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Professional Intercultural Training & Development | Portland, Oregon


Cheryl Forster, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

# 971.266.3638

Intercultural Training & Assessment Services

Areas of Focus for Intercultural Work

Events in the Community

Please see links below & check back for future updates.


Workshop for Mental Health Professionals
Qualifies for required Oregon Cultural Competency CE credits

Can we all be different and still in this together?:
Using Intercultural Communication to engage with difference.
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
9:30 am to 5:00 pm (6 CE hours)

Click here for Community Workshop Flyer

To register go to Eventbrite link:

Registration for 2/24/18 workshop

Or pay by check to avoid processing fees; must be postmarked by January 20th (note: your name & email address).

There is a $50 non-refundable deposit included in the fee. And there are no refunds for cancellations two weeks prior to the event.

Licensed mental health professionals: Continuing Education (CE) credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars.

Click here for CE Information PDF

Lewis & Clark's Graduate School of Education & Counseling The Center for Community Engagement -- Continuing Education

Talking About Race and Racism: A Developmental and Integrative Approach
Saturday, October 13, 2018 (6.5 CEUs or PDUs)

Information about Race & Racism workshop

Interview with Cheryl about L&C workshop

Oregon Psychological Association (OPA) 2018 Annual Conference

May 4th to 5th, 2018: Cheryl is Saturday’s keynote/general session speaker

Information about OPA Conference

Portland United Against Hate L&C Workshops (No CEUs)

Information about L&C’s PUAH workshops

“I’m Scared and Angry”: Using Neuroscience and Intercultural Skills to Engage Effectively (March 24th, 2018)

Connecting Across Differences: Moving Beyond Hate, Indifference, and Tolerance with Intercultural Communication (May 19th, 2018)

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.

Save the date for a new two-day workshop (12 CE hours)!
**March 1st & 2nd, 2019**
Intercultural Empathy and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Workshop
with the icEdge Assessment

Intercultural Assessments

Powerful tools for growth: individuals, groups, or organizations

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) · IDI LLC

Intercultural Communication Edge (icEdge) · icEdge LLC

Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) · Kozai Group

Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (ICS) · Hammer Consulting LLC

Cultural Values Profile · Cultural Intelligence Center, LLC

Individual Supervision

Psychologist Residents

Registered with the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners

Contact Dr. Forster for additional information.

Areas of specialty: individual adult psychotherapy, attachment from an interpersonal neurobiology perspective, stress, trauma, intercultural communication, and racial/ethnic diversity issues.

Cheryl Forster, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist & Intercultural Trainer

Cheryl Forster, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Crossing and building bridges takes courage, curiosity, and compassion.

Education & Experience

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SIIC Informed Consent PDF

SIIC Release of Information PDF

Mailing Address: 1819 SW 5th Avenue, Suite #197, Portland, OR 97201

Note: Location of events and services vary

Fax #: 503.473.8519

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