This one day online conference aims to explore and educate the impact of culture and the migrant experience on the human psyche – both for the individual, and collectively amongst members of the identified cultural family and community.
Today’s developed societies are multifaceted and multicultural, granting us the opportunity to communicate and relate across cultures. However, obstacles are also met in the form of miscommunication, negative bias and in some cases, persecution. This highlights the necessity of cultural awareness and competency, especially within the field of psychology.
In order to be an effective psychologist in our increasingly multicultural society, we need to be able to work ‘transculturally’ with a view to reaching a mutual understanding of each other’s world views.