Rae Johnson

Rae Johnson


  • Ph.D., Curriculum Teaching and Learning, University of Toronto
  • M.A., Education, University of Toronto
  • M.A., Independent Studies, Lesley University


  • Registered Somatic Movement Therapist
  • Registered Social Worker

Rae is Chair of the Somatic Studies Specialization of the M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology Program. She is a somatic movement therapist, educator, and researcher. She is the former Chair of the Somatic Psychology Department at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, former Director of the Body Psychotherapy Program in the Somatic Counseling Psychology Department at Naropa University and the founding Coordinator of Student Crisis Response Programs at the University of Toronto. Her research and clinical interests include the somatic impact of oppression, embodied critical pedagogy, and feminist somatic research methods. She teaches Dissertation Development, Introduction to Somatic Studies, and Research Methods II: Qualitative Methods.