Cultural Competency & Diversity: Powerful Strategies to Improve Client Rapport & Multicultural Awareness

D. John Lee, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist working for CHE Behavioral Health Services who provides psychological services to residents of a variety of assisted-living and residential care facilities.  He has served as Senior Psychologist and Employee Assistance Program Coordinator at New Mexico State University’s Aggie Health and Wellness Center, and the Coordinator of the Multi-Ethnic Counseling Center Alliance (MECCA) at Michigan State University’s Counseling Center.  Dr. Lee provided crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, supervision, consultation, psychoeducation, outreach and advocacy for marginalized student populations.  He also facilitated doctoral seminars on culturally competent and racially responsive assessment and treatment for the Centers’ APA-approved internships in professional and integrated health service psychology.  Dr. Lee has worked in private practice, outpatient clinics and university counseling centers for 22 years.

Dr. Lee is a dynamic presenter, storyteller and holds a certificate as an Action Methods Facilitator from the Michigan Psychodrama Institute.  He has been a keynote speaker and consultant for over a hundred universities, colleges, public agencies and private companies throughout the United States and Canada.  Dr. Lee has degrees from the University of British Columbia, Western Washington University, and Kansas State University.  He has edited five books and contributed several articles to professional and scholarly journals.  John was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and now lives in Buffalo, NY.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: D. John Lee has an employment relationship with CHE Behavioral Services. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: D. John Lee has no relevant non-financial relationships.