Steve A. Johnson, Ph.D., ScD, is a Fellow, Approved Supervisor and Diplomate in CBT/REBT, and is the vice president of the Board of Trustees of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City where he was mentored by Albert Ellis himself. He has lectured and presented hundreds of training workshops in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and South East Asia on cross-cultural evidence-based treatments for severe PTSD and how to integrate spirituality into psychotherapy for clients for whom spirituality or religiosity is relevant.
He has begun offering workshops for the U.S. military on the latest treatments for trauma. He is a full-time professor, directs a graduate counseling program, and conducts research on integrating spirituality into evidence-based treatment for anxiety, loneliness, depression and anger.
Dr. Johnson has been an active clinician since 1993 specializing in treating PTSD and co-occurring disorders, i.e., major depression and substance abuse. He is the founder of an affiliate training center of the Albert Ellis Institute in New England and in the process of establishing another affiliate in South Carolina. One of his academic interests, and the topic of a book he is authoring, is in the philosophical and psychotherapeutic theories of the self.
In his spare time, he offers pro bono treatment to Muslim refugees and immigrants to the United States who have PTSD. Dr. Johnson was honored with the NAMI Affiliate Recognition Award for dedication, support, and outstanding leadership on behalf of people with mental illness and their families.
Financial: Steve Johnson is the founder and director for Connecticut Center for RE/CBT. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Steve Johnson is Vice President Board of Trustees for Albert Ellis Institute.