Courtney Johnson, Ph.D., HSPP

Courtney Johnson, Ph.D., HSPP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry 


Personal Statement

After completing my fellowship training in clinical neuropsychology through the Indiana University School of Medicine, I joined the faculty in 2015.  Clinically, I work with adults and provide neuropsychological consultation and psychotherapy.  Reasons for being referred to me for neuropsychological consultation vary but may include assessment for memory loss, dementia, cognitive decline, pre-surgical evaluation, and clarifying the impact of mood/life stress on cognitive concerns. 

In psychotherapy, I use a cognitive-behavioral framework to inform treatment.  Therapy is collaborative, goal-focused, and involves skill-building to address symptoms.  Reasons for being referred to me for therapy also vary but may be to address factors that are impacting quality of life such as depression, anxiety, coping with chronic pain, somatoform disorder, or conversion disorder.  Given my training in neuropsychology, I am well-informed regarding the cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and psychosocial sequelae of diagnoses that can accompany neurocognitive disorders (i.e., dementia, mild cognitive impairment) and conditions such as movement disorders (Parkinson disease), epilepsy, chronic pain, and nonepileptic seizures.    I find my work to be rewarding and appreciate the ability to provide multi-disciplinary care through the Neuroscience Center of Excellence.  In addition, I value community involvement and volunteer with the Indiana Parkinson Foundation.  Within my field, I am active with the Indiana Psychological Association, serving on committees. Outside of work, I enjoy running and cooking.


Graduate School: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Internship: Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine, Clinical Neuropsychology

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Current Academic Interests




Recent Publications

Austrom MG, Johnson, CB, Rexroth, DF, Unverzagt FW.(2016). Neurocognitive Disorders, (Chapter 9, 253-271). APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology: Vol. 4. Psychopathology and Health, J.C. Nortcross, G.R. VandenBos, and D.K. Freedheim (Editors-in-Chief). Washington DC:  APA


Courtney Johnson, Ph.D., HSPP

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355 West 16th St.
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Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 963-7300



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