Dr. Johnson co-authored a new book with Dr. Melba Vazquez in 2022 entitled, “Multicultural Therapy: A practice Imperative”. It is published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is available for purchase through APA, Amazon, or wherever books are sold.
“Multicultural Therapy: A Practice Imperative is an excellent resource for therapists, trainees, and anyone interested in psychotherapy and counseling. Vasquez and Johnson provide an intersectional perspective to address the relevance of identity and social justice in psychotherapy. A timely and essential contribution, this text is applicable to all psychotherapy clients. I strongly recommend this superb volume.” — Lillian Comas-Díaz, Ph.D., Author, Multicultural Care: A Clinician’s Guide to Cultural Competence
Vasquez, M. J. T., & Johnson, J. D. (2022). Multicultural therapy: A practice imperative. American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000279-000
Dr. Johnson serves on the Board of Trustees of “The Trust”. The Trust is an independent trust offering insurance, financial security, and risk management programs for psychologists and related individuals nationwide.
The Trust program is continually monitored by the Trustees – psychologists experienced in both practice and insurance needs, and independent insurance experts – to ensure that coverage is broad and meets the ever-changing environment in the discipline and profession of psychology.
Psychology in the News
October 29, 2021
Apology to People of Color for APA’s Role in Promoting, Perpetuating, and Failing to Challenge Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Human Hierarchy in U.S.
In a resolution adopted by the APA Council of Representatives on October 29, 2021, the American Psychological Association stated that it had failed in its role leading the discipline of psychology, was complicit in contributing to systemic inequities, and hurt many through racism, racial discrimination, and denigration of people of color, thereby falling short on its mission to benefit society and improve lives. APA is profoundly sorry, accepts responsibility for, and owns the actions and inactions of APA itself, the discipline of psychology, and individual psychologists who stood as leaders for the organization and field.
Why mental health needs to be a top priority in the workplace U.S. surgeon general cites APA research in new guidance around strengthening workplace well-being.U.S. surgeon general cites APA research in new guidance around strengthening workplace well-being.
Resources for people who are suffering distress or just want to better understand gun violence, the APA offers a variety of information on its website, including:
- Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting
- Helping children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
- How to talk to children about difficult news and tragedies
- How much news coverage is OK for children?
- Warning signs of youth violencex
- Understanding and Preventing Violence Against Teachers
- Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy (an expert panel report)
- APA’s Gun Violence Prevention Efforts
The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA’s membership includes nearly 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.