Wendy Johnny Ph.D.

Wendy Johnny Ph.D.

Assistant Professor / Counselor
Phone number: 
212.237.8176
Room number: 
3106

Education

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Walden University, Minnesota

M.A. Psychology, City College (CUNY)

B.A. Psychology, Medgar Evers College (CUNY)

Bio

 

Wendy Johnny, Assistant  Professor and Counselor in the SEEK Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice since the fall semester of 1999 to the present.  In addition to working in the SEEK Department, Dr. Johnny is a Clinical Psychologist at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Her scholarly work and research interest focus on Parkinson’s disease, depression and neurocognitive deficits; multicultural consideration into the assessment evaluation and psychotherapeutic process; treatment issues for African American psychiatric inpatient; religious beliefs and spirituality well-being; the impact of race-related stress on Black Americans’ mental health. In essence, her scholarly work and research interest focus on fostering understanding across real and perceived racial and cultural differences and cultural competence. In addition, Dr. Johnny is an active committee member in her church, and she is also a member of several professional organizations.

Publications

Dissertation: Race-related Stress, Spiritual Well-being, and Help-seeking in Black British West Indian Americans

Proquest: Publication number: 3595798

 

Research

Dissertation: Race-related Stress, Spiritual Well-being, and Help-seeking in Black British West Indian Americans

Eating disorder, gender role issues and sex-roles concerns among African-American and Caucasian college students

Family structure and adolescent locus of control.I researched the role of head of household influences on adolescent self-concept and academic ability.

Focus-group, a qualitative study with Caribbean-American Parents I researched the experiences of Caribbean

born parents rearing children born in America. Conducted primary source interviews.

 

Research interest

Examining the extent to which depression contributes to the impairments in executive functions in patients with Parkinson’s disease,

The impact of race-related stress on Black Americans’ mental health.

Immigrant college students, the acculturation process, academic successful and motivation.

Spirituality and spiritual well-being

Expertise

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Cognitive-behavioral therapy CBT), relaxation training, stress management and mindful awareness; facilitates group bereavement counseling. Teaching undergraduate students; helping students to become academically successful, develop professionally, socially and exploring their health and overall well-being.

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