Michael E. Johnson is a nationally recognized trainer and lecturer in the field of addictions. Over the years he has served the addictions field in many capacities; as a counselor, program director, consultant and trainer. He has developed a series of educational DVD’s that are shown throughout the United States within residential AOD treatment settings, correctional institutions and prevention programs. He has worked as a consultant for the Michigan Department of Corrections, New York Department of Corrections, the Federal Bureau of Prisons as well as numerous Drug Courts throughout the country. He served as faculty for Eastern Kentucky Universities Alcohol and Other Drug Studies for several years and has conducted classes at colleges and universities.
He studied and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in Counselor Education (1988) and his Masters Degree in Social Work (1994). He is a Licensed Social Worker a Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor in the State of Michigan and despite his credential’s he possesses a tenacity for learning which has not ceased. He enjoys reading, attending trainings and seminars and loves a lively debate on addiction related topics, counseling techniques and skill building. Michael does not believe that the education and need for training of counselors, therapists, social workers and psychologists ever ceases.
Michael is known for his provocative lecturing style relative to the field of counseling, addiction and recovery and those issues associated with human struggles that are often ignored but so much a part of being alive. He is engaging and notorious for including audience experiences in his presentations.