Cultural Competency Conference

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

Dr. Saraita Palmer, PhD, LPC, NCC gave the keynote address at the 1st Annual Cultural Competency Conference.
Dr. Sarita Palmer, PhD, LPC, NCC gave the keynote address at the 1st Annual Cultural Competency Conference on May 17, 2019

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.

Call For Proposals

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to submit proposals for the conference that include their abstract and an outline of the presentation.  Proposals will be accepted between November 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020.


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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