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Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

The Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development works to promote ethnic and racial empathy and understanding. AMCD continues to advocate, advance and improve educational and professional opportunities for members from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Supporting education and innovation.

Supporting education and innovation is crucial for the growth and development of society. Education allows individuals to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their chosen fields, while innovation drives progress and improves the overall quality of life. By investing in education and encouraging innovation, governments, organizations, and individuals can work towards a brighter future for all.

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Our Services

Concern Groups

AMCD Concerns Groups are the pulse of AMCD please check out what our VP’s are doing!

African American Concern Groups

The African American Concerns Group is an inclusive community committed to advocacy and social justice for African Americans in the counseling profession.

Asian American/ Pacific Islander Concerns Group

The AAPI Concerns Group strives to engage in projects and lift up other AAPI voices in research, scholarship, and leadership within our profession.

Concerns Group

The Latinx Concerns Group serves to create an inclusive community that voices and advocates for the needs and concerns that affect the Latinx Community.

The Native American Concerns group serves as a resource and community base for Native counselors and those who work with Native populations.

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Concerns Group

The international Concerns Group strives to educate and advocate for the expansion of pedagogical practices within counseling on internationalization and counseling.

Women Concerns Group

The Women’s Concerns Task Force takes pride in supporting the mental health and the advocacy work that attacks the concerns plaguing women’s mental health.

Multiethnic, Multiracial, and Transracial Adoptee Concerns Group 

The purpose of the Multiethnic, Multiracial, and Transracial Adoptee Concerns Group (MMTAG) is to provide information that will enable AMCD to promote education, engagement, research, community-building, and resources related to multiethnic, multiracial, and transracial adoptee individuals and communities within the counseling/counselor educator profession and the clients/students we serve. We strive to raise awareness of multiethnic, multiracial, and transracial adoptee concerns and to cultivate a network for AMCD members who identify with more than one ethnicity, race, and/or heritage and their accomplices and co-conspirators.

March Newsletter

Are you a graduate student?

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AMCD is dedicated to the support, development and growth of our graduate students and new professionals. An AMCD membership brings opportunities for state and national leadership, networking with graduate students and professionals across the nation, mentorship, employment information and support, and continuing education assistance!

Some of the resources for our graduate students include:


Contact our graduate student rep, Melissa Carmona, MS, LCMHC, NCC if you have questions!


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Keep Up With Multicultural Counseling Network On The Go



Being a member of AMCD means you will become a part of a community of counselors and counselor educators who promote appreciation and awareness of diverse populations. As a member you receive:

  • Electronic access to the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

  • Opportunities for professional growth and leadership development through participation in regional and state division activities, committees, special projects, the annual ACA convention, and the AMCD Leadership Development Workshop.

  • Assistance, when requested, in resolving professional issues.

  • Active and engaged interactions with empathic professionals.

  • A network of 25 state divisions.

  • Opportunities for publication of research and theoretical papers about multicultural counseling and development.

  • Advocacy and development of multicultural counseling competencies as guidelines to the profession of counseling.

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