On behalf of the Washington Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development it is my pleasure to introduce you to WAMCD, a division of the Washington Counseling Association. WAMCD is dedicated to enhancing the awareness of human development and counseling needs of racially and ethnically diverse groups. This division has been a part of the WCA since 1991 under the direction and leadership of individuals committed to the advancement of the counseling field and the services it delivers.
We, as an association, strive to improve cultural, ethnic, and racial understanding by providing leadership opportunities, research contributions, multicultural competencies training and development of multicultural counseling professionals. Providing multicultural competency training to counselors and educators throughout the state of Washington is one example of how we aim to fulfill objectives of this association.
Membership gives access to a number of professional and personal benefits. We welcome and encourage your participation in this association.
If you have any questions on how WAMCD can best serve you, or questions about our meetings/activities or how you might become involved, please do not hesitate to contact any of our members.
We look forward to meeting with you at future professional engagements.
WCA holds an annual fall counseling conference which features opportunities to increase competencies by participating in workshops, seminars, and round table discussions with peers and nationally recognized experts in the field. Additionally, the divisions of WCA offer various focused workshop and training opportunities throughout the year. Members of WCA get to participate at reduced rates, and free CEUs and/or clock hours are available to members of WCA
The following membership benefits are available to members of WCA, depending on membership category.
- 3-4 annual issues of the WCA newsletter
- Division newsletters
- Membership certificate
- Membership directory
- Monitoring and lobbying legislation affecting counseling and other human service issues
- Professional recognition through an active awards program
- Voting and office-holding privileges
- Opportunities for networking and support
- Professional development workshops
- Continuing education credits and certificates (NBCC and Washington State SPI clock hours)
- National representation
- Reduced rates for professional liability insurance
Types of Membership
WCA currently offers membership in the following categories:
Professional. Appropriate certification or licensure, eligible for such certification, or licensure based on training and education.
Associate. Not otherwise designated.
Retired. Over the age of 50, no longer employed, and met qualifications for professional membership prior to retirement. Reduced cost.
Student. Bonafide full-time student (professor's signature required) in counseling-related professional course at accredited college or university. Continuous membership assures eligibility for post-graduate extension of up to two years. Discount applies only to membership investment.
Life. WCA Past President and continuous membership since service.
Organizational. Membership in WCA only, without voting or office-holding rights. Investment is twice the regular amount, but may send up to 3 persons to one annual conference of choice at the reduced member rate. Additional divisions. If you are a member of WCA and a division (does not apply to Organizational members), you may join additional divisions at reduced cost.