Beverly T. Johnson, MSW, LCSW, joined APU in August 2018 as the interprofessional education training coordinator. Her primary roles are to implement interprofessional education and training and recruit integrated field education sites for MSW and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students. She has been in the social work field for more than 30 years, and her career in direct practice has included work in the areas of child abuse, elder abuse, and healthcare settings. She began her journey in education as director of behavioral sciences for the family practice residency program at the Riverside University Health Systems Hospital in Moreno Valley, California, where she was responsible for the development, delivery, and implementation of a three-year longitudinal training/educational behavioral science curriculum for family physicians in training. Johnson used a variety of teaching methods including seminars, joint counseling sessions with physicians and patients, home visits, and “lunchtime” conferences. While working there, she developed her passion as an educator, which led her to becoming the director of field education for the graduate social work program at California State University, San Bernardino. She has also been a field instructor for BSW/MSW interns for more than 20 years for several universities in Southern California. In the last 10 years prior to joining APU, she was responsible for curriculum development, consultation services, and implementation of trainings to social workers, supervisors, and managers for the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services, with a primary focus on teaching and training for the adult protective services and in-home supportive services programs.
- MSW, California State University, Fresno
- BSW, Chapman College
- School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
- Department of Social Work