Training Videos for Cultural Competency

APAGS, through its Committee for the Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, curates and links to short training videos on topics that frequently arise for psychology students related to diversity and cultural competency. These videos offer expert lectures, webinars and multimedia pieces to help learners increase their competencies related to race, ethnicity, culture and other topics. To support professional development, APAGS encourages its supporters to freely use and contribute to our video collection. Please note that APA is not responsible for the content of any external website associated with these links.

Video Collection

Videos are arranged alphabetically by title, and include producer/author, format and a brief description.

  • Ageism: Intersectionality
    Author Unknown | Multimedia 
    With pictures, quotes and sound, see how intersectionality plays a part in ageism and how it can be hard to separate age discrimination from racism, sexism or classism.
  • Basics of bilingual assessment, Using an interpreter, Normal bilingual language development or language disorder?
    Pearson | Webinar
    "This three-part webinar series will cover many of the basic considerations when assessing multilingual individuals such as effects of culture on the testing process, selecting appropriate measures, proper use of an interpreter and distinguishing between language disorders and normal multilingual language development. These presentations will be of benefit to both monolingual and multilingual professionals."
  • Driving in Saudi Arabia
    Scarce Media | Personal Experience
    "Manal al-Sharif from Saudi Arabia defies the ban on women not being able to drive."
  • Ethnic diversity and psychology
    Kelly Neff, PhD | Lecture
    Covering topics such as the United States as an ethnically diverse, multicultural society; ethnic diversity of the U.S. and within-group diversity; the importance of studying ethnic diversity psychology and how it is different from cross-cultural psychology.
  • How I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race
    TEDx Talks | Live Recording
    "Jay Smooth is host of New York's longest running hip-hop radio show, the Underground Railroad on WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC, and is an acclaimed commentator on politics and culture. In this talk, he discusses the sometimes thorny territory of how we discuss issues of race and racism, offering insightful and humorous suggestions for expanding our perception of the subject."
  • How multicultural awareness creates a world with no boundaries
    TEDx Talks | Live Recording
    "As the training director for Amigos de las Américas in Denver, Colo., Kody Gerkin […] will be discussing cross-cultural understanding as a means to render boundaries less meaningful. He plans on using the importance of maíz to indigenous Guatemalans as a bridge to understanding the importance of multicultural awareness."
  • Microaggressions in everyday life
    Wiley | Short Lecture
    "Bestselling author Derald Wing Sue explains what a microaggression is, how it manifests itself, how it impacts people and what can be done to address it."
  • Multicultural Student Center Symposium
    University of Wisconsin-Madison | Lecture Series
    This series of live-recorded lectures speak about the intersection of racial identity and other social justice issues.
  • Physician's practical guide to culturally competent care
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | Online Activities
    Free, accredited educational program designed for doctors, nurses and emergency responders.
  • Unnatural causes: Is inequality making us sick?
    University of Wisconsin | Panel Discussion
    "Hear a panel of commentators discuss the documentary, Unnatural Causes...Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, and learn what we can do as a community about health disparities."
  • The world of microaggressions
    Grand Rapids Community College | Lecture
    "Lois Smith Owens presents how microaggressions can devalue and demean those who we consider different."

Criteria for Inclusion

  • Videos must be specific to underrepresented students or students who plan to focus on ethnic minority issues as scientists or practitioners.
  • We primarily seek material that is relevant at all stages of training (e.g., undergraduate, master's level, doctoral, internship level and post-doctoral level). We would also consider material directed to a specific training stage.
  • We primarily seek material that is relevant for trainees regardless of career path.
  • The videos should preferably have subtitles or a narrative accompanying text for hearing-impaired individuals. If not professionally produced, videos should be of high amateur sound and video quality.
  • Videos must not include messages of self-promotion, rates, special offers, materials for commercial purposes or blatant advertising.
  • Videos should have a clear message, maintain interest of viewers and confirm to generally accepted standards of pedagogy. One litmus test for this material is the likelihood that it would be accepted as a whole or partial presentation at an APA Annual Convention.
  • The goals and objectives of videos should be in accordance with the mission, vision and values of APAGS-CARED and videos should not contradict APA's Code of Ethics and established policies.
To recommend or submit a video to this collection

Please include the following in an email to APAGS:

  • Link to the video.
  • Names and credentials of speakers and others shown in the film.
  • Location and date recorded, if known.
  • Brief summary.