Lockie McGehee Johnson

Lockie McGehee Johnson

Ph.D., M.S., B.A.

Assistant Dean, Medical Education; Professor, Behavioral Medicine; Course Director/Examiner, Clinical Skills I, Psychologist


Courses: Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Skills I, II, III, IV and V

Lockie Johnson, Ph.D., has worked as an educator, psychologist and consultant since receiving her PhD from Duke University and her Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago.  She did her dissertation on extremely premature infants born at Duke University Medical Center. She was a postdoctoral fellow for the prestigious Cognitive Behavior Therapy clinic run by Dr. Albert Ellis.   She has taught in two US Universities, Rutgers University and the University of Connecticut, as well as in the Caribbean.  Dr. Johnson has practiced as a psychologist for many years, licensed in the US in New York and Connecticut as well as in Saba and St. Maarten.

As a psychologist, she initiated the diagnostic unit of the Department of Education in the Netherlands Antilles.  As a dean, she instituted a program of studies for Caribbean teachers.  In medical education, she initiated the faculty development programs and the standardized patient programs for three medical schools. She consulted with the United Nations Development Program for the Island Government of St. Maarten.  Dr. Johnson also consulted with major US corporations including General Electric Capital Corporation and Exxon concerning employee wellness programs.  She served as the Area Chair for the International Council of Psychologists. 

Dr. Johnson’s research interests have spanned the field of human development with specific focus on neonatology, child development, aging and cultural competency.  She has been a reviewer for the journal, Medical Science Educator for 12 years as well as a reviewer for PsychCritiques. She was an invited initial contributor and reviewer for the MedEdPortal established by the AAMC in 2008 and 2009. 

Dr. Johnson has presented at numerous conferences including the International Association of Medical Educators, Association for Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, International Council of Psychologists, American Society for Curriculum Development, Empirical Care and Psychiatry and the American Psychological Association.  She has been published in Infant Behavior and Development, Developmental Psychology, PsycCRITIQUES – Contemporary Psychology, Duke University Center Press and has co-authored several books on health in the workplace. 

  • Patient centered interviewing and care, Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Mental health diagnosis and treatment
  • Human Development, Maternal-child wellness, Assessment of violence and abuse 
  • Biopsychosocial aspects of medicine, Psychosocial, substance and sexual histories

  • Magna Cum Laude, Duke University 
  • Faculty Teaching Award, AUC

  • Johnson, L.J.  AAMC MedEd Portal Review of MEP 762:Training Guide for Standardized Patient Instructors to Teach Medical Students Culturally Competent Tobacco Cessation Counseling.  MS Number 560, Version 1, AAMC MedEd Portal, 2008. 
  • Johnson, L.J. Get Ready to WOW Them: The Joys of Teaching Child Development the Multimedia Interactive Way (Review of the book: Childhood and Adolescence: Voyages in Development).  PsycCritiques – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books52 (Issue 21), Article 11, 2007.
  • Johnson, L.J. REBT Evolves: Expanded Models for Working With Children (Review of the book: Rational Emotive Behavioral Approaches to Childhood Disorders: Theory, Practice and Research by Albert Ellis and Micheal E. Bernard). PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (Issue No. 31), Article 1, 2006.
  • Johnson, L.J. Lights…Camera…Educate: A Tool to Engage and Enthuse Students in Medical Education (Review of the book Cinemeducation: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Film in Medical Education). PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (Issue No. 9), Article 14, 2006.
  • McGehee, L.J. Stress Management Programs, In Klarreich, S.H. (Ed.)  Health and Fitness in the Workplace. New York: Praeger Press, 1987. 
  • McGehee, L. J.  Executives, Families and the Trauma of Relocation,  In Klarreich, S.H., Francek, J.L., and Moore, C.E. (Eds.)  The Human Resources Management Handbook,  New York: Praeger Press, 1984.
  • McGehee, L.J. (Ed.)  Analysis and Selection of Training Resources in AgingDurham, N.C.: Duke University Center Press, 1977. 
  • McGehee, L.J. & Eckerman, C.O.  The preterm infant as a social partner: Responsive but unreadableInfant Behavior and Development, 1983, 6, 461-470. 
  • Eckerman, C.O., Whately, J.L. & McGehee, L.J.  Approaching and contacting the object another manipulates:  The social skill of the one-year-oldDevelopmental Psychology, 1979, 15, 585. 

  • Child Development
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Cultural competence in healthcare

  • July, 2009 Assessing the Impact of the use of video and film in Medical Education in the Behavioral Sciences. International Association for Medical Science Education, Leiden, Netherlands.
  • November, 2007 Health and Cultural Beliefs Held by Students at the University of St. Martin  10th Annual Eastern Caribbean Island Cultures Conference, “The Islands in Between: Language, Literature and Culture of the Eastern Caribbean,  Philipsburg, St. Martin, Netherlands Antilles.
  • August, 2009 The Psychology of the Caribbean Student: “Jack of Many Cultures – Master of None or Citizen of the World? International Council of Psychologists, San Diego, CA.
  • July, 2007 The Use of Cinema to Enhance the Teaching of Behavioral Sciences and Psychopathology. International Association of Medical Science Educators, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Community Presentations:

  • October 2012 One to Four Year-olds, Assessing growth and Development.  Televised presentation for Child Focus for Saba Local Network. 
  • June 2012 Catch Them Being Good, Child-centered Practices.  Televised presentation for Child Focus for Saba Local Network. 
  • May 2010 Culture and Health Care Beliefs, Cultural Competence in Health Care.  Symposium on Nursing, Culture and the Community, St. Maarten.
  • May, 2007 Childhood Psychiatry or Does My Child Have Autism?  Empirical Care and Psychiatry Mini Symposium, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.
  • May, 2007 Direct Emotion Seeking and Handling:  Communicating with Patients who are depressed, agitated or anxious.  Empirical Care and Psychiatry Mini Symposium, St. Maarten Netherlands Antilles.
  • October, 2001 Psychological Needs of the Child as a Victim of Domestic Abuse, Safe Haven, Sint Martin.
  • August, 2000 Motivating Hard to Reach Students, American Association for Curriculum Development, Sint Martin.
  • May, 1998 Mother Tongue VS Official Language: The Impact Of Official Policy On Language Acquisition And An Emerging Nation, Caribbean Studies Conference, Antigua.
  • May, 1997 Managed Healthcare in the New Millennium: Strategies for Staying on Top, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Symposium, Puerto Rico. 
  • August, 1996 Psycho-Social Management of Disasters: A Poster Session, American Psychological Association,  Toronto, Canada.
  • August, 1996 Switching Language of Instruction in Primary School: A Look at Outcome: A Pilot Study,  Society for Caribbean Linguistics,  Sint Martin, Netherlands Antilles.
  • June, 1996 Psycho-social Disaster Response According to the Perspective of Teachers on the Island of Sint Martin,  Caribbean Studies Association, Puerto Rico.
  • May, 1995 The Emergence of a New Caribbean University, Caribbean Studies Association, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.
  • February, 1995 Implementing a Peer Review System in Teaching, ASCD (American Society for Curriculum Development), Sint Martin, Netherlands Antilles.

List of additional 29 presentations from 1981- 1994, available upon request.


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