Tamara Johnson

Dr. Tamara Johnson

Adjunct Lecturer, School of Education and Social Policy


Dr. Tamara A. Johnson is currently the Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives at the University of Chicago. Prior to this position, she served as Executive Director for Multicultural Student Affairs and Associate Director for University Career Services at Northwestern University. Dr. Johnson has worked within a range of higher education settings, including counseling centers, minority student affairs and residential life and also spent time as an organizational consultant with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Johnson has served as an Adjunct Professor at Argosy University and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and currently teaches for the School of Education and Social Policy. Dr. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Human Resources and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Her research interests include multicultural counseling, organizational consultation, and career development.



Year Degree Institution
PhD, Counseling Psychology Indiana State University
EdM, Human Resources University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS, Psychology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Year Title  
2004 The Impact of Racial Identity Attitudes on the Career Decision Making Self-Efficacy of African American Undergraduate Students



HDPS 301

The Counseling Process: Theory & Practice In this class, we will be learning about the predominant theories and techniques of counseling and psychotherapy, including the histories of their development and their evolution to more contemporary usage. We will discuss and critique the assumptions made by these theories and the benefits and limitations of each approach. Throughout the class, we will use case studies to see how these theories and practices work in action.

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