Welcome to the Maryland State Branch of the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development
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.
MAMCD'S ONGOING EVENTS
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
MAMCD NEEDS YOU!
If you are interested in serving on a committee, or serving as the chair of one of the committees listed below,
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
Volunteers are always welcome!
We are an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider!
2021-2022 MAMCD Executive Council
MAMCD President: Ricardo Phipps, Ph.D., LPC, LCPC, NCC
Dr. Ricardo Phipps is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Behavioral Health at Coppin State University. He began his tenure at Coppin State in Fall 2021. 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 have been a 2020-21 Maryland Counseling Association Emerging Leader, serving with the Multicultural Counseling and Development Division. He previously served as the Membership Co-chair of MAMCD and as a member of the Research & Scholarship Committee.
MAMCD Immediate Past-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.
Within MAMCD, she is the immediate past-president (2020-2021), chairs the Research & Scholarship Committee, and assists with both social media and webpage management.
MAMCD President-Elect: 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.
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
Johnny is a retiree of the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission,
having served approximately 25 years. He completed his tenure as the Technology Coordinator/Database Manager
prior to serving as a Civil Engineering Technician. During his service he was appointed by the Executive
Director to serve on the Commission Wide Diversity Council. He served for a total of 6 years, with 3 of those years
as Co-Chair. Along with this assignment, Johnny was instrumental in developing multicultural training for staff
as the liaison with consultants. Prior to serving on the Diversity Council, I served on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Commemorative Committee as a representative of the MNCPPC for the Montgomery County government. Currently
Johnny works for Silver Knights Enrichment as a chess coach. The organization has recently partnered with Play
Magnus Group (The World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlson). Johnny also has a Maryland Producers License.
2021-2022 MAMCD Emerging Leaders
We are so excited to have emerging leaders joining us this year!
MAMCD Emerging Leader: Naliah Beckford
Naliah Beckford is a Special Education Teacher for Prince George’s County Public Schools. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Spanish from Albright College, she is currently pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Bowie State University. Naliah is active both on campus and in her community. She has a passion for working with youth and adolescents and her desired population is the foster care population. She joined the Mental Health field because of her desire to educate youth and bring about a greater sense of understanding and purpose to the field. She enjoys having a lasting impact on the lives of others. Naliah looks forward to learning and growing from like-minded leaders. She is passionate about applying new skills and knowledge gained from the Emerging Leaders program with advancements in her field.
Naliah thoroughly enjoys painting and expressing her thoughts and emotions on canvas as a practice of self-care. She desires to bring these practices to the population with which she serves.
2021-2022 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.
Membership Committee Chair: Asia Rodriquez, M.S., LCPC, LPC
Asia Rodriquez is an LCPC in Maryland and LPC in DC and Virginia. She is currently based in DC in private practice and is also completing a Doctorate of Education in Community Care and Counseling. She primarily works with young professionals of color that have experienced trauma, anxiety or difficulty adjusting to their new phase of life. She has worked in a variety of community mental health settings including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), school-based programs and crisis intervention programs. Before becoming licensed, she worked in a variety of roles in the field including Abuser Intervention Program Facilitator, Domestic Violence Advocate, Crisis Phone Counselor and PRP Coordinator. Her current research interests include understanding how personal trauma histories of clinicians of color influence rates of compassion fatigue and burnout when working in community mental health settings. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia State University and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from University of Baltimore.
Networking Committee Chair: 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.
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