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Sonja Sutherland, LPC, PhD


Dr. Sonja Sutherland, LPC, PhD, has been an expert in the mental health field for over 20 years and has provided therapeutic services in many different settings for both adolescents and adults through individual, group, couples, and family therapy. Her ongoing research interests include training clinicians and supervisors in the development of cross-cultural responsivity. Within the last 6 years, Dr. Sutherland has provided training, researched, and published in the areas of racial trauma, cultural competence development, the provision of culturally responsive clinical intervention and supervision, and social justice advocacy. Dr. Sutherland’s primary clinical practice currently centers on providing clinical supervision services to post-master’s clinicians pursuing licensure.

Dr. Sutherland has served as a guest lecturer, trainer and presenter for various organizations including Kaiser, ESPYR, Telehealth Certification Institute, the Georgia Psychological Association, and many others. Dr. Sutherland is currently a Core Faculty member at Walden University as well as the founder and CEO of Legacy Changers Worldwide, an organization dedicated to providing family education and mental and emotional wellness resources. In addition, Dr. Sutherland provides continuing education workshops and supervision through Legacy Professional Development & Training as well as being the Chief Diversity Consultant to the President for Richmont Graduate University. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES), and the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA).


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Sonja Sutherland has employment relationships with Walden University, Richmont Graduate University, Legacy Changers Worldwide, and Legacy Professional Development & Training, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Sonja Sutherland is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, and the Association for Multicultural Development.