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save the date: february 7th & 8th, 2020

My newest and most comprehensive workshop:
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Intercultural Empathy and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Workshop 
with 3 optional Intercultural Assessments

For a deep look into intercultural work and a solid way to increase cultural effectiveness, please consider joining me for my new two-day workshop!

Some of the topics covered include:

  • How intercultural communication (IC) differs from traditional approaches to diversity used in psychology, and why IC and cultural intelligence (CQ) are needed for increased cultural effectiveness

  • Intercultural sensitivity

  • Cultural intelligence (CQ) (because EQ is often culture-bound)

  • Key cultural values for an effective cultural analysis

  • Intercultural empathy skills (it’s not the same as regular empathy!)

  • Culture and emotions, language, context, and cognitive styles

  • Intercultural conflict and resolution skills

OPTIONAL Intercultural Assessments (No CE credit):

  1. Cultural Values Profile

  2. icEdge Assessment

  3. Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory

Go here for additional assessment information


Continuing education credit for this workshop is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars. Please see PDF for more information. This workshop is designed to meet the criteria for the Oregon Cultural Competence Continuing Education (CCCE) requirement. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

This workshop is for mental health professionals, but advanced graduate students (e.g., psychology, social work, counseling) interested in this topic are also welcome.

Date: March 1st & 2nd, 2019 | Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm | Location: 4312 SE Stark St., Portland, OR


  • This workshop is currently full, please go to the link below to get on the wait-list. Thank you.

Note: Optional intercultural assessments are NOT included in the registration fee.

Please view important Bookmark Connections’ Policies here (e.g., cancellation/refund):

thursday, october 10th, 2019

6:00 to 8:30 pm.

A Developmental Approach to Diversity: An Introduction to Intercultural Work

  • This is open to the community. No CE hours offered.

  • It will be an introduction to intercultural work, with a focus on the developmental aspects. Integrating intercultural and social justice approaches will also be discussed.

  • It is the perfect precursor to my new half-day October 26th, 2019 workshop at Lewis & Clark, Cultural Values, Intelligence, Bias, and Self-Awareness. They are both stand alone workshops, but go perfectly together!


  • Cheryl will be the Fall Colloquium speaker for George Fox University’s Graduate School of Clinical Psychology in October 2019.

  • Cheryl was the morning speaker for the Oregon Counseling Association’s (ORCA), “The Culturally Informed Counselor” event in November 2018.

  • She was the invited speaker for the Oregon College and University Suicide Prevention Program in August 2018.

  • Cheryl was the speaker for the Partners in Diversity, Breakfast for Champions program in July 2018.

  • She presented on CQ at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) in July 2018 (evening session).

  • Cheryl was the second keynote speaker for the Oregon Psychological Association’s Annual Conference in May 2018.

Lewis & Clark Events

Graduate School of Education & Counseling: 
The Center for Community Engagement
(Continuing Education)

Saturday, april 4, 2020 (6.5 CEUs or PDUs)

Talking About Race and Racism:
A Developmental and Integrative Approach
Information about Race & Racism workshop →
Interview with Cheryl about L&C workshop →

Saturday, october 26, 2019 (3.25 CEUs or PDUs)

Cultural Values, Intelligence, Bias, and Self-Awareness
Information about this workshop →

Saturday, May 18, 2019 (6.5 CEUs or PDUs)

Intercultural Communication:
Critical Understandings for Effectiveness
Information this workshop →

Portland United Against Hate Workshops
at Lewis & Clark (No CEUs)

Information about L&C’s PUAH workshops →

March 24th, 2018

“I’m Scared and Angry”:
Using Neuroscience and Intercultural Skills to Engage Effectively

May 19th, 2018

Connecting Across Differences:
Moving Beyond Hate, Indifference, and Tolerance with Intercultural Communication

This project is supported by the City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Office of Management and Finance, Special Appropriations for Portland United Against Hate. The content is solely the responsibility of the grantee and does not necessarily represent the official views of the City of Portland.