Courtland Lee, PhD


Dr. Lee conducts workshops and trainings in areas such as developing cultural competency, promoting social and educational empowerment for youth of color, facilitating cross racial dialogues, combating structural racism, and planning strategically for inclusive work and educational environments.

He is also a nationally known expert on the educational and social issues of African American male youth and has written three books on counseling African American males and has served as a multicultural and diversity consultant both in the United States and abroad.


  • A higher education academic, Dr. Lee has 40 years of experience as a counselor educator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, and the University of Maryland at College Park.
  • He has written extensively on issues of multicultural counseling and education, authoring, editing, or co-editing seven books on multicultural counseling and three books on counseling and social justice. He earned his PhD at Michigan State University.
  • He taught at the University of Malta and was a cultural consultant to the President of the country.
  • He holds fellow status with the American Counseling Association and the British Counseling Association.
  • PhD in Counseling from Michigan State University.


Lee, C.C. (Ed.). (2019). Multicultural Issues in Counseling: New Approaches to Diversity (Fifth Edition). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Lee, C.C. (Ed.). (2018). Counseling for Social Justice (3rd Ed).  Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association Foundation.

Ali, S. & Lee, C.C. (2019): Using creativity to explore intersectionality in counseling. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, DOI:10.1080/15401383.2019.1632767

Lee, C.C. & Zalkalne, E. (2018). The relationship between awareness of racism and privilege awareness among Southern European university students. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling.

Lee, C. C. (2003). Empowering Young Black Males-III: A systematic modular training program for Black male children & adolescents. Greensboro, NC: CAPS Publications