Prof. Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson

Phone: (646) 312- 3792

Location: VC 8-222


Sam Johnson is the Chair of the Psychology Department at Baruch College and a counseling psychologist and Professor of Psychology.  His research and teaching interests are in culturally competent clinical training and applied psychological training for intercultural competence.  His academic career spans over 30 years of service at many institutions, most recently at Teachers College Columbia University and Baruch College, CUNY. 

While at Teachers College Dr. Johnson pioneered Multi-Cultural Curriculum Development for Professional Psychologists at Columbia University. He is the founder of the Teachers College Winter Round-Table on Cross Cultural Psychology and Education the longest running professional conference devoted to issues of diversity.

Dr. Johnson was a pioneering proponent of cultural competence in his critical position papers on "Cultural Expertise" (1984, 1987, 1992).  He has extensive publications in scholarly journals, books, video, and digital media. Dr. Johnson is an experienced grant writer, principle investigator, and program evaluator.  He has received several fellowships and grant awards including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Media Fellowship.

During his tenure at Baruch College Dr. Johnson served as Baruch College's first VP for Student Development. He established fieldwork placements for master's level trainees in career and personal counseling. His administration established the first APA approved Doctoral Internship Program in the City University and expanded and improved Peer Counseling Services.

Dr. Johnson led the development and implementation first Internet based career development center in the City University at Baruch. He managed the integration of SEEK counseling services into student affairs and implemented card reader traffic monitoring in student service offices. Dr. Johnson championed the adoption of CAS Standards for student services CUNY-wide and managed the development and implementation of service and business plans for Baruch’s Athletic and Recreation Center (ARC).

Selected Bibliography

Johnson, S.D., (2004). Culture, Context, and Counseling. Chapter 2 in the Handbook of Racial-Cultural Psychology and Counseling, Volume One, Theory and Research, Robert T. Carter (Editor). Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, ©2004-©2005.ISBN: 0-471-38628-6 Pp.17-26.

Johnson, S.D., (2000). "Classic Defenses: A critical Assessment of Ambivalence and Denial in Organizational Leader's Responses to Diversity. In Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations; Beyond the Corporate Context, R. T. Carter Ed., Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Pp. 181-191

Johnson, S.D. & Carter, R.T., Eds.  (1993).   Addressing Cultural issues in an Organizational Context: The Proceedings of the 1992 Teachers College Winter Roundtable on Cross Cultural Counseling.  New York, New York: Teachers College, Proceedings of the 1991 Teachers College Winter Roundtable on Cross Cultural Counseling.  New York, New York: Teachers College, Columbia University.

Johnson, S.D.  & McRae, Mary B. (1992).  Toward Training for Competence in Multicultural Counselor Education.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 70, 1,131-135.

Johnson, S.D. (1990).  Toward Clarifying Culture Race and Ethnicity in the Context of Multicultural Counseling.   The Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. 18, 1, 41-50.Columbia University.

Johnson, S.D.   (1990).  Applying Socio-identity Analysis To Counseling Practice and Preparation: A Review of Four Techniques. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.  18, 3, 133-143.

Johnson, S.D.  (1987).  "Knowing That" vs. "Knowing How": Toward Achieving Expertise In Multicultural Training for Counseling.  The Counseling Psychologist, 15,2,320-331.

Johnson, S.D.  (1984). The Cross Cultural Training Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.  New York, NY:  Teachers College, Columbia University, Department of Social, Organizational and Counseling Psychology.   (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.  ED 241 860.)

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