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Lee, Mo Yee, PhD

Lee, Mo Yee, PhD

Doctoral Program Director and Professor

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Dr. Mo Yee Lee is a Professor and PhD Program Director at the College of Social Work. She is President of the Group for Advancement in Doctoral Education (GADE) and Editor of the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. She also serves on the CSWE Commission of Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. Her scholarship focuses on intervention research using a solution-focused, strengths-based, and systems perspective as well as utilizing integrative body-mind-spirit approaches in treatment. Her research involves active engagement with agencies and community in creating solutions for diverse mental health problems in adults and children.


PhD - University of Toronto, 1995 - Social Work
MSW - University of California, Los Angeles, 1989 - Social Work
BSS - University of Hong Kong, 1983 - Social work

Areas of Expertise

Child mental health
Intervention research
Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST)
Solution-focused brief treatment
Integrative body-mind-spirit social work practice
Pedagogical research pertaining to mentoring, anti-racist pedagogy, and cultural competence training

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students

Developing evidence-based practice
Intervention research using a solution-focused, strengths-based, and systems perspective
Intervention research on integrative body-mind-spirit approaches in treatment
Culturally competent social work practice
Social work pedagogical research