Nicole J. Johnson, PhD, LPC, CAADC, CCDP-D

Assistant Professor
Core Counselor Education Faculty
Coordinator, Clinical Development
Co-Chapter Faculty Advisor, Delta Sigma Mu, a Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

Nicole J. Johnson, PhD, LPC, CAADC, CCDP-D

Contact

4201 Henry Avenue
East Falls Campus
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Email Nicole Johnson

215-951-2943
215-951-2907 fax

Nicole J. Johnson, PhD, LPC, CAADC, CCDP-D

Assistant Professor
Core Counselor Education Faculty
Coordinator, Clinical Development
Co-Chapter Faculty Advisor, Delta Sigma Mu, a Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

Biography

Dr. Nicole G. Johnson, has over 20 years of experience working in the behavioral health care system in Philadelphia, surrounding counties and several states. Dr. Nicole has earned a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology, Masters of Education degree in Counseling Psychology (Temple University) and a Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision (Regent University). She has also earned a certificate in Spiritual and Faith Based Counseling. 

Dr. Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional Diplomate, Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider and holds a counseling competency in Problem Gambling. Nicole is also a Certified Prepare/Enrich Premarital & Marital Counselor. Nicole has served as a certified trainer in Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) for the State of Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services. Finally, Nicole is a Certified Master Trainer for QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Curriculum, and a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor for both the Youth and Adult Curricula. 

Currently, she serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Development in the Community and Trauma Counseling Program at Thomas Jefferson University. She is also the Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Area Counseling Association (GPACA), a division of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association. Nicole owns NGJohnson Counseling & Consulting LLC, a firm which trains, consults with Community and Faith Based Organization across several states and provides clinical supervision for professionals preparing to obtain their license as a professional counselor in Pennsylvania.

Education

PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision - 2016
MEd, Counseling Psychology - Temple University - 2004
BA, Psychology - Temple University - 1992

Publications

Selective Publications

Peer-Reviewed

  • Sperandio, K. R., Goshorn, J. R., Moh, Y., Gonzalez, E., & Johnson, N. G. (under review). Addiction counselors dealing with client death. Journal of Counseling & Development.
  • Johnson, N. G., Felter, J., Moh, Y., Bin, J., & Cupta, A. (accepted pending minor revisions). Working faith: A university-community collaboration to support healing-centered practices within faith communities. Adultspan Journal.

Book & Book Chapters

  • Johnson, N. (textbook 2nd edition revisions in progress). Counseling Persons Working In Religious Vocations. In Career, Lifestyle, and Spiritual Development: Work, Purpose, Calling and God (Preliminary Edition). ed. C. Williams, T. Hourihan.
    387-432. San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2018
  • Johnson, N. (under contract with Cognella). Ministers of Hope: The Ethics of Wonderful Counselors. Addictions Counseling: Body, Soul, and Spirit (Preliminary Edition). ed. C. Williams, T. Hourihan. San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Mentoring

Dr. Johnson is actively mentoring CTC and colleagues in the field of counseling, counselor education and supervision. One example of her mentorship involves her inclusion of two students and other faculty members on conceptual journal article. In addition, Dr. Johnson actively mentors high school, undergraduate students and social service professional who are interested in pursuing a career in professional counseling.

Supervision

Dr. Johnson has taken the following formal educational and clinical courses to be prepared to serve as a clinical supervisor to mental health professionals and trainees in counseling:

Relevant Courses Taken

  • CES 763: Supervision and Consultation - Regent University, Spring 2013, Graduate Level Course
  • CES 770: Advanced Practicum In Counseling- Regent University, Spring 2015, Graduate Level Course

Experience

  • CTC 701-  Practicum II in Community and Trauma Counseling - Thomas Jefferson University, Spring 2017, 2018, 2019- Graduate Level Course
  • CTC 602-  Practicum I in Community and Trauma Counseling - Thomas Jefferson University, Fall 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021- Graduate Level Course
  • CTC 790-  Summer Internship in Community and Trauma Counseling - Thomas Jefferson University, Spring 2018- Graduate Level Course
  • CTC 791-  Internship I in Community and Trauma Counseling - Thomas Jefferson University, Fall 2017, 2018, 2019- Graduate Level Course
  • CTC 792-  Internship II in Community and Trauma Counseling - Thomas Jefferson University, Spring 2018, 2019- Graduate Level Course
  • Coordinator of Clinical Development - Thomas Jefferson University, Summer 2019- present- Administrative Role
  • Supervision of Site and University Faculty Supervisors

Teaching

Courses Taught

  • Practicum I
  • Practicum II
  • Internship I
  • Internship II
  • Addictions Theory and Practice
  • Addictions Screening, Treatment and Assessment
  • Career Counseling

Courses Co-Taught

  • Practicum I
  • Group Counseling- Experiential Group Leader

Research & Scholarship

Areas of Interest: The integration of faith practices in healing trauma; Mental health education in communities of faith; Mental health stigma and suicide in the Black Church; Substance use disorder and trauma; Pastoral stress and secondary trauma; Clinical supervision

Leadership & Advocacy

Leadership & Service

Local

  • Past-President, Greater Philadelphia Area Counseling Association, 2020-2021
  • President, Greater Philadelphia Area Counseling Association, 2019-2020
  • Program Committee Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 2020
  • Division Board Member, Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 2019-2020
  • Alternate Committee Member, Faculty Advisory Council, Thomas Jefferson University, October 2021 – Present
  • Alternate Committee Member, Academic Standing Committee, Thomas Jefferson University, October 2021 – Present
  • Faculty Search Committee Member, Occupational Therapy Program, Thomas Jefferson University, March 2021 – May 2021
  • Chair, Interfaith Leaders’ Learning Collaborative on Trauma, Jefferson Trauma Education Network (J-TEN), 2019- present
  • Faculty Advisor, Delta Sigma Mu Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society, Thomas Jefferson University, 2018-present
  • Trainer and Master Trainer, Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper, Thomas Jefferson University, May 2018-present
  • Trainer, Mental Health First Aid, Healthy Minds Philly, August 2012-present

Regional

  • Member, North Atlantic Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES)
  • Member, Racial/Communal Trauma Sub-Action Committee, Healing-Empowerment-Advocacy-Learning-Prevention-Action (HEAL-PA) Leadership Team, the Office of Advocacy and Reform of Pennsylvania under Governor Thom Wolf, June 2021 –Present
  • Member, Trauma Informed Education Coalition, December 2020-Present

National

  • Subject Matter Expert/Item Writer, International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), 2013- present
  • Emerging Leaders Peer Reviewer, The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES),  2019
  • Book Proposal Reviewer, Routledge | Mental Health, 2018
  • Initial Reviewer, CACREP, 2014-2016
  • Member, American Counseling Association
  • Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Member, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • Member, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
  • Member, International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors

Advising

Dr. Johnson has been advising approximately 8 to 15 counseling students every academic year since becoming a full-time faculty member in the Community and Trauma Counseling program (2018-present).

Counseling

Dr. Johnson earned a doctorate degree in the CACREP-accredited counseling program at Regent University in 2016. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) with competency in problem gambling, Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional Diplomate (CCDP-D), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Board Certified Tele-mental Health Provider (BC-TMH). She earned her Master’s of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University in 2004. She has primarily worked with individuals living with substance use and addictive disorders in community corrections, residential and outpatient treatment settings. In these settings, she has held positions as Unit Manager, Clinical Coordinator/Accreditation Manager and Program Director. In addition, Dr. Johnson has worked as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant, providing wrap-around services for youth and their families. She is a certified administrator and trainer of in Functional Behavioral Analysis. Currently, she is providing clinical services to a small number of diverse clients through tele-mental health. In addition, she consults with agencies providing organizational development, clinical supervision and training to behavioral health professionals.