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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.”

Call For Proposals

Students, faculty, psychologists, and community members are invited to submit proposals to present at the conference. Proposals will be accepted through February 9, 2024. Click here for more information.

Conference Structure

The conference runs from 1:30-8:00 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 Location

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


Registration opens March 19, 2024

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


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