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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! We hope to see you there!

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.


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.


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

(Flyer is coming soon!)

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.

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

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend some of our events during the 2020-2021 year!
We appreciate it!

1. MAMCD's 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".



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 a MAMCD research group? If so, complete the questionnaire here!

#2. MAMCD's Networking Committee welcomes you to join the MAMCD Book Club! More information will be provided soon! 

 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, serves on the Title IX Committee, is the 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, 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) and is the Co-Chair of the Mentoring Work Group with ACES’ School Counseling Interest Network (ACES SCIN). 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, and Specific Learning Disabilities. 

Goals for the year: Dr. Smith has a focus on mentoring students, contributing to the field 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, she plans to: build MAMCD membership and activity on the MAMCD Board, increase the number of MAMCD events and activities offered throughout the year, offer workshops and events geared towards graduate students, utilize technology and social media to connect with members, and develop a MAMCD research committee that provides space for collaborations 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.  

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

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