Courtland Lee



Courtland Lee

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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Courtland Lee is a Professor in the Counselor Education Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - DC. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of six books on multicultural counseling and two books on counseling and social justice. He is also the author of three books on counseling African American males. In addition, he has published numerous book chapters and articles on counseling across cultures.

Dr. Lee is the Past-President of the International Association for Counselling. He is also a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the only American to receive this honor.

Dr. Lee is also a Fellow and Past President of the American Counseling Association. He is also a past President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. In addition, Dr. Lee is a past President of Chi Sigma Iota, the international counseling honor society. He is a charter member of Chi Sigma Iota's Academy of Leaders for Excellence.

Dr. Lee is the former editor of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development and currently serves on the Council of Consulting Elders for that journal. He served on the editorial board of the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling and was a Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Counseling and Development.

Dr. Lee has held faculty positions as a counselor educator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, the University of Maryland at College Park, and the University of Malta. A former teacher and school counselor, Dr. Lee serves as an international counseling and educational consultant.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
B.A Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 1971
M.S. Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY 1976
Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 1979
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Life Member/Fellow American Counseling Association
Member Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Member Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
Life Member International Association for Counselling
Member/Fellow British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Professional Counselor, Washington
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Diversity Acculturation
African American Psychology
Cultural Issues
Ethnic Identity Development
Ethnic/Racial Identity Models
Immigration/Immigrant Issues
Multicultural Training
Social Justice and Advocacy

Lee, C. C. (2013). Multicultural Issues in Counseling: New Approaches to Diversity. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Lee, C.C. (2007). Counseling for Social Justice: New Approaches to Diversity. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.


Lee, C.C. (2015). Social justice and counseling across cultures. In B. Herlihy & G. Corey (Ed.) ACA Ethical Standards Casebook (Seventh Edition). (pp. 155-168). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Lee, C.C., Na, G. & Pebdani, R.N. (2013). Cross cultural counseling. In D. Capuzzi & D.R. Gross (Ed.) Introduction to the Counseling Profession. (Sixth Edition) (pp. p 77-96). New York, NY: Routledge.

Lee, C.C. (2012). Social justice as the 5th force in counseling.. In C. Y. Chang, A. L. Dixon, C. B. Minton, J. E. Myers, & T. J. Sweeney (Ed.) Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy (pp. 109 - 120). New York, NY: Routledge.

Lee, C.C. & Na, G. (2011). Identity development and its impact on the therapy relationship. In C. Lago (Ed.) The Handbook of Transcultural Counselling & Psychotherapy.Berkshire, England: McGraw Hill.


Lee, C.C. & Na, G (2013). The global context of counseling in the 21st century. Journal of Asian Pacific Counseling, 3 , 1-7.

Lee, C.C. (2013). The CACREP site visit process. Journal of Counseling and Development, 91 , 50-54.

Lee, C.C. (2012). A conceptual framework for culturally competent career counseling practice. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 28 , 7-14.

Lee, C.C. & Rodgers, R.A. (2009). Counselor advocacy: Affecting systemic change in the public arena. Journal of Counseling & Development, 87 , 284-287.