Dr. Judith L. Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She is a professor of psychology, as well as the Program Director and Director of Clinical Training for the APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Regent University. Johnson is also the program evaluator for the Center for Child and Family Services in Hampton, Virginia.

Before Regent she worked as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Research Consultant for Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, as well as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Primary Care Health Behavior Coordinator for Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Johnson earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1980. Her post-doctoral fellow is in Geriatric Neuropsycholgy & Research from New Orleans V.A.M.C. & DePaul Hospital.


Graduate Research/Teaching Fellowship, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1985 - 1988. Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, 1989. Psi Chi National Honor Society, 1977. Regent University Faculty excellence award, 2004, 2008


Books and Chapters:

Johnson, J.L. & Butzen, N. (2008). "Intercessory prayer, group psychology, and medical healing." In J.H. Ellens (Ed.) Miracles: God, Science, and Psychology in the Paranormal. New York: Praeger.

Johnson, J.L. (2001). "An investigation of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute's efficacy and global impact." In M.R. Dansby, J.B. Stewart, S.C. Webb (Eds.) Managing diversity in the military. New York: Transaction Publishers.

McIntyre, R.L. & Johnson, J.L. (2001). "Diversity and teamwork." In M.R. Dansby, J.B. Stewart, S.C. Webb (Eds.) Managing diversity in the military. New York: Transaction Publishers.

Johnson, J.L. & McCown, W.G., (1997). Family treatment of neurobehavioral disorders. New York:Haworth Press. Ferrari,

J.R., Johnson, J.L., McCown, W.G., (Eds.) (1995). Procrastination and task avoidance. New York:Plenum Press.

McCown, W.G., Johnson, J.L., & Shure, M., (Eds.). (1993). The impulsive client: theory, research, and treatment. Washington, D.C.:American Psychological Association Press.

Holmes, J.A., Johnson, J.L., & Roedel, A. (1993). "Impulsivity and cerebral dysfunction." In W.G. McCown, J.L. Johnson, & M.B. Shure (Eds.) The impulsive client: theory, research, and treatment. Washington, D.C.:American Psychological Association Press.

Johnson, J.L. & McCown, W.G. (1993). "An overview of substance abuse." In P. B. Sutker & H. Adams (Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of psychopathology. New York:Plenum Press. 

McCown, W.G. & Johnson, J.L., (1993). Therapy with treatment resistant families: A consultation crisis intervention model. New York:Haworth Press.

Peer reviewed journal articles:

Butzen, N.L. & Johnson, J.L. (In preparation). "Facet level analysis of personality predictors of forgiveness."

Olson, L., Johnson, J.L., Ripley, J., & Hathaway, W. (In press). "Integration Curriculum in an APA-accredited doctoral program." Journal of Psychology and Christianity.

Johnson, J.L. & Kim, L.M. (2011). "The role of impulsivity in forgiveness." Individual Differences Research, 9 (1), 12-21.

Johnson, J.L., Kim, L.M., Giovannelli, T., & Cagle, T. (2010). "Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory and forgiveness." Personality and Individual Differences.

Johnson, J.L. & Hill, W.R. (2009). "Personality traits and military leadership." Individual Differences Research, 7 (1), 1-13.

Covert, M.B. & Johnson, J.L. (2009). "A Narrative exploration of motivation to forgive and the related correlate of religious commitment." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 28 (1), 57-65.

Smith, C., Johnson, J.L., & Hathaway, W. (2009). "Personality contributions to belief in paranormal phenomena." Individual Differences Research, 7(2), 85-96.

Williams, E., Johnson, J.L., & Bott, C.A. (2008). "Evaluation of a program for reduction of childhood aggression." Psychological Reports, 103, 347-357.

Johnson, J.L. & Butzen, (2008). "Psychoticism as a predictor of vengefulness, forgiveness, and religious commitment." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 27(4), 329-336.

Johnson, J.L. & Hathaway, W.L. (2004). "Training Christian practitioner-scholars: The Regent University example." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 23(4), 331- 337.

Kelly, W.G., Johnson, J.L., & Miller, M.J. (2003). "Conscientiousness and the prediction of task duration: Evidence for the role of personality in time estimation." North American Journal of Psychology, 5(3), 443-450.

Bellah, C.G., Bellah, L.D., & Johnson, J.L. (2003). "A look at dispositional vengefulness from the Three and Five-Factor Models of Personality." Individual Differences Research, 1, 1, 6-16.

McCullough, M.E., Bellah, C.G., Kilpatrick, S.D. & Johnson, J.L. (2001). "Vengefulness: Relationships with forgiveness, rumination, well-being, and the Big Five." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27(5), 601-610.

Johnson, J.L., Bellah, C.G., Dodge, T., Kelly, W., Livingston, M.M. (1998). "The effect of warning on feigned malingering on the WAIS-R in college samples." Perceptual and Motor Skills, 87, 152-154.

Lauver, S.C. & Johnson, J.L. (1997). "The role of neuroticism and social support in older adults with chronic pain behavior." Personality and Individual Differences, 23(1), 165-167.

Johnson, J.L. & K. Lesniak-Karpiak (1997). "The effect of warning on malingering on memory and motor tasks in college samples." Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 12(3), 231-238.

Johnson, J.L. & Bloom, A.M. (1995). "An analysis of the contribution of the five factors of personality to variance in academic procrastination." Personality and Individual Differences, 18(1), 127-133.

Johnson, J.L. (1994). "The Thematic Apperception Test and Alzheimer's disease." Journal of Personality Assessment, 62(2), 314-319.

Johnson, J.L. (1994). "Episodic memory deficits in Alzheimer's disease: A behaviorally anchored scale." Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 9, 337-346.

Sutker, P.B., Allain, A.N., & Johnson, J.L. (1993). "Clinical assessment of long-term cognitive and emotional sequelae to World War II prisoner-of-war confinement: Comparison of Pilot Twins." Psychological Assessment: A Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 5(1), 3-10.

Sutker, P. B., Allain, A., Johnson, J.L. & Butters, N. (1992). "Memory and learning performances in POW survivors with history of malnutrition and combat veteran controls." Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 7, 431-444.

Johnson, J.L., Matthews, L., & McCown, W. (1991). "Story-telling in dementia." Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 6, 197.

McCown, W.G. & Johnson, J.L. (1991). "Personality and chronic procrastination by university students during an academic examination period." Personality and Individual Differences, 13, 123-125.

Johnson, J. L. (1990). "Understanding and treatment for children of addiction. Review of Rosalie Cruise Jesse, Children in Recovery." Contemporary Psychology, 35(9), 901-902.

Johnson, J. L., & Sutker, P. B. (1989). "Changing perspectives in neuropsychology alcoholism research. Review of O. Parsons, N. Butters, & P. Nathan (Eds.), Neuropsychology of Alcoholism: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment. Contemporary Psychology, 34(1).

McCown, W. G., Johnson, J. L., & Petzel, T. (1989). "Procrastination, a principle components analysis." Personality and Individual Differences, 10(2), 197-202.

McCown, W.G. & Johnson, J. L. (1988). "Difficulty in securing conference presentation reprints: A need for standardized procedures." Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 3(3), 155-160.


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