Department of Social Work and Human Services

Lisa B. Johnson, Ph.D., LCSW

Dr Lisa Johnson

Dr. Lisa B. Johnson, LCSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work in the Department of Social Work and Human Services at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Johnson received her BSW from Florida Atlantic University and her MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work from Florida State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. 


Currently she serves on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia.  Her direct practice experience includes providing outpatient treatment to children and adolescents, focusing on trauma and abuse, as well as in-home counseling to foster-care children and their families (i.e., foster, adoptive, and biological). She was also a Licensed Clinical Director of a supported foster home program that provided intensive wrap-around services. She has managed both a state and federal grant focusing on a child welfare certificate program and adoption in the state of Florida. She has several publications in the area of child welfare and has also presented at state, national, and international conferences.


Her research areas of interest include child welfare (i.e., foster care and adoptions), child advocacy and children's mental health. Dr. Johnson teaches in both the MSW and undergraduate degree programs.  Her undergraduate courses include Interviewing Skills and Research.  Her MSW courses include Direct Practice I, Research II, and Direct Practice with Children and Youth.  She is also the Faculty Advisor for Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society-Omicron Zeta Chapter and the MSW Student Social Work Organization.



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