JMCD Welcomes Editor-in-Chief Dr. Cirecie A. West-Olatunji 

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Cirecie A. West-Olatunji whose term as JMCD editor will begin August 1, 2017. Cirecie A. West-Olatunji serves as associate professor at Xavier University of Louisiana. She is also a past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), past secretary of Division E: Counseling and Human Development in the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a past president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD). She has received numerous awards from national organizations and been recognized as an ACA Fellow. Nationally, Dr. West-Olatunji has initiated several clinical 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. Dr. West-Olatunji has delivered research papers throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

Short Documentary Film and Third Publication in the Hearing our Elders Series with Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

It is an honor to announce the third publication of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development’s Hearing our Elders series that features excerpts from an interview with former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. “Mrs. Carter is arguably among the most active former First Ladies since she and her husband, the 39th President of the United States, James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, left the White House in 1981” (Parham & Clauss-Ehlers, 2016, p. 156). Mrs. Carter has been a formidable force in the mental health field, working tirelessly to decrease stigma associated with mental illness and increase access to services. Her interview captured six critical themes: “really listening with an empathic ear, resilience/persistence, commitment across time, thinking like a global citizen, a quiet-storm leadership style, and self-discovery in service to others” (Parham & Clauss-Ehlers, 2016, p. 156).

To see the short DOCUMENTARY FILM, Following Inspiration: A Conversation with Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter


To read the third article in the Hearing our Elders series, click HERE.

For more information about the groundbreaking work of The Carter Center, please click HERE.