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News Posted on February 3, 2017

Dr. Margaret S. Lee Joins King Hall as On-site Psychologist

Dr. Margaret S. Lee, Psy.D., will join the UC Davis School of Law staff to provide psychological counseling to law students beginning the week of Feb. 6, 2017.  The hiring comes as part of the King Hall Wellness Initiative, a series of programs designed to help students maintain wellness as they work to reach their potential as individuals and legal professionals.

Dr. Lee, who has been hired on an interim basis as the School of Law continues the search for a permanent counselor, will be available for counseling services Monday through Thursday.  Her office will be in King Hall, in a private location in the law library.  Services to law students will be free of charge, offered as part of the counseling services provided through the central campus Student Health and Counseling Services. Protocol for student access is under development.

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Lee has worked as a psychotherapist, a clinical supervisor, and an adjunct professor teaching graduate level psychology courses.  She has helped clients with a wide range of mental health issues, including trauma and PTSD, depression and bipolar disorder, identity and self-esteem issues, and anxiety.  Dr. Lee has a particular passion for working cross-culturally, with particular emphasis in immigrant and refugee populations, multicultural issues, and helping people otherwise struggling with a sense of belonging. She has also provided psychological evaluations and expert testimony for immigration cases, including asylum, hardship, VAWA and competency, and trained mental health and legal professionals on psychologists’ roles in immigration court.