Cultural Competency Conference

2ns Annual Cultural Competency Virtual Conference Friday May 7, 2021 from 2 PM to 7:30 PM. Photo of a laptop computer with a Zoom screen showing many participants on it.


We are proud to announce that Dr. Patricia Arredondo, EdD will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Cultural Competency Conference. Dr. Patricia Arredondo currently leads her consulting firm, Arredondo Advisory Group, and is faculty fellow at Fielding Graduate University and faculty with the New Leadership Academy at the University of Michigan. The American Psychological Association named Dr. Arredondo one the profession’s Top 25 Women of Color Psychologists in 2018. She was also the recipient of the Anthony J. Marsella Prize for the Psychology of Peace and Social Justice from the Psychologists for Social Responsibility. Read more.

Dr. Patricia Arredondo, EdD

About the Conference

The goal of 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.  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.”

Conference Structure

For the safety of all participants, this year’s conference will be held online. There are four concurrent rounds of presentations in the afternoon followed a the keynote speaker. Presentation will be 50 minutes long.

Call For Proposals

Students, faculty, psychologists, and community members are invited to submit proposals to present at the conference.  Presentations must be 50 minutes. Proposals will be accepted through January 15, 2021. Click here for more information.


General Registration – $10
Registration opens March 29, 2021. 


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