The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) is currently accepting presentation proposals for our virtual summit being held on June 24, 2020.  The theme of the summit is Mentorship Through the Lens of Multiculturalism and Social Justice (Advocacy).


Proposal submissions should clearly identify how the presentation content will address the theme and the following objectives:

  • To empower counseling educators, practitioners, trainees, and related professionals across multiple disciplines with evidence and theoretical based strategies and best practices for mentoring racially/ethnically marginalized populations.
  • To engage counseling educators, practitioners, trainees, and related professionals in interdisciplinary dialogue related to mental health disparities experienced by racially/ethically marginalized populations and/or unique cultural groups.
  • To disseminate scholarly research on mentoring and leadership in an effort to promote equity, diversity, inclusion, and enhances cross-cultural relationships.
  • To disseminate scholarly research focused on racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic concerns. Many of these prolific authors have showcased their works in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (JMCD).
  • To disseminate scholarly research that embraces the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC; 2015)as a framework for counseling, advocacy interventions, and building strong counseling relationships.


In addition, we are seeking interdisciplinary proposals that focus on the development, human rights, and psychological health of ethnic/racial populations. Especially as these critical concepts relate to personal, social, educational, political, and professional reforms of individuals within the United States and globally. To this end, we will utilize innovative technology that provides attendees with global perspectives from acclaimed international and domestic scholars. The aim of the AMCD Virtual Summit is to foster engagement among scholars, professionals, and students from a myriad of counseling specialties and other related fields.


As the entirety of the Summit will be virtual, presenters and attendees will access the platforms from their own computers and from their chosen location. We are currently seeking the following session formats:

  • 60-minute Education Sessions
  • 90-minute Education Sessions
  • 90-minute Panel Presentation


The deadline for submissions is Sunday January 19th, 2020 at 11:59pm. Abstract proposals can be submitted by clicking here.


Primary presenters will be notified of proposal results on or before March 1st, 2020.


Questions can be directed to committee co-chairs Quiana Golphin ( or Jake Wheatley (