Check out the current happenings presented by AMCD. This section is updated often with new events from AMCD!!

Soul Searching: A Two Part Series!

Save the Date for this two part SOUL Searching series with Past- President Dr. Taunya Tinsley & Midwest Regional Rep Dr. Michelle Kerulis!

Session Description:

During this two-part CE event, Dr. Kerulis and Dr. Tinsley will discuss how counselors can use pop culture to help themselves and their clients understand spirituality in a new way. During Part One, the presenters will discuss the 2020 animated film SOUL and reflect upon how the film can serve as a catalyst to deeper and meaningful conversations about spirituality and relationships.

Learning Objectives (Parts 1 and 2):

Participants will be able to explain ethics codes as they related to values, and competence. (CACREP area – Counseling Practice)

Participants will learn how to identify pieces of pop culture, such as film, books, and TV shows, that will enhance their ability to explain clinical concepts to their clients. (CACREP area – counseling practice and the professional relationship)

Participants will be able to define spirituality and explain how to discuss clients’ spiritual beliefs (CACREP area – Social and Cultural Foundations)


Taunya Marie Tinsley, Ph.D., D.Min.

Michele Kerulis, Ph. D.


Register HERE for this event!!

Deeply Rooted: Taking Action against Black Hair Discrimination and Fffects of Mental Health

Session Description:

In this webinar, attendees will hear the stories of the collective from a Participatory Action Research Study on the effects of Black hair discrimination. The presenter will share key components of Participatory Action Research, how it was use, and where we are heading as we reach for resolution. Attendees will listen to the stories of various lived experiences and how those experiences shaped the collective’s development, socialization, relationships, and career status and how they are taking action to change the narrative. Attendees will participate in conversation to add to the collective’s current actions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will learn key research components of Participatory Action Research and how it is useful with culturally diverse populations.
  2. Attendees will discuss and demonstrate and understanding of the effects of generational and cultural influences on personal and professional development.
  3. Attendees will engage in conversation to add to the current advocacy efforts to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills for counseling professionals working with this specific client population.

Presenter: Noreal Armstrong, PhD, LCMHS, NCC, LCDC

Register HERE for this webinar!

More webinars coming soon!