Recent Issues

Listed below are the articles published in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. Please visit for full access to these articles centered on research, theory, and/or program applications pertinent to multicultural and ethnic interests in all areas of counseling and human development. 

July 2019

Special Issue: Counseling African American Clients in the Era of Black Lives Matter, Police Brutality, and Media Stereotypes

  1. Introduction to the Special Issue

  2. What Do the AMCD Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies Mean in the Context of Black Lives Matter?

  3. “Get Off My Property”: A Personal Narrative Addressing Violence Against African Americans by Law Enforcement Post–Hurricane Katrina

  4. An Exploration of Black Teens' Experiences of Their Own Racial Identity Through Photovoice: Implications for Counselors

  5. Economic Disadvantage at the Intersections: Contemporary Stereotypes in the Headlines

April 2019

  1. Editor’s Commentary

  2. Understanding HIV Prevention with College‐Going Black Women: An NIMH‐Funded Pilot Study

  3. Using Liberation Psychology and Dialectical Humanism to Understand Latinx Adolescents’ Life Satisfaction and Depressive Symptoms

  4. Microaggressions and Sexual Risk Behaviors in Black College Women: A Moderated Mediation Analysis

  5. Measuring Anxiety and Depression in Ghanaian and U.S. College Students

  6. Stress in Relation to Anxiety and Depression Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Women: The Differential Impact of Cultural Mismatch on Somatic and Cognitive Symptoms

  7. Guidelines for Authors

January 2019

  1.  Multicultural Competency Training of School Counselor Trainees: Development of the Social Class and Classism Training Questionnaire

  2. An Initial Investigation of Individual Instructors’ Self‐Perceived Competence and Incorporation of Disability Content Into CACREP‐Accredited Programs: Rethinking Training in Counselor Education

  3. Exploring and Promoting the College Attendance and Success of Racial/Ethnic Minority Students

  4.  Counseling Canadian Indigenous Peoples: The Therapeutic Alliance and Outcome

  5. Guidelines for Authors

October 2018

  1. Thematic Analysis of Counselor Trainees’ Perceptions of Cultural Display Rules

  2. African American Historical Trauma: Creating an Inclusive Measure

  3. Understanding Contributing Factors to Cultural Identity of Pakistani Americans

  4. Cultural Immersion in Counselor Education: Trends, Prevalence, and Common Components

  5. Guidelines for Authors

July 2018

  1. The Embodied Experience of Microaggressions: Implications for Clinical Practice

  2. Counselor Education Students’ Perceptions of Wellness and Mental Health in African American Men: The Effects of Colorism

  3. Variable Structure of Cultural Capital and Implications for Multicultural Counseling

  4. Contextualizing the Concept of Intersectionality: Layered Identities of African American Women and Gay Men in the Black Church

  5. Guidelines for Authors

April 2018

  1. Counselor–Advocate–Scholar Model: Changing the Dominant Discourse in Counseling

  2. Let's Talk About Race: Evaluating a College Interracial Discussion Group on Race

  3. The New Stage of the Turkish Counseling System: Explosive Growth (2000 to the Present)

  4. “It's Like Power to Move”: Black Students’ Psychosocial Experiences in Black Studies Courses at a Predominantly White Institution

  5. Guidelines for Authors

January 2018

  1. Positive Psychology Factors as Predictors of Latina/o College Students’ Psychological Grit

  2. Identifying and Treating Race‐Based Trauma in Counseling

  3. Using Self‐Regulated Learning Strategies to Develop Students’ Multicultural Counseling Competency

  4. Privilege and Oppression in Counselor Education: An Intersectionality Framework

  5. Guidelines for Authors

October 2017

  1. Racial Discrimination and Health Outcomes Among Racial/Ethnic Minorities: A Meta‐Analytic Review

  2. Asian American Female College Students' Subjective Femininity Conceptualizations: Using a Mixed‐Methods Approach

  3. Impact of Social Support and Coping on Acculturation and Acculturative Stress of East Asian International Students

  4. Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of Faculty Members in APA‐ and CACREP‐Accredited Programs: Changes Over Five Decades

  5. Guidelines for Authors

July 2017

Special Issue: Counseling Individuals Living in Poverty

  1. Introduction to the Special Issue

  2. The Effects of a Counselor‐Led, Faith‐Based, School–Family–Community Partnership on Student Achievement in a High‐Poverty Urban Elementary School

  3. Protective Factors and Processes Contributing to the Academic Success of Students Living in Poverty: Implications for Counselors

  4. Counseling Strategies for Empowering People Living in Poverty: The I‐CARE Model

  5. Stepping Out, Stepping Up, and Staying Strong: Using Vigilance as a Tool for Preserving Rights and Promoting Social Justice

April 2017

  1. Exploring the Influence of Attitude and Stigma on Participation of African American and Latino Populations in Mental Health Services

  2. Crossing Borders: Multicultural Counseling with Puerto Rican Migrant Women

  3. Acculturative Stress, Parental and Professor Attachment, and College Adjustment in Asian International Students

  4. Perceived Multicultural Counseling Competence of Malaysian Counselors: An Exploratory Study

  5. Guidelines for Authors

January 2017

  1. On My Terms: Sharing a Story of Hypocrisy and Transformation

  2. Mental Health Conditions and Substance Use Among American Indians From Eastern Tribes

  3. Acculturation, Enculturation, Perceived Racism, and Psychological Symptoms Among Asian American College Students

  4. Parentification and Resilience Among Students with Clinical and Nonclinical Aspirations: A Cross‐Sectional Quantitative Study

  5. Guidelines for Authors

October 2016

  1. A Content Analysis of Research on Disability: American Counseling Association Journals Between 2003 and 2013

  2. Recruiting and Assessing Recent Young Adult Latina Immigrants in Health Disparities Research

  3. Attitudes Toward Professional Psychological Help Seeking in South Asian Students: Role of Stigma and Gender

  4. Exploring Divergent Patterns in Racial Identity Profiles Between Caribbean Black American and African American Adolescents: The Links to Perceived Discrimination and Psychological Concerns

  5. In Memoriam

July 2016

  1. Following inspiration: A Conversation with Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter 

  2. Fieldwork Using the Professional Development Schools Model: Developing a Social Justice Orientation and Multicultural Competency 

  3. Successful Black Men from Absent-Father Homes and Their Resilient Single Mothers: A Phenomenological Study

  4. Validation of a Standardized Multiple-Choice Multicultural Competence Test: Implications for Training, Assessment, and Practice 

  5. Guidelines for Authors

April 2016

  1. Given What I Know: Seeing the Past as a Portal to an Intentional Future

  2. An Examination of the Impact of Racial and Ethnic Identity, Imposter Feelings, and Minority Status Stress on the Mental Health of Black College Students

  3. Evaluation of Service-Learning-Infused Courses with Refugee Families

  4. A Person-Centered Perspective on Multidimensional Perfectionism in Canadian and Chinese University Students: A Multigroup Latent Profile Analysis

  5. Guidelines for Authors

January 2016

  1. Celebrating Our Elders Who Led Us Across the Bridge: A Call to Action for the Academy

  2. Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies: Guidelines for the Counseling Profession

  3. What Values Got to do With it? Thriving Among Mexican/ Mexican American College Students

  4. Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Counseling Services Among Chinese International Students: Acculturation, Ethnic Identity, and English Proficiency 

October 2015

  1. Enhancing Critical Consciousness Through a Cross-Cultural Immersion Experience in South Africa

  2. Multiracial and Biracial Individuals: A Content Analysis of Counseling Journals, 1991-1993

  3. Strengthening Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health Counseling for Deaf Clients

  4. International Doctoral Students in Counselor Education: Coping Strategies in Supervision Training

  5. Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Solution-Focused Inventory in College Students

July 2015

  1. Language Anxiety and Counseling Self-Efficacy

  2.  Competent Counseling for Middle Eastern American Clients: Implications for Trainees

  3.  Positive Masculinity Among Latino Men and the Direct and Indirect Effects on Well-Being

  4.  Assessing the Impact of a Race-Based Course on Counseling Students: A Quantitative Study

  5.  Cultural Competence and School Counselor Training: A Collective Case Study

April 2015

  1.  Exploring the Relationships Between Gay Affirmative Practice and Empathy Among Mental Health Professionals

  2. The Relationship Between Racial Identity Status Attitudes and Acculturation Among Chinese and Korean Americans:A Criterion Profile Analysis

  3. Cultural and Cognitive Predictors of Academic Motivation Among Mexican American Adolescents: Caution Against Discounting the Impact of Cultural Process

  4. Helping Peers Seek Professional Treatment for Depression Among Young South Koreans: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior

  5. Counseling Multiple-Heritage Couples 

January 2015

  1.  Implications of Transnational Adoption Status for Adult Korean Adoptees

  2. Effects of International Student Counselors’ Broaching Statements About Cultural and Language Differences on Participants’ Perceptions of the Counselors

  3. Foreign-Born Therapists: How Acculturation and Supervisors’ Multicultural Competence Are Associated With Clinical Self-Efficacy

  4. The Role of Internalized Stereotyping, Parental Pressure, and Parental Support on Asian Americans’ Choice of College Major

October 2014

  1.  An “Afterthought”: Counseling Trainees’ Multicultural Competence Within the Spiritual/Religous Domain

  2.  The Effect of Perfectionism and Acculturative Stress on Levels of Depression Experienced by East Asian International Students 

  3.  Emotions and White Racial Identity Attitudes

  4.  Arab Americans with Disabilities and Their Families: A Culturally Appropriate Approach for Counselors 

 July 2014

  1.  Are multicultural Courses Addressing Disparities? Exploring Multicultural and Affirmative Lesbian,Gay,and bisexual Competencies of Counseling and Psychology Students 

  2.  Work Experiences of Foreign-Born Asian Women Counseling and Psychology Faculty

  3.  Barriers to Mental Health Care: A 25-year Follow-Up Study of the Orthodox Jewish Community

  4.  A New Look at Transgenerational Trauma Transmission: Second-Generation Latino Immigrant Youth

April 2014

  1. Landscape of Diversity in Higher Education: Linking Demographic Shifts to Contemporary University and College Counseling Center Practices

  2.  Minority College Student Mental Health: Does Majority Status Matter? Implications for College Counseling Services

  3.  Assessing Parentification in South American College Students: A Factor Analytic Study of a Spanish Version of the Parentification Inventory

  4.  Social Support and Acculturation in Chinese International Students

January 2014

  1. Coping With Vicarious Trauma in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

  2. 'No One Ever Asked Me': Urban African American Students' Perceptions of Educational Resilience 

  3. Assessing Changes in Counselor Trainees' Multicultural Competence Related to Service Learning

  4. International Immersion in Counselor Education: A Consensual Qualitative Research Investigation

October 2013

  1. Counselor Competence with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients:Differences among Practice Settings

  2. The Broaching Attitudes and Behavior Survey (BABS): An Exploratory Assessment of Its Dimensionality

  3. The Racial and Ethnic Identity Formation Process of Second-Generation Asian Indian Americans: A Phenomenological Study

  4. Application: Theory to Culturally Competent Practice

 July 2013

  1. Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Work With African American Children and Adolescents: A Review of the Literature

  2. Influence of Efficacy and Resilience on Problem Solving in the United States, Taiwan, and China

  3. Role of Peer Support on Intragroup Marginalization for Latino Undergraduates

  4. Social Justice at the Microlevel: Working With Clients' Prejudices

April 2013

  1. Children of Color and Parental Incarceration: Implications for Research, Theory, and Practice

  2. An Examination of the Impact of Minority Status Stress and Impostor Feelings on the Mental Health of Diverse Ethnic Minority College Students

  3. Family and Cultural Predictors of Depression Among Samoan American Middie and High School Students

  4. Parental Attachment, Family Communalism, and Racial Identity Among African American College Students