Johnson, Amy MAT, MA, LPC, CPDT-KA

blonde woman holding a small brown and tan dog

Special Projects Coordinator and Director of the Center for Human Animal Interventions (CHAI)
3060 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8704

Ms. Johnson has been with the SON for over 13 years.  During that time, she has developed and implemented an online Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate program that was initially funded with a $30,000 grant from the OU President’s Resource Development Fund in 2007. There are students from all over the country and all over the world interested and participating in the courses. Additionally, she created and has taught a related course for the Honors College. She works with the Continuing Education Department to implement processes and foster the development of additional CE courses, writes school speeches and is the Unit Marketing Manager. She also began a non profit in 2005 called Teacher's Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together that pairs at-risk youth with hard to adopt rescue dogs for the benefit of both. She has published book chapters and articles related to the subject of Animal Assisted Interventions. 

Board Positions and Memberships

  • Animal Welfare Chair of the Human Animal Interventions in Counseling Interest Network 
  • Board Member At Large (Competencies) of the American Psychological Association's Human Animal Interactions Division 17
  • Member of International Society of Anthrozoology (ISAZ)
  • Member of Animal Assisted Interventions International (AAII)