©2019 by Samuel H. Johnson

Health Professional

Samuel is a licensed clinical social worker and doctoral candidate in psychology who runs a private mental health practice named Behind the Sun Therapeutics, LLC (BTST, LLC) based in Seward, Alaska.

 

BTST, LLC provides standard services such as assessment, referral, individual, couple, and child & family systems therapies. He also provides alternative therapies such as nature, canine assisted, and mindfulness oriented therapies. These services can be provided in person and via telecommunications for people in Alaska on a case by case basis.

BTST, LLC is proud to announce  expanded services to include mental coaching for mountain sport athletes. These services can be used to enhance mental performance, recover from setbacks, or process the loss of friends in the mountains. These services are available in person and via telecommunications on a case by case basis. 

Research Publications

Rivkin, I. D., Lopez, Ellen D. S., Trimble, J. E., Johnson, S. H., Orr. E., Quaintance, T. (2019). Cultural Values, Coping, and Hope in the Context of Rapid Cultural Change. Journal of Community Psychology, 47, 611-627.

 

Rivkin, I. D., Johnson, S. H., Lopez, E. D. S., Trimble, J. E., Quaintance, T., & Orr, E. (2017). Yup’ik understanding of stress within the context of rapid cultural change. Journal of Community Psychology, 45, 33-52.

 

Johnson, S. H., Rivkin, I. D., Lopez, E. D. S., Trimble, J., & Orr, E (2013). Meaning of coping in Yup’ik communities facing rapid cultural change. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72(S1), 506-507.

 

Lopez, E. D. S., Rivkin, I.D., & Johnson, S. H. (2013). Commonalities in coping with stressful situations across Alaska Native culture, geography, and context. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72(S1), 309-310.

 

Rivkin, I. D., Trimble, J., Lopez, E. D. S., Johnson, S. H., Allen, J., & Orr, E (2013). Disseminating research in rural Yup’ik communities: Challenges and ethical considerations in moving from discovery to intervention development. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72(S1), 409-416.

 

McKay, J. C., Vásquez, A. R., Chipp, C. L., Ford, T. J., Robinson, R. V., Sharma, D. K. B., Johnson, S. H., Nelson, R. A., Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Whipple, J. L., Dulin, P. L., & Allen, J. (2013). Telepsychology in a Graduate Training Program: Divided by Miles, Connected by Purpose. Training in Education & Professional Psychology, 7, 166-173.

 

Rivkin, I. D., Johnson, S. H., Lopez, E. D. S., Orr, E., & Trimble, J. (2012). Understanding Yup’ik conceptions of stress within the context of rapid cultural change. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 2(3).

 

Trimble, J. E., Rivkin, I. D., Johnson, S. H., Lopez, E. D. S., Orr, E., Allen, J., & Fok, C. (2012). ‘Taringenqegcallrat cayarat umyuat-llu’: Indigenous understandings in community based participatory research. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 2(3).

 

Lopez, E. D. S., Orr. E., Rivkin, I. D., & Johnson, S. H. (2012). ‘Icugg’, caarkalissiiyaakuvet? [You know, when you have too much to do?]: Challenges in translating meaning. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 2(3).

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

Rivkin, I.D., Lopez, E. D., & Johnson, S. H., & Orr, E. (2014, March). Finding strength, hope, and peace: Perspectives from Yup’ik communities. Alaska Native Health Research Conference. Anchorage, AK.

 

Rivkin, I. D., Johnson, S. H., Lopez, E. D., Trimble, J., & Orr, E. (2013, August). Understanding Yup’ik cultural values and practices utilized in coping. American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Honolulu, HI.

Rivkin, I., Johnson, S. H., Lopez, E. D., Allen, J., Orr, E., & Trimble, J. (2012, August). Symposium: Conducting responsible community based intervention research in indigenous communities in the Circumpolar North: Utilizing local knowledge and expertise. The 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health. Fairbanks, AK.

Johnson, S. H., Rivkin, I., Lopez, E. D., & Orr, E. (2012, August). The Meaning of Coping in Yup’ik Communities Facing Rapid Cultural Change. The 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health. Fairbanks, AK.

Rivkin, I., Johnson, S. H., Lopez, E. D., Orr, E. (2012, August). Moving from Understanding to Intervention: Dissemination and Community Planning in Rural Yup’ik Communities. The 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health. Fairbanks, AK.

 

Lopez, E. D., Rivkin, I., & Johnson, S. H. (2012, August). Commonalities in coping with stressful situations across Alaska Native culture, geography, and context. The 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health. Fairbanks, AK.

Johnson, S. H., Hopkins, S., Rivkin, I., & Lopez, E. (2012, June). Poster Presentation: Coping with Rapid Cultural Change in Yup’ik Communities: Methods and Meanings through the Lens of the Yup’ik Experiences of Stress and Coping Project. NIH, NIGMS Fourth Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE). Washington, DC.

Rivkin, I., Allen, J., Rasmus, S., Charles, B., Johnson, S. H., Lopez, E., Ayunerak, P., Shelden, D., & Community Partners (2012, May). Collaborative Research Addressing Health Disparities in Rural Alaska: Building on Alaska Native Cultural Strengths. Annual conference, National Association for Rural Mental Health. Anchorage, AK.

Rivkin, I., Johnson, S. H., Orr, E., Shelden, D., & Lopez, E. (2012, May). Yup’ik Experiences of Stress and Coping: Project Update and Findings. CANHR Translational Meeting. Bethel, AK.

Rivkin, I., Johnson, S. H., Orr, E., Shelden, D., & Lopez, E. (2012, May). Yup’ik Experiences of Stress and Coping: Moving Toward Intervention. CANHR Translational Meeting. Bethel, AK.

Johnson, S, H., Orr, E., Rivkin, I., Lopez, E. (2012, April, May). Yup’ik experiences of stress and coping: Update, summary of data collected, and the grant. Dissemination presentations in Yup’ik communities. Yukon- Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska.

McKay, J., Johnson, S. H., & Vasquez, A. (2012, March). Telepsychology in a graduate training program: Divided by miles, connected by purpose. Lilly Arctic Institute. Kodiak AK.

Trimble, J. (Chair), Rivkin, I., Johnson, S., Lopez, E. D., Orr, E., Allen, J., Fok, C., & Henry, D. B. (2011, June). Symposium: ‘Taringenqegcallrat cayarat umyuat-llu': Indigenous understandings in community based participatory research. Society for Community Research and Action Biennial. Chicago, Illinois.

Rivkin, I., Johnson, S. H., Lopez, E., Orr, E., & Trimble, J. (2011, June). Understanding Yup’ik conceptions of stress within the context of rapid cultural change. Society for Community Research and Action Biennial. Chicago, Illinois.

Lopez, E., Orr, E., Rivkin, I., & Johnson, S. H. (2011, June). Icugg’, caarkalissiiyaakuvet? [You know, when you have too much to do?] Challenges in translating meaning.  Society for Community Research and Action Biennial. Chicago, Illinois.

Rivkin, I., Orr, E., Johnson, S. H., & Lopez, E. (November 2010; April, May 2011). Yup’ik Experiences of Stress and Coping: Update, summary of data collected, and the grant. Dissemination presentations in Yup’ik communities. Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Johnson, S. H. (2019, April). Mental health problems in the mountains. Alaska Mountaineering School Medical Protocol Review. Talkeetna, AK. 

 

Johnson, S. H. (2014, May). Problematic substance use: Practical approaches to understanding & intervention. Alaska Psychiatric Institute.

 

Johnson, S. H. (2013, November). Vicarious trauma: The hidden effects of helping. Alaska Psychiatric Institute. Anchorage, AK.

Johnson, S. H. (March 2010). Adult Learning Communities and the Distance Education Environment. Lilly Arctic Institute. Valdez, AK.

Koverola, C., Johnson, S. H., & Smith, J. (April 2010). Clinical Supervision via Telebehavioral Health and Self-Care for Rural Providers. Anchorage, AK.

Research & Professional Presentations