About the Author
Gina Jessamyn Johnson
Gina Jessamyn Johnson is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is currently pursuing a degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology at the UNC Medical School.
Upon her expected date of graduation (August 2012) Gina Jessamyn Johnson will be eligible to take the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam and the North Carolina state licensing exam to obtain provisional status as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Educational Attainment & Awards
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Richard H. Peters Scholarship recipient, 2009
University of Texas at Austin
Graduated with honors with a B.A. in Psychology, August 2007
AP Scholar, completed degree in three years
University of Texas College Scholar, 2007
University Honors, 2004, 2006, and 2007
ABA Instructor, The Mariposa School, Cary, NC, March-June 2009
- Used Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
- Taught language and social skills in one-on-one sessions with children with autism.
Counselor I, Three Springs, Pittsboro, NC, Dec. 2008-Feb. 2009
- Used a person-centered approach and William Glassner’s Reality Therapy to develop therapeutic activities that encouraged introspection.
- Compiled weekly reports, presented reports to a multi-disciplinary treatment team to develop individualized treatment plans.
Research Data Specialist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, NC, Nov. 2007-July 2008
- Digitized research data in Microsoft Access and Excel.
- Worked collaboratively with the research team and satellite office to retrieve data, develop more efficient data management strategies, and provide weekly progress reports at teleconferences.
- Trained and supervised undergraduate student volunteers.
Research Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, TX, May-August 2007
- Recruited participants and scheduled appointments via telephone.
- Administered early language development tests, such as the Preschool Language Scale 4 (PLS4), to children in their homes.
American Counseling Association, 2010-Present
Postpartum Support International, 2010-Present
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2007-Present
Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, 2005-Present
Volunteer Speaker: Victims Impact Panel, 2005-2006
Published an essay in Authors of Tomorrow, 2005 edition
Last Updated July 26, 2011