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Johna Dean Nielsen

Johna Dean Nielsen, American residential treatment center director. Certified secondary educator, chemical dependency counselor, Indian addictions counselor, licensed professional counselor, certified in reality therapy.

Background

  • Nielsen, Johna Dean was born on June 20, 1949 in Mitchell, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of John M. and Thelma D. Nielsen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Dakota Wesleyan University, 1970. Master of Selected Studies, University South Dakota, 1991.

    Career

    • Counselor Keystone Treatment Center, Canton, South Dakota, 1987-1988, Carroll Institute, Sioux Falls, 1988-1990. Therapist Threshold Youth Services, 1990-1994. Clinical coordinator Turning Point, 1994-1996.

      Director Woodfield Center, Beresford, South Dakota, since 1996. Board directors Certification Board for Alcohol and Drug Professionals, Sioux Falls, president 1997-1900. Board directors South Dakota Council on Problem Gambling, Sioux Falls.

      Master intern supervisor University of South Dakota, Vermillion, since 1994, South Dakota State University, Brookings, since 1994. Presenter in field; test developer Columbia Assessment Services, 1996, 99. Evaluator International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium, Raleigh, since 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Certified secondary educator, chemical dependency counselor, Indian addictions counselor, licensed professional counselor, certified in reality therapy.

    Works

    • Co-author: Options, 1992.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Institute for Quality Management, Los Angeles, since 1992. Member of American Counseling Association, South Dakota Counselor Association, American Mental Health Counselor Association, South Dakota Chemical Dependency Association (various committees), National Association Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Chamber of Commerce, Rhodesian Ridgeback Club United States, Sioux Empire Kennel Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, training and show dogs, bicycling, photography.

    Connections

    • father: John M.
    • mother: Thelma D. Nielsen
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    Born June 20, 1949
    (age 68)
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