Dear AMCD Members:
It is my distinct privilege and honor to begin serving my term as President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. I want to thank the membership of AMCD for entrusting me to lead AMCD for the next year. I also want to extend my deepest gratitude to the 2014-2015 Leadership Team headed by Dr. Carlos Hipolito-Delgado for their dedication to AMCD. We are stronger today because of their leadership. I look forward to working with the 2015-2016 Leadership Team and know that together we will continue to advance the mission of AMCD.
During my term as president, I vow to continue AMCD’s tradition of focusing on racial and ethnic issues. I am also committed to expanding our focus on racial and ethnic identities to include an examination of the intersectionality of statuses. As such, we will strive to collaborate with other counseling organizations to jointly promote the importance of addressing issues related to race and ethnicity. Additionally, AMCD has a long history of mentoring the next generation of leaders, and our Leadership Team will continue to support and expand our tradition of mentoring new professionals.
Thank you again for your support and trust in me and the 2015-2016 Leadership Team. I look forward to working with the Executive Council and the AMCD membership; together we can continue to advance the multicultural counseling field.
Catharina Y. Chang, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, CPCS
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development