Cultural Competency Conference

2nd Annual Cultural Competency Conference (CCC)
May 1, 2020

Dr. Patricia Arredondo, EdD
Dr. Patricia Arredondo, Keynote Speaker

CCC Update 3/27/2020

With heavy hearts, we are canceling the CCC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our community is always our first priority. Now, more than ever, we have to protect the most vulnerable among us.
We offer our sincerest thanks to everyone who helped plan this year’s conference and to the wonderful speakers who were preparing to share their knowledge and skills with our community.

About the Conference

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.
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 attended.
Previous presentations have included a wide variety of topics, such as: “Building Competency: Considerations When Working with Arab Americans & Muslim Americans;” “Exploring Cultural Competency with an Invisible Orientation: Asexuality;” “Latina/o/x Psychology, Cultural Resilience, & Working with [email protected] in Therapy;” “Counseling Jewish American in the Age of the Alt-Right;” and “Neurodiversity: From Deficit to Celebrated Difference.”

Keynote Speaker

MSP is pleased to welcome Dr. Patricia Arredondo as the keynote speaker for the 2nd Annual CCC. The American Counseling Association named Dr. Arredondo a “living legend” for her contributions to multicultural counseling. Find out more about Dr. Arredondo here.

Conference Structure

The conference runs from 2:00 – 7:30 PM on Friday, May 1st.  There are four concurrent rounds of presentations in the afternoon followed by dinner and the keynote speaker. Presentation will be 50 minutes long.


General registration for the conference is $35 with discounts for students, MSP alumni, and presenters.  Registration opens April 3, 2020. Registration is limited. Register early!


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