Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Director for Field Education
What I do
Teaching and mentoring students in their field internships has been a passion of mine for many years. I am very committed to supporting the development of our students as professional social workers and to encouraging this to be a lifelong process of ongoing growth and learning.
children and youth, clinical social work, families and family systems, health and wellness, higher education, trauma
Clinical Associate Professor Kathryn Johnson has been a social worker for nearly 30 years, working with high-risk youth and families in nonprofit residential and day treatment settings and community mental health centers overseeing client hospitalizations. She has been a clinician, team leader, program director and administrator.
Prior to becoming a social worker, Johnson was an elementary school teacher. Throughout her career, she has had a particular passion for training, supervising and mentoring student interns, encouraging and supporting them in their development as professionals in the field. An additional passion is mindfulness meditation, which has been a practice of hers for many years. She has been trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction and has taught mindfulness meditation in the community.
As a graduate of GSSW who is passionate about field education, Johnson has been pleased to work in various capacities over the years as a field instructor, field liaison, off-site MSW supervisor and part-time field coordinator on the school's field team. Johnson was appointed as a full-time clinical faculty and field coordinator in 2012. She is currently a clinical associate professor and the associate director for field education. Johnson is an avid runner, hiker and traveler, and she loves spending time in our mountains.
- MSW, University of Denver
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