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Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in South Pasadena, California. She has been working in the field of child abuse for over 30 years as a researcher, trainer and clinician. During this time Dr. Johnson's major focus has been on children below the age of 12 with sexual behavior problems, as well as their siblings and parents. She has written five books, two booklets, produced three therapeutic games, published numerous articles in refereed journals, and written book chapters on child sexual abuse and children with sexual behavior problems. These can be seen at her website www.tcavjohn.com.
As chairperson of a task force of the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC), Dr. Johnson assisted in the development of Guidelines for Monitored (Supervised) Visits. Among other organizations, Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and the American Psychological Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association..
Dr. Johnson has been invited to lecture on child abuse in Australia, New Zealand, South America, Europe, Africa, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Canada and throughout the United States. She provides consultation to protective service workers, mental health professionals, attorneys, the police, probation and the courts in the areas of sexual victimization and perpetration, and domestic violence.
Dr. Johnson is in the process of retiring. Throughout her career she provided psychological evaluations and expert witness testimony in Civil, Dependency, Criminal and Family Law cases.