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AMCD Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Summit

As a 2018-2019 presidential initiative, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) is proud to present the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Summit June 21-22, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Join AMCD for a 2-day Summit focusing on the role of counselors in responding to mental health disparities with racially/ethnically marginalized populations at the University of Central Florida campus.

Summit Objectives:

  • To engage counseling practitioners, educators, trainees and related professionals in interdisciplinary dialogue on mental health disparities with racially/ethnically marginalized populations across multiple identities.
  • To disseminate multicultural research addressing mental health disparities.
  • To center the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC; 2015) in social justice action through individual counseling and community advocacy.
  • To empower counseling practitioners, educators, trainees and related professionals with strategies and best practices for counseling advocacy at individual, community and public policy levels.

Here’s what to expect leading up to the AMCD Summit in June 2019:

September 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019 April 2019 May 2019
Call for presentation proposals Registration opens Presentation proposals due Notification of proposal decisions Full program available Early bird registration closes

 

Plenary Session Speakers
The Opening Session features the Multicultural Counseling Competencies Revision Committee commissioned by AMCD Past President, Dr. Carlos Hipolito-Delgado.

  • Dr. Manivong J. Ratts, Seattle University
  • Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, University of Georgia
  • Dr. Sylvia Nassar, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. S. Kent Butler, University of Central Florida
  • Dr. Rafe McCullough, Lewis & Clark College

The Summit also features a cross-disciplinary roster of speakers, including:

Dr. Margarita Alegría

Dr. Margarita Alegría
Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Benjamin Cook

Dr. Benjamin Cook
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

Dr. Wizdom Powell

Dr. Wizdom Powell
Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of Connecticut Health

Dr. Fernando I. Rivera

Dr. Fernando I. Rivera
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

Online Registration: Available via Eventbrite

  • Early Bird Registration Rates (by May 1, 2019 11:59pm EST)
    • AMCD Student Member Rate: $75
    • Non-member Student Rate: $115
    • AMCD Professional Member Rate: $150
    • Non-member Professional Rate: $190
  • Regular Registration Rates (after May 2, 2019 12:00am EST)
    • AMCD Student Member Rate: $90
    • Non-member Student Rate: $130
    • AMCD Professional Member Rate: $170
    • Non-member Professional Rate: $210

Note: Registration prices do not include fees charged by Eventbrite

Event Facilities and Hotel

Summit activities will be held at the Morgridge International Reading Center (MIRC)
University of Central Florida (UCF) campus
4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, FL 32816
https://map.ucf.edu/directions/

AMCD has contracted a $139 room rate for June 20-23, 2019 at The DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East-UCF Area
12125 High Tech Ave. Orlando, FL 32817
Reserve Now: http://group.doubletree.com/AMCD-Summit
Note: Discounted rate is only guaranteed for the first 100 rooms. Reservations must be received by June 1, 2019
For questions or concerns regarding the hotel and lodging, contact Mary Huffstead (mfrancis17@student.gsu.edu) or S. Kent Butler (skbutler@ucf.edu), Lodging Subcommittee Co-Chairs.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities

AMCD is seeking additional sponsors and exhibitors for the 2019 Summit. For more information, please complete the following Sponsor/Exhibitor interest form and contact Shon Smith at amcdsummitsponsorship@gmail.com. American Counseling Association (ACA) Divisions interested in exhibiting their division and co-sponsoring an allotted concurrent session at the Summit, please complete the sponsor/exhibitor interest form and contact amcdsummit@gmail.com for session information.

For more information on the AMCD 2019 Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Summit, contact Adrienne Erby (amcdsummit@gmail.com), Summit Coordinator and Planning Committee Chair.

AMCD 2019 Summit Planning Committee and Contact Information

We hope to see you in Orlando in June!

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