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Cheryl Forster, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Cheryl Forster is a psychologist and the Coordinator of Diversity and the Psychology Internship at Portland State University’s (PSU) Center for Student Health and Counseling.  She also has a professional intercultural training and development business called Bookmark Connections.  Her continuing education workshops focus on incorporating and integrating the intercultural perspective with social justice and multicultural approaches to diversity work.  Cheryl graduated from Tufts University with her master’s in applied developmental psychology, earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University, and obtained her Intercultural Practitioner Certificate from the highly respected Intercultural Communication Institute.  She is a former Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies’ (ACCTA) Diversity Scholar, and currently serves on the ACCTA Board of Directors (2017 to 2019).  In 2018, she taught a class at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in the Intercultural Competence Specialization program and became a Certified Advanced Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Facilitator.  Moreover, Cheryl is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and a contributing author in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence (2015).  Learn more about Dr. Forster’s work at

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