State of Michigan Psychologist License #6301002667
Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology: University of Detroit
Master’s Degree in School Psychology: University of Detroit
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Northwestern University

Doctoral level clinical psychologists receive comprehensive education and rigorous training in the biological, social, and behavioral aspects of human functioning. My doctoral level internships were done at Hawthorn Center, a state psychiatric hospital in Northville, MI. and at Detroit Psychiatric Institute. I completed practicums at Children’s Center and Children’s Hospital of Michigan. I also fulfilled two years of supervised practice prior to receiving my full license.



American Psychological Association

Board of Convention Affairs- Chair (2018) 2015-2018

Board of Directors- Member at Large 2012-2014

Council of Representatives

Past Chair Membership Board

Past Chair of the Association of Practicing Psychologists Caucus

Past Member of the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice

Past Chair of the Committee of State Leaders

Member of the Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology

Chair of the Task Force on the Implementation of the Multicultural Guidelines


Division 31: State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs

Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice

Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Affairs

Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women

APA Books Reviewer

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice Consulting Editor

American Insurance Trust

Trustee 2015-2017; 2018-2020

Michigan Psychological Association

Federal Advocacy Coordinator (2006-Present)

President -1999



Association of Black Psychologists

Metro Detroit Area Association of Black Psychologists

Leadership Detroit Class XXIX 2007-2008



American Psychological Association: State Leadership Award (2017)

APA Committee of State Leaders Diversity Delegates Recognition Award (2013)

Michigan Psychological Association

Distinguished Psychologist of the Year (2009)

Farmington-Farmington Hills Multicultural Multiracial Council

Distinguished Community Service Award (2002)

Pepperdine University

Distinguished Service Award (1998)



Behrman, L, Giamatti, E., Johnson, J., Martin, J. “When Professionals Face Illness and Death: Our Colleagues, Our Patients, Ourselves”,

Vasquez, M; Johnson, J. “Psychotherapy” Chapter in Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Friedman, Howard G. (Ed). San Diego, CA, US Academic Press (publication pending)

Gallardo, M., Johnson, J., Parham, T., & Carter, J., “Ethics and Multiculturalism: Advancing Cultural and Clinical Responsiveness,” Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (2009), 40, 5, 425-435.

Burney, P., Celeste, B., Johnson, J., Klein, N., Nordal, K., Portnoy, S., “Mentoring Professional Psychologists: Program for Career Development, Advocacy, and Diversity”, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (2009), 40, 3, 292-298.

“Study Finds Link Between Day Care & School Behavior Problems in Grade-Schoolers,” JET magazine (2007), Vol. 111, No. 15, 12-13.

“Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology,” American Psychologist (2006), May-Jun Vol. 61(4), 271-285.

“How to Clean Up Your Child’s Potty Mouth,” JET magazine (2006), Vol. 109, No. 17, 24-25.



2016   Facing Illness and Death with Courage: Our Clients, Ourselves                             APA Denver, Co.

2015     Developmental Issues in Psychotherapy: Guidance Center                                    Southgate, MI

2014      Living Well on Dialysis      Detroit, MI

2013      Secondary Traumatization and Self-Care

             Judson Center | Howell, Ann Arbor, Southfield, MI.; Guidance Center |            Southgate, MI

2012    Cultural Competence in Independent Practice

      American Psychological Association Convention | Washington, D.C.

2011    Integrating Diversity into Advocacy on the National Level

      APAPO State Leadership Conference | Washington, D.C.

2011     Advocacy Retention, Burnout Prevention and Succession

     APAPO State Leadership Conference | Washington, D.C.

2010   When Women Psychologists Have Cancer

    American Psychological Association Convention | San Diego, CA

2010    Psychology Matters –Rochester College Academic Symposium                             Keynote Address      Rochester College | Rochester, Michigan