Counseling and Development
Dr. Rita Chi-Ying Chung Receives Kitty Cole Human Rights Award
Dr. Rita Chi-Ying Chung was recipient of the Kitty Cole Human Rights Award from the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD). The Kitty Cole Human Rights Award honors an AMCD member whose work has exemplified AMCD's commitment to human rights and made a significant contribution in one or more areas of the broad spectrum of human rights.
The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development seeks to develop programs specifically to improve ethnic and racial empathy and understanding. Its activities are designed to advance and sustain personal growth and improve educational opportunities for members from diverse cultural backgrounds.
AMCD is charged with the responsibility of defending human and civil rights as prescribed by law. It encourages changing attitude and enhancing understanding of cultural diversity. Provisions are made for in-service and pre-service training for members and for others in the profession. Efforts are made to strengthen members professionally and enhance their ability to serve as behavioral change agents. Operationalization of Multicultural Counseling Competencies by AMCD represents a benchmark for the counseling profession and the American Counseling Association.