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Welcome to the Maryland State Branch of the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development 

A Division of the Maryland Counseling Association

.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.


Below are some of our upcoming events for Spring 2021! We hope to see you there!


MAMCD's Spring 2021 virtual Conference will be held on Saturday, April 17th 2021.The theme is "Multicultural Considerations for Supporting Diverse Clients" and we have an amazing line up of speakers. The keynote speaker will be Dr. S. Kent Butler, president-elect for the American Counseling Association! Register for the conference here.

FALL 2020

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend some of our events during Fall 2020! We appreciate it!

1. MAMCD's (very first!) event for undergraduate students and graduate students on November 14th 2020 and November 17th 2020 - "Getting into Graduate School in Counseling: A Panel Discussion for BIPOC Students".

2. MAMCD's Fall 2020 Workshop on Saturday, November 21st 2020 - "Supporting BIPOC Students, Clients, Colleagues, and Communities During Challenging Times". Register for the workshop here.


3. MAMCD's collaboration with MCSJ on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2020 - "A Restorative Justice Circle for BIPOC Therapists, Counselor Educators, and Students". Register for the event here.


4. MAMCD's Symposium on December 5th 2020 - "Multicultural Counseling in the Era of COVID-19". Register for the symposium here.

5. MAMCD's collaboration with the American College Counseling Association (ACCA)'s Diversity and Inclusion Committee on December 12th 2020 - "Hindsight in 2020: Supporting BIPOC Students". Register for the webinar here.

6. MAMCD's (very first) Fall 2020 Graduate Student (Virtual) Seminar on December 12th 2020. Register for the seminar here


Below are some of our ongoing events, which are offered through some of our committees! 

#1. MAMCD's new Research and Scholarship Committee welcome you to join a MAMCD research group! First, members complete a questionnaire asking about their interests and experiences. Then, members are matched based upon their interests. The Committee chairs support each group with developing ideas, setting group goals and expectations, and making progress towards successfully conducting research, engaging in manuscript writing, and/or preparing conference presentations. 

Are you interested in joining the new MAMCD research group? If so, complete the questionnaire here!

 MAMCD Resource Material

(Coming soon!)

Additional Materials

(Coming soon!)


Committee Chair

If you are interested in serving on a committee, or serving as the chair of one of the committees listed below,
reach out to us

Open Positions

Policy Committee Chair

Awards Committee Chair

Nomination and Elections Committee Chair

Human Rights Committee Chair

Government Relations Committee Chair

 Public Relations Committee Chair

Program Planning Committee Chair

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are always welcome!
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please reach out to us.

We are an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider!

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2020-2021 MAMCD Executive Council 

MAMCD President: Atiya R. Smith, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, CATP

Dr. Atiya R. Smith is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology & Counseling at Hood College. She is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland, a National Certified Counselor, and a certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional. 

Dr. Smith received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hood College, a master’s degree in Applied Psychology: Counseling Track from the University of Baltimore, and a doctoral degree in Education with a specialty in Counseling & Counselor Education [CACREP-accredited] from the University of Rochester. At Hood College, she coordinates the School Counseling specialty within the graduate Counseling program, is the founder and faculty advisor for the Chi Sigma Iota chapter, the faculty advisor for the Black Student Union, and the founder of the new Graduate Students of Color Alliance.  

Dr. Smith’s research interests focus on the experiences of girls and women of color attending PWIs, first year college students/students in transition, and students with disabilities. Her campus research lab, the Student Retention Research Lab, focuses on exploring the experiences of these students and developing strategies to aid in their success. She also has an interest in race-based traumatic stress, anxiety disorders, the mind-body connection, clinical supervision, and professional identity development in counseling students.

Dr. Smith has been inducted into the international honor societies for counseling (Chi Sigma Iota), psychology (Psi Chi), and education (Kappa Delta Pi). Within the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), she was selected as a Presidential Fellow (2013), an Emerging Leaders Fellow (2013), and an Emerging Leaders Mentor (2019). Currently, she also holds the position of Vice Chair for Scholarship & Research for the Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education (CASHE) in the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the Co-Chair of the Mentoring Work Group with ACES’ School Counseling Interest Network (ACES SCIN), and the Western Regional Coordinator for the Maryland College Personnel Association (MCPA). Her counseling experience includes work in P-12 settings (both public and independent schools), university counseling centers, and outpatient clinics. Her professional experience includes providing executive functioning coaching, academic coaching, and additional support to children, adolescents, and college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Specific Learning Disabilities. 

The President's Goals for the 2020-2021 Year:

Dr. Smith has a focus on mentoring students, contributing to the field of counseling through scholarship and research, working collaboratively with other divisions and counseling-related organizations, and upholding the mission and vision of MAMCD.

This year, and despite COVID-19-related challenges, Dr. Smith plans to make progress towards the following goals:

  1. To not only maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also continue to offer MAMCD events, utilize video and audio conferencing through Zoom.  
  2. Utilize social media and the MAMCD website to connect with MAMCD members and keep members informed about MAMCD events.
  3. Build MAMCD membership and activity on the MAMCD Board.
  4. Assist the membership committee with building relationships with groups across the state of Maryland that haven't been the focus of MAMCD in the past - counselor educators, higher education professionals, school counselors, and graduate students. 
  5. Continue to develop relationships with community-based organizations, private practitioners, and clinicians across the state of Maryland. 
  6. Increase the number of MAMCD events and activities offered throughout the year.
  7. In an effort to reach a population that has not been the focus of MAMCD in the past, offer workshops and events geared towards (1) graduate students, (2) counselor educators, (3) counselors working in P-12 schools, and (4) counselors working in higher education. 
  8. Build collaborative partnerships with other MCA divisions and counseling-related organizations in Maryland.
  9. With a goal of serving the mission of MAMCD, create a MAMCD research committee that provides space for collaborations on research, conference presentations, and manuscript writing

MAMCD President-Elect: Stacey Jaundoo, M.S., LCPC

Stacey Jaundoo is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Howard University in 1998.  She is licensed in the states of North Carolina and Maryland and pursuing licensure in the District of Columbia.   Stacey worked as a Professional School Counselor for 13 years in Maryland and was the owner of New Beginning Counseling PLLC in North Carolina for 10 years prior to relocating back to Maryland.  Stacey facilitates Vision Board workshops, training, and consulting for individuals, groups, churches and organizations.  

Stacey presently works at Thriveworks Counseling and Consulting as a Clinician where she enjoys working with young adults, adults and couples.  She offers therapy to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and stress.  Her clinical approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy where she believes in helping individuals recognize and change unhealthy patterns of thinking with realistic, logical ones.  Empowering and strengthening the growth of individuals to live fulfilling lives is something she strives for.  

Stacey served as past Recording Secretary for MAMCD and is excited to work closely and support the President and uphold the mission and bi-laws.

MAMCD Past-President: Leslie Holley, M.A., LCPC, NCC

Leslie Holley is a Nationally Certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC - MD, IL) (LPC - MO, DC, VA) (NCC) who earned her Masters in Community Counseling from DePaul University where she also taught Career Counseling and Supervision to graduate students, as an adjunct professor. Currently, she spends her time at her private practice, Healing-Circle, LLC in downtown Silver Spring, MD.  

Leslie offers counseling to adults and adolescents suffering from trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, post baby issues, substance abuse and couples facing issues with communication and co-dependency. She has a breadth of knowledge working with children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Disruptive Behavior Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Leslie specializes in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and has been extensively trained in trauma and how it affects the brain.  

In her previous job, Leslie was a Clinical Supervisor, overseeing clinical supervision for the community support team that worked with tier 2 and 3 students from the Washington, DC area.  Additionally, she has also been trained in children and adolescent curriculums’ including Anger Coping, Think First, and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). She has participated in the Children’s Hospital Train the Trainer (TTT) series and is an experienced presenter, presenting on mental health topics throughout the Chicagoland area.  She has presented on trauma and how it effects children in the Woodlawn and Auburn Gresham communities, has been a co-presenter for the American Counseling Association and the Illinois Counseling Association on help-seeking behaviors of African American men, and a guest speaker for the City of Evanston on grief, managing change in the workplace, and depression to name a few. Leslie is also an avid volunteer, advocating for young adults presenting with anger, abuse, neglect, and self-esteem issues.  

MAMCD Treasurer: Aaron B. Stills, Ph.D.

Dr. Aaron B. Stills is a professor emeritus of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies at Howard University. Dr. Stills is the founding president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and past president of the Maryland Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. 

Currently, Dr. Stills serves as the treasurer of MAMCD.  

Parliamentarian: Johnny Tillery 

2020-2021 MAMCD Emerging Leaders 

We are so excited to have two emerging leaders joining us this year!
Welcome to the MAMCD family, Ricardo and Prem Umang! 

MAMCD Emerging Leader: Ricardo Phipps, Ph.D., LPC, LCPC, NCC

Dr. Ricardo Phipps is the Director of Clinical Training for the Master’s Counseling programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology-DC Campus. He began his tenure at The Chicago School as Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Fall 2019. He is licensed as a professional counselor in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Ricardo has a strong clinical interest in working with college/university students and in the integration of spirituality and religious themes into counseling. He is passionate about using counseling as a tool to help clients grow in their sense of meaning in life. Ricardo is proud to be a 2020-21 Maryland Counseling Association Emerging Leader, serving with the Multicultural Counseling and Development Division. Within MAMCD, he serves as the Membership Co-chair and is a member of the Research & Scholarship Committee.

MAMCD Emerging Leader: Prem Umang Satyavolu, M.S., NCC

Prem Umang Satyavolu is currently the President of CSI Lambda Chapter and a Maryland Counseling Association Emerging Leader 2020-2021.  She is also a Crisis Clinician at Penn Medicine Princeton Health and a Teaching and Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins University. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology in India where she served and advocated for underprivileged populations and women’s rights by providing educational and mental health resources. She also has an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University, interned at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center Blaustein Pain Clinic, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Her current research interests aim to understand the impact of emerging technologies on human behavior and the importance of creating easily accessible, frugally created, culturally sensitive resources for underserved populations. 

2020-2021 MAMCD Board Members

Archives Committee Chair: Carl Barham, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, NCSC

Dr. Barham received a Master of Education Degree and an Advanced Graduate Specialist in Elementary Counseling Diploma from the University of Maryland in 1969. He also received a Doctor of Education Degree from Nova University in 1976. Certification include Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified School Counselor (NCSC)and Professional Photography Credentials. His broad professional career and experiences include working as a public school teacher, counselor, human relation trainer, elementary principal, high school vice principal, pupil personal worker, psychologist and financial planner.

Dr. Barham is the Second Founding President of the Maryland Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. Presently, Dr. Barham is a licensed psychotherapist, professional educator and consultant. He is the chairperson of the MAMCD Archives located in the library on the campus of Bowie State University. He is the Executive Director of Counseling and Personal Empowerment Services (CPES), located in Columbia, Maryland. Dr. Barham was a former adjunct college professor, who taught graduate studies at Bowie State University, Antioch College, and McDaniel College, formerly Western Maryland College. The MAMCD Lifetime Achievement Award was established in his honor. This award is given annually to the person who has made sustained exceptional and life- long accomplishments over ones career in multicultural counseling. Dr. Barham’s passionate hobby is professional art photography.

Program Planning Committee Chair: Laura R. Fernandez, M.S., LGPC, NCC

Laura Fernandez is a school therapist at the Laurel Hall School – a non-public Type I school program through Brook Lane Health Services in Maryland that is designed to provide special education services to students ages 5-21 “diagnosed with an emotional disability, autism, or multiple disabilities”. She is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland and a National Certified Counselor. 

Ms. Fernandez received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a specialty in behavior, from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. In 2019, she received a master’s degree in Counseling, with a specialty in school counseling, from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Ms. Fernandez is the programming chair of the Maryland chapter of the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (MAMCD). She is also the 2019 recipient of the “Graduate Student of the Year” award from the Maryland School Counselor Association (MSCA) and a Spring 2020 inductee into the Eta Chi chapter of Chi Sigma Iota. Her counseling experience includes working with K-12 students in public and non-public schools, as well as with children, adolescents and their families in a partial hospitalization program. Her professional experience includes providing therapeutic tools to children and families to cope with anxiety and depression, navigate cultural and racial challenges, as well as support students with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional and Learning disabilities, and mood disorders to better access their education.

Membership Committee Co-Chair: Jason Francis, B.A., M.Div

Jason Francis is a graduate student at Hood College pursuing a Master's degree in Counseling, with a specialty in School Counseling. Mr. Francis is one of the membership co-chairs of the Maryland chapter of the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (MAMCD).

An accomplished speaker with a background in pastoral ministry (BA Theology, Master of Divinity), Mr. Francis has dedicated his life to serving others and developing intentional youth development programs in partnership with community agencies. He currently serves the Frederick Housing Authority as a mentor, while leading both tutoring and SEL programming. Mr. Francis aspires to help raise the emotional intelligence of the next generation.  

Newsletter Committee Chair: Leilani Fryauff

Ms. Fryauff is in her last 3 semesters of the John Hopkins School of Education’s Clinical Mental Health Program. She has been the Newsletter Chair for the Maryland Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development for 2 consecutive years. She has volunteered and interned for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. During obtaining a B.A. in Psychology (UMBC) she discovered positive psychology and has a deep interest in integrating positive psychology aspects, counseling, & spirituality.  Ms. Fryauff also has a BA in communications as well, and has a passion for creating artistic work through writing, painting, drawing, digital work, and other mediums. Leilani M. Fryauff is also participating in the Emerging Leaders Program for MCA.

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