Veronica Johnson

Veronica Johnson

Veronica Johnson
Assistant Professor of Psychology
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524 West 59th Street, 10.65.19 NB


2017 Ph.D. Columbia University

2011 B.S. University of Florida


Dr. Johnson joined the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2017. Before joining the faculty at John Jay 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 John Jay, 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. 

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association - Divisions 17 & 45

Course Taught

PSY 242 Abnormal Psychology

PSY 755 Introduction to Forensic Mental Health Counseling

PSY 758 Clinical Instruction

Scholarly Work

Johnson, V. E., Barbera, J., & Conwell, B. (under review). Exploring the relationship between race-based traumatic stress, negative mood, and health-related behaviors. 

Johnson, V. E., Carter, R. T. (under review). Black cultural patterns as sources of strength and psychological well-being: An empirical analysis.

Carter, R. T., & Johnson, V. E. (2018). Racial identity: Applications to practice. Practice Innovations, doi:10.1037/pri0000082.

Carter, R. T., Johnson, V. E., Kirkinis, K., Roberson, K., Muchow, C., & Galgay, C. (2018). A meta-analytic review of racial discrimination: Relationships to health and culture. Racial and Social Problems, 1-18. 

Carter, R. T., Johnson, V. E., Roberson, K., & Sant Barket, S. (2017). Race-based traumatic stress symptoms, people of Color racial identity status attitudes and psychological functioning: An exploratory investigation. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48(1), 30-37.



Honors and Awards

Fellow - University of Pennsylvania ELEVATE Program for Minority Serving Institutions

Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Mental Illness
Racial & Social Justice

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Race, Ethnicity, & Class

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