NCAMCD

North Carolina Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

About NCAMCD

The North Carolina Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development seeks to improve ethnic and racial empathy and understanding and to advance education opportunities for non-white minorities.

Contact NCAMCDncamcd@gmail.com

NCAMCD Service Awards
Call for Nominations

The NC Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development has established two service awards to honor professionals who advance our mission in North Carolina. NCAMCD is soliciting nominations for these awards – Devoted Service Award and Advocacy and Social Justice Award.  Please consider nominating a colleague, a supervisee (or supervisor), or other counselor or student that advances NCAMCD and its mission in the following manner:

  • The Devoted Service Award recognizes a member for excellence in professional leadership and service to NCAMCD in the improvement and enhancement of the counseling profession well beyond the typical involvement in voluntary leadership positions in a professional organization.
  • The Advocacy and Social Justice Award has been established to recognize counselors who have done an exceptional job of modeling the role of advocator in the counseling profession through working with clients, communities, state and national efforts and more.

If you would like to nominate someone, please forward the following information to the Awards Committee – Dr. Sarah Moore @ sarahmoorephd@gmail.com or Jennifer Joyner @ jennifer.joyner@joynerconsulting.org: Name, Credentials, Contact information of the nominee along with a 250 – 500 word statement detailing the nominee’s commitment to multicultural counseling and development as outlined in the award description. Please email the Awards Committee if you have any questions.

The deadline to submit nominations is February 6th at 5pm. The award recipients will be honored at the NCCA Awards event at the February 2021 NCCA Annual Conference.

Education:

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2020-2021 Continuing Education Sessions
Sponsored by NCAMCD and ALGBICNC Divisions

Free for NCCA Members; $30.00 per session for non-members
Each session counts for 2 clock hours

Friday, December 18, 2020 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Somewhere in the Rainbow: Working with LGBAQI Clients
This training is intended to educate counselors on the specific needs related to clients who identify as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer and intersex community, with focus on differences between affectional orientation and gender identity, appropriate language, triggers for substance use, intersectionality of identities, and effective interventions for clinicians. Trainer will provide a variety of resources for those who attend this training. These resources will include articles, websites, and specific authors. Trainer will also provide time for questions. 

View Session Recording Here

Friday, January 22, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Blasting the Binary: Working with Gender Expansive Clients
This training is intended to educate counselors on the specific needs related to clients who identify as gender expansive, with particular focus on pronoun usage, terms of identification, triggers for substance use, intersectionality of identities, specific interventions for clinicians, and options for those clients who want to pursue medical transitioning. Trainer will provide a variety of resources for those who attend this training. These resources will include articles, websites, specific authors, and checklist for components necessary for medical transitioning. Trainer will also provide time for questions. 

Registration Here for January 22

Friday, March 19, 2021 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Rose Has its Thorn: Multicultural Counseling Ethics
This training is intended to educate counselors on multicultural counseling and ethics. Trainer will review the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics, and specific codes regarding being culturally competent and working with scope of practice.  Trainer will provide a variety of resources for those who attend this training. These resources will include articles, websites, and specific authors to consult with questions regarding ethics. Trainer will also provide time for questions.   

Register Here for March 19

Presenter: Angela Brooks-Livingston, MA, NCC, LCMHCS, LCAS, CSI owns a private practice in North Wilkesboro, NC. She served clients in community mental health for 8 years as an intensive in-home team lead, outpatient therapist, and associate center director.  She has been involved in NCCA since she was a graduate student in 2009, and served as the 2016-2017 President. She teaches adjunct in the Human Development and Psychological Counseling Department at Appalachian State University, and serves as a practitioner instructor at Wake Forest University. Angela enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families with a variety of mental health symptoms and substance use issues, with her specialty being working with gender expansive clients. Angela is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and is keen on working with clients who struggle with borderline personality disorder. She practices soul-care by camping and hiking with her partner, son, and dog, crocheting, watching British television, practicing Julia Child recipes, and listening to 80s hairbands. 

Questions?  Contact Angela Brooks-Livingston at angelabrookslivingston@gmail.com

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acep-300dpiThe North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2034.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Newsletter:

NCAMCD Newsletter – Fall 2020

Carolina Counselor Special Edition Spring 2020 – Sponsored by NCAMCD

NCAMCD Newsletter – Winter 2020

Statement on Racialized Violence and Discrimination

As the state branch of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, we wholeheartedly support the following statement by our national association. We recognize that this is a stressful and overwhelming time for many of our members and that some are at a loss as to what they can do to make a difference in the anti-racism fight. While many great resources have been circulating via social media, we want to share one more way: get involved with NCACMD. Help us in the anti-racism movement in the counseling profession, the mental health arena and our communities.

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Division Goals

  1. To increase multicultural awareness among practitioners and educators in the field of counseling.
  2. To enhance and promote multicultural competencies that are taught in counselor training programs across the state as outlined in the CACREP standards.
  3. To provide awareness and generate discourse regarding issues in multicultural and diversity through literacy and scholarly writing.
  4. To enhance counselors’ advocacy skills on behalf of individuals from underserved populations through awareness, training, and involvement in community initiatives.
  5. To have an active presence in general association affairs.
  6. To promote diversity and inclusiveness among counselors and the individuals they serve.

2020-2021 Officers:

President: Sarah Moore – sarahmoorephd@gmail.com
Past President: Natalie Gwyn
President-Elect: Jennifer Joyner
Secretary: Isabel Farrell
Treasurer: Beth Swiatek
Advocacy Committee Chair: Jessica Bullock
CEUs / Education Committee Chairs: Angela Brooks-Livingston and Paula Newman
Communications Committee Chairs: Camila Pulgar and Tazeur Matthews

Past Events

The NCAMCD Social Justice Mixer held at the NCCA 2019 Annual Conference in February 2019 was a huge success!

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