Jennifer c. Johnson, PH.D.


Jennifer Johnson is a licensed psychologist and Certified Forensic Evaluator in Oregon. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of San Diego, and a master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Sam Houston State University. During her graduate training, Dr. Johnson received experience in forensic assessment and treatment in a variety of clinical and forensic settings, including county jails, juvenile detention, and substance abuse diversion programs. After earning her doctorate, Dr. Johnson completed a forensic psychology postdoctoral fellowship through Augusta University and East Central Regional Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. During fellowship, she received specialized training in several types of forensic evaluations including competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, violence and sexual risk assessment, and civil commitment evaluations for the state psychiatric hospital. She has also published in the areas of violence risk assessment, psychopathy, and the influence of personality characteristics on decision making. Prior to joining Northwest Forensic Institute, Dr. Johnson was employed for almost two years as an inpatient psychologist on a forensic unit and as a forensic evaluator for the state of Georgia through Augusta University at East Central Regional Hospital. Her current practice with Northwest Forensic Institute consists of fitness to proceed, criminal responsibility, mental state/diminished capacity, sentencing mitigation, risk assessment, and psychosexual evaluations. She also provides consultation to attorneys and others interested in the intersection of mental health and legal proceedings.