People You Need to Know Spotlight: Dr. Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne
Dr. Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of Standard of Care Psychological Services, LLC, in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Johnson was born and raised in Newport News, VA. She attended North Carolina A&T State University and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1999, graduating with highest honors. She earned her master’s (2003) and doctorate in clinical psychology (2006) at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.
While in graduate school, Dr. Johnson was able to gain practical clinical experience through her work in group homes and day treatment programs, with people suffering from chronic and serious mental illness. Through practicum experiences, she was able to hone her clinical skills in a variety of settings (hospital, day program, outpatient clinics, psychoeducational settings, private practice, in-home services) and by working with a variety of populations (children in foster care, ethnically diverse, inner city, special education, forensic) during her clinical training. Dr. Johnson entered into an APA (American Psychological Association) accredited psychology internship in 2005 at Queen’s Children’s Psychiatric Center in Bellerose, NY and successfully completed training at the Sagamore Children’s Hospital and Wantagh Day Treatment Program in Long Island, NY.
Dr. Johnson’s clinical research project focused on understanding the barriers to treatment faced by low-SES African American families of children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Dr. Johnson also has a special interest in trauma and victims of child sex trafficking.
Before becoming a clinical director in 2007, Dr. Johnson earned her post-doctoral clinical hours working with sexual trauma victims and juvenile sex offenders at the Medlin Treatment Center in Stockbridge, GA. Dr. Johnson earned her license to practice psychology in GA in 2009. She has an array of assessment, treatment, and supervision and training experience as a licensed psychologist including substance abuse assessment and other comorbid conditions.
Dr. Johnson regularly attends conferences and trainings in order to stay up-to-date in the latest developments in treatment and practice in the field of psychology. She is passionate about advocating for those who would otherwise be unable to advocate for themselves.
Look for Dr. Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne in the next issue of People You Need to Know Magazine!