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  • Countering Health Disparities in Black & Latinx Communities: What Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals Can Do

    Published on: Jul 21, 2020
    Cirecie A. West-Olatunji, Ph. D. serves as full professor and director of the Center for Traumatic Stress Research at Xavier University of Louisiana. She is also a past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Nationally, Dr. West-Olatunji has initiated funded research projects that focus on traumatic stress and systemic oppression. Her publications include three co-authored books, several book chapters, and over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Cirecie West-Olatunji has delivered research papers throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
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  • The American Counseling Association and Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s Joint Statement on ICE’s New Rules for Foreign Students

    Published on: Jul 10, 2020
    The American Counseling Association and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision stand in opposition to new regulations issued by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that will withdraw visas from foreign students whose courses move fully online. Following is a joint statement repudiating the modifications to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program:
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  • Free Access to the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development

    Published on: Jul 02, 2020
    This virtual issue of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (JMCD) is a collection of previously published articles that aims to advance multicultural and social justice counseling efforts during the COVID-19 era. The featured articles cover issues relating to natural disasters, infectious diseases (specifically, HIV), economic disadvantage, and health disparities. These articles are freely available online through August 2020.
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  • July is Minority Mental Health Month

    Published on: Jul 01, 2020
    July is Minority Mental Health Month, more recently known as #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth. BIPOC are often faced with years - even generations - of trauma, which translates to socioeconomic disparities and, in turn, is linked to mental health concerns today.
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  • Sue Pressman Begins Term as 69th President of the American Counseling Association

    Published on: Jul 01, 2020
    Sue Pressman, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC), Master Career Counselor (MCC), Board-Certified Coach (BCC) and Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor (GCDFI), is the 69th president of the American Counseling Association.
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