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 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 for Psychological Science

Association of Black Psychologists

Metro Detroit Area Association of Black Psychologists

Leadership Detroit Class XXIX 2007-2008



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.



2014  Living Well on Dialysis          One Ford Center | Detroit, MI

           Advocacy for Professional Involvement     University of Detroit-Mercy | 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