For 10 years, Dr. Johnson has been involved in various types of trainings for groups and organizations. She uses an intersectional and Freirian approach to diversity and inclusion training and consulting that marries her training as counseling psychologist with her scholarly knowledge of race and culture, and the ways that gender, social class, sexuality, and ability status, among other aspects of identity shape how groups and organization function. Dr. Johnson believes in a multi-systemic approach that first diagnoses, and then shapes interventions from a multi-step method. Common interventions including increasing knowledge around race and culture, social-emotional learning around race and culture, restructuring of policies and norms that disenfranchise vulnerable groups, and starting and maintaining racial dialogues.
Campus or Workplace Climate Assessment
Dr. Johnson conducts climate assessments for various institutions such as college campuses, academic departments, non-profit organizations, and corporations. Evaluations can consist of various methods including surveys, focus groups, and interviewers with key constituents and stakeholders. Each evaluation would be accompanied with a comprehensive report, which integrates academic and empirical literature, while including practical recommendations and strategies.
Multicultural Awareness and Competence Training:
Dr. Johnson provides training for organizations that are interested in providing opportunities for employees to discuss issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, social class, religion, and ability. Topics include microaggressions, implicit bias, intercultural communication, cultural competence, cultural humility, and intersectional identities, and trauma. Activities may range from group discussions, experiential activities, and personal reflections.
Multicultural consultation for individual and groups:
Dr. Johnson provides consultation that seek specific consultation, advice, or education about multicultural issues. Topics may include: race or racial discrimination, LGBTQ issues, sexual harassment, racial trauma, workplace micro aggressions, African American or Black issues, or general mental health issues for communities of color. Activities may include providing educational presentations, research, writing, and information disseminating, counseling, conflict mediation, and individual appointments.
Sample previous clientele has included:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)- Washington DC
New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Wasserman Media Group