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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Kathryn (Kathy) Johnson

Clinical Associate Professor
MSW, University of Denver


  • field education
  • mentoring and teaching students
  • families and high-risk youth
  • mindfulness practices


A member of GSSW’s field team, Clinical Associate Professor Kathryn Johnson previously worked part-time for more than four years as a field liaison, adjunct professor, off-site MSW supervisor and assistant field coordinator.

In her present position, she assists students in finding internships and works with agencies, field instructors and liaisons to ensure quality experiences, both for them and for the students.

Johnson has more than 20 years of experience working with high-risk youth and families as a clinician, team leader, program director and administrator, primarily in a residential and day treatment setting for adolescents. She also has worked with local community mental health centers as a clinical supervisor for hospital management teams.

Throughout her nonprofit experience, Johnson has had a passion for training, supervising and mentoring master’s and doctoral level students. She also maintains a small private practice where she is particularly interested in teaching mindfulness practices, individually and in the community.