Jerry Henkel-Johnson


I can be reached at:

Psychology Department

The College of St. Scholastica

1200 Kenwood Avenue

Duluth, Minnesota 55811

Phone - (218) 723-6023

Email - mailto:gjohnson@.css.edu

My Background

I am an associate professor and the department chair in the Department of Psychology at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.  As well, I am interim chair of the Behavioral Arts and Sciences Division.  I received my B.A. in Psychology at the University of Minnesota - Duluth, my M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota - Duluth, and my Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. The courses I currently teach are

My administrative duties have taken me away from much teaching this year.  When I was teaching full-time, I taught courses such as Group Dynamics, Introduction to Counseling, Organizational Behavior, Biological Psychology, Health Psychology, Personality, Applied Psychology, and Behavior Management.

My background includes psychological assessment and counseling of adults.  I started providing mental health services in 1978.  I have worked in hospital, nursing home, outpatient mental health, and private practice settings. I continue to maintain a private practice, now specializing in risk assessment, especially for civil commitment.  For more information on risk assessment, please go to the Risk Assessment Page.  I also conduct assessments for competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility (insanity defense). 



My Current Interests

I have many academic interests. In line with my private practice pursuits, I am particularly interested in risk assessment, especially with sex offenders. I also am interested in the field of health psychology/behavioral medicine.  Furthermore, I am interested in studying brain damage, and the particular behavior correlates of different types of brain damage.


Fall Semester

Psy 3320 - Biological Psychology (4 credits)
Psy 3328 - Behavior Management (2 credits)


Spring Semester

Psy 3430 - Applied Psychology (4 credits)




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