Adjunct Lecturer

Kay Johnson

Kay Johnson is a clinician in private practice, and supervises the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, MA. She provides training and supervision for programs across the U.S. and Canada to increase staff capacity for integrated work with trauma and co-occurring disorders.

Ms. Johnson began her career working with traumatized homeless families and individuals as a clinician, supervisor, and director. She served as the founding director of a substance abuse treatment program within a Tier II Shelter in the South Bronx for homeless women and their children. She also served as the founding director for a Times Square mental health clinic serving youth experiencing homelessness, traumatized individuals, and families. She was a senior clinician at the Crime Victims Treatment Center, where she participated in a research project for HIV+ survivors of trauma and survivors of trauma with substance use disorders. Ms. Johnson has worked with Dr. Lisa Najavits since 1997, performing research within the VA and community-based organizations, and publishing on treatment for PTSD and addictive disorders. Ms. Johnson holds an MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work.