Five Cultural Competence Skills to Improve Your International Student Mental Health Services Webcast Recording



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One of the largest growing populations on college campuses today are international students.  Student affairs practitioners, not just the mental health providers, need to acquire and practice cultural competency in their interactions and services with international students.  This webcast will give you five practical skills to enhance your cultural competency, as well as your department’s, as you work with the mental health needs of international students on your campus.

Who Should Attend

Cultural competence training related to mental health and international students is most effective when it is interwoven into all aspects of student affairs operations. As such, we recommend professionals from the following areas on campus attend:

  • College counselors
  • Residence life staff
  • Behavior intervention team members
  • International student services staff
  • International admissions recruiters
  • Athletics

Learning outcome

After participating in this online training, you will be able to utilize cultural competence skills when working with international students on campus.


  • What is cultural competence?
  • How cultural competence intersects with addressing mental health
  • Skill 1: Understand potential student barriers
  • Skill 2: Review department, service design, and delivery
  • Skill 3: Practice trauma-informed and systemic barrier-informed interaction methods
  • Skill 4: Do not assume student identity
  • Skill 5: Understand specific international student populations on your campus
  • Successful college programs, outreach, and services


Dr. Terencio Daunte McGlasson

Dr. McGlasson’s sixteen years of clinical experience included residential care, family preservation services, addictions counseling, directing two university counseling centers and private practice. He was a Disaster Mental Health Responder for the American Red Cross, deployed to New York in 2012 to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and he recently returned from Baton Rouge, LA where he assisted those impacted by the historic floods. He teaches, researches and writes on issues such as professional practice, sexual identity, inclusivity/multicultural care and spirituality.

A bi-racial man with extensive cross-cultural experience, he has been a civic volunteer/mentor in major urban centers, worked with the Blackfeet Nation in Montana and served abroad as a consultant and humanitarian worker in Brazil, Cuba, India, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.

Dr. McGlasson frequently presents at regional and national conferences and has spoken to audiences across the country.

Dr. McGlasson holds the Ph.D. in Counseling and master’s degrees in both counseling and theology.


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