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Cultural Appreciation Conference

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About the Conference

The goal of the Cultural Appreciation Conference (CAC), previously known as the Cultural Competency Conference (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 and humility. The conference is centered around presenters who are knowledgeable and/or immersed in different cultural communities sharing their experiences, insights, research and wisdom. In 2023 the CAC planning committee decided to refocus the conference on cultural appreciation. We believe that this conference title better reflects the desire to strengthen attendee’s cultural competencies, awareness, and development of cultural humility.
The CAC is hosted by MSP’s Student Engagement team with representatives from the IDEA, ABPsi SC, MENAPC, and the Psi Chi Chapter at MSP. Students, psychologists, mental health professionals, and members of the public are invited to attend.
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 Latin@s in Therapy;” “Counseling Jewish American in the Age of the Alt-Right;” and “Neurodiversity: From Deficit to Celebrated Difference.”

Conference Structure

The conference runs from 1:30-7:30 PM on Friday, May 3, 2024. This year’s conference is hybrid. Participants may choose between online or in-person attendance. The conference consists of multiple concurrent rounds of presentations followed the keynote speaker. Presentations are 50-100 minutes long.


In-person Registration – $15-25

While conferences cost money to produce, we believe it is important for everyone to have access to our Cultural Appreciation Conference. Please choose the admission fee that fits your budget. In-person conference admission includes a catered dinner and snacks.

*If you are experiencing financial hardship and cannot afford the minimum registration fee, contact [email protected] to waive registration fees.

Online Only Registration – $10 

In-Person Location

Michigan School of Psychology
Building A
26811 Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI

Contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the conference.


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