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Veronica Johnson
Position: Assistant Professor
Campus Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Phone: 646.557.4626
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ John Jay College
Research Interests: Workplace racial discrimination/harassment, Cultural competence in mental health service delivery, Racial/Ethnic mental health disparities, Racial Socialization, Racial Identity, Cultural Values

Dr. Johnson joined the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2017 and the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at CUNY in 2019. She completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, NY and several externships at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on the developing strengths-based approaches to mental health service delivery for client populations of color. She is interested in enhancing mental health treatment for racial/ethnic minority clients by isolating cultural values that promote psychosocial being, rather than focusing on the perceived deficits of client populations of color, as is customary in Psychology. Dr. Johnson is also interested in racial trauma, workplace racial discrimination, racism-related coping, and racial socialization. Outside of her role at CUNY, Dr. Johnson runs a private practice in New York City, facilitates discussions on enhancing multicultural competence in workspaces, and serves as a consultant for an executive functioning coaching organization, enhancing the academic success for students with learning differences and difficulties with executive functioning.