Robert Johansen PhD


Robert  Johansen PhD Robert N. Johansen, PhD., is a member of the American Psychological Association and the co-director of the Cerritos Psychological Center, where he has been in practice for over forty years, specializing in couple’s therapy and supervising interns. Robert has coauthored two books on the new couple’s treatment model, Need Management Therapy and coauthored a professional journal article on the same model. He has taught at several universities and colleges including UCLA, and lectured at the Milton Erickson International Foundation, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, NPR, ABC radio, University of California Educational TV, and continuing education at Alliant International University. He has been married for forty-one years and has two adult children and three grandchildren. He enjoys traveling with his wife, tennis, restauranting, and going to the theater. This essay is based on the book Need Management Therapy (NMT): A New Science of Love, Intimacy, and Relationships by the author, Robert N. Johansen and Todd W. Gaffney (2021, Archway Publishing).