IN THIS EPISODE
Patricia D. Johnson, Psy.D., holds a Doctorate of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College; her Clinical Case Study dissertation, Biracial Identity Development. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Dr. Johnson is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Consultant, and Lecturer.
Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on biracial individuals. Dr. Johnson is of dual ethnicity (biracial), Austrian-Hungarian/African American decent. She conducts workshops and classes on the subjects of interracial and biracial issues and is a nationally recognized expert for her work in these areas. Dr. Johnson worked with several multiracial/cultural groups to help bring about categorical changes allowing individuals to identify as being of mixed races on the United States Census.
Dr. Johnson is a clinical member of The California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT). She was instrumental in the development of the Los Angeles chapter of CAMFT’s multiracial/cultural committee.
At the Annual American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT) Conference, Dr. Johnson presented Treating Biracial Individuals & Interracial Families. Dr. Johnson also served as committee member of the AAMFTCA Outreach Committee; as well as Chair of the Elections Committee – California Division. She was a featured speaker at AAMFT’s Millenium Conference.
Dr. Johnson’s training includes the Maple Center Mental Health Clinic, Center for the Study of Young People in Groups (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/Thalians Mental Health Hospital), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s TEEN LINE, and Friends Medical Science Research/Matrix Institute on Addiction. At The Matrix Institute on Addiction, Dr.
Dr. Johnson has made several television appearances as a professional expert, including CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Montel Williams Show, The Leeza Gibbons Show, and The Other Half. She hosted a series for the Discovery Health Channel, Reconcilable Differences. She was frequently heard as an expert on For The
Record with Samm Brown, 90.7 KPFK-FM, kpfk.org. Dr. Johnson has consulted for Arnold Shapiro Productions, Jonathan Goodson Productions, LETNOM Productions, Fisher/Merlis Television, Inc., Motown Records, and The Los Angeles Times.
We Discuss topics including:
- Social justice and psychology
- Understanding biracial issues
- The inter psychic development of biracial issues
- Having clinicians do the work understanding people with different ethnicities
- Working on ourselves before stepping in a room with a client
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