Dr Emma Johnston


Dr Emma Johnston


+27 033 3415571




Midlands Hospital Complex (Fort Napier & Town Hill Hospitals), Pietermaritzburg

Research Interests

Psychotherapy, training, personality, multiculturalism, globalisation


Clinical Psychologist/ Lecturer

Bio sketch

Emma Johnston is a Lecturer/Senior Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Behavioural Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is based at Town Hill Hospital where she provides assessment and psychotherapy to inpatients and outpatients. She is also involved in the training of intern clinical psychologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team. She recently completed her PhD in multiculturalism, globalisation and developing relevant clinical psychology service in South Africa.

List of Publications

Johnston, E.R. (2008).  Personality disturbance in adolescents living with HIV/AIDS: A review.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 20(2), 83 – 93.  https://doi.org/102989/JCAMH.2008., A. L., & Johnston, E.R. (2011).  Intern clinical psychologist’s experiences.  South African Journal of Psychology, 41(1), 74 – 82. https://doi.org/10.1177/008124631104100108

Johnston, E.R. (2013).  A preliminary follow up study of patients treated at an inpatient psychotherapy unit.  South African Journal of Psychology, 43(3), 370 – 378.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0081246313498015

Johnston, E.R. (2015).  South African clinical psychology’s response to cultural diversity, globalisation and multiculturalism: A review.  South African Journal of Psychology, 45, 374 – 385. https://doi.org/10.1177/0081246315575648

Johnston, E.R. (2018). South African clinical psychologists’ multicultural clinical and supervisory  experience.         South African Journal of Psychology, 49(2), 253-269. https://doi.org/10.1177/0081246318801122