2019 Plenary Session Speakers

Dr. Fernando I. Rivera

Dr. Fernando I. Rivera Dr. Fernando I. Rivera is an Associate Professor of Sociology, Interim Assistant Vice-Provost for Faculty Excellence, and Director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida. His research interests and activities are in the sociology of health/medical sociology, disasters, and race and ethnicity. His published work has investigated how different mechanisms are related to certain health and mental health outcomes with a particular emphasis on Latino populations. Read more…

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2019 Plenary Session Speakers

Dr. Wizdom Powell

Dr. Wizdom Powell Dr. Wizdom Powell is Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Connecticut. Formerly, Dr. Powell spent over a decade at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health where she held a tenured appointment in the Department of Health Behavior and was Research Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Health Equity Research in the Department of Social Medicine. Dr. Powell received Read more…

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2019 Plenary Session Speakers

Dr. Benjamin Cook

Dr. Benjamin Cook Dr. Benjamin Cook is Director of the Health Equity Research Lab, Director of Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University concentrating in Evaluative Science and Statistics, an MPH from UNC-Chapel Hill in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, and a B.A. in psychology from Read more…

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2019 Plenary Session Speakers

Dr. Margarita Alegría

Dr. Margarita Alegría Dr. Margarita Alegría is the Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. From 2002-2015 she was the Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research at Cambridge Health Alliance and was previously the Director of the Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research at the University of Puerto Rico. She obtained her B.A. in Read more…

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Announcements

ALGBTIC, AMCD, CSJ, and ASERVIC Joint Statement in Response to the Proposed Erasure of Transgender Identity by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department

ALGBTIC, AMCD, CSJ, and ASERVIC Joint Statement in Response to the Proposed Erasure of Transgender Identity by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department On October 21, 2018, the New York Times reported that the United States Department of Health and Human Services is considering the creation of a legal definition of gender, which would define one’s gender as “male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth” (Green, Benner, & Read more…

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Announcements

AMCD Statement on Dr. Thomas A. Parham November 13, 2018

AMCD Statement on Dr. Thomas A. Parham November 13, 2018 On behalf of the AMCD Executive Council would like to extend our congratulations to AMCDs 17th President Dr. Thomas A. Parham on his appointment as President to California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Dr. Parham assumed this position on July 1, 2018 and becomes the eighth permanent president of CSUDH. Parham succeeds Willie Hagan who retired from the university at the end of the 2017-18 Read more…

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Announcements

AMCD Statement Regarding the Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, PA October 27, 2018

AMCD Statement Regarding the Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, PA October 27, 2018 The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), a division of the American Counseling Association, send our condolences and sympathies to our family and friends at Tree of Life Synagogue, the Squirrel Hill and Jewish Community, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We at AMCD reiterate the statement issued by HIAS, “There are no words to express how devastated we are by Read more…

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Announcements

Statement of Solidarity

Statement of Solidarity As our presidential year begins in 2018, we wanted to share with you a collective commitment to multiculturalism, diversity, advocacy, and social justice.  Beginning about 19 months ago, we began having conversations about how our divisions can join forces and collaborate to serve our members and promote the mission of our divisions and ACA.  From these conversations, this inter-divisional presidential statement emerged. We are dedicated to:   Joint webinars, once a quarter. Read more…

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Announcements

AMCD Recognizes Minority Mental Health Month

AMCD Recognizes Minority Mental Health Month July was designated as Minority Mental Health Month in 2008 to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States (US).  In May of that year, the US House of Representatives announced July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Albert Wynn [D-MD] and cosponsored by a large bipartisan group to achieve Read more…

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