.