Helping Boys Become Men*

By Walter Atkinson From Wingspan, July 1998 In Robert Bly’s landmark book Iron John, he identified two problems faced by men today: lack of adequate fathering, and lack of initiation into manhood. When I read this, I came away asking what would be an appropriate initiation to bring boys into manhood in America today? In

In The Trenches

An Interview with Stephen Johnson, PH.D. by Ellis Cose Whole Life Times, August 1994, pp.24-25 Stephen Johnson, who has been an educator and psychotherapist for over 20 years, became interested in men’s issues when he went through a “mid-life crisis.” Instead of buying a hot sports care or finding a young lover or any one

Men in the Counseling Room

with Dr. Stephen Johnson by Melanie Tucker, LMFT On September 11, 2011, Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D, MFT, founder and director of the Men’s Center of Los Angeles and creator of the Sacred Path Men’s Retreat, spoke to the SFVCAMFT Membership on “Males in the Counseling Room: Helping Guys Become Good Men.” He started with a

Mindful Men

By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. This article was published in the July/August 2010 issue of The Los Angeles Psychologist, a publication of the  Los Angeles County Psychological Association. The theme of the issue is:  Psychotherapy and Mindfulness:  Techniques and Theory for Clinical Practice. I’ve worked as an educator and psychotherapist in private practice for 40