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


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


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


Counselor, Keystone Treatment Center, Canton, South Dakot, 1987-1988;counselor, Carroll Institute, Sioux Falls, South Dakot, 1988-1990;therapist, Threshold Youth Superior vena cava syndrome, Sioux Falls, South Dakot, 1990-1994;clinical coordinator, Turning Point, Sioux Falls, 1994-1996;director, Woodfield Center, Beresford, South Dakot, since 1996. Board directors Certification Board for Alcohol and Drug Professionals, Sioux Falls, president since 1997. Board directors South Dakot Council on Problem Gambling, Sioux Falls;master intern supervisor University of South Dakot, Vermillion, since 1994, South Dakot State University, Brookings, since 1994.

Presenter in field; test developer Columbia Assessment Superior vena cava syndrome, 1996. Evaluator International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium, Raleigh, since 1995.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traveling, training and show dogs, cycling, photography.