From ANWC to AMCD: Goals, Services, and Impact

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In 1969, the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA, later renamed the American Association for Counseling and Development (AACE)]) established a special office for the purpose of identifying and addressing the concerns of non-White members (McFadden & Lipscomb, 1985). After many heated discussions, one of which was about the name, the Association for Non-White Concerns in Personnel and Guidance (ANWC) became the ninth division of APGA. The goals established for ANWC in 1972 have not changed (McFadden, 1986), even though the name of the organization changed in 1985. It is timely, then, to review the historical development of what is now the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) and the impact of the name change. In so doing, it is important also to examine the goals and services of this organization.

Additional Information

Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 19(1), 52-64.
Language: English
Date: 1991
Race, Culture, Counseling, Multicultural counseling

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