Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson

Title

Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Department

Occupational Therapy

Phone

313-577-1390

Email

christine.johnson5@wayne.edu

Christine Johnson

Degrees and Certifications

Education

  • Baccalaureate: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 12/2010
  • Graduate: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 12/2011
  • Postgraduate (Ph.D.): Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, expected graduation date: 08/2019

Licensure

  • State of MI OT License: 03/2012 – Present
  • State of SC OT License: 08/2017 – Present
  • State of NC OT License: 12/2016 – Present

Certifications

  • Certified Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), Special Needs Certified, 11/2012 
  • First Aid and CPR Certified, 9/2010 – Present

Positions and Employment

Academic

  • Wayne State University, Assistant Professor (Clinical), 10/2018 – Present
  • Lenoir Rhyne University, Assistant Professor, 08/2017 – 10/2018
  • Ithaca College, Assistant Professor, 08/2015 – 08/2017
  • American International College, Instructor & Fieldwork Coordinator, 08/2014 – 08/2015

Clinical practice

  • Beaumont Health Systems, Occupational Therapist, 3/2012 – Present 
  • Macomb Intermediate School District, Occupational Therapist, 3/2012 – 1/2013

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi, 01/2018 – Present  
  • Schlomer Endowed Scholarship, 4/2011
  • Pi Theta Epsilon, Eta Chapter, 1/2010 – 12/2011
  • President of WSU Occupation Therapy Class, 9/2009 – 12/2011
  • Dean’s List, 9/2006 – 12/2011

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association (SCOTA), Special Interest Section Chair: Education and Research, 02/2018 – Present
  • Pi Kappa Phi, 01/2018 – Present
  • Animal Assisted Intervention International (AAII), 09/2014 – Present 
  • Michigan Occupational Therapy Association, 09/2011 – Present
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, 09/2010 – Present
  • Pi Theta Epsilon, Eta Chapter, 01/2010

Primary Research Interest

  • Dissertation: Effects of Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) on College Graduate Students: An Occupational Therapy Perspective

Recent Publications

  1. Johnson, C. & Heffron, J. (in press). I feel empowered: Providing opportunities for self-determination through participation in IEP conferences. In occupational therapy and school mental health: Group activities for promotion, prevention, and intervention. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Inc.
  2. Heffron, J. & Johnson, C. (in press). Spreading our wings, seeing our strengths: Creating and using learning journals. In occupational therapy and school mental health: Group activities for promotion, prevention, and intervention. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Inc.
  3. Johnson, C., Maher, S., & DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2016). Sensation, range of motion, strength, and coordination. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the occupational therapy national board exam, (pp. 51-64). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
 Presentations
  • 2018 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference: Developing a Distance Cohort: Lessons Learned 
  • 2016 Occupational Therapy Student Conclave: Animal Assisted Therapy: A Practical Demonstration
  • 2015 Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO) Conference: The occupational benefits associated with persons caring for a pet 
  • 2011 Michigan Occupational Therapy Association (MiOTA) Conference: Caregiver training for patients with Alzheimer’s