Dr. Richard Johnson teaches courses in Clinical Practice at the Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW). Dr. Johnson received his BA from Yale University, and his MS and PhD degrees from Columbia University.
Dr. Johnson has had 20 years of experience as a social worker, supervisor, division director and executive in residential treatment, foster care, adoption, and day care services. He is a 1993 graduate of the Ackerman Family Institute, where he was also founder and the first director of the Kinship Project, a consultation and staff training service designed to bring the skills of family therapy to bear in work with kinship foster families. Dr. Johnson is currently Division Director for Community-Based Residential Services at the Jewish Child Care Association of New York. He has a part-time private practice with couples and families.