Johanna Nilsson

Johanna NilssonProfessor

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University (1999).

Research Interests

  • International issues and populations (e.g., international students, refugees, and immigrants), supervision, and social justice advocacy.


The Empowerment Program, a mental health program for refugee and immigrant women and their families.


Publications (selected):

Maung, J., Nilsson, J.E., Berkel, L. A, & Kelly, P. (in press). Women in the National Guard: Coping

and barriers to care. Journal of Counseling and Development.

Linnemeyer, R. M., Nilsson, J. E., Marszalek, J. M., & Khan, M. (2017). Social justice advocacy

among doctoral students in professional psychology programs. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. Advanced online publication, DOI: 10.1080/09515070.2016.1274961

Kelly, P., Cheng, A. Berkel, L. A., & Nilsson, J.E. (2016). Perception of individual and family

functioning among deployed female National Guard Members. Journal of Family Nursing. DOI: 10.1177/1074840716642791


Nilsson, J. E., & Berkel, L. A, Kelly, P., Trummer, M., Maung, J., & Sukumaran, N. (2014). Women in

the National Guard: Experiences with Children during Deployment. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 28(2), 113-131. DOI:10.1080/09515070.2014.970127


Nilsson, J. E., Barazanji, D. M., Heintzelman, A., Siddiqi, M., & Shilla, Y. (2012). Somali women’s

reflections on the adjustment of their children in United States. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 40, 240-252.


Murdock, N., Nilsson, J. E., & Duan, C.  (2012). Shopping for old and new wine: A Response. The

Counseling Psychologist, 40, 1061-1069.


Murdock, N., Duan, C., & Nilsson, J. E. (2012). Emerging approaches to counseling interventions:

Theory, research and training. The Counseling Psychologist, 40, 966-975.


Nilsson, J. E., Schale, C. L., & Brown-Khamphadky, S. (2011). Facilitating trainees´ multicultural

competence and social justice advocacy through a refugee/immigrant mental health program. Journal of Counseling and Development, 4 (89), 413-422.


Nilsson, J. E., Marszalek, J., Linnemeyer, R., Bahner, A., & Hansen Misialek, L. (2011). Development

and assessment of the Social Issues Advocacy Scale. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 71(1), 258-275.