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Welcome to The Multicultural Counseling and Development Division

A Division of the Maryland Counseling Association 

MAMCD 2018-2019 President:

Michelle L. Chaney, LCPC, CAC-ADS

As a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified addiction counselor, it is my pleasure to continue to support MAMCD in providing its members, the community and stakeholders with attention to the way multiculturalism, intersectionality and social justice is addressed in the counseling relationship and in the counseling profession.  As a dual credentialed professional, my expertise in chemical addiction counseling has resulted from over a decade of working with opioid dependency, which added breath to understanding the complexity of mental health related issues. I am also a state approved addiction counselor supervisor and doctoral candidate (Ed.D) at Argosy University, Washington DC, enrolled in the Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) program.  

As MAMCD president, it is my hope to continue to inform counseling students and counseling professionals of the importance in improving clinical interventions as well as standards and practices of multicultural counseling within the counseling profession.  Developing self-awareness of personal values, beliefs and biases is a challenging aspect of personal and professional growth and in the counseling profession it can be difficult to suspend them as they are rooted in of our sense of self.  I believe it is incumbent on all counseling students and professionals to demonstrate to the members of diverse communities that increasing culturally awareness is not a means to some end and it is the counseling professionals’ responsibility to advocate this.

Mission Statement

The Maryland Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (MAMCD) is devoted to promoting a greater understanding of culture and ethnicity to the counseling profession, while at the same time, improving on the clinical interventions for improving on the standards and practices of multicultural counseling.


Event: Workshop - When: February 9, 2019

Topic: Postpartum Depression: Effective treatment strategies for helping women during and after pregnancy 

Guests from the Johns Hopkins Women's Mood Disorders Center and the Mental Health Association of Maryland. 

Event: Workshop -  When: October 13, 2018

Breaking Into Private Practice: For the Minority Professional Counselor & Strengthen the Integrity of Counseling Professionals held at JHU Columbia Campus, sponsored by Hood College.


As we continue to provide relevant dates and events keep checking back for more information!

Next Workshop:

February 9, 2019 

Postpartum Depression Flyer 2019.pdf

2019 Conference:

April 13, 2019

Straight Talk: Mental Illness In the African-American Family

Go to link to register. Tickets available starting 3/01/2019



Committee Chair Vacancies

Policy Committee Chair

Awards Committee Chair

Nomination and Elections Committee Chair

Archives Committee Chair

 By-Laws Committee Chair

Human Rights Committee Chair

Government Relations Committee Chair

 Public Relations Committee Chair

Program Planning Committee chair

Membership Committee Chair

And volunteers are always welcome!! Reach out if you are interested in a committee position or to volunteer -  

Volunteer Committee Chair Ebonie Hawkins: 


Committee Chair Michelle Chaney:


 Annual Award Ceremony

6/08/2019 @ Bowie State University.

More details to come!

Maryland Counseling Association

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White Marsh, MD 21162

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