Kaprea F. Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counseling and Special Education

Kaprea F. Johnson, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed. in school counseling, Howard University
  • B.A. in psychology, Norfolk State University

Research interests

Health disaparities among vulnerable and minority populations, urban school counseling, social justice and multicultural issues, school-mental health collaboration, interprofessional education, interprofessional collaboration and integrated behavioral healthcare. Also interested in curriculum and assessment development.

Career highlights

  • Appointed to the President's Task Force for Inclusive Excellence (2016, 2017)
  • Selected for University of Kitakyushu Faculty Summer Exchange Program, southern island of Kyushu, Japan - award amount: ¥178,000 (Japanese Yen) = $1,776, plus airfare (2016)
  • The Coalition of Black Faculty and Adminiatrators Professional Development Award ($800), Old Dominion University (2016)
  • Selected for Who’s Who in Health Sciences Higher Education (2015)
  • Shining Star Teaching Award (nominated by a student), Old Dominion University (2015)
  • Nominated and selected for Most Collaborative Grant Award, College of Education, Old Dominion University (2015)
  • Nominated and selected for Champion of Diversity Award, College of Education, Old Dominion University (2013)
  • Selected for honorary membership, Golden Key International Honor Society (2013)
  • Awarded 2013 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Emerging Leaders Fellow at the ACES National Conference in Denver, October 16, 2013

Recent publications/projects

  • Hawkins, J.E., Martin, J., Johnson, K.F., Stull, S. (accepted May 2019). Teach Smarter, Not Harder: A Practical Approach to Integrating Interprofessional Education. Nurse Educator, 44 (3).
  • Clemons, K. & Johnson, K.F. (accepted Jan/Feb 2019). African American pastors and their perceptions of professional school counseling. Journal of Negro Education, 88 (1).
  • Moe, J.L., Johnson, K.F., Finnerty, P. & Park, K. (accepted Winter 2018). Integrated behavioral health and counseling gender and sexual minority populations. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling.
  • Hannon, M.D., Johnson, K.F., Christian, N.A. & Hannon, L.V. (2017). Black and Latino fathers of students with autism: Culturally responsive support. Journal of School Counseling, 15 (10),1-31. http://jsc.montana.edu/articles/v15n10.pdf
  • Berger, C & Johnson, K.F. (2017) Complementary and Integrative Health Assessment for Practitioners (CIHAP) Measure: Scale Development, Validation, & Measurement Invariance. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 39 (4), 305-319.
  • Johnson, K.F. & Kalkbrenner, M. (2017). The utilization of technological innovations to support college student mental health: Mobile health communication. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 35 (4), 314-339. (Impact factor 1.24)
  • Johnson, K.F., Sparkman-Key, N., & Kalkbrenner, M. (2017). Human service students’ and professionals’ knowledge and experiences of interprofessionalism: Implications for education. Journal of Human Services, 37 (1), 5-13.

Grant projects

Past and current grant projects total $4,490,477. Dr. Johnson is experienced in managing grant teams and developing successful grant projects.

Johnson, K.F. (principal investigator), Moe, J., Fowler, C. Kemer, G., Diawara,N., Gupta, A., & Adams-Tufts, K. Improving Integrated Behavioral Health Care Training across the lifespan for Masters Level Counselors and Clinical Supervisors. Sponsored by Bureau of Health Professions of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funded ~$1,920,000, from 9/30/17 - 8/1/21.

  • Support 30 masters’ students with $10k stipends yearly starting in January 2018. Train pre-professional school and mental health counselors in integrated behavioral health settings (i.e., schools, acute care settings, psychiatric rehab facilities, other community-based placements). Develop two integrated health counseling courses, free continuing education for community clinicians, free training for supervisors, support doctoral student with GRA, develop a website for integrated behavioral health education and research information, and collaborate with stakeholders in the region.

Moe, J. (principal investigator), Johnson, K.F. (co-principal investigator), Krahwinkel, J., Goodman-Scott, E., Kemar, G., Adams-Tuft, K. Experiential Training for Master’s-Level Counselors and Clinical Supervisors in Integrated Behavioral Care Settings with Children, Adolescence, and Transitional Aged Youth. Sponsored by Bureau of Health Professions of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funded ~$364,000. (HRSA grant, from 9/15/16 - 9/30/17)

  • Support 20 masters’ students with $10k stipends for spring and summer of 2017. Train pre-professional school and mental health counselors in integrated behavioral health settings (i.e., schools, acute care settings, psychiatric rehab facilities, other community-based placements).

Bio

Dr. Johnson is an experienced counselor educator with over eight years of experience in higher education. For seven years, she was a counselor educator at another university where she served in several leadership positions and taught a variety of masters and doctoral level courses. She has a strong diverse background in school counselor and integrated behavioral health education. Her research has garnered over 25 peer reviewed publications and over $4.4 million in grants, where she has served as the principal investigator and co-principal investigator.

When Johnson is not in the classroom or engaged in research, she enjoys painting, reading and traveling.

Curriculum Vitae

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