Mita Johnson


Dr. Mita Johnson has degrees in biology, counseling, and counselor education and supervision.  She has been a counselor for 30 years, consultant for 20 years, clinical supervisor for 15 years and higher learning educator for 10 years.  She holds several credentials including LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC, and CTHP, certified tele-mental health professional.  Dr. Johnson is a core faculty member at Walden University’s School of Counseling MS program.  She teaches, trains, and speaks nationally and internationally on numerous topics including ethics, clinical supervision, diagnosis, psychopharmacology, and substance use disorders. In her spare time she sees a few clients and has quite a few supervisees.  Dr. Johnson is the President-Elect and Ethics Chair of NAADAC.  She is passionate about clinical supervision, and its influence on the supervisee and the client.

12:40 - 2:10 PM (CDT)

Saturday September 12

Clinical Supervision: Investing in the Future of the Profession

There are two important mantras that guide a clinician’s work with clients and supervisees: "do no harm" and "work within your scope of practice." Effective, quality, ethical clinical supervision is instrumental in the delivery of care and treatment to our clients. Research has demonstrated that the quality of the supervisory relationship is a predictor of therapeutic outcomes. This continuing education workshop will explore best practices and guidelines relevant to supervisors and administrators, new to the field or well-seasoned, using case examples. There will be a discussion regarding current challenges, update on best practices and review of essential resources that help a clinical supervisor to make a meaningful difference in the practices of their supervisees.