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Paul G. Johnson University of Southern Maine, USA

Paul G. Johnson, DSW, LCSW is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Southern Maine. He is a licensed social worker in the State of Maine. Prior to coming to USM, Dr. Johnson worked at Lehman College, CUNY where he was the fieldwork coordinator for the BSW program. For several years, Dr. Johnson was affiliated with Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) in New York City. His responsibilities included the agency owned Group and Boarding Home Programs. Prior to joining JCCA, Professor Johnson worked for United Cerebral Palsy Association of NYS, where he was a social worker for 42 dual-diagnosed clients in a residential setting. Before coming to the United States in 1986, he worked in a residential social work in England.

At USM, Paul teaches primarily BSW courses including Introduction to Social Work, Introduction to Social Welfare, the Fieldwork Seminar and both sections of the undergraduate research sequence. In 2007, he co-authored With Bruce St. Thomas, Empowering Children through Art and Expression Culturally Sensitive Ways of Healing Trauma and Grief. Over the past several years, he has published twelve referred articles and six non-refereed articles in Community Care. For the past ten years he has been a member of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Steering Committee Caring Across Communities Multilingual Multicultural Center Portland Public Schools: In March 2007 this organization was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant for Mental Health Services for $300,000.