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International Concerns Group

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



The purpose of the International Concerns Group (ICG) is to Stimulate scholarship related to internationalization of counseling; Stimulate professional growth amongst AMCD membership as it related to international work; Increase interests in counseling topics as it relates to international students here and abroad; and Raise awareness of counseling within different international communities. The International Concerns Group (ICG) is committed to:


  • Educating AMCD membership on international concerns; 

  • Expanding AMCD’s visibility across international platforms;

  • Facilitating discourse and opportunities to learn about culturally sensitive international research;

  • Informing teaching and supervision of and by international students/faculty;

  • Enhancing pedagogical practices within the counseling classroom on internationalization and counseling (e.g., working with immigrant families); and

  • Promoting networking among AMCD members engaged in international work.



Please email and questions or concerns directly to Dr. Sachin Jain, VP AMCD International Concerns (2023-2026) at

Transitional Counseling Model for the Ethical Sense of Life

Amilkar Brunal, Latin-American Counseling Professionals Network

Thursday August 1, 2023, 6 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Addressing Counselors Wellness when Working with racial trauma.

Dr. Claire Martin, Department of Professional Counseling, Webster University

Thursday September 7, 2023, 6 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 959 607 2536

Creative Metaphor Reflection in Counseling

Carsten Hennig, German Counseling Association 

Thursday, November 16, 2023, 6 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).


Details to be announced soon for the following sessions:


Insights in the Tenure and Promotion process at the US universities.


Counselor Education: Job Application and Interview process at the US universities.


The Structure of Research: Preparing for proposal defense.


Please RSVP using the survey link below. You will receive an entry for your calendar with the link to join.

VP of Concerns

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