LT Regina Johnson, CHC, USN
Chaplain Regina A. Johnson
1st Battalion Chaplain
LT Johnson is originally from Brazil. She entered the naval service in August 2009. She attended Officer Development School in Newport, Rhode Island, August 2009. Following ODS she attended Naval Chaplain School at Fort Jackson in September 2009. Immediately, she followed orders to serve at the Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH). There she became the NAVY Liaison Chaplain Clinician at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC). She worked with staff, families and patients. She also worked and collaborated with Tri-Service Addiction Recovery Facility; Department of Psychiatry and the Oncology wards. In November 2012, LT Johnson became the Command Chaplain at the 2D MED BN, Camp Lejeune – North Carolina. Currently, she received orders to serve at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.
LT Johnson holds a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She has Masters in Counseling Psychology & Addictions from Cambridge College, MA. She is an alumnus of River College, Nashua, New Hampshire - Bachelor of Arts in General Special Education and Elementary School.
LT Johnson is bi-vocational and for 15 years she has served Belmont Baptist Church (BSBC) in Massachusetts. Parallel to her pastoral responsibilities she was also working as a Psychotherapist. Her ability to communicate in 5 languages provided her with the opportunity to reach out many lives. In her clinical practice she intentionally incorporated people’s openness to religion and spirituality into the counseling setting to promote the client’s well-being. As a Mental Health Counselor LT Johnson had the privilege to handle clinical cases involving relationship issues, grief, traumatic experiences, spiritual abuse, domestic violence, depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, etc. She also has experience in the areas of substance abuse and interventions for multicultural populations in urban settings. She has specialized in group-therapy and Pastoral counseling. She has successfully concluded 4 units of CPE – Clinical Pastoral Education. She has developed and implemented psycho-educational groups.
She has served on numerous boards and committees, promoting health, education and youth/families advocacy. She had written books in English as well as in Portuguese languages. Her most popular books are: Religious Addiction, Mental Health and Spirituality – A Psycho Religious Approach in the Context of the Brazilian Community (2008 – Xulon Press); Abused God – Religious Addiction Mobilizing a Congregational Response (2009 – Xulon Press) and O Povo Quer Saber (The People Wants to Know, 2009 – Publicized in Brazil and written in Portuguese).
LT Johnson’s Military Awards, includes: Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.