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

Amy Johnson is the Director of the Center for Human-Animal Interventions at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Since 2007, she has developed and directed the center’s online Animal-Assisted Therapy Certificate Program. Amy also founded and directs the nonprofit Teacher’s Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together, which pairs at-risk (adjudicated and homeless) youth with harder-to-adopt rescue dogs for a multi-week training intervention program. This program was a part of an NIHCD-funded study in 2012. Amy is the co-facilitator of the Human-Animal Interventions in Counseling Interest Network through the American Counseling Association; a board member and chair of the Competencies Committee for the American Psychological Association, Human-Animal Interaction Division 17; and serves on the Dog Welfare Committee for Animal-Assisted Interventions International. She has published journal articles and book chapters related to human-animal interventions, and is a licensed professional counselor as well as a nationally certified dog trainer.