Dr. Brett Kuwada is known for his ability to facilitate the creation of wonderful spaces for insight and personal growth. He is a passionate leader with many years of experience in both private and public sectors. He has a strong ability to make the complex simple and understandable, while not losing the depth and importance of the topic at hand. He has been described as being very warm and caring, with a keen ability to bring calm in the face of chaos.
Dr. Kuwada completed his Doctor of Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, and completed his doctoral internship work at the University of Washington Counseling Center. He received his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Washington School of Professional Psychology, and his bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University. Dr. Kuwada is an instructor for Western Washington University’s Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling. He is also a professor In the Psychology Department at Everett Community College. Prior to that, he spent 9 years as a counselor and professor for the college.
Dr. Kuwada is also President of The CHEC Center, an organization focused on bringing about DEI change by using Cultural Humility, Empathy and Compassion. He has done numerous workshops for many public institutions, corporations, and presented at various conferences focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
His recent work has included a full day pre-conference workshop at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE), workshop series for the Ivy Tech College system, workshop for the University of Washington CCER Department, as well as keynote addresses for the Human Rights Education Institute (HREI), Idaho Community College Welcome Week, and a workshop for the 5th Annual Step UP: Moving Racial Equity Forward Conference.