Nichole Johnson

Instructor of Social Work
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Nichole Johnson, Instructor of Social Work


B.S.W., M.S.W., Winthrop University


Ms. Johnson is licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice (LISW-CP). She is also licensed in North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS). Ms. Johnson has an extensive practice background in mental health, working with families and children experiencing severe emotional, mental, and physical trauma, and with military behavioral health within Special Forces Command. Ms. Johnson has provided behavioral health services for the Army, Navy, Air-Force, and Marines, both CONUS and OCONUS. She is trained in many evidence-based treatments for trauma and is working to become an expert in trauma-informed care.

Ms. Johnson is the Co-Chair of the Fayetteville Local Program Unit for the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and a board member on the NASW-NC Ethics Committee. She is a volunteer with the Highlands Chapter of the Red Cross and a member of the Fayetteville Behavioral Health Association.

Ms. Johnson is a strong advocate for social work education. She believes in the importance of demonstrating “Excellence in Social Work”, a theme she uses to promote strong social work values, ethics, and attitudes among social work students and professionals.

Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Degree from Winthrop University. She is also completing doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Research Interests

  • Culturally-inclusive Pedagogy
  • Retention and Graduation rates of First-generation College Students
  • Trauma- Informed Schools
  • Faculty Cultural Humility
  • Ethical Considerations for New Social Workers

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society

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