Debbiesiu L. Lee joined the University of Miami faculty in August 2006. Lee’s research focuses on examining how individuals (racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT) cope with discrimination and the impact of discrimination on mental health, physical health, educational, and employment outcomes. She is also exploring issues related to multicultural competence development and training, and identity development. In her publications, Lee advocates for the use of nontraditional methodologies in multicultural research. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, and Psychotherapy. Most recently, she co-edited a book titled Contemporary Parenting: A Global Perspective.
In her clinical work, Dr. Lee’s passion is in working with low-income, families of color. She has specialized in serving young children, adolescents and their families, particularly in issues related to trauma and mood disorders. Since arriving at UM, she has taught courses focused on multicultural issues in counseling and psychology, lifestyle and career counseling, clinical practicum, and supervision in counseling psychology. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of APA Minority Fellowship Program.
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