Join us for the 2nd Annual Cultural Competency Conference!

The 2nd Annual Cultural Competency Conference (CCC) will be held virtually this year on Friday, May 7 from 1:30 to 7:30 PM EST. Below is all the information you need to get prepared to attend!

What is the goal of the CCC?

The goal of the CCC is to support current and future practitioners by providing an event where they have the opportunity to gain a larger foundation within cultural competencies.  The conference is centered around presenters who are knowledgeable and/or immersed in different cultural communities sharing their experiences, insights, research and wisdom.

What is the format of this virtual conference?

MSP President Fran Brown will open the conference by welcoming participants. Participants will then divide up to attend four concurrent rounds of workshops. The conference will end with the keynote address by Dr. Patricia Arredondo, EdD, NCC. 

The detailed schedule for this year’s conference can be found here. 

What sessions will be available during each round?

Each of the four concurrent rounds will have three sessions to choose from.

Identity Among Adolescent Arab-Americans in Dearborn, Michigan – Zeinab Sobh, EdD, LLP

The Disparity of Discipline – Angela Estrada, RBT, MT-BC, NMT

The Other’s Side of Childhood: Marginality, Homelessness and Disability – Aastha Chaudhry, MA

I’m Not Your Superwoman: A Look at Depression in Black Women – La-Toya Gaines, PsyD, LP

Race in the Therapy Room: The Myth of Colorblindness – Carmen M. Bell, PsyD LPC, Ariel L. Magidson, MA, LLP, & Andrea L. Taylor, PsyD, LPC, DELLP

SEL with Intentionality: Applying Systems Thinking, Organizational Efficacy, and Cultural Competence in Building Responsive Learning Communities – George Chapp, MA, EdS, MAT

Latinx Psychology, Cultural Resilience, & Working with Latinx Clients in Therapy – Shannon Chavez-Korrell, PhD, LP

Cultural Competency and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): A Case Review of Providing ABA Services in an Islamic Community – Ruth Anan, PhD, BCBA-D & Hannah Riesser, BS, RBT

Setting Boundaries with Clients as BIPOC – Aviona Gaines, MA, LMFTA, LMHCA

LGBT+ Youth in Juvenile Justice Systems: How Clinical Psychologists Can Make a Difference for Clientele and Their Families – Ami Robinson, PhD, LP

Extracting Western Individualism from the Standard Approach, to Provide Inclusive Applied Behavior Analysis for Clients Presenting with Diverse Identities – Mya Ndiaye, MA, BCBA

Working with QTPOC – Caroline Callaway M.A., TLLP, MT-BC

Find complete session descriptions here.

CE Credit

The Cultural Competency Conference is approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) to offer continuing education for 4.0 contact hours related to substance abuse. Click here for more information on earning CEs at the conference.

How do I register?

Registration can be found here! Note that you can choose the registration fee that fits your budget.

The CCC is co-hosted by MSP’s Student Engagement team, the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (IDEA), and the Psi Chi Chapter at MSP. Students, psychologists, and members of the public are invited to attend. If you have any questions, reach out to Carrie Pyeatt ([email protected]).