PresenterPhotoDr. Bill Johnson II is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Chicago, Illinois. He has published articles and delivered presentations at national and international conferences confronting hegemonic masculinities, racism, sexism and advancing the discourse on culturally competent mental health treatment for African American and diverse males. His paper entitled: Towards an anti-sexist Black male identity was published in the APA Journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity, the paper offered a conceptual framework for envisioning an alternative to patriarchal socialization. 

Dr. Johnson also maintains several professional memberships, including being a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapist (AASECT), and the American Psychological Association (APA). He is a current board member of the division 51 of the APA, Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities. 

Dr. Johnson completed his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Florida, after which he worked as a Staff Psychologist at the University of California, San Diego. He then lived and worked in Victoria, Australia as faculty at Australian Catholic University, while also maintained a private practice.

Dr. Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Johnson is originally from St. Louis, MO, he is a sports enthusiast, LeBron James fan, avid meditator, global traveler and movie connoisseur.