Why Cultural Competency Matters

MSUM Psychology Club and Psi Chi is hosting the 35th Annual Red River Psychology conference on Friday, April 16, 2021. It is a virtual conference.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Tami DeCoteau, will be presenting the keynote address on the importance of understanding cultural competency on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11 AM during the Red River Psychology Conference.

Dr. DeCoteau obtained a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 2003 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with specialization in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders for adults, adolescents and children.

Dr. DeCoteau has worked in a variety of outpatient settings and with a diverse patient population, including Veterans and Native Americans. She received the Indian Health Service 2009 Health Professional of the Year Award for outstanding service and the American Psychological Foundation 2010 Early Career Award for providing culturally competent practice techniques for Native Americans and for developing training programs in rural, underserved areas. This year Dr. DeCoteau was appointed by a member of the U.S. congress to serve the Commission on Native Children to help address the challenges faced by Native children.

Aside from clinical work, Dr. DeCoteau has given numerous lectures on how trauma impacts attachment and brain development, in-school strategies for working with traumatized children, and historical trauma. She is a long-standing member of the American Psychological Association, an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation and a descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

The event is free and all are welcome.

Webinar ID: 916 0843 3353  Passcode: RedRiver


Note: Dr. DeCoteau is also presenting a community talk on the eve of the Red River Conference on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6 PM titled, “Historical Trauma and Healing”  Webinar ID: 979 0553 3353 Passcode: Healing

Please visit www.mnstate.edu/rrpc to read Dr. DeCoteau’s full biography and our conference schedule of events.